Adoor Bhasi

K. Bhaskaran Nair[1] (1 March 1927 – 29 March 1990), known by his stage name Adoor Bhasi, was an Indian film actor and film director from Kerala. Adoor Bhasi was almost always cast as the man who stands next to the hero. His hilarious actions and roles became the cynosure of comic scenes in the Malayalam films of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He is also famous for his eloquent speeches in fluent English. He directed three Malayalam films during the late 1970s.[2]

Adoor Bhasi
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Born
K. Bhaskaran Nair

1 March 1927
Died29 March 1990(1990-03-29) (aged 63)
Other namesBhasi
Years active1953–1990
Parent(s)E. V. Krishna Pillai
Maheshwari Amma
RelativesC.V. Raman Pillai (grandfather)

Early lifeEdit

Adoor Bhasi was born on 1 March 1927 in Peringanadu, Adoor, Travancore, with a rich lineage to boast of. His father, E. V. Krishna Pillai, was a renowned Malayalam humourist writer, dramatist, pioneering short story writer and essayist, a lawyer and a Member of the then Travancore Legislative Assembly (M.L.C.). His mother, Maheshwari Amma, was the youngest daughter of C. V. Raman Pillai, one among the greatest Malayalam novelists, being the first historical novelist in Malayalam and author of Marthanda Varma, Dharmaraja, Premamritham, and Ramarajabahadur), pioneering dramatist, journalist and social activist.

Bhasi was the fourth of the seven children of his parents. His siblings (two sisters and four brothers) were the late Omana Amma, the late K. Ramachandran Nair alias Chandraji, Rajalakshmi Amma, K. Padmanabhan Nair, the late K. Sankaran Nair, who died young at the age of 18, and the late K. Krishnan Nair.[3]

His elder brother Chandraji became a film actor much before him. Chandraji entered the Film world of Bollywood and acted in a few Hindi films (Bimal Roy's Parineeta and Hrishikesh Mukherji's films) before moving over with his family to Madras to live with Adoor Bhasi. Chandraji was the manager of RK Studios owned by Raj Kapoor in Mumbai and has acted as villain in the popular Bollywood film Ashique alongside Raj Kapoor. Chandraji then acted in several Malayalam films like Chithram and became well known as an actor. His nephew, B. Harikumar, is a well-known novelist, satirist and actor in Malayalam and has acted in several TV serials and feature films.

Bhasi spent his childhood along with his parents in Trivandrum. He had his primary education in a missionary school—Vadakkekottaaram—in the capital city. After his father's premature death at the age of 44, Bhasi, along with his mother and siblings moved to his father's native village of Adoor and had his middle and high school studies in the English High School of Adoor. After his school education, he moved over to Trivandrum and lived with his maternal aunt. He then joined the Institute of Textile Technology and passed the professional course of diploma in Textile Chemistry. He did not attend any college for graduation. After acquiring the diploma, he was to do internship in a textile mill in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, but owing to financial difficulties, he could not pursue the prescribed internship. He then worked as an apprentice in the Lakshmi Textiles factory in Trivandrum, but could not secure a job in any textile mill in Travancore. He stayed put in Trivandrum and while staying with his eldest maternal aunt, B. Gourikutty Amma, for more than 12 years in Rosscote Bungalow, the house built by his maternal grandfather, C. V. Raman Pillai, began acting on the amateur stage and taking part in dramas broadcast by All India Radio, Thiruvananthapuram station, along with leading stage actors of the time, like C. I. Parameswaran Pillai, Kainikkara Kumara Pillai, P. K. Vikraman Nair, T. R. Sukumaran Nair, Jagathy N. K. Achary, Nagavally R. S. Kurup, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, P. K. Veeraraghavan Nair alias Veeran, T. N. Gopinathan Nair, Aranmula Ponnamma, Mavelikara Ponnamma, and Pattom Saraswathi Amma.

During those twelve years, he also worked as the Manager of P. K. Memorial Press run by the well-known playwright, T. N. Gopinathan Nair, and also worked as the Manager of Sakhi weekly, edited by T. N. Gopinathan Nair, Rosscote Krishna Pillai and Kavalam Narayana Panicker. His friendship with T. N. earned for him many close contacts with writers and artistes in the professional world of Malayalam drama and films. That ultimately secured for him entry into the amateur stage and finally to the Malayalam film world.

