Thursday, April 4, 2013

MURALI

Malayalam actor Murali acquired the title 'Bharath Murali' after winning the National Award as Best actor in 2002 for his lead role as 'Appu Mestri' in the film 'Neythukaran' directed by Priyanandan.
Murali was a versatile Malayalam film actor who was also active in Tamil and Telugu movies also.He was brilliant to portray character roles and villain roles.He played lead roles also excellently well as like in the film 'Aadharam' of 1992.He was the Chairman of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy from 2006 to till his death.He was also the  Director of 'Malayalam Communications' which runs TV channels 'Karali TV,People TV and We TV'.

Murali hailed from 'Kudavattoor' of Kollam District and was born on 25 May 1954 to Krishna Pillai and Devaki Amma.He had his schooling at his native place and for Pre-degree course studied at Devaswom Board College,Sasthamkotta.Degree course was held at Trivandrum and later he took degree in law  by studying at Law Academy,Trivandrum.
He worked some years as Lower Division Clerk in Health Department, and Upper Division Clerk in Kerala University Office.During those years he was involved with drama troupes of 'Kavalam Narayana Panicker,'Natyagriham' of Narendra Prasad etc.He got opportunity  to act as 'Ravana' in the play 'Lanka Lakshmi' written by C.N.Sreekantan Nair and got wide appreciation.He got chance to work with the great director G.Aravindan  during that period.The acquaintance with eminent directors and theatre lead way for  the lead role in the film 'Njattadi' directed by Bharat Gopi but that film was never released.Then he was cast in 'Chidambaram' directed by G.Aravindan.

After wards he got role in 'Meenamasathile Sooryan' directed by Lenin Rajendran and 'Panchagni' directed by Hariharan.Panchagni was released first and the Villain role in that film earned accolades and Murali was accepted by film world as an actor.Murali maintained his position with dedication,hard work,determination,endurance and enthusiasm.The audience liked his Police Officer roles and Villain roles he portrayed in earlier films.He also appeared in nice character roles like those in 'Dasaratham' etc.


Murali got accolades for his films' Dhanam, Chamayam,Champakkulam Thachan,Aye Auto,Narayam, Kireedam,Akasadoothu,Amaram,Thalolam, Venkalam,Kaanakinavu,Lal Salam,Aadharam,Neythukaran,Veeralipattu, The King,The Truth, etc etc '.

Murali authored five books which were also well appreciated.He got 'Sangeetha Nataka Academy Award ' for his book 'Abhinethavum Aasante Kavithayum'.Another book 'Abhinayathinte Rasathanthram' revealed  his deep knowl






edge about acting.
He could act in important roles of several films in Tamil and Telugu also.
The delicate but demure  lead character role in 'Aadharam' directed by Geiorge Kithu revealed the versatile qualities of Murali which the audience gave much accolades and he got Kerala Government Best Actor Award for it in 1992.
In 1990 he was selected as second best actor for his role in 'Amaram' directed by Bharathan.
He got Kerala Government Best Actor award in 1996 for 'Kana Kinavu' and in 1998 for film 'Thalolam'.
In 2001 he got Best actor award from Kerala Government for 'Neythukaran'.
In 2002 he got National Award as Best Actor for film 'Neythukaran'.
In 2007 he was selected as second best actor by Kerala Government for films 'Veeralipattu and Pranayakalam'.
Murali got Best TV actor award in 2005.
He was also recipient of awards from Filmfare and some other organisations.
Murali was CPI(M) candidate for Lok Sabha Elections from Alapuzha in 1999 but he lost to V.M.Sudheeran.
Murali died in Trivandrum on August 6, 2009 at the age of 55.

Selected Filmography

Njattadi
Chidambaram
Meenamasathile Sooryan
Panchagni
Nombarathipoovu
Moonnam Mura
Kireedam
Kalalpada
Ardham
Vidyarambam
Appu
Aye Auto
Lal Salam
Mala Yogam
Kadavu
Dhanam
Akasakottayile Sultan
Dasaratham
Amaram
Inspector Balram
My Dear Muthachan
Champakkulam Thachan
Kauravar
Aadharam
Narayam
Akasadoothu
Chamayam
Janam
Sakshyam
Karunyam
Prayikkara Pappan
The King
Kanakinavu
Guru
Rakthasakshikal Sindabad
Deseeya Geetham(Tamil)
Gemini(Tamil)Sivam
Nizhalkuthu
CID Moosa
Dumm Dumm Dumm(Tamil)
Raam(Tamil)
Pollathavan(Tamil)
Kochi Rajavu
Maja(Tamil)
Vadakkum Nathan
Pulijanmam
Ekantham
Vinodayathra
Gramaphone
Neythukaran
Devadoothan
Kaikudanna Nilavu
Kallu kondoru pennu
Independence
Sammohanam
Venkalam
Ekadasi
Aadhavan(Tamil)

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