Saturday, June 2, 2012

ALUMMOODAN

Alummoodan was a comedy-Character artist of Malayalam cinema who had been in the field engaged in 
acting comedy roles,character roles and supporting roles for four decades.Because of his
thin physical nature and typical style of dialogue delivery with his own way of face expressions and gestures made the audience thrilled and happy.If the role  was of comedy he would sure
succeed to make the viewers laugh, if it were a character role he filled the sequence with
his presence felt.He could express grief also  and  acted in sad scenes also.
He was suitable for any kind of roles, from a servant to a Minister was another peculiarity
which the directors and producers found as a plus point for him.
Before entering films he scored good opinion from the  public as a comedian drama actor.He
worked with professional drama troupe Changanacherry Geedha Arts Club   and  also with the 
prestigious KPAC drama troupe, Kayamkulam.
Alummoodan's  real name was 'Dominic, Alumoodu' and he was the son of Alummoottil  Joseph
and Rosamma in Changanacherry Taluk.
Due to the extreme affinity towards drama and acting field he completed only 5 th standard at
school and worked with drama troupes later.The ability to make others laugh was an inborn
talent.
He debuted in the film 'Anarkali' in which K.R.Vijaya and Prem Nazir were in lead roles.



He could act with all the eminent actors like Prem Nazir,Sathyan, Madhu,Jayan,M.G.Soman,Sukumaran,Kamal Hassan,Mammootty and Mohan Lal also.
In the 70's he organised a drama  troupe of his own  and staged a comedy drama 'Mootta'
which earned accolades from the audience.
He acted in films 'Vishnu Vijayam'  'Kanyakumari'  etc in which Kamal Hassan  was the hero.
In the first film of Mohan Lal 'Manjil Virinja Pookkal' Alummoodan had a role.
In the first 70mm film in Malayalam 'Padayottam' also he was in the cast.
He had acted in a large number of Prem Nazir films like 'Nadhi,Ningalenne Communistakki,Pearlview,Marunattil Oru Malayali,Postmane Kanmanilla,Oru Sundariyude Kadha etc.
In films like 'Karakanakkadal and Thriveni' Sathyan was in the lead role and 'Olavum Theeravum' was an award winning film of Madhu in which Alummoodan also acted.
Alummoodan's wife is Rosamma and their son 'Boban Alummoodan' is a film and T.V. actor
who earned good opinion for his  role in the film 'Niram' directed by Kamal.
Alummoodan  acted in the title role of  'Kasergod Kadherbhai' comedy-action movie.
Selected Filmography
Anarkali
Mainatharuvi Kolacase
Ezhu Rathrikal
Koottukudumbam
Suzy
Nadhi
Dathu Puthran
Olavum Theeravum
Marunattil Oru Malayali
Kochaniyathi
Nilakkatha Chalanangal
Madhuvidhu
Karinizhal
Aadyathe Kadha
Pearlview
Thriveni
Kuttavali
Karakanakkadal
Agnimrigam
Enippadikal
Muthassi
Pulliman
Oru Sundariyude Kadha
Aadyathe Kadha

Gandharva Kshetram
Panitheeratha Veedu
Football Champion
Line Bus
Vishnu Vijayam
Kanyakumari
Odakkuzhal
Kadathanattu Makkam
Padayottam
Manjil Virinja Pookkal
Chalanam
Chakravarthini
Agnisaram
Swarnapakshikal
Panchavadippalam
Ethirppukal
KasegodKadherbhai
Kamaladalam
Adaitham

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