CareerEdit

Bhasi got his first chance in a small role in a Malayalam feature film, Thiramala, directed by P. R. S. Pillai. His first notable film was Chandrathara's Mudiyanaya Puthran (1961). In the year 1968, he acted in Viruthan Shanku, the first full-length comedy in Malayalam cinema by P. Venu. He went on to become one of the highly sought-after and inalienable actors and celebrities of Malayalam feature films of the 1960s and 1970s. He, along with S. P. Pillai and Bahadur formed the trio that contributed to rollicking comedy scenes in Malayalam films. Bhasi went on to act in over 700 films, mainly in supporting roles. He acted with almost all leading actors in Malayalam in his period, like Sathyan, Prem Nazir, Madhu, K. P. Ummer, Jayan, M. G. Soman, Sukumaran, Mammootty and Mohanlal.

He acted as the villain in Karimbana and Itha Oru Manushyan. He did double roles in Kottaram Vilkkanundu, Bhadradeepam and Lankadahanam. He got his first Kerala State Film Award for best actor in 1974 for Chattakkari. He first acted as hero in John Abraham's Cheriyachante Kroorakrithyangal (1978) and got the Kerala State Film Award for best actor in 1979. Later in 1984, he won the Kerala State Film Award for best actor for his performance in April 18 (1983). A memorial to Adoor Bhasi is being built by the District Panchayat of Pathanamthitta, the foundation stone for which was laid on 12 June 2009.

A film based on Bhasi's real-life is in the making with Dileep playing the lead role. It is based on a novel by B. Harikumar (his nephew) called Mareecham. The script work is by Harikumar himself and the film is produced and directed by Suku Menon. The location is planned out of Trivandrum and Adoor.

Adoor Bhasi is often considered one of the first film makers in South India to recognize the credentials of Kamal Haasan when he cast him as lead in his movie Adiyapadam, Kamal later became one of the greatest stars India has ever produced.

ControversiesEdit

Adoor Bhasi was accused by several artistes including K. P. A. C. Lalitha and director P. Chandrakumar of being a villain in real life as well as drunk and a sadist after his death.[4][5]

DeathEdit

Bhasi suffered from various health problems like diabetes and hypertension during his last years. He also suffered from kidney disease. Being a lifelong bachelor, he did not have any family support. The death of his co-star Prem Nazir in January 1989 shattered him very much. Nazir was not only Bhasi's co-star in many films, but was also a childhood friend. Finally, he died on 29 March 1990, aged 63. His death occurred on the eve of his father's 52nd death anniversary. He was cremated with full state honours at his home in Adoor.

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South:

