Thilakan

K. Surendranatha Thilakan (15 July 1935 – 24 September 2012) was a veteran Indian film and stage actor who appeared in over 200 Malayalam films.[2][3][4] Known for his realistic and spontaneous appearances, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of Indian Cinema. He has won 3 National Film Awards and 9 Kerala State Film Awards. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri in 2009 for his contributions towards the arts.[5] He died on 24 September 2012 at the age of 77.[6][7][8] He holds the record of receiving Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor the highest number of times (6 times), till date.

Thilakan
THILAKAN-OIL PAINTING.jpg
Oil Painting Of Thilakan
Born
K. Surendranatha Thilakan

(1935-06-15)15 June 1935
Died24 September 2012(2012-09-24) (aged 77)
NationalityIndian
Years active1956–1978 (stage)
1972, 1979–2012 (film)
Notable work
Yavanika (1982)
Panchagni (1986)
Thaniyavarthanam (1987)
Moonnam Pakkam (1988)
Hrithubhedam (1988)
Kireedam (1989)
Kattukuthira (1990)
Perumthachan (1990)
Gamanam (1994)
Ustad Hotel (2012)
Partner(s)Shantha
Sarojam
ChildrenShaji (Son)
Shammi (Son)
Shobi (Son)
Sophia (Daughter)
Shibu (Son)
Sonia (Daughter)
Parent(s)Palapurath T. S. Keshavan
Devayani
Awards2009 Padma Shri
Best Supporting Actor
1988 Hrithubhedam
Special Jury
2007 Ekantham

CareerEdit

Early performancesEdit

Thilakan started his full-time career in acting after leaving college in the year 1956. During this period he and several friends formed a drama troupe called the Mundakayam Nataka Samithy in Mundakayam, where his father was working as an estate supervisor. He worked with the Kerala People's Arts Club till 1966, followed by stints in Kalidasa Kala Kendra, Changanacherry Geetha, and P. J. Antony's troupe. He also performed in several radio plays presented by All India Radio.

CinemaEdit

Thilakan began his career in cinema with a role in the P. J. Antony-directed Malayalam movie Periyar (1973). He then worked in Gandharvakshetram and Ulkadal (1979). His first role as a lead character was as Kallu Varkey, a drunkard in Kolangal (1981). Thilakan was awarded his first Kerala State Film Awards in 1982 for his role in Yavanika.

In 1988, he received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Rithubhedam, and again in 1994. In 1998, he won State awards for Santhanagopalam and Gamanam. He was strongly favored[9] to get another National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the movie Perumthachan, but the award was given to Amitabh Bachchan over Thilakan amidst suspicions of strong lobbying, as Amitabh had announced his retirement earlier that year.[9] The film Kireedam was a milestone in Thilakan's career; in this film, he portrayed a helpless policeman silently watching the fate of his son, played by Mohanlal, who was corrupted by society's influences. In 1989 he performed in Mrugya, in which his role of a Reverend Father Panangodan was well appreciated by critics and won him many accolades. In the 1990s Thilakan was part of many Mohanlal evergreen hit films. In 1987, he played the role of Ananthan Nambiar in the cult-classic comedy movie Nadodikkattu, from which several of Thilakan's lines became very popular. In 1993 he continued his role as the father of Sethu Madhavan (Mohanlal) in the movie Chenkol. Like its prequel Kireedam, this movie also fared well both commercially and critically. His role as a retired mathematics teacher, father of Aadu Thoma (Mohanlal), in the 1995 blockbuster movie Sphadikam was well appreciated by critics and audiences alike. In 1998, he played the role of Dileep's father in the superhit Meenathil Thalikettu, and in his subsequent release he donned the role of a villain in the Kunchako Boban starrer Mayilpeelikavu. In the same year, he was also seen in Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala. Other notable films Thilakan has acted in include Moonnam Pakkam, Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal, Mookkilla Rajyathu, Randam Bhavam, Kaattu Kuthira and Yavanika.

He has also acted in other South Indian languages, such as Tamil and Telugu (in "Palanati Brahmanaidu").

