Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SEEMA

Seema is predominantly a Malayalam actress who has acted in around 250 films in Malayalam, but has also appeared in  ten  Tamil films,seven Telugu films,three Kannada films and one Hindi film.She is married to eminent film director I.V.Sasi who has directed large number of Malayalam films and films of other languages also.Seema was a top heroine in Malayalam during late 70's and 80's.She took a ten year break from films from 1989 and reappeared in 1998 with the Malayalam film 'Olympian Anthony Adam'.
Seema has acted as heroine opposite all top heroes of Malayalam  in late 70's and  80's including 'Prem Nazir,Ratheesh,Jayan,Mammootty, etc.
Seema is still active in films and T.V. serials.
Seema was born as 'Shanta Kumari' to Malayali Parents Madhavan Nambiar and Vasanthy on May 22, 1954 and  she started her film career as a dancer in the name 'Shanti'.When she was given supporting roles, her screen name was changed as 'Seema'.
She acted as heroine of 'Avalude Ravukal' in 1978 which was directed by I.V.Sasi.It was the story of a young  prostitute  and the life of the people around her.I.V.Sasi directed the film without sex scenes or vulgarity and it was exhibited outside the state as 'Her Nights'.The film earned much popularity to Seema and I.V.Sasi got critical acclaim.
'Eetta' was a film directed by I.V.Sasi in 1978 in which Seema and Sheela loves the hero 'Kamala Hassan'.The film which included nice dance sequences and songs was  super hit.
'Lisa' was a horror film which became a huge hit and was directed by ' Baby' and because of the popularity it earned, the director was later known as 'Lisa Baby'.His another film 'Sarpam' was also a success film in which Seema acted.
Seema was the heroine of many films of Superstar Jayan who died in a helicopter accident on the shooting location of a film.Seema acted opposite Jayan in some of the superhit films like 'Angadi,Moorkhan,Karimbana,Manushya Mrugam' etc.


















'Angadi' was directed by I.V.Sasi in which Jayan's character as 'Babu' was very much liked by the audience.He acted as a well educated labourer.  Jayan,Jose,Ambika,Pappu,Balan K.Nair etc acted in it.
Moorkhan was directed by Joshi in 1980 which was an action-thriller film
'Karimpana' was directed by I.V.Sasi which was also a super-hit film in which Jayan,Seema,Adoor Bhasi,Sreelatha,Balan K.Nair,Pappu etc acted.
'Ahimsa' was an action thriller film directed by I.V.Sasi in 1981.Ratheesh,Mammootty,Sukumaran,Seema,Swapna etc acted in it.
'Ee Nadu',Iniyenkilum,Innallenkil Nale' etc were super-hit action movies which criticized social evils and were written by T.Damodaran and directed by I.V.Sasi.
'Alkoottathil Thaniye,Aaroodam,Anubandham,Aksharangal,Adiyozhukkukal' etc are all films in which she manifested fantastic acting  skill. 
'Rugma' was a critically acclaimed film directed by P.G.Viswambharan in 1983.
The romantic film 'Kanamarayathu' was directed by I.V.Sasi in which Mammootty,Seema,Rahman,Shobana etc acted.
Rajan Sankaradi directed 'Guruji Oru Vakku' in which Mohan Lal,Nedumudi Venu,Seema,Ratheesh,Madhu, etc acted.
'Adimakal Udamakal' was a film of 1987 in which Mammootty,Mohan Lal,Nalini,Seema,Urvashy,Ratheesh etc acted.
'Padamudra' directed by R.Sukumaran in which Mohan Lal was the hero was a nice film of rare theme.
After a long gap of ten years she acted in the film 'Olympian Anthony Aadam' as a 'Principal'.
In the year 2003 she acted along with  Mohan Lal,Soundarya,Geetha Vijayan etc in the super-hit film 'Kilichundan Mampazham' directed by Priyadarshan.
In 2013 she acted as the character 'Annamma' un the film 'Geetanjali' directed by Priyadarshan in which Mohan Lal,Keerthi Suresh,Innocent,Siddique etc acted.
Seema acted in Tamil films like 'Pagalil Oru Iravu,Kaali,Ellame Oru Kairasi,Enga Ooru Kannagi,Baba,Bagavathi,Anbe Sivam,Kaalai,Siddhu +2' etc.
She has appeared in TV serials like 'Ival Yamuna,Ammakkili,Muhoortham,Ammavukku Randilu Rahu' etc.
Seema received Kerala State Best Actress Awards in 1984 and 1985.
She has got filmfare Best Actress Award in 83,84 and 85.She got Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Selected Filmography
Avalude Ravukal
Eetta
Anupallavi
Sarpam
Lajjavathy
Ankakkuri
Manushya Mrigam
Chakara
Moorkhan
Thee Nalangal
Karimpana
Pappu
Benz Vasu
Karimpoocha
Avatharam
Chatta
Greeshmajwala
Kahalam
Sangharsham
Thusharam
Sphodanam
Ahimsa
Thadavara
Chiriyo Chiri
Aaroodam
Thadakam
Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu
Oru Madapravinte Kadha
Maniyara
Asuran
Rugma
Nanayam
Iniyenkilum
Onnanu Nammal
Sandarbham
Karimbu
Oru Kochu Swapnam
Adiyozhukkukal
Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
Manyamahajangale
Vasanthasena
Idanilangal
Janakeeya Kodathi
Karimpinpoovinakkare
Pappan Priyappetta Pappan
Ashtabandham
Vartha
Avanazhi
Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street
Adimakal Udamakal
Padamudra
Mahayanam
Ayitham
Sradha
Kilichundan Mampazham
Prajapathi
Pranayakalam
Ayudham
Four Friends
Geetanjali




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