FilmographyEdit

As actorEdit

  • Thiramaala (1953)
  • Mudiyanaaya Puthran (1961) as Krishnan Nair
  • Jnaanasundari (1961) as Michael
  • Viyarpintae Vila (1962)
  • Velu Thampi Dalava (1962)
  • Bhagyajathakam (1962)
  • Sathyabhama (1963)
  • Ninamaninja Kaalpaadukal (1963) as Subramaniyam Potti
  • Moodupaddam (1963)
  • Chilamboli (1963)
  • Ammaye Kaanaan (1963) as Sangameshwara Iyer
  • Thacholi Othenan (1964) as Vanan Ambu
  • School Master (1964) as Appunni Nair
  • Orral Koodi Kallanaayi (1964) as Panikkar
  • Kutti Kuppayam (1964) as Chekunju
  • Kudumbini (1964) as Kelu Nair
  • Karutha Kai (1964) as Soman
  • Kalanju Kittiya Thankam (1964) as K.P.Nair
  • Devaalayam (1964)
  • Bharthavu (1964)
  • Bhargavi Nilayam (1964) as Cheriya Pareekanni
  • Atom Bomb (1964) as Paachu
  • Althaara (1964)
  • Aadhiya Kiranangal (1964) as Krishnan Ashan
  • Thommante Makkal (1965)
  • Thankakudam (1965)
  • Shyamalachechi (1965)
  • Shakuntala (1965)
  • Sarppakavu (1965)
  • Rajamalli (1965)
  • Porter Kunjali (1965) as Aboobakkar Mullakka
  • Pattuthoovaala (1965) as Dr. Gregory
  • Odayil Ninnu (1965) as Velu
  • Muthalali (1965)
  • Murappennu (1965) as Shanku
  • Mayavi (1965) as Bhasi
  • Kochumon (1965)
  • Kavya Mela (1965) as Vikraman
  • Kattu Thulasi (1965)
  • Kattu Pookkal (1965) as Pankan
  • Kathirunna Nikah (1965)
  • Kalyana Photo (1965)
  • Kadathukaran (1965) as Kala Velu
  • Jeevithayaathra (1965) as Madhavan
  • Inapravugal (1965)
  • Devatha (1965)
  • Chettathi (1965) as Bhargavan
  • Bhoomiyile Malakha (1965) as Pothen
  • Ammu (1965)
  • Tilottama (1966)
  • Tharavatamma (1966) as Paramu Kuruppu
  • Sthanarthi Saramma (1966) as Sasthrikal
  • Station Master (1966)
  • Rowdy (1966)
  • Priyathama (1966)
  • Poocha Kanni (1966)
  • Pinchu Hridhayam (1966)
  • Pakalkkinavu (1966)
  • Mayor Nair (1966)
  • Kusruthy Kuttan (1966)
  • Kunjali Marakkar (1966)
  • Koottukar (1966)
  • Kayamkulam Kochunni (1966) as Ochira Pachupilla
  • Karuna (1966)
  • Anarkali (1966) as Karim
  • Kanmanikal (1966)
  • Kanaka Chilanga (1966)
  • Kalyana Rathriyil (1966)
  • Kallipennu (1966)
  • Kalithozhan (1966)
  • Jail (1966)
  • Iruttinte Athmavu (1966) as Guru Kunjichaathu
  • Archana (1966) as Bhasi
  • Udhyogastha (1967)
  • Swapna Bhoomi (1967)
  • Sahadharmini (1967)
  • Ramanan (1967)... Poojari
  • Post Man (1967)
  • Pavappettaval (1967) as Manager
  • Collector Malathy (1967) as Kittunni
  • Pareeksha (1967) as Ayappan Pilla
  • N.G.O (1967)
  • Nagarame Nandi (1967)
  • Naadan Pennu (1967)
  • Mainatharuvi Kola Case (1967)
  • Madatharuvi (1967)
  • Kudumbam (1967)
  • Kottayam Kola Case (1967)
  • Kavalaam Chundan (1967)
  • Kasavuthattam (1967) as Khader
  • Kaanatha Veshangal (1967)
  • Jeevikkan Anuvadhikuka (1967)
  • Cochin Express (1967)
  • Chitra Mela (1967) as (segment "Penninte Prapancham")
  • Bhagya Mudra (1967)
  • Awal (1967)
  • Ashwamedham (1967) as Manthravadi
  • Anveshichu Kandethiyilla (1967)
  • Agniputhri (1967) as Parvathidas
  • Yakshi (1968) as Ananthan
  • Viruthan Shanku (1968)
  • Velutha Kathreena (1968) as Kuriachan
  • Vazhi Pizhacha Santhathy (1968)
  • Thulabharam (1968) as Achuthan Nair
  • Thirichadi (1968)
  • Punnapra Vayalar (1968) as Gopalji
  • Padunna Puzha (1968) as Pachu Pilla, Dakshyayani,Mother(triple role)
  • Midumidukki (1968)
  • Manaswini (1968)
  • Love in Kerala (1968) as Kunjunni
  • Laksha Prabhu (1968)
  • Kodungalluramma (1968)
  • Viruthan Shanku (1968) as Vikraman/Shanku
  • Kayal Karayil (1968)
  • Kattu Kurangu (1968)
  • Karthika (1968) as Mathai
  • Kaliyalla Kalyanam (1968)
  • Inspector (1968)
  • Dial 2244 (1968)
