Friday, August 15, 2014

AUGUSTINE

Augustine was a popular Malayalam film actor who acted in over 100 well noted  films in  supporting roles and character roles.He effectively portrayed several negative characters and comedy characters also.His serious characters like Police Officers with a comedy touch was well received and much appreciated.
Augustine was born on 30 July 1955 at Kodencherry in Kozhikode.He was a stage actor when he got a good role in Sathyan Anthikkad's film 'Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street in 1986.He had  small appearances in two or three films earlier but he got credit for the first time  and people recognized him in the film Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street which was a super hit film in which Mohan Lal,Srinivasan,Karthika etc acted in prime roles.
In 1986 itself he acted in the super hit film 'Aavanazhi' directed by I.V.Sasi in which Mammootty was the hero.
He was part of several well noted films during those period.
In 1991 he acted in the film 'Inspector Balram' which was a successful film and played the character  'Ummar'.
In the mega hit film of Suresh Gopi 'Commissioner' which was directed by Shaji Kailas his character as 'Vattappara Peethambaran' was well received.
His roles in films 'Devasuram' 'Ayal Katha Ezhuthukayanu' 'Summer in Bethlehem'  etc were all unforgettable.









In the film 'Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu' he acted as the character 'Gangadharan'.
In the blockbuster successful film 'Aaraam Thampuran' in 1997 which was directed by Shaji Kailas, his role as 'Bappu' received accolades.
His role 'Varghese' in the film 'Pattanathil Sundaran' was also nice.
His role in the film 'Kazhcha' directed by Blessy also drew much attention.
In the film 'Katha Parayumbol' (2007), Augustine's role as 'Scariah Thomas' earned much accolades and appreciation.
He acted in 'Nakhangal' directed by Suresh Krishna and in 'Kadal Kadonnoru Mathukutty' directed by Ranjith in 2013.
Augustine suffered a stroke in 2009, but he recovered from it and was continuing his acting career.Augustine but passed away on 14 November 2013.
His daughter Ann Augustine has acted in several films.
Selected Filmography
Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street
Adiverukal
Aavanazhi
Adimakal Udamakal
1921
Adwaitham
Neelagiri
Sadayam
Daddy
Ootty
Mafia
Ekalavyan
Devasuram
Commissioner
Nirnayam
Rajaputhran
Vanarasena
Chandralekha
Meenakshi Kalyanam
Kaikudanna Nilavu
Summer in Bethlahem
Ayal Katha Ezhuthukayanu
The Truth
Usthad
Valiettan
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal
Randam Bhavam
Karumadykuttan
Chathurangam
Nandanam
Sadananthante Samayam
Vamanapuram Bus Route
Nattu Rajavu
Vesham
Chandrolsavam
Thaskara Veeran
Pouran
Balram vs Tharadas
Pothen Vava
Arabikatha
Nasrani
Gulmohar
Loud Speaker
The Ghost House Inn
Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu
Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty


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