Wednesday, May 15, 2013

C.L. ANANDAN

C.L.Anandan  captured the hearts of South Indian audience during 60's and 70's as a very versatile action and  romantic hero.He created a niche for himself as a skillfull and flexible actor.  He  was appreciated for his novelty and loveliness in horse riding,sword fight etc.His ability and skill in fight scenes was superb such that he did not opt for a dupe for stunts.He was the hero in many of the 'Tarzan' type films made in Tamil,Malayalam and other South Indian languages during 60's and 70's.Films like 'Kattu Mallika,Kattu Maina,Ana Valarthiya vanambadiyude Makan etc  earned accolades in Malayalam which were produced by Neela Productions P.Subramanyam.Yanai Valarthiya Vanambadi was a big success film in Tamil.
C.L.Anandan entered Tamil film industry as a Stunt man and group dancer.He was made hero of 'Vijayapuri Veeran' by Citadel films in 1960 which became a big hit.He displayed marvellous sword fights,excellent skill in horse riding,flexibility in stunt scenes,and above all romantic in love





scenes,versatile in expressing emotions and hence earned the love of all audience.Soon he could climb the ladder of success to the stardom.He was able to maintain his well built figure, as well as name and fame to the last of his career.He donned several  hero characters and villain roles also in more than the 150 films which he acted.
C.L.Anandan could act with the mega stars of his period 'M.G.R, Sivaji Ganesan,Gemini Ganesan' etc.C.L.Anandan adored M.G.R very much and he was one of the first film stars to join his political party when MGR launched ADMK.
'Veera Thirumagan' which released in 1962 was a highly successful film which catapulted the fame of Anandan and Neela Productions P.Subramanyam made him hero of his Malayalam  film 'Kattu Maina' in 1963 which was directed by M.Krishnan Nair.P.Subramanyam made him hero in another film 'Kattu Mallika' in 1966 and thus C.L.Anandan became very popular to Kerala audience also.He acted in some more Malayalam films later.
C.L.Anandan was a film producer also under the banner 'Anandan movies'.'Nanum Manithan than' was the first film produced by him.
His children Disco Shanti,Lalitha Kumari and Jairam became film stars in Tamil.
Anandan passed away on 25 March 1989 due to jaundice at the age of 56.

Selected Filmography
Vijayapuri Veeran
Veera Thirumagan
Konganattu Thangam
Yanai Valarthiya Vanambadi
Kattu Maina
Kattu Mallika
Mattu Malligai
Thani piravi
Neerum Neruppum
Neeya Naana
Nanum Manithan than
Aana Valarthiya Vanambadiyude Makan
Prathikaram
Kadu

Vanadevatha

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