  • Bharyamar Sookshikkuka (1968) as S R Poduval
  • Asuravithu (1968)
  • Aparadhini (1968)
  • Anchu Sundariakal (1968)
  • Agni Pareeksha (1968) as Unni
  • Virunnukari (1969) as Swami
  • Vila Kuranja Manushyan (1969)
  • Vilakkapetta Bandhangal (1969)
  • Veettu Mrugam (1969)
  • Susie (1969)
  • Sandhya (1969)
  • Rest House (1969) as K. R. Das, Beetle (double role)
  • Rahasyam (1969) as Sankaran
  • Padicha Kallan (1969)
  • Nadhi (1969) as Lazer
  • Mr. Kerala (1969)
  • Mooladhanam (1969) as Kuruppu
  • Kootu Kudumbam (1969)
  • Kannoor Deluxe (1969) as Chandu Nair
  • Kadalpalam (1969) as Nanukuttan Nair
  • Jwala (1969) as Menon
  • Kallichellamma(1969) as Kesheva Pilla
  • Danger Biscuit (1969) as Swami
  • Anaachadanam (1969)
  • Adimakal (1969) as Giridhara Yogi/Naanu Kurup
  • Aalmaram (1969)
  • Vivahitha (1970) as Ramayya
  • Vivaham Swargathil (1970)
  • Mindapennu (1970) as Das
  • Vazhve Mayam (1970) as Achuthan Nair
  • Triveni (1970) as Purushu
  • Thara (1970) as Velu Pilla
  • Stree (1970)
  • Saraswathi (1970)
  • Rakthapushpam (1970)
  • Priya (1970)
  • Pearl View (1970) as Henry
  • Palunku Pathram (1970)
  • Othenente Makan (1970) as Naduvazhi
  • Moodalmanju (1970) as Lonappan
  • Lottery Ticket (1970) as Lottery Menon/Bhaskara Menon
  • Kuttavali (1970) as Kesavan
  • Kurukshetram (1970)
  • Kalpana (1970)
  • Kakka Thamburatti (1970)
  • Ezhuthatha Katha (1970)
  • Dathuputhran (1970) as Jose's father
  • Cross Belt (1970) as Sahasram Iyyer
  • Bhikara Nimishankal (1970) as Ranger James
  • Aranazhikaneram (1970) as Sivarama Kurup
  • Anadha (1970)
  • Amma Enna Stree (1970)
  • Ambalaprav (1970)
  • Nilakkatha Chalanangal (1970)
  • Aa Chithrasalabham Parannotte (1970)
  • Vithukal (1971) as Eravan Nair
  • Vilakkuvangiya Veena (1971) as S. R. Menon
  • Vidhyarthigale Ithile Ithile (1971)
  • Ummachu (1971)
  • Shiksha (1971) as Krishna Pilla
  • Oru Penninte Katha (1971)
  • Makane Ninakku Vendi (1971) as Kruvilla
  • Neethi (1971)
  • Moonupukkal (1971)
  • Marunnattil Oru Malayali (1971) as Narasimham
  • Line Bus (1971) as Koodan Govinda Pilla
  • Lanka Dahanam (1971) as Kondotti Moosathu, Mathai
  • Karakanakadal (1971)
  • Sarasayya (1971) as Poulose
  • Inquilab Zindabad (1971)
  • Anubhavangal Paalichakal (1971) as Rajappan
  • C.I.D. Nazir (1971) as Bhasi
  • Achante Bharya (1971) as Karunakaran Nair
  • Aabhijathyam (1971) as Chandi
  • Theertha Yathra (1972)
  • Taxi Car (1972) as Nambiar, Bhasi (double role)
  • Snehadeepame Mizhi Thurakku (1972)
  • Sambhavami Yuge Yuge (1972) as Velu
  • Sakthi (1972)
  • Saathi (1972)
  • Puthra Kamekhi (1972)
  • Pushpanjali (1972) as Pachupilla
  • Punarjanmam (1972)
  • Postmane Kananilla (1972) as Hidumban
  • Oru Sundariyude Katha (1972) as Unthuvandi Krishnankutty
  • Omana (1972) as Cheriyachan
  • Nirthasala (1972) as Paachu
  • Nadan Premam (1972)
  • Miss Mary (1972) as Sankaran
  • Mayiladum Kunnu (1972)
  • Maya (1972) as Raghuraman
  • Maravil Thirivu Sookshikkuka (1972)... Kaduva Kurien
  • Maram (1972)
  • Manushya Bandhangal (1972)
  • Manthrakodi (1972)
  • Kandavarundo (1972)
  • Kalippava (1972)
  • Ini Oru Janmam Tharu (1972)
  • Gandharavakshetram (1972) as Thekkedam Thirumeni
  • Devi (1972)
  • Chembarathi (1972) as Bhasi
  • Brahmachari (1972)
  • Azhimukham (1972)
  • Aromalunni (1972)
  • Anveshanam (1972)
  • Ananthasayanam (1972)
  • Achanum Bappayum (1972) as Madhavan
  • Aaradi Manninte Janmi (1972) as Philippose
  • Veendum Prabatham (1973)
  • Urvashi Bharathi (1973)
  • Udhayam (1973) as Ready Krishna Pilla
  • Thottavadi (1973) as Dr. Pushpangadathan
  • Thiruvabharanam (1973)
  • Thenaruvi (1973)
