Thilakan says good bye to Malayalam Cinema......

malayalam actor thilakan cremated
Malayalam veteran actor Thilakan leaves the arena of cinema world and stage as he breathes his last at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on today (Sept 24) in the wee hours. 77 year old actor died here following a heart attack. Last month, he was hospitalized for multiple organ failure following a pneumonia, since then the actor was on ventilator. Thilakan was regarded as one of the great actors that Indian Cinema ever came across.

       Thilakan's body kept for public viewing at V.J.T. Hall in Thiruvanathapuram from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Cremation took place around at 4 :30 p.m. in Thaikkad Shanthi Kavadam, Thiruvananathapuram.

         This genius of malayalam cinema began his malayalam film career with malayalam movie "Periyar" in 1972, meanwhile his stage presence started with P.J.Antony's troupe, as he was the main stage actor of that era. coming to 1979, K.G.George's "Ulkadal" fetch him the real catch to the eyes of malayalees, with Mammootty in the lead. Since then Thilakan never looked back as his time came to reign the characters which defines the real acting.

             K.G.George's "Kollangal" in 1981 and "Yavanika" in 1982 gave Thilakan a chance to showcase his masterpiece to the next generation. In around 300 films include "Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback", "Prashanam Gurutharam", "Ente Mammttikuttiyammakku", "Panchavadi Palam", "Katha Ithuvare", "Noketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu", "Yathra", "Sanmanas Ullavarku Samadhanam", "Pappan Priyapetta Pappan", "Panchagni", "Nammukku Parkkan Munthirithopukkal", "Chilambu", "Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street", "Nadodikattu", "Thaniyavarthanam", "Pattanapravesham", "Dhwani", "Killukam", "Chenkol", "Chukkan", "Sphadikam", "Veendum Chilla Veettukaryangal", "Makante Achan", "Pazhasiraja", "Evidam Swargamanu", "Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya", "Indian Rupee", "Manjadikuru", "Spirit" are few of his stalwarts that spans over four decades in malayalam cinema.

                   Padmashri recepient of 2009, Thilakan receives 9 Kerala state awards with continuous four times Best second actor award won by him in the year 85 - Yathra, 86 - Panchagni, 87 - Thaniyavarthanam, 88 - Mukthi, Dhwani. In 1990 "Perumthachan" performance won him the Best Actor award for Kerala State, meanwhile same he lost in the National Award due to some political issues and award lands up for Amitabh Bachchan. 1994 bring him the Best Actor Award for Kerala state with the movie "Gamanam" and "Santhanagopalam".

                      In the National Award category, Thilakan receives Best Supporting Actor for 1988 released malayalam movie "Hrithubhedam". On 2007, National Jury bestowed upon himwith Special Jury Award for the movie "Ekantham".

                           Surendranath Thilakan born on 1935 in Ayroor, which is now in Pathanamthitta district. Thilakan shared the screen with four generation actors of malayalam cinema, while it is Prem Nazir, Madhu, Mohanlal, Bharath Gopi, Mammootty, Jayaram, Suresh Gopi or its been Kunchako Boban, Prithviraj, Indrajith. Thilakan's last movie may be "Ardhanaari", as he completed his scenes and during this he got hospitalized. Even Mammootty's son Dulquer Salmaan shared the screen space in "Ustad Hotel" with this genius actor of Indian Cinema.

                      offers its condolences towards the family of this great actor named Thilakan and remember him with his unforgettable characters that he presented to malayalees.........

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