Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Janardhanan is a  highly acclaimed character actor of Malayalam Cinema who is well appreciated especially  for his skillful approach to characters with a comedy touch.He is active in Malayalam film industry from around 1970 and initially for several years he manifested  villain roles because of his good physique and rough voice.But after 1995 he played numerous roles which amused the audience greatly and some of the roles in films like 'Mannar Mathai Speaking,Friends' etc are unforgettable.
Janardhanan was born in Vaikom, in Kottayam district of Kerala on 24th July 1946.His entry into films was in late 60's but he became familiar to the  Kerala audience with the film 'Chembarathy which was directed by P.N.Menon and produced by S.K.Nair in 1972.He acted along with 

Sudheer,Raghavan,Roja Ramani etc in that film which was a big success.Thereafter roles in films like 'Ulsavam' directed by I.V.Sasi,'Love Letter' directed by Dr.Balakrishnan etc boosted his acting career.
The role as 'Rowdy Pachan' in 'Cheena Vala' was well appreciated and also his role in 'Kannappanunni' directed by Kuchacko in 1977 earned him accolades.
'Eetta' was a super hit film directed by I.V.Sasi in 1978 and Janardhanan acted in it as 'Koruthu' along with Kamal Hassan,Sheela etc.
In the super hit film of Jayan 'Manushya Mrigam' Janardhanan played an important role as 'Chandran'.
In the film 'Iniyenkilum' directed by I.V.Sasi in 1983 his role as Kariachan earned him fame.
In the super hit film 'Uyarangalil' he acted along with Mohan Lal,Nedumudi Venu,Rahman etc.in 1984.
He was having a well noted role in the hit film 'Aalkoottathl Thaniye' directed by I.V.Sasi.
In the film 'Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street' he played  a College Professor who is an  alcoholic and a resident of the colony who used to sing Shakespeare versus while walking on the street.
In the film 'Appu' he was nice as Janardhana Kaimal along with Mohan Lal and in the film 'Midhunam' also he acted in a good role along with Mohan Lal.
In the film 'Adhaaram' of 1992 he acted as Krishna Menon a rich man who was a womanizer.In the film he tries his nasty tricks to the heroine Geetha.Sudheesh,Murali,Geetha,Sukumari etc acted in that film.
'Devasuram' was a super hit film of 1993 in which Mohan Lal and Revathy acted in prime roles and Janardhanan acted in the role as 'Kunji Krishnan Nambiar'.
In the film 'C.I.D.Unnikrishnan B.A.B.Ed.' as the trainer Rishikeshan Nair to help Jayaram to become a CID, created much comedy.The trainer teaching him 'wrestling' as well as shooting created roaring laughter in the cinema halls.
In the film 'Puthukottayile Puthu Manavalan' he was gorgeous as 'Palathara Palunni' along with Jayaram.Raffi Mecartin was the director.
In the film 'Mannar Mathai Speaking'  directed by Mani C.Kappan in 1995 there is  a series of comedy scenes which are all unforgettable.His role as 'Garvasees Aashan' along with Cochin Haneefa,Harisree Asokan,Indrans created nice comedy scenes.
In the film 'Summer in Bethlahem'  his role as Colonel C.R.Menon along with Jayaram,Suresh Gipi,Manju Warrier was superb.
In the film 'Punjabi House' he depicted a Sikh character as the head of a Sikh family settled in Kerala and nicely manifested Maninder Singh' with a comedy touch  excellently.Dilip,Harisree Asokan,Mohini,Lal etc acted in this film.
'Friends' was a super hit film directed by Siddique in which Jayaram,Mukesh,Sreenivasan,Meena,Janardhanan,Cochin Haneefa,Sukumari,Divya Unni,Machan Varghese etc acted.
Janardhanan's role as the uncle if the heroine Meena was with a comedy touch and he presented it nicely.
His roles  as Parameswaram Pillai in the film 'Chronic Bachelor',Ouseppachan in the film 'Sethurama Iyer CBI,Madhumati's father in the film 'Udayananu Tharam,Kuriachan in the film 'Maya Bazar' were all excellent.
