Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Janardhanan

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
Chembarathy
Chukku
Swami Ayyappan
Ulsavam
Priyamulla Sophia
Love Letter
Missi
Ponni
Prasadam
Kannappanunni
Harshabashpam
Veedu Oru Swargam
Vellayani Paramu
Itha Oru Dhikkari
Njan Ekananu
Adiyozhukkukal
Anubandham
Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street
Adimakal Udamakal
Oru CBI Diary Kurippu
August 1
Abkari
Aksharathettu
Naduvazhikal
Varavelppu
Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkkam
Kadathanadan Ambady
Advaitham
Poochakkaru Manikettum
Kizhakkan Pathrose
Aadharam
Midhunam
Maya Mayuram
Devasuram
Vatsalyam
Mafia
Vadhu Docoranu
Pingami
CID Unnikrishnan B.A.B.Ed
Highway
Parvathy Parinayam
Avittam Thirunal Arogya Sreeman
Karunyam
Aniyathi Pravu
Pathram
Friends
Punjabi House
Naranathu Thampuran
Nagaravadhu
Dubai
Kuberan
Kaiyethum Doorathu
Sadandante Samayam
Mizhi Randilum
Vettam
Nattu Rajavu
Thuruppu Gulan
Nottam
Inspector Garud
Roudram
Mayabazar
Ayirathil Oruvan
Makante Achan
Love in Singapore
2 Harihar Nagar
Chekavar
Pramani
Maharaja Talkies
Venicile Vyapari
Trivandrum Lodge
Theevram
Nadodimannan
Carribeans
Mannar Mathai Speaking2
Konthayum Poonulum


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