Monday, June 8, 2015

Thodupuzha Radhakrishnan

Thodupuzha Radhakrishnan was a well known Malayalam Film actor who  acted in Supporting/Character roles and in small roles of  large number of Malayalam films in a career spanning for about two decades.
He became a known actor by acting in the super hit film 'Kallichellamma' in 1969 based on the famous novel written by G.Vivekanandan in the same tiltle which was directed by P.Bhaskaran.  Prem Nazir,and Sheela were the main pair of this film which received awards.
He depicted several well noted characters thereafter in hits and super hits of skillful directors like 'Sasikumar,AB Raj,Sreekumaran Thampi,I.V.Sasi,Joshi,P.Bhaskaran' and so on.
He acted along famous actors like 'Prem Nazir,Sathyan,Jayan,Sukumaran,M.G.Soman,Madhu.Thilakan,Balan K.Nair,Thikkurissi,Kamala Hassan,Mammootty,Raghavan,Sheela,Sarada,Jayabharathy,Sreevidya,Meena,Aranmula Ponnamma,Kaviyoor Ponnamma,Sankaradi,Adoor Bhasi,Bahadur,K.P.Ummer' etc etc.
In the film 'Lottery Ticket' directed by AB Raj in 1970, which was a musical entertainer, Prem Nazir,Sheela,KP Ummer,Jose Prakash,Adoor Bhasi,Sreelatha etc acted.
In the film 'Sindooracheppu' which told the story of an elephant named 'Gopi' and it's mahout, was directed by actor Madhu in 1971.Madhu and Jayabharathy played the main characters.
'Abhijathyam' was a family drama of 1971 which was a super hit film directed by A.Vincent and produced by R.S.Prabhu in which Sarada and Madhu portrayed central characters.
Thikkurissi,Raghavan,Sukumari,Thodupuzha Radhakrishnan,Philomina,Kaviyoor Ponnamma etc were the other actors.
'Maravil Thiruvu Sookshikkuka' was a crime thriller about certain  culprits that used to cause accidents at the elevated place.Prem Nazir,Vijayasree,Ushakumari,Sreelatha,Vincent,Adoor Bhasi etc acted.
'Thiruvabharam' was a comedy film of 1973 directed by Sasi Kumar in which Prem Nazir,Madhu,KP Ummer,Thikkurissi,Vijayasree,Paravur Bharathan etc acted.The theme was about a film director that arrives in a serene beautiful location for conducting the  shooting of his film and the happenings over there.
'Kottaram Vilkkanundu' told the story of the decline of a Princely state and the fate of two lovers also.Prem Nazir,Adoor Bhasi,Jayabharathy,Sankaradi,Kunchan,Sukumari etc were the actors including Thodupuzha Radhakrishnan.
'Jagadguru Aadi Shankaran' narrates  the stories about the sage 'Aadi Shankaracharya' and the film was directed by P.Bhaskaran in which Murali Mohan acted in main role.Kaviyoor Ponnamma,Thodupuzha Radhakrishnan,Mallika Sukumaran,Raja Kokila,Sreemulanagaram Vijayan etc acted in in it.
'Eetta' was directed by I.V.Sasi in 1979  which was about the workers who cut cane from the forest area.'Varuthunni' the leader of the group of workers was played by Madhu and Gopalan the wholesale dealer of canes was depicted by MG Soman.Kamal Hassan acted as the adopted son of Varuthunni.
Sheela acted as Annamma and Seema as Sridevi in this blockbuster film.
In the film 'Venalil Oru Mazha'( 79) produced by Subramanyam Kumar and directed by Sreekumaran Thampi, Madhu,Jayan,Sreevidya,Roja Ramani,Sukumari,Aranmula Ponnamma etc acted.
'Agnisaram' was a film in which Jayan,Jayabharathy,Sukumaran,Alummoodan,Kaviyoor Ponnamma etc acted.
'Ee Nadu' was a blockbuster film directed by I.V.Sasi which was written by T.Damodaran.Mammootty,Balan K.Nair,Lalu Alex,Ratheesh,T.G.Ravi,Raveendran,Krishnachandran,Surekha,Vanitha,Shubha,Sankardi,Achankunju etc acted in it.Thodupuzha Radhakrishnan acted as the character 'Majeed', the elder brother of Mammootty.
'Saram' was a hit film directed by Joshy in which Sukumaran and Ambika acted in main roles in the year 1982.
'Bharya Oru Manthri' was directed by Raju Mahendru in the year 1986.Sukumaran,Menaka,Balan K Nair,Anuradha,Jagathy,Thodupuzha Radhakrishnan etc acted in it.
Selected Filmography
Kallichellamma

Nizhalattam
Lottery Ticket
Sindooracheppu
Abhijathyam
Snehadeepame Mizhithurakku
Ananthasayanam
Maravil Thirivu Sookshikkuka
Udayam
Thiruvabharanam
Interview
Kottaram Vilkkanundu
Kenalum Collectorum
Mohavum Mukthiyum
Minimol
Anthardaham
Jagadguru Aadisankaran
Tholkkan Enikku Manassilla
Kanal Kattakal
Madalasa
Jayikkanay Janichavan
Eetta
Choola
Iniyum Kanam
Puthiya Velicham
Kallu Karthyayani
Venalil Oru Mazha
Aavesam
Chandrahasam
Anthapuram
Ithikkarapakki
Agnisaram
Nagamadathu Thampuratty
Enikkum Oru Divasam
Ee Nadu
Jambulingam
Saram
Oru Mukham Pala Mukham
Prathinja
Makale Mappu Tharoo
Annoru Ravil
harya Oru Manthri



















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