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




Friday, July 25, 2014

MOHAN LAL


 Superstar Mohanlal has got wonderful dancing skill including classical, and effortless  natural way of acting style with stunning dialogue presentation style.His immaculate talents to present comedy and  also to portray  serious characters is extraordinary.In action scenes also he is marvelous and above all his mesmerizing smile and actions are loved by millions of his fans.If we ask any Malayali that who is their best loved actor, the majority of them irrespective of new generation or old generation would be saying the name of 'Mohan Lal'.

 Mohan Lal does not need an introduction because this charismatic actor with amazing versatile acting talents is popular all over India and has fans abroad also.For more than three decades he has manifested numerous 
characters mainly in Malayalam and in some other languages including Hindi.

 Mohan Lal was born to parents Viswanathan Nair and Santhakumari Amma on May 21, 1960 in Pathanamthitta.He studied at Govt.Model School in Trivandrum and M.G.College in Trivandrum.While he was a college student, in 1978 he acted as the main character of a film 'Thiranottam' which was not released at that period.
in 1980 he acted as the  Villain of the film 'Manjil Virinja Pookkal' which was produced by Navodaya Appachan and directed by Fazil.Shankar,Poornima Jayaram etc acted in it.Mohan Lal was got noticed in that film but he was given negative roles further for the next couple of  years.He proved himself that he could handle any type of roles and he was given hero roles which he made remarkable by his spontaneous acting ability and rose to super star position very easily.Malayalam Cinema has not witnessed another actor with similar capabilities in all aspects and he excelled others in fight scenes,romantic scenes,comedy scenes,dancing skill and also in serious and emotive scenes.Mohan Lal as an actor has full dedication to the roles and characters and he gives maximum output with precious perfection.
Many of his friends from School and College are in Malayalam cinema like 'Priya Darshan(Director),M.G.Sree Kumar(Playback Singer),Maniyan Pillai Raju(Actor and Producer),Suresh Kumar(Producer),Shaji Kailas(Director) and many more.
Some of the Best Films in his career are 'Poochakoru Mookkuthy,Rajavinte Makan,Thalavattam,Thoovana Thumbikal,Chitam,Padamudra,Aryan, T.P.Balagopalan.M.A,Vellanakalude Nadu,Varavelpu,His Highness Abdulla,Bharatham,Kireedam,YodhamVietnam Colony,Spadikam,Kalapani,Iruvar,Manichita Thazhu,Harikrishnans,Narasimham,Balettan,Thanmatra,Udayananu Tharam,Keertichakra,Run Baby Run,Drishyam' etc.
Mohan Lal received  National Award for Best Actor in 1991 and 1999 for films 'Bharatham'  and 'Vanaprastham'.
He received National Award as the producer of 'Vanaprastham' also.
He received National Special Jury Award in 1989.
He received Kerala Government Best Actor Award in the years '86,91,95,99,2005 and 2007'.
He received Best Actor Award from Filmfare(south) in the years '86,88,93,94,95,96,99,2005 and 2007'.
He has got 'Padma Shri' Award from Government of India also.

In 2009 he became the first actor to be given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India.

He received Honorary Doctorate from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit,Kerala in 2010.
Mohan Lal sang more than 25 songs in films and some of them are indeed marvelous.
Mohan Lal is indulged in business activities also and is a film producer and distributor.He has some other business activities in diversified fields.

In 1986 'Rajavinte Makan' was an action thriller film directed by Thampi Kannamthanam and the role as 'Don Vincent Gomas' boosted Mohan Lal's acting career as a versatile actor.
In the same year he got Kerala State Best actor award for 'T.P.Balagopalan.M.A. which was directed by Sathyan Anthikkad.'Nadodi Kattu' was another film Sathyan Anthikkad directed with a comedy theme.The characters 'Vijayan and Dasan' played by Mohan Lal and Sreenivasan were utilized by Priyadarshan later for his film.
Mohan Lal acted in several comedy theme films of Priyadarshan in that period.

'Thoovana Thumbikal' directed by P.Padmarajan in which Sumalatha was the heroine received audience and critical acclaim.
In 'Padamudra'  and 'Rajashilpi' directed by R.Sukumaran, Mohan Lal depicted characters  which differed from usual roles.
'Chitram' directed by Priyadarshan turned to be a blockbuster success and was remade in many other languages including Hindi.But the Malayalam 'Chitram' excelled all others because of the presence of Mohan Lal with his cute and natural acting style.
'Kireedam'(89) directed by Sibi Malayil was a landmark film in his acting career and 'Sethumadhavan' became an unforgettable character of Malayalam film history.
Mohan Lal suffered much pain and patience for the film 'Uncle Bun' in which he was depicted as  a fatty man.
In 'Vietnam Colony' directed by Siddique and Lal, his character 'Swamy' and Kanaka's 'Unnimol' was very much liked by the audience.
He received accolades for the character 'Thaiparambil Asokan' in the film 'Yodha'.
Mangalasseri Neelakantan in 'Devasuram(93) is an exceptionally nice character in his career.It was directed by I.V.Sasi.
Mohan Lal and Shobana were endeared by all audience in the film 'Thenmavin Kombathu' which was directed by 'Priyadarshan'.
'Araam Thamburan' was another blockbuster successful film in which his character was stupendous.
'Induchoodan' of film 'Narasimham' has also created history which was directed by Shaji Kailas.
Precious acting moments were seen in the film 'Thanmatra' directed by 'Blessy' and also in Blessy's another  film 'Bhramaram'.
Superb acting talent received accolades for his film 'Drishyam' in which he acted opposite 'Meena'.
Selected Filmography
Manjil Virinja Pookal
Ahimsa
Thenum Vayambum
Sanchari
Attimari
Padayottam
Enthino Pookkunna Pookkal
Ente mohangal Poovaninju
Aa Divasam
Visa
Ente Mamattikutty Ammakku

