Sunday, April 21, 2013

ODUVIL UNNIKRISHNAN

Oduvil Unnikrishnan was an actor who possessed immense abilities to portray any type of character naturally.He was brilliant to present serious roles and comedy roles with equal perfection.He could present  the role of a layman or as the Head of an Aristocratic joint family, without any difficulty.He proved his versatile abilities  by several challenging roles of many films which received accolades from the audience.He was also a musician who had undergone training in vocal music,to play percussion instruments like









Mridangam,Tabala etc also.
Oduvil Ummikrishnan was born at Wadakkancherry to parents Krishna Menon and Parukutty Amma on 13 Feb 1944.He worked with some orchestra group  as a Tabalist and later worked with K.P.A.C, Kerala Kalavedi etc as  a Tabala player.On many occasions he had to act on stage for fill-in  roles.
'Darsanam' directed by P.N.Menon was his first film followed by 'Chenda' directed by A.Vincent.Bharathan gave him the role of a mahout in his film 'Guruvayoor Kesavan'.Hariharan gave him a role in his film 'Sarapanjaram'  and thus Oduvil Unnikrishnan became an artiste of Malayalam film Industry.Thoppil Bhasi,Hariharan and Sathyan Anthikkad gave him notable roles which boosted his acting career.Sathyan Anthikkad utilized his acting abilities in many of his films.
He was part of Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Award winning films 'Nizhalkuthu, Kadhapurushan' and M.T.Vasudevan Nair's 'Oru Cheru Punchiri'.
He was brilliant  for his dialogue presentation with the proper local style that appropriate suitably the most with emotive tone such that the characters empathized intelligently.Examples are roles in films 'Sargam,Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu,Njangal Santhushtaranu,Yodha,Aaram Thampuran,Oru Cheru Punchiri,Vadhu Doctoranu,Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava' etc.
He received Best Supporting actor Award in 1985 for 'Kadhapurushan', Best Supporting actor Award in 1996 for 'Thooval Kottaram', Best Actor Award in 2002 for 'Nizhal Kuthu'.
He composed music for an album 'Parasuram Express' , music for some devotional songs and a film 'Sarvam Saha'.
He died on 27 May 2006 due to kidney related diseases at the age of 62.
Selected Filmography

Chenda
Agninakshatram
Sarapanjaram
Sakthi
Lava
Karimpana
Poochasanyasi
Sreekrishna Parunthu
Appunni
Vellam
Boeing Boeing
Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar
Thaniyavarthanam
Pon Muttayidunna Tharavu
Varavelppu
Vadakku Nokki Yanthram
Kireedam
Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkkam
Ulsavapittennu
Mazhavil Kavady
Thalayanamanthram
Sasneham
Gajakesariyogam
Kadinjool Kalyanam
Sargam
Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam
Nakshatrakoodaram
Ayushkalam
Devasuram
Bhagyavan
Padheyam
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Sreeragam
Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava
Sallapam
Kaliyoonjal
Veendum Chila Veettu Karyangal
Njangal Santhushtaranu
Chandamama
Darling Darling
Arayannangalude Veedu
Ee Parakkum Thalika
Meesa Madhavan
Gramaphone
Vellithira
CID Moosa
Pattalam
Anyar
Manassinakkare
Mayilattam
Achuvint Amma
Rasathanthram

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