  • Thekkan Kattu (1973) as Gopalan
  • Thaniniram (1973) as Viswambharan
  • Soundarya Pooja (1973)
  • Sasthram Jayichu Manushyan Thottu (1973) as Ramakrishnan
  • Rakkuyil (1973)
  • Preathangalude Thazhvaram (1973)
  • Poymughangal (1973)
  • Ponnapuram Kotta (1973)
  • Police Ariyaruthe (1973)
  • Pavangal Pennungal (1973)
  • Panchavadi (1973) as Samson
  • Padmavyooham (1973) as Pathrose
  • Pacha Nottukal (1973) as Thommi Aashaan
  • Nakhangal (1973)
  • Masappady Mathupillai (1973)
  • Manushya Puthran (1973)
  • Manase (1973)
  • Maram (1973) as Apputti
  • Madhavikutty (1973)
  • Ladies' Hostel (1973) as Bharathan
  • Kavitha (1973)
  • Kaliyugam (1973)
  • Kaapalika (1973) as Pothachan/Peter
  • Kaalachakram (1973) as Kochukuttan
  • Ithu Manushiano? (1973)
  • Interview (1973) as Velu Pilla
  • Football Champion (1973) as K. B. K. Nair
  • Enippadikal (1973)
  • Divyadharsanam (1973) as Kolappan
  • Dhriksakshi (1973)
  • Dharmayudham (1973) as Godhavarma Thampuran
  • Darshanam (1973)
  • Chukku (1973)
  • Chenda (1973)
  • Chaayam (1973)
  • Bhadradeepam (1973) as Devarajan Potti/Unni Swami(double role)
  • Angathattu (1973)
  • Ajnathavasam (1973) as Minnal
  • Achani (1973) as Kaimal
  • Aaradhika (1973) as Seitu
  • Uttarayanam (1974)
  • Thumbolarcha (1974) as Bidananthan
  • Thacholi Marumakan Chandu (1974) as Kandacheri Chappan
  • Swarna Vigraham (1974)
  • Suprabhatham (1974)
  • Shapa Moksham (1974)
  • Sethu Bandhanam (1974)
  • Saptha Swarangal (1974) as Prathapan
  • Rehasya Rathri (1974)
  • Rajhamsam (1974)
  • Poonthenaruvi (1974) as Ummachan
  • Pattabhishekam (1974) as Bhasi
  • Pancha Thanthram (1974) as Krishnankutty
  • Oru Pidi Ari (1974)
  • Night Duty (1974) as Padmanabha Panikkar
  • Nellu (1974) as Nanu
  • Neela Kannukal (1974)
  • Nathoon (1974)
  • Nagaram Sagaram (1974)
  • Nadee Nadanmare Aavashyamunde (1974)
  • Manyasree Viswamithran (1974) as Sankaran
  • Durga (1974)
  • College Girl (1974) as Suku
  • Check Post (1974)
  • Chattakkari (1974) as Morris
  • Chandrakantham (1974)
  • Chanchala (1974)
  • Chakravakam (1974) as Sankaran
  • Bhoomi Devi Pushpiniyayi (1974) as Sankara Menon
  • Ayalathe Sundari (1974) as Gopal/Palgo
  • Aswathy (1974)
  • Arakkallan Mukkalkkallan (1974)
  • Alakal (1974)
  • Velicham Akale (1975)
  • Ullasa Yaathra (1975)
  • Tourist Bungalow (1975)
  • Thmamara Thoni (1975)
  • Thiruvonam (1975)
  • Swarna Matsyam (1975)
  • Chattambikkalyaani (1975) as Shareeram Kuttappan
  • Soorya Vamsam (1975)
  • Sammanam (1975)
  • Raagam (1975)
  • Sindhu (1975) as Venu
  • Pravaham (1975) as Chandran
  • Picnic (1975) as A. B. Menon
  • Pennpada (1975) as Bhaskara Pillai
  • Palaazhi Madhanam (1975)
  • Padmaragam (1975)
  • Oomana Kunju (1975)
  • Neela Ponman (1975) as Kutty
  • Mucheettu Kalikarante Magal (1975)
  • Mattoru Seetha (1975)
  • Manishada (1975)
  • Makkal (1975)
  • Madhura Padhinezhu (1975)
  • Love Marriage (1975) as Menon
  • Love Letter (1975)
  • Kuttichaathan (1975)
  • Kottaram Vilakkanundu (1975)
  • Kalayana Sougandhikam (1975)
  • Hello Darling (1975) as Padmarajan
  • Dharmakshetre Kurukshetre (1975)
  • Criminals (1975)
  • Chuvanna Sandhyakal (1975)
  • Chumadu Thangai (1975)
  • Chief Guest (1975)
  • Cheenavala (1975) as Pappo
  • Boy Friend (1975/I)
  • Babu Mon (1975) as Balagopal
  • Alibaba and Forty-one Thieves (1975) as Kasim
  • Abhimanam (1975)
  1. Ayodhya (1975) as M. K. Muthalali
  • Aaranya Kaandum (1975)
  • Yudha Bhoomi (1976)
  • Yaksha Gaanam (1976) as P. K. Panikkar
  • Vazhi Vilakku (1976)
  • Vanadevatha (1976) as Kunju
  • Sex Illa Stund Illa (1976)
  • Seemantha Puthran (1976)
  • Rathriyile Yathrakkar (1976)