Thilakan has portrayed a range of characters; however, his most well-known role is that of the father of Mohanlal, portraying a father-son duo. Movies where he donned this role include Kireedam, Sphadikam, Narasimham, Evidam Swargamanu, Pavithram and Chenkol. He has also played father roles to other popular actors, including with Mammootty in Sangham, The Truth, No. 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North and Pallavur Devanarayanan, with Jayaram in Veendum Chila Veettu Karyangal and Sandesam, with Dileep in Meenathil Thaalikettu, with Kunchacko Boban in Aniyathi Pravu and with Prithviraj in Sathyam. He has also played a number of antagonists, such as in Randam Bhavam, Karma and Kaalal Pada. He has played comical roles in films like Nadodikkattu and Pattanapravesham (as a coward underworld don), Mookkilla Rajyathu (as a break-out from a mental hospital), Kuttettan (as a pimp) and Naaduvazhikal (as a good-for-nothing, vain person), and played lead roles in Ekantham, Perumthachan, Santhanagopalam, Kaattukuthira, My Dear Muthachan, Mukhamudra (double role), etc.

In 2006, he was seen in the Suresh Gopi-Shaji Kailas blockbuster, Chinthamani Kolacase, where he played the father of the title character Chinthamani enacted by Bhavana (Malayalam actress). In 2007, he acted in Ekantham, for which he received a special mention from the jury.[10] In 2009, he was also seen in Pazhassi Raja, and in the same year he played Mohanlal's father one last time in the actor's 300th movie Evidam Swargamanu. In 2011, he played a significant role in the Prithviraj blockbuster Indian Rupee directed by Renjith. In 2012, he played the role of Kareem Bhai in Ustad Hotel and as the grandfather of Faizy, acted by Dulquer Salmaan.

ControversiesEdit

Thilakan almost won the national award for best actor for Perumthachan and Ashok Kumar, the jury chairman, was keen on giving him the award. Rajiv Gandhi wanted the award given to Amitabh Bachchan to woo him to the Indian National Congress.

In February 2010, it was reported that the producer of the movie Christian Brothers excluded Thilakan from the film at the request of the FEFKA, the predominant film technicians association. Thilakan had been earlier signed for a role in the film. The exclusion was reportedly due to Thilakan acting in a film by director Vinayan, who till recently headed the rival association MACTA. On 3 February 2010, Thilakan publicly protested against the unofficial ban enforced on him by FEFKA and blamed FEFKA for engineering the ban. The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) issued a show cause notice to Thilakan for bringing the issue into the public domain. Thilakan accused AMMA, of which he too is a member.[11][12] On 20 February 2010 the CPI's trade union wing, AITUC, came out openly in support of Thilakan, while a senior party leader and Rajya Sabha member K. E. Ismail expressed reservations about political involvement in the issue.[13]

Thilakan was originally cast to play a role in a UAE-Indian co-production film Dam 999.[14] He was later replaced following a notice from FEFKA stating that the association would boycott the film if Thilakan were to act. Sohan, the director, was forced to seek a substitute for Thilakan when it "came to the point that shooting might be disrupted."[15] Eventually, Rajit Kapur was cast instead of Thilakan.[16] Some reports contended that Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) also had intervened in Thilakan's replacement.[16] In response, Thilakan and his supporters orchestrated a march near the shooting location of the film in Alappuzha.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Thilakan was the second of the six children of Palapurath T. S. Keshavan (1904–1972) and Devayani (1912–2010). Thilakan was born in Plankamon, Ayroor Panchayat in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. He had his primary education from Asan Pallikoodam, Manikkal and St. Louis Catholic School, Nalamvayal and Sree Narayana College, Kollam.

Thilakan lived in Plankamon until he started acting in movies for which he moved to Ernakulam. Thilakan's first partner was actress Santha with whom he appeared in several productions. Thilakan and Santha had three children: sons Shaji Thilakan, Shammi Thilakan and Shobi Thilakan. Later, he had a second partner, his co-artist Sarojam with whom he had a son, Shibu Thilakan, and two daughters Dr. Sonia Thilakan and Sophia Ajith.

Thilakan was a staunch atheist throughout his life, and was a supporter of Integrated Mutualist Force. He was a member of many drama troupes which actively promoted Communism in Kerala.

 
Thilakan

DeathEdit

Thilakan was admitted to Jubilee Mission Hospital in Thrissur on 1 August 2012 after he collapsed during the shooting of the film Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu. He was then shifted to KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum and was in critical condition after suffering two heart attacks. Besides having cardiac problems, Thilakan was suffering from pneumonia. He was put on a ventilator and died on 24 September 2012.[18] He was cremated with full state honours at Thycaud Shanthikavadam crematorium.

