Thursday, February 21, 2013

P.A. LATHEEF

P.A.Latheef entered Malayalam film Industry in the 50's itself as a child artist and sacted in films like 'Rarichan enna Pouran' etc.
Later he became a production executive and a Producer also but occasionally he portrayed character roles and roles with a comedy touch perfectly well.
In the film 'Ramji Rau Speaking' when Sankaradi compelled and helped Sai Kumar to love the heroine character, Latheef's character watching that scene mistook Sankaradi as a pimp.Latheef following Sankaradi requesting to arrange a girl for him also created much comedy.

Selected Filmography

Rarichan Enna Pouran


Minnaminungu
Padatha Painkili
Anweshichu Kandethiyilla
Pareekha
Karthika
Kallichellamma
Kakkathamburatty
Ernakulam Junction
Nellu
Kolangal
Desadanakkili Karayarilla
Ottayal Pattalam
Ramjirau Speaking
My Dear Kuttichathan

ABU BAKKAR

Abu Bakkar was concentrating on stage plays and was not much interested  in acting films.So he acted in a few films only but the ease at which he handled those characters astonished the audience.The tooth less grin and highly expressive face with fantastic dialogue delivery was unique.He was indeed a very talented actor.



His films like 'Valayam'  and 'Valsalyam' will be ever remembered.

JOSE PELLISSERY

Jose Pellissery also belonged to Irinjalakkuda and his acting style had similarities with that of Innocent.He was also good at acting comedy characters.He was in Malayalam film field from 90's and could act in several films.As an actor he gained good opinion and appreciation from the audience.

Selected Filmography

Karpooradeepam

Cheppady Vidya
Nadodi
Savidham
Akasa doothu
Kalyanji Anandji
No.1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North
Kusruthikattu
Dilliwala Rajakumaran
Kaliveedu
Dreams
Madhura Nombarakattu
Nakshatrangal Parayathirunnathu
Pranayamantram
Mazhathullikilukkam
Kalyanaraman
Grand Mother
Melvilasam Sariyanu
Junior Senior

ELIAS BABU

Elias Babu was getting continuous villain roles in Malayalam films which he handled preciously well to the appreciation of the audience.
His roles in 'Achan Rajavu, Appan Jethavu'  'Lelam'  etc are still remembered.



Selected Filmography

Manikya Koodaram
Kadhanayakan
Meenathil Thali kettu
Charley Chaplin
Chitrathoonukal
Thekkekara Superfast
Achan Rajavu Appan Jethavu

KOTHUKU NANAPPAN

Kothuku Nanappan was a very famous stage actor and mimicry artist and could act in only very few films which he performed well.The audience may be well remembering his Supervisor role in the comedy film 'Nadodikattu'.

Selected Filmography


Padayottam
Arodum Parayaruthu
Dhim Tharikida Thom
Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu
Nadodikattu
Kadathanadan Ambadi
Anaval Mothiram
Chenkol

KOTTAYAM SANTHA



Kottayam Santha was very active in Malayalam film industry as an actress as well as a fine dubbing artist.She used to appear in matured character roles and mother roles which she always portrayed excellently with perfection.


Selected Filmography

Ninamaninja Kalpadukal
Ammaye Kanan
Rajamalli
Bhagyamudra
Anweshichu Kandethiyilla
N.G.O
Viruthan Sanku
Kattu Kurangu
Kallichellamma
Abhayam
Priya
Ambalapravu
Sthree
Agninakshatram
Aaravam
Eetta
Lovely
Vivahithare Ithile
Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran
Kaliveedu
Ladies and Gentlemen
Jalolsavam


Palunku

CHANDRAJI

Chandraji appeared in several films but could not become very popular where as his brother 'Adoor Bhasi' rose to the heights as best Comedian of Malayalam cinema for several decades.Chandraji portrayed serious character roles and side roles only.As the leader of the local tribe lighting the camphor on Mohan Lal's palm as per their tradition and belief created much comedy in the film 'Chitram'.


Selected Filmography

Priya
Thiruvonam
Mucheettukalikkarante Makal
Akkaldama
Chuvanna Chirakukal
Mortuary
Adukkanentheluppam
Chitam
Layanam

VANCHIYOOR MADHAVAN NAIR

Vanchiyoor Madhavan Nair was a well known stage actor and film artiste who hailed from Thiruvananthapuram.He was in the film field from the 60's and appeared in character roles.
Vanchiyoor Madhavan Nair appeared in several films of 'Neela Studios' of Trivandrum.His characters in films like 'Swami Ayyappan, Sree Murugan, Devi Kanya Kumari' etc were well noted.

