Thursday, August 20, 2015


Abbas (Old) was a Malayalam film actor during 60's and 70's and he portrayed several well noted roles in hits and super hits of that period.He acted in Villain roles and Police Officer roles also in many films.
In the year 1966 he acted in the super hit film 'Tharavattamma' along with Sathyan,Sheela,B.S.Saroja,Aranmula Ponnamma,Sukumari,G.K.Pillai,P.J.Antony etc.The film was directed by P.Bhaskaran.
In 1969 he portrayed a noted role in the super hit film 'Kannur Deluxe' and acted along with stars like Prem Nazir and Sheela.A.B.Raj was the director of the film.
Olavum Theeravum was a commercial and critical success in the year 1970 in which the main pair were Madhu and Usha Nandini.The film which was a realistic manifestation was a classic movie directed by P.N.Menon which was one of the earliest introduction of art-house  movies on Malayalam screen.Abbas played the role as 'Butcher Moosa' in this film.P.A.Bakkar was the producer of this film.
Vilakku Vangiya Veena was a blockbuster film of 1971 directed by P.Bhaskaran in which Prem Nazir,Madhu,Sharada and Jayabharathi were in the lead roles.The film contained nice songs which are loved even today.
Theertha Yathra was a hit film based on a novel written by V.T.Nandakumar and the film was released in 1972.It was directe
d by A.Vincent.Madhu,Sharada,Kaviyoor Ponnamma and Sudheer acted in main roles.Abbas acted in this film as 'Abdulla'.

Pani Theeratha Veedu' was a blockbuster film released in the year 1973 which was directed by K.S.Sethumadhavan.Prem Nazir and Nanditha Bose were the main pair of this film.It was based on a novel written by 'Parapurathu' and screenplay was also written by him.The film received Kerala Government awards for Best Film,Best Screenplay,Best Direction,and Best Male singer(Jayachandran).It received National award as the Best Feature Film in Malayalam for that year.In this film Abbas acted as the character 'Muthalali'.
Nellu was a blockbuster film of 1974 which was directed by Ramu Kariat.It was the adaptation of the novel by P.Valsala in the same name.Prem Nazir,Jayabharathi,Kanakadurga,Mohan etc were the main actors of this film which told the story of tribal people of Wayanad hills and in the deep forest.
Selected Filmography
Danger Biscuit
Kannur Deluxe
Olavum Theeravum
Othenante Makan
Bheekara Nimishangal
Ara Nazhika Neram
Vilakku Vangiya Veena
Oru Penninte Kadha
Ernakulam Junction
Ladies Hostel
Pani Theeratha Veedu
Police Ariyaruthu
Azhakulla Saleena

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