He is survived by both his partners, all six children and many grandchildren.

AwardsEdit

Civilian awardsEdit

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South
Other awards

FilmographyEdit

Malayalam filmsEdit

  • Periyar (1972)...
  • Gandharavakshetram (1972)...Guest at Satheeshan's house
  • Ulkadal (1979) .... Rahulan's father
  • Kolangal (a.k.a. Caricatures) (1981) .... Varkey
  • Yavanika (a.k.a. The Curtain Falls) (1982) (as Tilakan) .... Vakkachan
  • Chiriyo chiri.... Film Producer
  • Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flash Back (1983) ....
  • Asthi (1983) ....Factory worker
  • Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla (1983) .... Home minister
  • Prasnam Gurutharam (1983) .... Mohan's father
  • Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (1983) .... Fr. Joseph Sebastian
  • Adaminte Variyellu (a.k.a. Adam's Rib) (1983) .... Purushothaman Nair
  • Panchavadi Palam (1984).... Ishak Tharakan
  • Oru Kochukatha Aarum Parayatha Katha (1984) .... Mammukka
  • Onnanu Nammal (1984) .... Sethu's father
  • Koottinilamkili (1984) .... Devasya
  • Engane Undasane (1984)
  • Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla (1984) .... Bhargavan Pillai
  • Aattuvanchi Ulanjappol (1984) .... Karunakaran Nair
  • Uyarangalil (1984) .... Police C.I
  • Vasantha Sena (1985) .... Unnithan
  • Mukhyamanthri(1985)
  • Akkachide Kunjuvava (1985) ....
  • Oru Kuda Keezil (1985) .... Kuruppu
  • Katha Ithuvare (1985)
  • Iniyum Katha Thudarum (1985)
  • Akalathe Ambili (1985) .... Kichettan
  • Upaharam(1985).... Divakaran
  • Ambada Njane (1985) .... Padmanabhan
  • Thammil Thammil (1985) ....
  • Noketha Doorathu kannum Nattu (1985)
  • Koodum Thedi (1985) .... Priest
  • Aram + Aram = Kinnaram (1985) .... M.N.Nambiar
  • Anu Bandham (a.k.a. Anubandham) (1985) .... Menon
  • Ayanam (1985) .... Priest
  • Ente Kanakkuyil (a.k.a. Ente Kanakuyil) (1985) .... Kuttan Nair
  • Yathra (a.k.a. Yaatra) (1985) .... Jailor
  • Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar (1985) .... Krishna Pillai
  • Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (1986) .... Damodaran
  • Pappan Priyappetta Pappan (1986)
  • Akalangalil (1986) ....
  • Panchagni (1986) .... Raman
  • Oridathu (1986) .... Raman
  • Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal (1986) .... Sofia's Stepfather
  • Kunjattakilikal (1986) .... Ayyappan Nair
  • Irakal (1986) .... Mathukutty
  • Oru Yugasandhya(1986).... Shanmugam
  • Rareeram (1986) .... Doctor Tharakan
  • Chilambu (1986) .... Appu Nair
  • Ennennum Kannettante (1986)
  • Ithile Iniyum Varu (1986) .... Kaimal
  • Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986) .... Maya's Father
  • Ee Kaikalil (1986) .... Ummachan
  • Pranamam (1986) .... Aparna's Father
  • Eennu Nathante Nimmi' (1986) .... Police Inspector
  • Kalam Mari Katha Mari (1987) .... Hameed
  • Vrutham (1987) .... Chacko
  • Ritubhetham (1987) .... Achunni Nair
  • Kadhakku Pinnil (1987) .... Kunjipalu
  • Vilambaram (1987) .... James
  • Idanaazhiyil Oru Kaalocha (1987).... Father Dennis
  • Aalippazhangal (1987) .... Padmanabhan Thampi
  • Sruthi (1987) .... Aasan
  • Nadodikkattu (1987) .... Ananthan Nambiar
  • Manja Manthrangal (1987) .... Mathew Paul
  • Amritamgamaya (1987) .... Kurup
  • Achuvettante Veedu (1987) .... Damodaran Nair
