Tuesday, January 3, 2012

G.K.PILLAI

G.K.Pillai is a veteran actor of Malayalam Cinema who is literally the 'Legend of Malayalam Cinema'.He  is  active
on the silver screen from the past five and a half decades.He still acts in films and also appears on T.V. serials
in character roles.Earlier he was mostly handling villainous roles,Police Officer type roles and of course in
different types of character roles also.His 'Vadakkan Pattu films' roles were very much admired.G.K.Pillai in an
interview revealed recently that he is still strong enough to perform 'Kalari Payattu' (the display of fight using
swords  and  special swords known as 'Urumi' which are flexible and very long).He has the knowledge of
that  kind of martial arts and an expert in horse riding also.
G.K.Pillai hails from Chirayinkeezhu, in Trivandrum District which is the birth place of  evergreen 'Prem Nazir'.
G.K.Pillai has also acted in many of Prem Nazir films.
G.K.Pillai entered in to Malayalam film field at the age of 29 for the film 'Sneha Seema'  in 1954 and got the appreciation as a well talented actor with the film 'Nayaru Pidicha Puli Vaal' of 1958.
He has acted in almost all films of Udaya Studios which were  Produced and directed by Kunchacko.He has
given important roles in all 'Vadakkan Pattu' films produced by Udaya Studios such as
Unniyarcha,Thacholi Othenan,Othenante Makan,Aaromalunni,Kannappanunni,Kadathanattu Maakkam etc.
G.K.Pillai revealed in the T.V. interview that during those days they used weapons which were sharp enough
to make injuries even though not real.After fight scenes and 'Kalari Payattu' scenes there occurred small cuts
which they usually ignored as part of the play.But once in a scene of Kalari payattu scene for the film 'Othenante Makan' with Ragini he got injured on the face for which medical treatment was needed.The devotion  and hard work executed for the perfection of films in earlier times was more in his opinion.Today
the advancement in technologies has made the things more easier is his observation.
For the last many years he is appearing regularly on T.V. acting important roles for Serials.He is appearing
in an important role for 'Kumkumapoovu' a T.V. serial for Asianet at present.
His impressive smile,Masculine voice and clear  and unique style of dialogue presentation are highly acclaimed.
Last year he was selected for 'Prem Nazir Award' which is given in memory of Prem Nazir and also 'Ragamalika Jayan Award' which is given in memory of actor Jayan and presented to him in crowded functions
which were attended by eminent personalities like Sreekumaran Thampi and Dr.M.K.Muneer.
The versatile actor who is engaged on the film screen for five and a half decades and acted in more than 325 films  has not yet  received any
Official Awards till now  and  he is very much worth and eligible for that  which we hope will be  given to him  soon.
Selected Filmography
Sneha Seema
Yogamullaval
Vimochana Samaram
Vidhichathum Kothichathum
Thumbolarcha
Thathwamacy
Umminithanka
Vellam
Thacholi Ambu
Panchavan Kadu
Sthanarthi Saramma
Sreerama Pattabhishekam
Puthri
Pooja
Sanchari
Othenante Makan


Seemantha Puthran
Raju Rahim
Padunna puzha
Padayottam
Pathirapattu
minnunnathellam Ponnalla
Mindapennu
Swarga rajyam
Thenaruvi
Udyana Lakshmi
Kulambadikal
Kottayam Kola Case
Ollathu mathi
Nrithasala
Nayaru pidicha puli valu
Manthavaadi
Manassinte theerthayathra
Maya
Mukhamariyathe
Lakshaprabhu
Kanakachilanka
Kalayum Kaminiyum
Kadathukaran
Kadathanattu Makkam
Kayal Karayil
Kadamattathachan
Kakkathamburatty
Kaaryasthan
Kavyamela
Njana Sundari
Jesus
Jambu Lingam
Inspector
Ezhuthatha Kadha
Ee Raavil
Ee Naadu
Durga
Danger Biscuit
Chora Chuvanna Chor
Cochin Express
Chithramela
Choola
Chandrahasam
Bhagyamudra
Aval Oru Devalayam
Aana Pachan
Aanakkalari
Achanum  Makanum
Kaduvaye Pidicha kiduva
The Metro
G.K.Pillai as Sage Viswamitra

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