Sunday, September 25, 2011

BALAN.K.NAIR

Balan K Nair was a famous film actor who handled very efficiently Villain roles and character roles in Malayalam cinema.He was born on 4th April 1933 at Chemancherry in Calicut district of Kerala  as th son of Kutti Raman Nair and Devaki Amma.He was running a mechanical workshop of his own before joining films in 1972.His debut film was 'Nizhalattam' directed by P.N.Menon.He was accepted as a villain because he was superb in the mannerisms to display cruelty and his voice  as well as his way of dialog presentation suited to such characters.He was also brilliant to act the roles of eminent political leaders, ministers etc.He was excellent in stunt scenes.What ever be the roles, let it be-as a dignified personality, or as a  common man he used to handle all kind of roles with ease.He was lucky enough to act in more than 300 films.He was having an important role as a truck driver in the film 'Lorry' in which his character earned much hatred from the audience because of the cruelty of that character.He gained Kerala Government 2nd Best actor award for the film 'Adithi' of 1974 and 'Thacholi Ambu' of 1978.
In 'Oppol' which was a fantastic film of 1980  written by M.T.Vasudevan Nair(Gyanpeet holder) his character was that of a middle aged ex-serviceman who marries an young girl.The girl was cheated by her lover earlier and had a five year  son, the truth which was not revealed to the husband.The consequences which followed was the theme of that film and the character role of Balan K Nair in 'Oppol' was appreciated by the spectators so that he received the 'NATIONAL BEST ACTOR AWARD FOR 1981'.
After gaining the National Best actor award he was known as Bharat Balan K Nair.
He was excellent as the truthful and unselfish political leader who does not go for his own gains and positions but served the society in the film 'Ee Nadu'.The character 'Sakhavu Krishna Pillai' of that film willbe always remembered.That film was directed by I.V.Sasi and was scripted by Damodaran and in the next year in 1982 the same team presented a similar film 'Iniyenkilum' in which again Balan K Nair had a shining role.
In the fatal helicopter scene which caused the death of  Actor Jayan in the film 'Kololakkam' Balan K Nair was also acting in that stunt scene and was sitting in the helicopter.In that accident he fell off the helicopter and was admitted  in the hospital for several days.
He acted in some other Jayan films  like the famous film  'Moorkhan'.
In the film 'T.P.Balagopalan M.A.' he acted as the father of the heroine Sobhana,(Character-Anitha) and Mohan Lal was the hero of that film.It was a highly acclaimed film of director sathyan Anthikkad and  as the unfaithful businessman, Balan K Nair excelled very well.
In the film 'Alkoottatil thaniye' as a sick  old man who was staying alone  even though he had several children all living  in high positions was the theme.The old man's children did not have any sympathy or love towards their father  but was expecting his death for them to get his wealth.Even if the children did not love him the audience felt much sympathy and love for that character which he presented preciously nice.
In the film of M.T.Vasudevan Nair 'Kadavu'  of 1991 he handled the role of an oarsman.His roles in 'Oru Vadakkan Veera Gadha', Abkari', 'Amaram', 'Adhipan' etc were all well appreciated.He died on August 26, 2000.
Selected Filmography
Adithi
Utharayanam
Thacholi Ambu
Moorkhan
Lava
Angadi
Lorry
Oppol
Kolilakkam
Sphodanam
Ahimsa
Padayottam
Ee Nadu
Innallenkil Nale
Iniyenkilum
Alkoottathil Thaniye
Adiyozhukkukal
T.P.Balagopalan M.A.
Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar
Naradan Keralathil
1921
Abkari
Oru Vadakkan Veera Gadha
Aryan
Adhipan
Thazhvaram
Gaja Kesari Yogam
Indrajalam
Appu
Kadavu
Amaram
Kayam
Mahayanam
Karimbana
Darsanam
Uyarangalil
Kattathe Kilikoodu
Rajavembala
Kari puranda jeevithangal
Attimari
Bhookambam
Idavela
Aranyakam




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