In the year 2014 he again played the role as 'Garasees Aashan in the film 'Mannar Mathai Speaking 2'
In 2014 he acted in the hit film 'Avatharam' directed by Joshy along with Dilieep,Ganesh Kumar,Lakshmi Menon,Anju Aravind etc.
He acted in 'Konthayum Poonulum' directed by Jijo Antony in which Boban Kunchacko and Bhama acted in main roles in 2014.
Janardhanan is having two daughters 'Ramaranjini and Lakshmi'.
Selected Filmography
Swami Ayyappan
Priyamulla Sophia
Love Letter
Veedu Oru Swargam
Vellayani Paramu
Itha Oru Dhikkari
Njan Ekananu
Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street
Adimakal Udamakal
Oru CBI Diary Kurippu
August 1
Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkkam
Kadathanadan Ambady
Poochakkaru Manikettum
Kizhakkan Pathrose
Maya Mayuram
Vadhu Docoranu
CID Unnikrishnan B.A.B.Ed
Parvathy Parinayam
Avittam Thirunal Arogya Sreeman
Aniyathi Pravu
Punjabi House
Naranathu Thampuran
Kaiyethum Doorathu
Sadandante Samayam
Mizhi Randilum
Nattu Rajavu
Thuruppu Gulan
Inspector Garud
Ayirathil Oruvan
Makante Achan
Love in Singapore
2 Harihar Nagar
Maharaja Talkies
Venicile Vyapari
Trivandrum Lodge
Mannar Mathai Speaking2
Konthayum Poonulum

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Saritha has acted mainly in South Indian languages and has proved her versatile acting talents in many films.She has acted in more than 140 films mainly in Tamil,Kannada,Malayalam and Telugu.She hails from Guntur District of Andhrapradesh State and her entry to the film field  was in 1978  by acting opposite Kamal Hassan in the Telugu film 'Maro Charithra' which was directed by the veteran director/writer K.Balachander.The film was a big success and it was remade in Hindi as 'Ek Duje Keliye' with Kamal Hassan in lead male role but Rati Agnihotri portrayed female lead role in it.The Hindi version was also directed by K.Balachander.
K.Balachander was very much impressed by the acting talents of Saritha such that he cast her in 22 films after Maro Charithra and many of those films earned her much appreciation andmany of them fetched  awards also.
She is a very dedicated actress who loves acting profession so much that she tonsured her hair for depicting a cancer patient for the film Sujatha in 1980 and she deliberately gained several pounds for the role in the film 'Julie Ganapathy'(2005).She always tried to make her roles as perfect as possible and earned accolades.
'Thappu Thalangal' was a well noted film which was directed by K.Balachander in the year 1978  which was simultaneously made in Kannada as 'Thappida Thala' in which Saritha and Rajinikanth were the main pair.This film was made in Malayalam as 'Kazhukan'.
The Tamil film 'Vandichakram' earned her Filmfare Best Actress award and it was directed by K.Vijayan.Silk Smitha acted in this film and earned much fame and the title 'Silk' by playing  the character Silk of this film.
'Netrikan' was 1981 Tamil film directed by S.P.Muthuraman.Rajinikanth and Saritha were the main pair of this film.Rajini Kanth acted in dual roles as father and son.
Sivakumar and Saritha acted in main roles of the film 'Agni Satchi' in 1982 directed by K.Balachander.She portrayed a patient's role in this film in which Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth also acted in guest roles.Saritha won TamilNadu State Best Actress Award for this film.
'Achamillai Achamillai' directed by K.Balachander in 1984 received National Award as Best feature film in Tamil.Saritha received Filmfare Best Actress Award and K.Balachander received Filmfare Best Director Award.
In the film 'Kalyana Agathigal' (85) she was in the female lead which was also directed by K.Balachander.
She was the heroine of 'Malayur Mambettiyan' Tamil film directed by Rajasekhar in which Thyagarajan was the hero.
In the 1986 Kannada film "Malaya Marutha' directed by Lalitha Ravi, Vishnu Vardhan was the male lead.
She received Best Actress Award for the Kannada film 'Mugile Mallige' in 1985.
Best Actress Award was received by Saritha for her Kannada film 'Mouna Geethe' in 1986, and for the Kannada film 'Sankranthi' in 1989 she received Best Actress Award.
