Sunday, May 17, 2015

T.R.Omana

T.R.Omana is one of the living legend of Malayalam Cinema who has been in the Cinema field from  1950's itself.She has acted mostly in supporting roles and character roles  and in numerous films she handled mother roles.She has acted as mother from an early age of 23 and had been mother to  yesteryear actors like 'Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair,Sathyan,Prem Nazir,Madhu,Sukumaran,Jayan,M.G.Soman,Nellikode Bhaskaran' etc and also to Mammootty and Mohan Lal.She even acted as the mother of Aranmula Ponnamma in one film.
T.R.Omana was born in Alappuzha to parents T.R.Gopala Pillai and V.L.Meenakshi Amma and her father was a timber merchant.When he suffered heavy loss in business the family shifted to Chennai and the eldest daughter T.R.Omana got chances to act in films.Malayalam films were produced in studio floors of Chennai during those period.
When the directors were convinced that T.R.Omana could handle mother roles excellently she used to be given  such roles consistently and the audience also liked to see her in this type of roles.She was but  the heroine of the film 'Puthradharmam' which was shot at Alappuzha in 1954.That film   was produced by K.V.Koshy and directed by Vimal Kumar.Prem Nazir,Thikkurissi,Miss Kumari,T.R.Omana,Bahadur etc acted in it.
She has earned accolades as a dubbing artist and she lent her voice in majority of the Malayalam  films for Sharada.Acting attains perfection not only by face expression and gestures but rendering of the dialogues with proper stress,emotions,feel,depth,and adequate voice modulations are a major factor.T.R.Omana should be appreciated for  her acting skill and perfection of dialogue presentation in proper emotive scale and stress.Sharada got National Award as Best Actress for films 'Thulabharam' and 'Swayanvaram' in which the voice dubbing for her was done by T.R.Omana.  She has  also dubbed for artists like Zareena Wahab,Lilly Chakravarthy,Waheeda Rehman,Lakshmi,Srividya,Subha etc.for their many Malayalam films.
T.R.Omana is also a trained Kathakali artist and dancer who  has performed Kathakali on stages along with exponents like Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair.
She had been  fortunate to act with yesteryear legends like 'Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai,Sebastian Kunju Kunju Bhagavathar,Augustine Joseph,Miss Kumari,S.P.Pillai,Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair,N.P.Chellappan Nair,Nagavally R.S.Kurup,Kaviyoor C.K.Revamma,Sathyan,Prem Nazir,T.S.Muthayya' and so on.

