Friday, August 14, 2015

Devan

Devan is a popular Malayalam actor who is active from 1983 on wards and appear in Villain,supporting and character roles.He acted in main roles of several films at the early stages of his film career but many of them flopped and so he confined to supporting roles and villain roles later.He has also acted in many Tamil films and Telugu films.His Villainous roles in films like 'Ekalavyan,Baasha' etc received  much accolades.
Devan entered Malayalam film industry as a producer of the film 'Vellam' directed by Hariharan and the shooting delayed because of several reasons.It was released in 1985 which received critical acclaim as technically brilliant.Prem Nazir,Madhu,Balan K.Nair,Srividya,K.R.Vijaya,Sukumari etc acted in it.It was based on a novel by N.N.Pisharody and screenplay was by M.T.Vasudevan Nair.
Devan hails from an aristocratic family of Thrissur and he holds a Masters degree in Business Administration.He is the nephew of the Late eminent film director Ramu Kariatt and his wife Suma is Ramu Kariatt's daughter.
'Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam' was a highly successful film directed by Bharathan in 1987in which Devan and Parvathy were the main pair.Ndumudi Venu and Sharada had much importance in this film and it received Kerala Government award as the Best film with the popular appeal and Aesthetic value.
He was well noted for his role as a politician in the film 'New Delhi (87) in which  he acted along with Mammootty,Suresh Gopi,Sumalatha,Urvashy etc.
In the year 1989 his role as 'Urumees Thampan' a successful businessman  in the film 'Ramji Rao Speaking' received much appreciation.Sai Kumar,Mukesh,Innocent,Vijayaraghavan,Mamuloya,Rekha etc acted in this comedy film.
In the super hit film 'Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha' directed by Hariharan he acted in the role as Unnikonnar and acted along with Mammootty,Suresh Gopi,Captain Raju,Madhavi,Geetha,Sukumari etc.
He presented nice acing skill as Advocate Thomas in the comedy film 'Vietnam Colony' directed by Siddique Lal .
His roles in films like 'Sainyam,Pingami,The King,Indraprastham,Masmaram,F.I.R' etc were all critically acclaimed.
He was well praised for his role as 'Kesavan' in Rajinikanth's film 'Baasha'(95).
His character role in the film 'Niram' directed by Kamal in 1999 also earned good response in which he acted along Kunchacko Boban,Shalini,Lalu Alex etc.
He is active in Telugu and Tamil films also.In 2012 he acted in the Telugu film 'Damarukam' in which the main leads were Nagarjuna and Anishka Shetty.His character was as the father of the heroine.
In the 2012 Tamil film Murattu Kalai he acted as











 Superintendent of Police.
In the 2012 Tamil film 'Maaran' he acted as a Central Minister.
He formed a Political Party 'Kerala People's Party' and he is the leader of it.
Selected Filmography
Vellam
Padayani
Panchagni
Amrithamgamaya
Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam
Oozham
Simon Peter
Naalkavala
Abkari
Nair Saab
New Delhi
Ramji Rao Speaking
Iyer the Great
Vyooham
Ekalavyan
Kilukkam
Vietnam Colony
The King
Indraprastham
Devanartayanan
F.I.R.
Rudraksham
Pallavur Devanarayanan
Niram
Summerpalace
Desam
Mr.Brahmachari
Detective
Parunthu
Bhoopathi
My Big Father
24 Hrs
Drona
Veeraputhran
Manushya Mrugam
Doctor Innocent Aanu
Janapriyan
How Old Are You
Captain
Rahasya Police
Baasha
Mannava
Periyanna
En Swsa Katre
Vaanavil
Rishi
Raja
Sivakasi
Aacharya
Thairyam
Lanchana
Murattu Kalai
Okariki Okaru
Shivam
Kaasi
Sundarangudu
Khushi Kushiya
Antima Teerpu
Dhamarukam

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