In the 1984 Malayalam film 'Sandarbham' Mammootty and Saritha were the leading pair.Sukumaran and Seema acted along with them.
In 1985 the  movie  'Kathodu Katharam' was a successful venture  directed by Bharathan in which Mammootty and Saritha acted in main roles.Ouseppachan became an independent music director by this film and gave beautiful songs.
'Thaniyavarhtanam' was a super hit film directed by Sibi Malayil in which Mammootty,Thilakan,Mukesh and Saritha were in the lead roles.Mammootty as Balan Mash of this film presented excellent acting skill.
Oru Kochu Katha Arum Parayatha Katha was directed by P.G.Viswambharan in which Saritha was the heroine.
In the film 'Life is Beautiful' directed by Fazil in 2000 she acted as Vice Principal.
She acted along with Prithviraj Sukumaran,Navya Nair etc in the film 'Ammakkilikoodu' in the year 2003.
In 2014 she has acted in a Tamil film 'Inam'.
She has acted in a TV serial 'Selvi' in the year 2005.
She received Best female dubbing artist Nandi Award in the year 1995.She is also a well known dubbing artist who has lent her voice for several actresses.
She married  Malayalam actor Mukesh but they are living separated.She has two sons.
Selected Filmography
Mouna Geethangal


Sattai Illatha Pamparam
Agni Satchi
Kalyana Agathigal
Thai Mookambigai
Pudhu Kavithai
Sivappu Sooryan
Rasave Unnai Nambi
Vedham Pudithu
Kilvanam Sivakkum
Thappu Thalankal
Oru Thalai Ragam
Minimol Vathikanil
Mohoortham 11.30
Kani Kanum Neram
Lal Americayil
Life is Beautiful
Eradu Rekhegalu
Manasa Veena
Malaya Marutha
Mugula Mallige
Mouna Geethe
Thappida Tala

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Kavya Madhavan is one of the top heroines of Malayalam Silver Screen for the last 15 years.As a Charming, beautiful actress she is the heartthrob of millions of film viewers.She has acted mainly in Malayalam films and a few Tamil films.She is a trained dancer and has proficiency in some other art forms so that she could win the title 'Kalathilakam' while at School earning the highest score in youth festival competitions.
Kavya Madhavan was born on 19th September 1984 at Neeleswaram, Kasegod district to parents Madhavan and Shyamala.Later the family shifted to Ernakulam.
Her entry into Malayalam films was by the film 'Pookkalam Varaviyi'in 1991 as a child artist.Her role in 'Azhakiya Ravanan' a Mammootty film was well noted in 1996.
She acted in supporting role as Manju Warrier's sister in the hit film 'Irattakuttikalude Achan' in which Jayaram was the hero.In another Jayaram-Manju Warrier film 'Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranaya Kalathu' she acted in supporting role.
She became heroine for the first time in the film 'Chandranudikkunna Dikkil' directed by Lal Jose in 1999 at the age of 15 and continued to act in female main roles of large number of hits and super hits thereafter.
She acted in one of the main roles of 'Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal' opposite Jayaram in the year 2000 which was directed by Sathyan Anthikkad.Her role as the character 'Celin' who was loving the character portrayed by Jayaram was  liked by the audience.This film received National award as the Best feature film in Malayalam.
'Thenkassi Pattanam' was a super hit  film of 2000 for which Kavya received accolades and appreciation.Samyuktha Varma and Geethu Mohandas also acted along with her in this film.Main male actors were Suresh Gopi,Dileep and Lal.
In the film 'Oomapenninu Uriyadapayyan' directed by Vinayan she portrayed a rich girl who could not hear or speak and presented excellent acting skill.Jayasoorya who acted opposite to her as 'Bobby', a mute character also received accolades.This film was remade in Tamil which was also directed by Vinayan  as 'En Mana Vaanil' in 2002 and the pair Jayasoorya-Kavya acted in the Tamil version also.
Kavya was the heroine of 'Meesa Madhavan' in which Dileep acted  in the main role as a clever thief.The film was a big success.