Aattakalasam
Arabikkadal
Vetta
Uyarangalil
Ivide Thudangunnu
Appunni
Aalkoottathil Thaniye
Anubandham
Karimpinpoovinakkare
Guruji Oru Vakku
Vartha
Gandhinagar 2nd Street
Geetham
Yuvajanolsavam
Thalavattam
Revathikkoru Pavakutty
Sanmanusallavarkku samadhanam
Sarvakalasala
Varavelpu
Season
Uncle Bun
Yodha
Adhipan
Chitram
Dasaradham
Aaryan
Indrajalam
Rajashilpi
Kamaladalam
Manichitathazhu
Midhunam
Gandharvam
Devasuram
No.20 Madras Mail
Vandanam
Vietnam Colony
Pakshe
Chandralekha
Kilichundan Mampazham
HariKrishnans
Narasimham
Summer in Bathleham
Then Mavinkombathu
Udayananu Tharam
KeerthiChakra
Rock N' Roll
Alexander the Great
Alibhai
Chota Mumbai
Vismaya Thumbathu
Balettan
Kurukshetra
Life is Beautiful
Christian Brothers
China Town
Pranayam
Sneha Veedu
Spirit
Run Baby Run
Red Wine
Ladies and Gentleman
Drishyam




































Thursday, July 24, 2014

CHANDRA SHEKHAR

Veteran actor Chandra Shekhar has acted in more than 112 Bollywood films.He has appeared in protagonist roles in some of the films he acted,Produced few films,directed two films and wrote screenplay for two films also.
He was born on July 7, 1923 and has turned 91  this month.
He  entered films by acting in the film 'Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani' in 1954.
His first film as the hero was in the film 'Surang' which was directed by V.Shantaram.
In the film 'Baradari' (1955) Chandra Shekhar acted as the hero opposite Geeta Bali.Ajit,Pran Murad etc acted in it.

He acted in lead role of film 'Kali Topi Lal Rumal' in 59 and Shakila was the heroine.Tara Harish was the director and in the film K.N.Singh,Agha,Mukri etc acted along with them.
Chandrashekhar and Dara Singh had equally important roles as Protagonists in the film Rustom-E-Baghdad.Chandrashekhar depicted Shahzada Salim.
In 1964 Chandrashekhar, wrote screenplay,dialogues, directed and Produced the film 'Cha Cha Cha' in which Helen was the heroine.The film was a big success.In this musical romantic movie, Aruna Irani,O.P.Ralhan,Bela Bose,Iftekhar,Omprakash etc acted along with them.
He was the hero of 1966 film Street Dancer which was also written and directed by Chandrashekhar himself.Helen,Bela Bose,David



 
Abraham,Agha,Madan Puri,Man Mohan Krishna etc acted along with him.
Chandrashekhar usually depicted dignified  character roles such as Police Officers,Lawyer,Judge,Doctor etc.
He acted as Police Inspector Tiwari in 'Kati Patang', Police Inspector 'Madhusoodan Apte' in 'Do Phool', Inspect



or 'Anand Chauvan' in 'Apna Khoon,Police Commissioner in films like 'Beqasoor,Ganga Jumna Saraswati,Aakhri Muquabla' etc.
He was Judge in films like 'Loafer,Insaf ke Khoon,Ram Tere Kitne Naam' etc.
He acted as a Doctor in films like 'Dil Ke Jharoke Mein,Toofan,Dafaa,Pyar Karke Dekho' etc.
He acted as Col.Rajesh in 'Zalm ke Badle', a  D.S.P. in Barsat Ki Ek Raat and D.C.P. in Khatron Ke Khiladi.
He acted as Chief Minister in the film 'Yeh Desh'.
He was  'Advocate Saxena' in Sharaabi and Public Prosecutor in 'Kroadh'.
He played the role of Minister 'Sumantra' of Dasarath Maharaja in the T.V.Serial of Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayana'.
Chandrashekhar retired from films after appearing in the film 'Khauff' in 2000.
Selected Filmography
Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani
Baradari
Basant Bahar
Khuda Ka Banda
Fashion
Kali Topi Lal Rumal
Barsat Ki Raat
Sapne Suhane
Baat Ek Raat Ki
Cha Cha Cha
Jahan Ara
Street Singer
Deghabaaz
Jungle Mein Mangal
Gehri Chaal
Hulchul
Mutthi Bhar Chawal
Sabse Bade Rupaya
Mehbooba
Shankar Dada
Heera Patthar
Chalu Mera Naam
Do Musafir
The Burning Train
Khuda Kasam
Kahani Ek Chor Ki
Disco Dancer
Namak Halal
Coolie
Humdum
Aaj Ki Awaz
Alag Alag
Haqeeqat
7 saal Baad
Shukriya
Aakhri Muquabla
Kala Bazar
Prateeksha
Loafer
Khauff