Friday, April 12, 2013

VIJAYAN

Vijayan Menon, popularly known as Vijayan was a south Indian actor who acted mainly in Tamil films though he was a Malayali.Vijayan was born on 17 May 1944 at Kozhikode, Kerala.After his studies he took acting as his career and appeared in several Malayalam films in small roles.
Bharathi Raja noted him and gave him role in 'Kizhakke Pogum rail'(78) in which 'Radhika' was also introduced as a new face.The film was a big hit and Vijayan got established in Tamil film industry.
Films 'Niram Maratha Pookkal' of 79, was also well noted.'Man Vasanai' of 83 was a huge hit.
During 80's Vijayan earned much name and fame.He acted  in lead roles of several Tamil films in that period.Films like " Vasantha Kalam, Kanneer pookkal,Kannadi,Malargale Malaungal,Valli Mayil,Theru Vilakku,Thaipongal,Oli Pirandhadhu,Matravai Neril " etc are some of the films in which Vijayan acted as hero in Tamil.
He has acted in famous films like " Pasi,Oru Vidukathai  Oru Thodarkathai, NayakanmPalaivana Rojakkal," etc.
'Pasi' directed by 'Durai' in 80 won National Award as Best Tamil feature film of that year.Actress 'Shobha' who acted in lead role  of 'Pasi' got National award as Best Actress.Shobha,Delhi Ganesh,Vijayan and Senthil were the main actors of that film.
Vijayan later acted in some Malayalam films also.In 1982 he appeared in the film 'Vidhichatum Kothichathum'.In 2005 he acted in the film 'Kochi Rajavu' in which Dileep and Kavya Madhavan were the lead pair.
Vijayan died on 2007 September 22 at Chennai due to heart attack.He was 63.
Selected Filmography
Kizhakke pogum rail
Uthiripookkal
Sakkalathi
Oru Vidukathai Oru thodarkathai
Sujatha
Porkalam
Thani Maram
Sree Devi
Veli thandiya Velladu
Vasantha Azhaipugal
Ponnu urukku puthisu
Niram Maratha Pookkal
Panam Penn Pasam
Kadhal Kadhal Kadhal
Anbukku nan Adimai
Manvasanai
Ori Kaidhiyin Dairy
Chinna Thambi periya Thambi
Cooliekkaran
Kalyana Paravaigal
Niyaya Tharasu
Idhaya Thamarai
Enakku Oru Neethi
Pillai Paasam
Unnai ninachen pattu padichen
Ramana
Five star
Paarai
God Father






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