In the film 'Nalla Thanka' of 1950 she acted along Augustine Joseph,Vaikom Mani,Miss.Kumari,Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai in the role as 'Alankari'.
In the film 'Sasidharan' she acted as 'Indubala' along with 'Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair,Nagavally R.S.Kurup,N.P.Chellappan Nair,Vaikom Mani,Kaviyoor Revamma' etc.
She acted in the film 'Sariyo Thetto' written and directed by Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair in 1951.Thikkurissi,Miss.Kumari,T.R.Omana,S.P.Pillai,Sebastian Kunju Kunju Bhagavathar etc acted in this film.
In 1955 she acted in the first  realistic art film 'Newspaper Boy' which was written and directed by P.Ramdas.Nagavally R.S.Kurup,Neyyattinkara Komalam,T.R.Omana,Master Moni,Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai etc acted in it.
'Seetha' was a Hindu mythological film directed by Kunchacko in 1960 in which Prem Nazir,Kusala Kumari,Thikkurissi,Hari,T.R.Omana etc acted.T.R.Omana handled the role as 'Malini' in this film.
'Veluthambi Dalawa' was a historical film released in the year 1962 in which Kottarakkara,P.K.Sathyapal,Ambika,N.N.Pillai,Ragini,Sukumari,T.R.Omana,Adoor Bhasi etc acted.
In the film 'Kayamkulam Kochunni' she acted along with actors Sathyan,Usha Kumari,Adoor Bhasi,K.J.Yesudas,K.P.Ummer,Sukumari etc.T.R.Omana acted as Achuthan Nair's (Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai) wife.
She acted in the musical romantic film 'Nadhi' in 1969 along with Thikkurissi,P.J.Antony,Sankaradi,Kaviyoor Ponnamma,Madhu,Ambika,Sharada,Nellikode Bhaskaran,Adoor Bhasi etc.Three families spending vacation on their own house boats near Aluva and the happenings during that period was the theme of the film.
She acted in the film 'Ummachu' directed by P.Bhaskaran along with the main pair Madhu and Sheela.
In 1971 'Karakana Kadal' was a nice movie directed by K.S.Sethumadhavan in which T.R.Omana also acted along with Sathyan,Jayabharathy,Madhu,Vincent,Kaviyoor Ponnamma,Adoor Bhavani,Adoor Pankajam,Nellikode Bhaskaran,Sankaradi.She depicted the character 'Akkachedathi' in this film.
She depicted the character 'Chinnammu' in the film 'Azhakulla Selena' along with Prem Nazir,Jayabharathy,Vincent,K.P.A.C.Lalitha etc.
She acted in the film 'Rathinirvedam' directed by Bharathan in the year 1978 along with Jayabhartathy,Krishna Chandran,M.G.Sonan,K.P.A.C Lalitha,Kaviyoor Ponnamma,Adoor Bhasi etc.
In the film 'Saravarsham' in 1982 she acted along Sukumaran,Zarina Wahab,Mammootty,Sathyakala etc and portrayed the role as Devakiamma.
In the year 1992 she acted along with Mammootty,Urvashy,Parvathy,Janardhanan etc in the film 'Kizhakkan Pathrose' directed by T.S.Suresh Babu.
In the year 1999 she acted in the film 'Friends' along with Jayaram,Mukesh,Sreenivasan,Jagathy Sreekumar,Janardhanan,Cochin Haneefa,Meena, etc which was directed by Siddique.
In the year 1999 she  also acted  in the film 'Megham' directed














 by Priyadarshan and acted along with Mammootty,Dileep,Sreenivasan,Priya Gill,Pooja Batra,Nedumudi Venu,Sukumari,Cochin Haneefa etc.T.R.Omana acted as Col.Ravivarma Thampuran's (Mammootty) mother in this film.
She  acts in T.V.Serials  also and  some of her serials are 'Maanasi,Kazhcha,Chandanamazha,and Deivam Thandha Veedu'.
T.R.Omana has acted in more than 500 films.
Selected Filmography
Nalla Thanka
Sasidharan
Omana
Ponkathir
Puthradharmam
Newspaper Boy
Seetha 
Veluthambi Dalawa
Puthiya Aakasam Puthiya Bhoomi
Adya Kiranangal
Syamalachechi
Porter Kunjali
Kayamkulam Kochunni
Sthanarthi Saramma
Agniputhri
Velutha Kathrena
Station Master
Veetu Mrigam
Kannur Deluxe
Nadhi
Moodal Manju
Ambalapravu
Poombatta
Makane Ninakku Vendi
Karakana Kadal
Thettu
Ummachu
Nadan Premam
Akkarapacha
Bhadradeepam
Nakhangal
Football Champion
Azhakulla Saleena
Interview
Kaliyugam
Madhavikutty
Rajahamsam
Chandrakantham
Vilakkuvangiya veena
Sandesam
Soubhagyam
Pareekha
Masmaram
Ishtamanu Pakshe
Abhinivesam
Visa
Bandham
Porutham
Panchathantram
Moodalmanju
Arakkallan Mukkal Kallan
Ayalathe Sundari
Thacholi Marumakan Chanthu
Ayodhya
Chattambikalyani
Kottaram Vilkkanundu
Chirukudukka
Mohiniyattam
Akshayapathram
Pallavi
Rathinirvedam
Aval Viswasthayayirunnu
Tharoo Oru Janmam Koodi
Alavudeenum Alphutha Vilakkum
Karipuranda Jeevithangal
Muthuchippikal
Ammakkorumma
Ente Mohangal Poovaninju
Yathra
Ente Sooryaputhrikku
Kadinjool Kalyanam
Vietnam Colony
Kizhakkan Pathrose
Nandini Oppol
Friends
Megham

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