Thursday, October 13, 2011

MADHU

Madhu, whose original name is Madhavan Nair hails from 'Gowreesapattam' of Trivandrum City.His Father's name was Parameswaran Pillai and mother was Thankamma.His father was also a public figure and social worker who was Mayor of Trivandrum city corporation for a term.
Madhu was born on 23 September 1933 and after finishing Post Graduation he joined Scott Christian College,Nagercoil as Hindi Lecturer.During that time he happened to see an advertisement in News Papers inviting applicants to join for  a training at National School of Drama in Delhi and since he had a flair for acting applied for that.
Madhu got admission there and  while the training course was in progress the famous Malayalam film director Ramu Karatt visited the Institute and they became friends.When the course was completed Ramu Kariatt offered him role in his next film 'Moodupadam' for which he went to Chennai for the shooting.Before the completion of Moodupadam he got chance in 'N.N.Pisharody's film "Ninamaninja Kaalpadukal' which was released earlier and became his debut film in 1963.'His acting in the  film 'Bhargavi Nilayam' earned good reputation from the audience and by the release of that film Madhu became an established actor of Malayalam cinema.'Chemmeen' which got Gold medal for the first time as the best film in National level in 1967 which was directed by Ramu Kariatt,  Madhu was one of the hero of that film.The role as 'Pareekkutty' was a challenge to him but he presented it amazingly brilliant.
In 2013 he will be completing 50 years in cinema and now in the age of 78 he is still appearing in films and T.V.Serials.Madhu is a person endowed with surprising qualities and abilities.Apart from acting he was a successful film director and Producer also.He was the proud owner of a film studio (Uma Studio) at Trivandrum where so many films were made.He has acted in more than 300 films and directed 14 Malayalam films.The films directed by him were all success at the box office and were exceptionally nice movies also.
During the 60s 70s and 80s he was in the lead roles of films in which almost all heroines of that time acted as his pair.In films like 'Abhijatyam' 'Theerthayatra' 'Swayamvaram' etc Sarada was his pair  and Sheela was his pair in Chemmeen.
Sreevidya proved to be his success pair in several movies like 'Jeevitham oru Ganam' 'Hridayam oru Kshetram' 'Theekkanal' etc.Jayabharathy was also suitable to him in films like 'Karakana kadal' 'Asthamayam' 'Maram' 'Sindhooracheppu' etc.
Madhu used to be differently well when he presented  demagogic and transcendent type characters.He was able to act all types of characters fabulously with his intrinsic abilities.
As a director also he proved himself a prodigy.His first attempt 'Priya' itself drew much attention from critics and received much applause.'Theekkanal' which was directed by Madhu was a blockbuster film in which Madhu and Sreevidya acted their characters awfully well.'Kamam Krodham Moham' 'Manyasree Viswamitran'  'Sindhooracheppu' etc were all nice films.
'Sindhooracheppu' received Kerala Government 2nd best film award.In 1995 Madhu produced a children's film 'Mini' which received National award.In 2002 Asianet presented him Lifetime achievement award.In 2004 Kerala Government gave him Life time achievement award.(J.C.Daniel award).
He received Padma Shri from Government of India in 2013.
Selected Filmography
Moodupadam
Ninamaninja Kalpadukal
Bhargavi Nilayam
Chemmeen
Sarasayya
Abhayam
Thacholi Othenan
Line Bus
Priya
Youvanam
Bobanum Moliyum
Madhavikutty
Vidyarthikale Ithile Ithile
Olavum Theeravum
Vidarunna Mottukal
Sindhooracheppu
Aparadhi
Theekkanal
Kamam Krodham Moham
Manyasree Viswamithran
Neelakannukal
Hridayam oru Kshetram
Kallichellamma
Sindhu
Kanyadanam
Ala Kadalinakkare
Udayam Padinjaru
Postmortam
Bandham
Yudham
Pratiksha
Theerthayatra
Akkaldama
Thiruvabharanam
Ramanan


Enippadikal
Iniyoru Janmam tharoo
Themmadi Velappan
Vilakku Vangiya Veena
Thurakkatha Vathil
Kayalum Kayarum
Ithiri Poove chuvanna poove
Aarorumariyathe
Yakshaganam
Divyadarsanam
Rowdy Ramu
Kara Kanakkadal
Yudhakandam
Snehadeepame mizhi thuraku
Dheera sameere yamuna theere
Aabhijathyam
Udyogastha
Theekkadal
Orikkal koodi
Raktham
Akramanam
Vellam
Naduvazhikal
Sudhikalasam
Oru ragam pala thalam
Pin nilavu
Ee ganam Marakkumo
Jeevitham oru ganam
Itha oru Manushyan
Kudumba Sametham
Nakhangal
Ravanan
Rashtram
August 15
Umma
Karyasthan
Twenty 20
Ezhupunna Tharakan
Oru Painkili Kadha
Thalamura
Naran
Chambakkulam Thachan
Meen
Eetta
Arikkari Ammu
Sambhavam
Santha oru devatha
Kolilakkam
1921
Vadakakku oru hridayam
Aaradhana
Padayottam
Venalil oru Mazha
Asthamayam
Amma
Itha Ivide vare
Dheera sameere Yamuna theere



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