  • Rajayogam (1976)
  • Pushpa Sarem (1976)
  • Preeyamvadha (1976)
  • Prasadam (1976) as Dr. Chandran
  • Ponn (1976)
  • Pick Pocket (1976)
  • Panchami (1976) as Gangan
  • Paarijatham (1976)
  • Ozhukkinethire (1976)
  • Neeyente Lahari (1976)
  • Neela Sari (1976)
  • Muthu (1976)
  • Mohiniyattom (1976)
  • Manasa Veena (1976)
  • Mailanum Mathevanum (1976)
  • Light House (1976) as Chandu
  • Kayamkulam Kochunniyude Maghan (1976)
  • Kanyadanam (1976)
  • Kamadhenu (1976) as Sreekumaran
  • Dweep (1976)
  • Chottanikkara Amma (1976)
  • Chennai Valarthiya Kutty (1976)
  • Ayalkari (1976) as Fernandez
  • Appooppan (1976)
  • Anubhavam (1976)
  • Amrudha Vahini (1976) as Vinod
  • Ammini Ammavan (1976)
  • Amma (1976)
  • Ajayanum Vijayanum (1976)
  • Abhinandanam (1976)
  • Vyamoham (1977)
  • Yatheem (1977) as Musaliyar
  • Vishukkani (1977)
  • Veedue Oru Swargam (1977)
  • Varadhakshina (1977)
  • Thuruppu Gulam (1977)
  • Tholkkan Enikku Manassilla (1977)
  • Sujatha (1977)
  • Soorya Kanthi (1977)
  • Sneham (1977)
  • Shukradasha (1977)
  • Satyavan Savithri (1977)
  • Samudram (1977) as Easwara Pilla
  • Rathi Manmathan (1977)
  • Randu Lokam (1977) as Keshava Kurup
  • Parivarthanam (1977)
  • Panchamrutham (1977)
  • Nurayum Pathayum (1977)
  • Nirakudam (1977)
  • Nalumani Pookkal (1977)
  • Muttathe Mulla (1977) as Kochappan
  • Mohavum Mukthiyum (1977)
  • Mini Mol (1977)
  • Makam Piranna Manka (1977)
  • Lakshmi (1977)
  • Kannappanunni (1977) as Thankakudam
  • Kaduvaye Pidicha Kiduva (1977)
  • Itha Ivide Vare (1977) as Nanu
  • Guruvayoor Kesavan (1977)
  • Chathur Vedam (1977)
  • Chakravarthini (1977)
  • Bharya Vijayam (1977)
  • Aparaajitha (1977)
  • Anjali (1977)
  • Ammayi Amma (1977)
  • Akshaya Paathram (1977)
  • Akale Aakasam (1977)
  • Adyapadam (1977)
  • Acharam Ammini Osaram Omana (1977) as Inchakattil Kittu Pillai
  • Yagaswam (1978)
  • Vadakakkoru Hridhyam (1978)
  • Theerangal (1978)
  • Thamburatti (1978) as Thampuran
  • Snehathinte Mukhangal (1978)
  • Sathru Samharam (1978)
  • Reghu Vamsam (1978)
  • Rathi Nirvedham (1978)
  • Ona Pudava (1978)
  • Nivedhyam (1978) as Kamsan Panikkar
  • Nakshathrangale Kaaval (1978)
  • Mattoru Karnan (1978)
  • Mannu (1978)
  • Madanolsavam (1978) as Frederick March
  • Kudumbam Namakku Sreekovil (1978) as Sukumaran
  • Kanal Kattakal (1978) as Arjunan
  • Kalpa Vriksham (1978) as Judo/Ajayan
  • Kadathanattu Maakkam (1978)
  • Jayikkanaayi Janichavan (1978)
  • Jala Tharangam (1978)
  • Itha Oru Manushyan (1978) as Padmanabha Kurup
  • Gaandharvam (1978)
  • Ee Ganam Marakkumo (1978)
  • Bharyayum Kamukiyum (1978)
  • Bandhanam (1978)
  • Balapareekshanam (1978)
  • Aval Vishwastha Aayirunnu (1978) as Avarachan
  • Ashoka Vanam (1978)
  • Anubhoothikalude Nimisham (1978)
  • Adimakachavadam (1978)
  • Aarum Anyaralla (1978) as Vareed
  • Aana Paachan (1978)
  • Ward No. 7 (1979)
  • Vellayani Paramu (1979) as Abdu
  • Thuramugham (1979)
  • Rakthamillatha Manushyan (1979) as Ramalinga Chettiyar
  • Prabhu (1979) as Siddhan
  • Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum (1979) as Muhammed Hussain
  • Manushiyan (1979)
  • Koumara Praayam (1979)
  • Kathir Mandapam (1979)
  • Cheriyachante Kroora Krithyangal (1979)... Cheriyachan
  • Rajaneegandhi (1980) as Krishna Menon
  • Naayattu (1980)
  • Meen (1980)
  • Karimpana (1980) as Sayippu
  • Kalika (1980) as Vasu
  • Ethikkara Pakky (1980) as Supramuthayyan
  • Digvijayam (1980) as Kannappan
  • Anthappuram (1980)
  • Ammayum Makkalum (1980)
  • Aagamanam (1980) as Samuel
  • Theekkali (1981) as Bahuleyan
  • Thakilu Kottampuram (1981) as Kunjunni Kurup
  • Saahasam (1981)
