Saturday, September 14, 2013

HAKKIM RAWTHER

Hakkim Rawther was a mimicry artist,actor,film maker and director who hailed from Karapuzha near Kottayam in Kerala.



He was one among the earlier members of Cochin Kalabhavan.
During the period from 1979 to 89 he accompanied playback singer K.J.Yesudas  and presented mimicry  during the intervals of his musical stage programme to entertain the audience.Because of his love and affection towards the great singer Yesudas, Hakkim used to wear white shirt,white pants and white shoes.He also grew hair and beard.
His entry as an actor was with the 1992 film 'Kakkothikavile Appooppan Thadikal'.
Later he acted in supporting roles of almost all films of Director Jayaraj and in films of many other directors also.
In 2001 he directed a Malayalam film 'The Guard' with only one star 'Kalabhavan Mani'.
It was the first film in the world to have only a single actor on the cast.
On September 5, 2013 Hakkim  died at Kottayam Medical College where he was  undergoing treatment for breathing problem.
His wife is Ghazal writer, composer and singer Devi Menon.

Selected Filmography

Mookkilla Rajyathu
Jhonnie Walker
Paithrikam
Rasikan
Kisan
Orma Mathram
Nayika
Kazcha
Vettam
Pattanathil Sundaran
Manthramothiram
Thilakkam

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