Tuesday, March 6, 2012

GEETHU MOHANDAS

Geethu Mohandas is a profoundly talented actress of Malayalam Cinema who evinced her ingenuity through
several characters of films directed by eminent directors like Adoor Gopalakrishnan,K.Balachander,Balachandra Menon,Shyama Prasad etc.Her real name is Gayatri Mohandas
and took Geethu Mohandas as her screen name which is the name fondly called by her family.
She entered film field as a child artist in the film 'Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare' which was directed by
'Raghunath Paleri' which was a Mohan Lal film and was a huge success.It was in 1986 and she was only five years old then  and the character of the film was of the same age too.That character which was throughout
the film was played brilliantly well by baby Geethu Mohandas who earned accolades and appreciation from
viewers and critics alike.
Director Fazil when determined to remake  his Malayalam film 'Ente Mamattikuttiyammakku' in Tamil as 'En
Bommakutty Ammavukku' it was not necessary for him to think twice to hand over the role to Geethu Mohandas.
She could present that character very efficiently and charmingly like Baby Shalini who presented  that role in
Malayalam.
'Akale' of 2004 directed by 'Shyama Prasad' in which Sheela,Pritviraj, acted Geethu Mohandas was the heroine and could get good opinion about her acting skill.
In the film 'Nala Damayanthi' which was a Tamil film she acted fantastically well in which Madhavan was her hero.
In the 2006 Tamil film 'Poi'directed by K.Balachander she could manifest a very good character and Vimala
Raman was also having an important role in that film.
'Seetha Kalyanam' which was released in 2009 was actually made earlier in which Jyothika was the heroine
and Jayaram the hero.That film was directed by T.K.Rajeev Kumar.
'Thakarachenda' was a typical bold film of 2007 which told the story of slum dwellers.Geethu Mohandas
presented the role of a maid in that film and Sreenivasan acted as a beggar.The film earned awards for Sreenivasan and the director.
'Choonda' of 2003 was a noted film of Geethu in which Jishnu was the hero.
Film 'Nalu Pennungal' of Adoor Gopalakrishnan which was released in 2007 was an award winning film
she was one among the 'Nalu Pennungal'(four women).The film was based on a short story written by
Thakazhy Sivasankara Pillai.Padma Priya,Geethu Mohandas,Manju Pillai and Nanditadas were in the
main roles of that film.Adoor Gopalakrishnan earned National award for that film.That film was selected for
more than twenty film festivals.In the Miami film festival that film was selected and Geethu Mohandas could
also participate in that film festival along with the director and producer.
'Akasa Gopuram' of 2008 was a big budget film directed by K.P.Kumaran .Mohan Lal was in the main role.
In 2009 Geethu Mohandas got married.
Selected Filmography





Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare
Veendum
En Bommakutty Ammavukku
Life is Beautiful
Thenkasi Pattanam
Pakal Pooram
Mullavalliyum Thenmavum
Akasa Gopuram
Seetha Kalyanam
Kannaki
Sesham
Pouran

Poi
Thakarachenda
Nammal Thammil
Krishna Gopal Krishna
Nala Damayanthi
Seetha Kalyanam
Choonda
Sahodaran Sahadevan

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