Selected Filmography




Navalokam
Balya Sakhi
Aathmasanthi
Poymukhangal
Chief Guest
Chottanikkara Amma
Udyana Lakshmi
Amba Ambika Ambalika
Sree Murugan
Kattu Kallan
Swamy Sree Narayana Guru

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SURASU





Surasu was a very talented person in diversified fields and an excellent actor but did not reach the heights he deserved.He was  drama writer and director well known for his genre of drama known as 'mozhiyattam' which is a fusion of poetry and theatre.He was more interested to act on stage rather than films but had acted in many films also.He was a playwright for some films like 'Randu Penkuttikal'(wrote dialogues for this film also) which was directed by 'Mohan in 1978.That film in which Sobha and Anupama acted in  title roles drew much attention from critics and audience due to the speciality of theme.
                   Surasu had published a few books also in Malayalam.Surasu had his own vision and perspectives.'Surasu' was his screen name selected by himself and literally that word means an 'alcoholic'.(Can be referred as one who consumes elixir also).
In 1988 Kamal directed a film 'Kakkothikkavile Appoppan Thadikal' which became a box office success  and attracted the audience because of its nice presentation, unusual theme etc.Revathy acted as 'Kakothy' the centre character in the film and Surasu acted as her foster father who was the  leader of the gypsy beggar group.As the gypsy leader  Surasu presented fantastic acting abilities which the audience will not forget for ever.Like that in the film 'Theertham' directed by Mohan in 87, Surasu's character as father-in-law of Nedumudi Venu was superb.In all films he played his role excellently but films like 'Srishti' 'Sradham' etc needs special mention.
Selected Filmography
Darshanam
Love Letter
Velicham Akale
Kalyana Panthal
Kayangal
Ajayanum Vijayanum
Aruthu
Kamadhenu
Mohiniyattam
Aparan
Panchamritham
Randu Penkuttikal
Theertham
Kakothikkavile Appooppan Thadikal
Sradham

KARAMANA JANARDANAN NAIR

Karamana Janardanan Nair was a well known actor who proved his abilities on stage as well as on screen.He belonged to 'Karamana' ward of Trivandrum City and was born on 25 July 1936.
Karamana Janardanan Nair was very active during 80's and 90's and had presented so many unforgettable characters brilliantly well.
Because of his versatile acting ability 'Adoor Gopalakrishnan' who is a world renowned director gave him the protagonist role in his film 'Elipathayam'.
That film which was shown in several International film festival and grabbed several awards boosted the name of Karamana Janardanan Nair also and he 
got chances continuously in films later on.
Karamana Janardanan Nair could act in another prestigious film 'Mathilukal'  of Adoor Gopalakrishnan in 1990.
Karamana Janardanan Nair could act in all varieties of Character roles and supportive roles.Even in roles of a comedy touch he was nice in several films of 'Sathyan Anthikkad'  as the role in 'Pattana Pravesam'.In that film in which Mohan Lal acted in lead role 'Karamana' presented the role as a rich smuggler.
 Director Sathyan Anthikkad utilized him for some of his other films such as ' Mazhavil Kavady, Sasneham, Kalikkalam, Ardham,Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu' etc also.
In the film 'Sphadikam' directed by 'Bhadran' in 95 'Karamana' presented the role as Fr.Ottaplakkan which received much accolades.His last role was as Fr.Paulose in the film F.I.R.




He was able to act in 'Ammayane Sathyam' of director 'Balachandra Menon'
and  films 'Kizhakkunarum Pakshi and Agnidevan' of Venu Nagavally.
He presented excellent roles in films like 'Dasaratham, His Highness Abdulla,Mudra' etc of director 'Sibi Malayil'.
His roles in films 'Janam' of 'Viji Thampi' and 'Jandhipathyam' of K.Madhu were also well noted.
Director P.Padmarajan gave him a fantastic role in his wonderful film 'Thinkalazcha Nalla Divasam'.
His role in the film 'Aadharam' of 'George Kithu' will also be ever remembered.
This great actor left us on 24 April 2000.
Selected Filmography
Kaliyoonjal
Elipathayam
Mathilukal
Sphadikam
Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu
Vellanakalude Nadu
Pattana Pravesam
Mazhavil Kavady
Kizhakkunarum Pakshi
Agnidevan
Arorum Ariyathe
Sasneham
Pavithram
Vridhanmare Sookshikkuka
Artham
Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji
Bhoomika
Chukkan
Abkari
Chanakyan
Nandanam
His Highness Abdulla
Dinarathrangal
Dasaratham
Malayogam
Commissioner
Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu
Aadharam
Mudra
Utharam
Dhwani
Ammayane Sathyam
January Oru Orma
Amritham Gamaya
Thinkalazcha Nalla Divasam