  • Paathira Sooryan (1981) as Pappachan
  • Kodumudikal (1981) as Vasukuttan Pilla
  • Kallan Pavithran (1981) as Merchant/Trader
  • Irattimadhuram (1981)
  • Ellaam Ninakku Vendi (1981) as Panikkar
  • Munnettam (1981) as Gopalan Nair
  • Kadathu (1981) as School Principal
  • Vidhichathum Kothichathum (1982)
  • Snehapoorvam Meera (1982) as Panikkar
  • Oru Kunju Janikkunnu (1982)
  • Ormakkayi (1982)
  • Olangal (1982)
  • Naagamadhathu Thampuratti (1982)
  • Mayilanji (1982) as Hameed Sayivu
  • Mathruka Kudumbam (1982)
  • Koaritharicha Naal (1982)
  • Keni (1982)
  • Aasha (1982)... Willy
  • Kattile Pattu (1982) as Raghavan Pilla
  • Jumbulingam (1982)
  • Ilakkangal (1982)
  • Irattimadhuram (1982) as Thorappan Panikkar
  • Gaanam (1982)
  • Ente Mohangal Poovaninju (1982) as Easwaran
  • Enikkum Oru Divasam (1982) as Ouseph
  • Chiriyo Chiri (1982)
  • Chillu (1982) as Annie's father
  • Sandhya Vandanam (1983)
  • Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu (1983)
  • Rugma (1983) as Bhatt
  • Pinnilavu (1983) as Padmanabha Pillai
  • Oomai Kuyil (1983)
  • Onnu Chirikku (1983) as Krishnan Nair
  • Nanayam (1983)
  • Maniyara (1983)
  • Mahabali (1983)
  • Kuyiline Thedi (1983) as Ganapathi Iyer
  • Justice Raja (1983)
  • Iniyenkilum (1983) as Parakkal Mathai
  • Himavahini (1983) as Watcher
  • Guru Dakshina (1983)
  • Ente Katha (1983) as Govinda Kuruppu
  • Engane Nee Marakkum (1983)
  • Belt Mathai (1983) as Pokker
  • Ashtapadi (1983)
  • Adhyathe Anuragam (1983)
  • Aadhipathyam (1983) as Sankara Pilla
  • Aaroodam (1983)
  • Vetta (1984)
  • Vepraalam (1984)
  • Vellam (1984) as Kunjunni
  • Kilikkonchal(1984) as Menon
  • Thathamme Poocha Poocha (1984) as Gonsalves
  • Swanthamevide Bandhamevide (1984) as Bhaskara Menon
  • Pavam Poornima (1984) as Chellappan Pilla
  • Onnanu Nammal (1984) as Padmanabhan Nair
  • Muthodu Muthu (1984) as Prabhakaran Pillai
  • Manithali (1984) as Abdullakunjikka
  • Lakshmana Rekha (1984)
  • Koottinilamkili (1984) as Valiya Kurup
  • Jeevitham (1984)
  • Itha Innu Muthal (1984)
  • Ethirppukal (1984)
  • Ente Kalithozhan (1984)
  • Eenum (1984)
  • Edavelakku Sesham (1984)
  • Swantham Sarika (1984) as Krishnan Nair
  • Athirathram (1984) as Lona
  • April 18 (1984) as Policeman's father-in-law
  • Aalkkoottathil Thaniye (1984) as Achuthan
  • Principal Olivil (1985)
  • Pacha Velicham (1985) as Mohammed
  • Orikkal Oridathu (1985)
  • Neerariyum Nerathu (1985)
  • Mulamoottil Adima (1985) as Shivaswami
  • Madhu Vidhurathri (1985)
  • Kilippattu (1985)
  • Aanakkorumma (1985) as Raman Nair
  • Ee Thanalil Ithiri Neram (1985)
  • Avidathepole Ivideyum (1985)
  • Eeran Sandhya (1985)
  • Manya Mahajanangale (1985)
  • Angadikkappurathu (1985) as Lazar
  • Yathra (1985) as Priest
  • Vaiki Odunna Varathi (1986)
  • Rajavinte Makan (1986) as Priest
  • Iniyum Kurukshethram (1986) as Govinda Pillai
  • Kaveri (1986) as Raman Nair
  • Adukkan Entheluppam (1986) as San Diego
  • Nandi Veendum Varika (1986) as Vishnu Nampoothiri
  • Padayani (1986)
  • Rakkuyilin Rajassadasil (1986)
  • Kochu Themmadi (1986)
  • Sarvakalashala (1987) as College Principal
  • Irupatham Noottandu (1987)
  • Purushartham (1987)
  • Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar (1987) as Thekkumkoor Valiya Thampuran
  • Kalam Mari Katha Mari (1987) as Musthafa
  • Idanazhiyil Oru Kaalocha (1987)
  • Ivide Ellavarkkum Sukham (1987) as Thampuran
  • Manivatharile Aayiram Sivarathrikal (1987) as Neena's uncle
  • Rahasyam Parama Rahasyam (1988) as Chathunni
  • Evidence (1988)
  • Chakkikotha Chankaran (1989) as Madhava Menon
  • Ragam Anuragam (1990) as Xavier

