Malayalam Actor Kalabhavan Mani

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Kalabhavan Mani is one of the BEST and Talented actor in the Indian movie history.
 Kalabhavan Mani is a special individual in Kerala social scene. From a mimicry artist to a hero of a different kind, Mani with his folksongs spread all over through audiocassettes satisfies a great chunk of Malayalam film audience. He is identified as a highly successful actor minus the conventional glamour that is prevalent in film field. He disproved the conception that to be a hero, one needs to be attractive, handsome and must have a presentable face.
He is identified as a popular actor. His Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum, and the most popular film Karumaadikkuttan in which he appeared as a mentally retarded person ran for weeks in fully packed houses. He did a Mega acting on "AAkaasha Paravakal" as a Dog catcher. But he like comedy roles. He have completed his 100 pictures.

The actor who is famous for his rendering of Malayalam folk songs has this time taken to singing Ayyappa devotional songs in Tamil.

 

Kalabhavan Mani:- The Most Talented ACTOR

Awards from Tamil

50th Manikchand Filmfare Awards

Best Villan actor in Tamil


As a Singer in Malayalam Films Evan(2007, director Praveen nambiar) Abraham Lincoln (2007) Achaneyanishttam (2001) Akasthile Paravakal (2001) Ananthabhadram (2005) Bamboo Boys (2002) Ben Johnson (2005) Chacko Randaaman (2006) Kanmashi (2002) Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (2000) Kanninum Kannadiykkum (2004) Karumadikkuttan (2001) Kazhcha (2004) Kissan (2006) Kottaram Veettile Apputtan (1998) Kusruthy (2003) Malsaram (2004) O Priye (2000) Red Salute (2006) Sammanam (1975) Vaalkannadi (2002)

   

    


   


He started his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan. He started his acting career through a Malayalam film Aksharam as an auto driver. He has acted in several movies as a comedian. His first serious role was in the film My Dear Karady. He is also a play back singer. He has acted in more than 80 films in Malayalam and more than 100 in the two languages


           

        

          

               He disproved the conception that to be a hero, one needs to be attractive, handsome and must have a presentable face. He is identified as a popular actor. His Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum, and the most recent film Karumaadikkuttan in which he appeared as a mentally retarded person ran for weeks in fully packed houses.

You have completed nearly 100 pictures. How do you feel?

Great and happy.

He records his gratitude to the first four who really introduced him to the field.

I owe my gratitude to director Ambili who has given me the first chance in his Samudaayam, Sallapam and made me really an artist known among people. I owe it to Mr Lohithadas, Mr Sunder das and Producer Mr Unni.

He is modest to a request made by the interviewer to evaluate himself as an actor.

I am not mature enough. Quite often I feel I am not taking acting seriously.

The actor in you is highly becoming successful. How far you have distanced yourself away from a mimicry artist?

Practically nil. I am still the old mimicry artist. I don�t have the pretensions of a matinee man. I have my humble life. I have my acting as a profession. And the old mimicry is still with me.

What kinds of roles do you like most?

Comedy roles, of course!

But you did a couple of villain roles in �Vallyettan� and �Saphalyam�, which were excellent! Didn�t you?

Yes, that were so, I was told by many. It was Mr Ranjith the scriptwriter who recommended me to the villain role in Vallyettan. And it was the performance in that film which fetched me a character in the Tamil film �Vanchinathan� directed by Shaaji Kailas.

Which of the roles did you like most?

Those ones in Sallapam, Udyanapalakan, Dilliwala Rajakumaran.

Not those in Vasanthiyum�, and Karumadikkuttan!

Definitely. The other ones are small roles that made me what I am now. I am emotionally attached to them. In fact I price those tiny roles most.