Thursday, August 20, 2015

Abhirami

Abhirami is a beautiful actress who has played several female lead roles of Malayalam,Tamil,Telugu and Kannada films during the period 1999 to 2004.She took a long break from films for ten years during which she had higher studies at USA and was working there after her studies  in an MNC.She came back in 2014 and is again  acting in  films.
Abhirami hails from Thiruvananthapuram and her parents are Gopi Kumar and Pushpa.She studied at Christ Nagar English High School, and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.For Pre- degree course she studied at Mar Ivanios College,Trivandrum.She graduated in Psychology and Communication from College of Wooster,Ohio,USA.Her parents also migrated to USA and are Yoga instructors there.After graduation Abhirami was working there in a Multi National Company as Marketing director.
Her debut film was 'Kathapurushan' directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan as a child artist.While studying at college in Trivandrum, she anchored a TV program, 'Top Ten' for Asianet Channel which became very popular and she  got noticed by film makers.She got offers from films and TV serials from then on.She acted in the serial 'Akshayapathram' of Sreekumaran Thambi during that period.She appeared in a small role of the Malayalam film 'Pathram' in 1999.
She acted as heroine of  the Malayalam film 'Njangal Santhushtaranu' directed by Rajasenan in which Jayaram was the hero.Her character was 'Geethu' as the young wife of an I.P.S.Officer Sanjeevan (Jayaram).Because of her ego and immature character Geethu causes several problems in the husband's family and to  her husband.Ultimately she realizes her mistakes and the couple together with the family members  starts a new happy life.Narendra Prasad,Janardhanan,Oduvil Unnikrishnan etc were the other important stars in that film.
In the year 2000 she acted  the female lead of the Malayalam film 'Millennium Stars' directed by Jayaraj.Jayaram,Suresh Gopi and Biju Menon were the leads.Kalabhavan Mani,Devan,Harisree Asokan,Jagathy,Manorama etc also acted in it.
In the same year she acted along with Balachandra Menon and Geetha in the film 'Melevryathe Malakhakkuttikal' directed by Thulasidas.
In the year 2001 she acted in the Malayalam film 'Meghasandesam' in which she acted along with Samyuktha Varma and Suresh Gopi.The film was directed by Rajasenan.
After acting in the film Meghasandesam Abhirami shifted to Tamil,Telugu and Kannada Films and never acted in any more Malayalam films till 2004 after which she went to USA.
In 2001 she acted as the heroine of the Tamil film 'Vaanavil' opposite Arjun.Two friends loving the same girl and one of them due to his envy behaves villainous was the theme of that film.
Sarath Kumar and Abhirami were the main leads of the Tamil film 'Dosth' in which Prakash Raj,Raghuvaran,Vadivelu,Crazy Mohan etc also acted.
In the year 2002 Sarath Kumar,Suresh Gopi,Devayani and Abhirami were the main leads of the Tamil film 'Samasthanam'.It was the story of two close friends 'Thiru' (Sarath Kumar) and 'Surya' (Suresh Gopi). 
In the Tamil comedy film 'Middle Class Madhavan' Prabhu and Abhirami played the main roles.
In 2003 Abhirami and Darshan acted in the main roles of the Kannada film 'Laali Haadu' which was a critically acclaimed film.
In 2004 she was the heroine of Kamala Hassan film 'Virumandi' which was written,produced and directed by Kamal Hassan.He acted in the  male lead role also.The film was a commercial  success at the box Office.Napoleon and Rohini also acted in important roles of this film.
Abhirami returned to the silver screen after a long gap of ten years by acting in the Malayalam film 'Apothecary' in 2014.In 2015 she acted along with Jyothika and Rahman in the Tamil film  '36 Vayadhinile' which was a commercial success.The film was the remake of the Malayalam film 'How Old are You'.
She is at present anchoring a program on a Malayalam TV Channel and acting in films also.She married 'Rahul Pavanan' the grandson of the famous Malayalam writer 'Pavanan'.
Selected Filmography
Pathram
Njangal Santhushtaranu
Sradha
Millennium Stars
Melevaryathe Malakhakuttikal
Meghasandesam
Vaanavil
Middleclass Madhavan
Dosth
Samudhiram
Charlie Chaplin
Karmegham
Samasthanam
Laali Haadu
Raktha Kanneer
Charminar
Sriram
Cheppave Chirugali
Virumandi
Apothecari
36 Vayadhinile