As directorEdit

As playback singerEdit

  • "Kaduva..." - Maravil Tirivu Sookshikkuka
  • "Oru Roopa Nottu Koduthal..." - Lottery Ticket (1970)
  • "Thallu Thallu..." - Abhijatyam
  • "Thalassery..." - Kannur Deluxe
  • "Kuruvi petti", "Vottilla Vottilla..." - Sthanarthi Saramma
  • "Velutha Vavinum..." with K. J. Yesudas and P. Suseela - Chakravakam
  • "Neeya Saranam..." - Thekkan Kattu
  • "Manyanmare..." - Sakthi
  • "Pankaja Dala Nayane...", "Irattathookkam..." - Kattukurangu
  • "Anachal Chanda..." - Adya Kiranam
  • "Kallupaalathil Kariyaachan..." - Aadyakiranangal (1964)
  • "Manjulabhaashini Baale..." - Aadyakiranangal (1964)
  • "Kannoor Dharmadam..." - Aadyakiranangal (1964)
  • "Shanka Vittu Varunnallo..." - Aadyakiranangal (1964)
  • "Car Lorreel Keri..." - Aadyakiranangal (1964)
  • "Zindabaad Zindabaad..." - Sthaanaarthi Saramma (1966)
  • "Kaduvappetti..." - Sthaanaarthi Saramma (1966)
  • "Utharamadhuraapuri..." - Kaattukurangu (1969)
  • "Kallukulangare..." - Kaattukurangu (1969)
  • "Shyaamalam Graamaranga..." - Kaattukurangu (1969)
  • "Chinchilam Chiluchilam..." - Vidyarthikale Ithile Ithile (1972)
  • "Oshaakali..." - Chaayam (1973)
  • "Velutha Vavinum..." - Chakravaakam (1974)
  • "Naanam Maraykkaan..." - Swarnnavigraham (1974)
  • "Angaadi Marunnukal..." - Amrithavaahini (1976)
  • "Chora Thilaykkum Kaalam..." - Raghuvamsham (1978)
  • "Kokkarakko Paadum..." - Onappudava (1978)
  • "Ikkaanunna Kettitadhil" [Bit]... - Thuramukham (1979)
  • "Enaakshiyaarival" [Bit]... - Thuramukham (1979)

LyricsEdit

  • "Angaadi Marunnukal..." Amrithavaahini (1976)

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Adoor Bhasi a villian [sic] in real life : KPAC Lalitha". Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Adoor Bhasi was a sadist". Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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