Friday, May 22, 2015


Mamukoya is a well acclaimed character/comedy artist of Malayalam cinema who is  very active for more than three decades.He rose to popularity with his own mannerisms which is liked by the audience and the unique 'Mappilla dialect' and 'Kozhikkode Slang'   earned him much appreciations and accolades.He depicted several  comedy characters which generally  are pure and innocent in their hearts but unknowingly indulges in problems and pranks joining with people of similar nature creating foolishness and  nice comedy scenes.
Mamukoya was born to parents Muhammed and Imbachi Ayisha on 5th July 1946 at Kozhikode.He worked in a timber depot at Kallayi in Kozhikode and acted in stage plays during those days.He earned name as a good stage artist which enhanced his entry into films.
He became familiar to all Malayali people by acting in the super hit film 'Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam' directed by Sathyan Anthikad and acted along with Mohan Lal,Karthika,Sreenivasan,K.P.A.C.Lalitha,M.G.Soman,Innocent etc.When Mohan Lal trying his level best to get vacate his rented house, as the Character Ummer, the neighbor of the inmates of the rented house he tried to fight with Mohan Lal.To impress Karthika and K.P.A.C Lalitha he challenges Panicker (Mohan Lal) but when Mohan Lal accepted his challenge and was ready to fight with  Ummer, he  ran away creating roaring laughter in cinema halls.
His popularity was boosted again by director Sathyan Anthikad in the film 'Nadodikattu' and the role 'Gafoorka' portrayed by Mamukoya is still a hit with mimicry artistes.Gafoorka cheated Dasan and Vijayan(Mohan Lal and Sreenivasan) by accepting large sum of money from them to carry them on board in his vessel to Dubai but took them to Chennai instead.Gafoorka's teaching lessons of 'Arabic' to Dasan and Vijayan is still liked by the audience.
In the film 'Mazhavil Kavedy' he acted along with Jayaram,Sithara,Innocent,Paravur Bharathan,Krishnan Kutty Nair,Urvashy etc and his character  in the film is as a  petty thief at  Pazhani but known in his native place as a dignified employee there.
In the film 'Ramji Rao Speaking' his role as the innocent person 'Hamsakoya' chasing Balakrishnan(Sai Kumar) raise much comedy scenes and earned sympathy also.He portrayed that character in a quite natural manner and earned much accolades.
In the film 'His Highness Abdulla' he acted as the friend of Abdulla and when Abdulla (Mohan Lal) disguised as Ananthan Nampoothiri, as Nampoothiri's friend his Mapilla dialects created much comedy.
In the film 'Nagarangalil Chennu Raaparkkam' along with Jayaram,Sreenivasan etc he acted as a mahout at Sreenivasan's (Kunjoottan in the film) house as Cheriya Raman Nair.Kuthiravattam Pappu acted as another mahout 'Valia Raman Nair' and created nice comedy scenes .
In the film 'Vadhu Doctor Aanu' he acted as the character Charlie.Jayaram acted as the hero character who wanted to marry a doctor but happened to marry a veterinary doctor.
The driving lessons of Mamukoya to Sreenivasan in the film 'Thalayanamanthram' was very much liked by the audience.
In the film 'Sallapam' in which Dileep and Manju Warrier were the main pair, Mamukoya acted as a railway worker.
In the film 'Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala' he acted as a friend of Sreenivasan.Sreenivasan acted as an immature,irresponsible husband in this film.Mamukoya acted as 'Usman'.
He acted in the Priyadarshan film 'Megham' in 1999.
In the film 'Pattanathil Sundaran' directed by Vipin Mohan , Dilip and Navya Nair were the main pair.Mamukoya portrayed the character 'Kanaran'.
In the film 'Perumazhakkalam' directed by Kamal in 2004,he acted along with Meera Jasmine,Kavya Madhavan,Dilip,Biju Menon etc as the character 'Abdu'.Mamukoya received Special Jury award from Kerala Government for his role in this film.
He acted in the title role of the film 'Korappan the great' in 2001.
He received Best Comedy actor award from Kerala Film Awards in 2008 for the film 'Innathe Chinthavishayam'.
In 2011 he acted in a serious well noted role in the film 'Snehaveedu' directed by Sathyan Anthikad along with Mohan Lal,Sheela,Padmapriya,Biju Menon,Innocent,Rahul Pillai etc in the role as 'Seithali'.
In 2014 Mamukoya acted in the film 'Mylanchi Monculla Veedu' along with Jayaram,Asif Ali,Kanika,Meera Nandan etc.
He is married to Suhara and has four Children.
Selected Filmography
Sanmanasullavarkku Samadhanam
Irupatham Noottandu


Adimakal Udamakal
Pattana Pravesam
Peruvannapurathe Viseshangal
His Highness Abdulla
Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkkam
Ennum Nanmakal
My dear Muthachan
Ulsava Melam
Vakeel Vasudev
Swarna Kireedam
Thooval Kottaram
Kalyana Unnikal
Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala
English Medim
Kannadi Kadavathu
Bamboo Boys
Yathrakkarude Sradhakku
Bharatchandran IPS
Kadha Paraymbol
Twenty 20
Kappalu Muthalali
Shudharil Shudhan
Theja Bhai & Family
Mallu Singh
Molly Aunty Rocks
Usthad Hotel
Vallatha Pahayan
Lucky Star
Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu

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