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

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sreenivasan

Sreenivasan is an exquisitely brilliant Malayalam actor and screen writer who has also produced and directed a few well noted films.He is active in Malayalam films for a long period, from 1977 on wards and has acted in protagonist roles,supporting roles and character roles.He has got tremendous talents to portray comedy characters and as a story writer,screenplay writer and dialogue writer he has proved his extraordinary talent to create classic comedy.As an actor he is well efficient to play any type of roles including comedy and serious roles.
Sreenivasan was born in Pattyam of Kannur District to parents Unni and Lakshmi in the year 1956.He studied at N.S.S.Pazhassi Raja College,Mattannur and he is a B.A.graduate in Economics.
He also have a diploma in acting from Madras Film Institute Chennai.Eminent directors used to visit that Institute and by understanding the caliber of Sreenivasan, director P.A.Bakkar gave him role in the film 'Manimuzhakkam' pm 1977 just after he passed out from that Institute.After that film he got chances in some other parallel cinema and critically appreciated films like 'Mela'.
1984 was a landmark year which gave a drastic change in his career when he was given opportunity to write the screenplay for the film 'Odaruthammava Aalariyam'.Priyadarshan was very much confident about Sreenivasan's abilities and to bring out those qualities he purposely insisted Sreenivasan to write the screenplay if he wanted a role in the film.The narration of the slapstick comedy scenes were appreciated by all and thus Sreenivasan wrote story and screenplay for more Priyadarshan films in that period which were all huge hits.
In the film 'Aram+Aram=Kinnaram' directed by Priyadarshan, the character creation of 'Mr.Manoharan, Proprietor of K&K Automobiles' was superb. 
In the film 'Akkare Ninnoru Maran' story was by Jagadish and screenplay was by Sreenivasan which was directed by Girish.Sreenivasan's comedy scenes in this film as an 'Arabi' was unforgettable.
For the film 'Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu' directed by Priyadarshan,Sreenivasan was the writer and his creations of  characters such as 'Sardar Koma Kurup,Krishna Kurup,M.A.Dhavan' etc were also fantastic.
His association with directors like Sathyan Anthikad and Priyadarshan were fruitful in the realization of several unforgettable characters and scenes in many films.
Films 'Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam' and 'Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street' written by Sreenivasan and directed by Sathyan Anthikad were classic films with a comedy touch still enjoyed by all.
Nadodikattu and Pattanapravesham were written by Sreenivasan and directed by Sathyan Anthikad in which Mohan Lan and Sreeni depicted the characters Dasan and Vijayan which were very much liked by the audience and Priyadarshan also directed a sequel of those films with the characters Dasan and Vijayan as 'Akkare Akkare Akkare', a nice entertainer.
Sreenivasan was the writer and director of 'Vadakkunokki Yanthram' in 1989 in which Sreenivasan,Parvathy,Innocent,K.P.A.C.Lalitha etc acted.His character as 'Thalathil Dinesan' got accolades and appreciation.
In that year he acted in the critically acclaimed film 'Oridathu' directed by G.Aravindan.In the same year he acted in hit films like 'Mukundetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu' and 'Chithram' along with Mohan Lal and directed by Priyadarshan.
In the film 'Chithram' his character as 'Bhaskaran Nambiar- the future Thampuran' aroused much comedy.
'Varavelpu' was a film written by Sreenivasan and directed by Sathyan Anthikkad in 89.Through the scenes and dialogues of this film and some other films he indirectly urges certain Labour Unions,Political leaders and Officials to  self examine about  their actions which are harmful for the progress of the state.
In the 1994 film 'Then mavin Kombathu' his character was of a different nature in make up and costume  as the one he depicted for the 1986 film 'Chidambaram' directed by G.Aravindan.In the film 'Thenmavin Kombathu' also as the man who looks after the cattle, he  portrayed it brilliantly well.
In 1998 he directed another film 'Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala' and acted in main role.Sreenivasan,Sangeetha,Innocent,Thilakan,Sudheesh etc acted in that film.It was a classic family drama and was a big hit.It received National Award for Best Film on other social issues.
Mammootty and Shobhana were the leads of the film 'Mazhayethum Munpe' directed by Kamal and written by Sreenivasan..It was remade in Hindi which was also directed by Kamal in which Ajay Devgan,Ameesha Patel,Mahima Choudhary etc acted.
He was the writer of several other well noted films like 'Sandesam,Midhunam,Azhakiya Ravanan,Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu,Udhayananu Tharam' etc. 


















As an actor some of the other distinguished roles of Sreenivasan were in films like 'Nagarangalil Chennu Raaparkkam,Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu,Aye Auto,Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu,Friends,Udayananu Taram,Arabikadha,Thakarachenda,Kadha Parayumbol,Passenger,Padmasree Bharat Dr.Saroj Kumar etc.
In 2007 he acted in main role of the film 'Kadha Paruymbol' which was also written by Sreenivasan.The role as barber Balan was well liked by the audience and was a big hit.It was produced by Mukesh and Sreenivasan and the film got Kerala Government award as the Best Popular film of the year.
'Aathnakadha' was a classic film of 2010 directed by Premlal in which Sreenivasan received much appreciation for his protagonist role as a blind man who works in a candle manufacturing unit.Sreenivasan,Shafna,Sharbani Mukherjee,Jagathy Sreekumar etc acted in it.
Sreenivasan  is recipient of several awards including Best director award and Best Screenplay award.
His eldest Son Vineeth Sreenivasan is a film actor,director,screen writer,lyricist and singer.Younger son Dhyan Sreenivasan has also acted in a film.
Selected Filmography
Manimuzhakkam
Mela
Akkare
Punnaram Cholli Cholli
Mutharam Kunnu P.O
Aram+Aram=Kinnaram
Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu
Avanazhi
Oridathu
Sruthi
Oru Muthassikadha
Kudumba Puranam
Doore Doore Oru koodu Koottam
Thalayana Manthram
Pavam Pavam rjakumaran
His Highness Abdulla
Sandesam
Akasakottayile Sulthan
Champakkulam Thachan
Ayushkalam
Bhagyavan
Thenmavin Kombathu
Pavithram
Kinnaripuzhayoram
Mazhayethum Munpu
Kalapani
Karunyam
Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala
English Medium
Ishtam
Udayananu Tharam
Prajapathi
Anchil Oral Arjunan
Arabikadha
Thakarachenda
Kadhaparumbol
Twenty-20
Makante Achan
Passenger
Orunal Varum
Malarvady Arts club
Ividam Swargamanu
Athmakadha
Traffic
Diamond Necklace
Jawan of Vellimala
Theevram
Shutter
Chapters
Money back Policy
Saradhi
Chirakodinja Kinavukal