Tuesday, June 5, 2012

KADUVAKULAM ANTONY

Kaduvakkulam Antony earned reputation as an able comedian and character actor of Malayalam Cinema and he could sustain for four decades among with  the well acclaimed comedians
like Adoor Bhasi,Bahadoor,Jagathy Sree Kumar etc was because of his unique capabilities to
make others laugh.
Antony was born on 9 Nov 1936 at Kuttanad Alleppey and was the son of parents Thomas and
Annamma.
When he was 2 years old the family shifted to Kaduvakulam of Kottayam District.
From the childhood days itself he was interested in acting and utilized opportunities to act
in plays and performed mono acts etc.He was having a sense of humor as an intrinsic quality
and tried to find out comedy in all activities and made others laugh.
After his studies he started a private finance company and during intervals he used to act in plays.





Later he worked for several years in the professional drama troupe 'Viswa Kerala Kala Samithi'  of Veteran N.N.Pillai as a
comedian actor.
In 1961 he was introduced to Neela Productions P.Subramanyam by Cine actor Jose Prakash
and Subramanyam gave him a role in the film 'Bhakta Kuchela'.
From thereon he was cast in almost all movies of those times and loved by the audience  that his actions,gestures and face expressions were enough for the audience to laugh.
In many films he acted as  a friend of the hero but indulging in all foolish activities.
The roles in films, " Kayamkulam Kochunni,Thampuratti,Punnapra Vayalar,Thiruvabharanam" etc were much more loved by Antony.
He had acted in more than 300 films.
He was in the role of a broker in the 1995 film 'Mannar Mathai Speaking' .The viewers still
remember him of calling Mannar Mathai and party on phone  and   asking when did  they start.They replied they
were on the way and started about half an  hour back.Antony replied that they had to reach  him
urgently and so make it one  hour earlier.
After the conversation on phone he boasted to others present there that the drama troupe    they were
expecting already  started half an hour back but now he telephoned and made it one  hour back.
Antony lastly appeared in the film 'Adivaram'.
Kaduvakulam Antony was married to Beeyatries Antony.The couple has two children.
Antony died on 4 Feb 2001.
Selected Filmography
Bhakta Kuchela
Kavalam Chundan
Murapennu
Ammu
Kudumbini
Kadamattathachan
Agnisaram
Kanyadanam
Chembarathy
Thulabharam
Thenaruvi
Marunattil Oru Malayali
Olavum Theeravum
Danger Biscuit
Panchavancadu
Oru Sandariyude Kadha
Anubhavangal Palichakal
Viruthan Shanku
Kayamkulam Kochunni
Thirichadi
Kuttikkuppayam
Bharya
Sujatha
Manushya Bandhangal
Kulambadikal
Pearlview
Udyogastha
Vedikkettu
Naradan Keralathil
Azhakulla Celina
Njana Sundari
Nellu
Etho Oru Swapnam
Neelaponman
Collector Malathy
Ara Nazhika Neram
Nakhangal
Seetha
Neelathamara

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