'Sadanandante Samayam' was another hit film in which Dileep and Kavya acted as the main pair.It was about a person who blindly believed in Astrology and depended it for all activities.A prediction about his death date by a fraud astrologer and the consequences are the main theme of the film.
In the film 'Mizhi Randilum' directed by Ranjit in 2003 she depicted dual roles as the characters Bhadra and Bhama.
Dilip and Kavya Madhavan acted in main roles of 'Runway' a super hit film directed by Joshy in 2004.
Kavya Madhavan got the 2004 Kerala State Best Actress award for the film 'Perumazhakkalam'.The film won the National film award for Best film on other social issues in 2005.
Dilip works in Saudi Arabia and Meera Jasmine, his wife lives with her father in Kerala.Dilip kills Vineeth, his room mate in sheer accident and faces death sentence by the Court....Dileep,Meera Jsmine,Vineeth,Ramya Nambeesan,Salim Kumar,Mamukoya etc were the other actors of this film.
Kavya Madhavan played the role of 'Bhadra' in the Tantric theme film 'Anantha bhadram' directed by Santhosh Sivan and received good opinions from viewers and critics.Prithviraj Suklumaran,Manoj K.Jayan,Kalabhavan Mani,Riya Sen,Biju Menon,Revathy etc acted in this film along with her.The film won five awards in the 2005 Kerala State film awards.The film was dubbed to Tamil and Telugu.
'Vadakkumnadhan' was a super hit film of 2006 in which Mohan Lal,Vineeth,Kavya Madhavan and Padmapriya acted in main roles.The film contained super hit songs.
'Classmates' was a blockbuster film of 2006 directed by Lal Jose in which Prthviraj,Jayasurya,Indrajit,Jagathy Sreekumar,Balachandra Menon etc acted.
Kavya portrays  'Thara Kurup' as the daughter of an MLA and she  is also a danseuse who wins competitions at the college in this film.
Dileep as Aravindan and Kavya as 'Anitha' earned the love and accolades of the audience for their roles in the film 'Chakkara Muthu' written and directed by A.K.Lohithadas in the year 2006.
Kavya acted in supporting role of the film 'Naalu Pennungal' directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan in 2007.
Mammootty and Kavya were the main pair of the film 'Ee Pattanathil Bhootham' in which she acted as the daughter of a Circus Company owner Philipose.
She presented nice acting skill in the film 'Banaras' (2009) directed by Nemam Pushparaj.

Kavya Madhavan presented superb acting skill in the film 'Gaddama' directed by Kamal in 2011 and earned so many awards and appreciation.The film was manifested in a realistic manner and her role as a housemaid received much critical acclaim and was nominated for National award also.She received Kerala State Best Actress award for this role and many other awards from different organisations.
Mammooty and Kavya acted in main roles of the hit film 'Venicile Vyapari' directed by Shafi in 2011.
'Bavuttiyude Namathil' was a well noted film of 2012 in which Mammootty and kavya acted in main roles.
In the film "Lok Pal' directed by Joshy in 2013 Mohan Lal acted opposite to her.She played the role as Dr.Geetha in this film.
Apart from Kerala State Film Awards as Best Actress, she is recipient as Best actress awards for the films Anandabhadram,Gaddama from Kerala Film Critics.She received awards for films  from Filmfare,Asianet,Asia Vision,Vanitha Awards,Mathrubhumi Awards, Amritha TV awards,Kerala Film Audience awards,Sathyan Award,Thikkurissi Foundation award,Bharathan Award and many more.
She wrote and published a book 'Kathayil Alpam Kavyam' which is a collection of her memories.
Selected Filmography
Pookkalam Varavayi
Azhakiya Ravanan
Irattakuttikalude Achan
Chandranudikkunna Dikkil
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal
Rakshasa Rajavu
Oomapenninu Uriyadapayyan
Meesa Madhavan
En Mana Vaanil
Sadanandante Samayam
Mizhi Randilum
Iruvattam Manavatti
Kochi Rajavu
Nadia Kollapetta Rathri
Twenty 20
Pappi Appacha
Christian Brothers
China Town
Bhaktha Janangalude Sradhakku
Venicile Vyapari
Vellaripravinte Changathi
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