  • Thaniyavarthanam (1987)
  • Onninu Purake Mattonnu (1988) .... Velu
  • Kanakambarangal (1988) .... S.I Thomas George
  • Mukthi (1988) .... Drunkard
  • Witness (1988) .... Vikraman Nair
  • Pattana Pravesham (1988) .... Ananthan Nambiar
  • Moonnam Pakkam (1988) .... Muthachan
  • Kudumba Puranam (1988) .... Sankaran Nair
  • Dhwani (1988) .... Vettukuzhi
  • Ammavanu Pattiya Ammalli (1989)... Menon
  • Kandathum Kettathum(1989)...
  • Varnam (1989) .... Major M. K. Nair
  • Varavelppu (1989) .... Ramakrishnan
  • Naaduvazhikal (1989) .... Shankaran
  • Kireedam (1989) .... Achuthan Nair (Sethu's father)
  • Varnatheru (1989) ..... Rohini's Father
  • Kaalal Pada (1989)
  • Jaithra Yathra (1989) ..... Prof. Banerjee
  • Jathakam (1989) .... Appukuttan Nair
  • Chanakyan (1989) .... Madhava Menon
  • Chakkikotha Chankaran (1989) .... Raghavan Thampi
  • Adharvam (1989) .... Mekkadan
  • Vachanam (1989) .... Police Officer
  • Sasneham (1990) .... Retired Stationmaster
  • Rajavazhcha (1990) .... Madhava Panikkar
  • Radha Madhavam (1990)
  • Perumthachan (a.k.a. The Master Carpenter) (1990) .... Raman
  • Maala Yogam (1990) .... Mukesh's father
  • Kattu Kuthira (1990) .... Kochuvava
  • Ee Kannikoodi (1990) .... Simon
  • Mathilukal (a.k.a. The Walls) (1990)
  • Oliyampukal (1990) .... John Mathew
  • Kuttettan (1990) .... Thomas Chacko
  • Venal Kinavukal (1991) .... Gopalakrishnan Nair
  • Sandesam (1991) .... Raghavan Nair
  • Mookilla Rajyathu (1991)
  • Kilukkam (1991) .... Judge Nambiar
  • Kadavu (a.k.a. The Ferry) (1991)
  • Godfather (1991) .... Balaraman (elder son of Anjooran)
  • Georgekutty C/O Georgekutty (1991) .... Sunitha'sFather Itichen
  • Dhanam (1991)
  • Mukhamudra (1992)... Double role
  • Mahanagaram (1992)...
  • Swaroopam (1992)
  • Sadhyam (1992)
  • My Dear Muthachan (1992) .... Parameswaran
  • Ezhara Ponnana (1992) .... Madhava Menon
  • Daivathinte Vikrithikal (1992) .... Kumaran
  • Kauravar (1992) .... Aliyar
  • Samagamam (1993) .... Pallivathukkal Kariyachan
  • Bandhukkal Shathrukkal (1993)
  • Manichithrathazhu (1993) .... Brahmadattan Nampoothirippadu
  • Kalippattam (1993) .... Urvashi's father
  • Ghoshayathra (1993)..... Moideen Haji
  • Aacharyan (1993) ..... Menon
  • Janam (1993).... D.G.P Thomas Mathew
  • MayaMayooram (1993)
  • Ente Sreekuttikku (1993)
  • Chenkol (1993) .... Sethu's father
  • Ammayana Sathyam (1993) .... R. Varghese Mathew
  • Aagneyam (1993) .... Velu Asan
  • Vendor Daniel State Licency (1994) .... Vendor Daniel
  • Santhanagopalam (1994)
  • Agrajan (1994) ....
  • Pingami (1994) .... Kumaran
  • Pavithram (1994) .... Easwara Pillai
  • Pakshe (1994) .... Mohan Lal's father-in-law
  • Minnaram (1994) .... Rtd Judge Mathews
  • Kudumba Visesham (1994) .... Madhavan Nair
  • Kinnaripuzhayoram (1994)
  • Gamanam (1994)..... Cheriyachan
  • Chukkan (1994) .... Sankaran
  • Thacholi Varghese Chekavar (1995) .... Avarachan
  • Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njanum (1995)
  • Sphadikam (1995) .... Chacko Master
  • Peterscott (1995)
  • Karma (1995)
  • Naalamkeetile Nalla Thampimar (1996)
  • Yuvathurki (1996)
  • Kathil Oru Kinnaram (1996) .... Unnithan
  • Harbour (1996)...Pattalam Pappachan
  • Rajaputhran (1996)
  • Kaanchanam ' (1996)
  • Kulam (1996)
  • Ullasappoonkattu (1997) .... John Fernandez
  • Athyunnathangalil Koodaaram Panithavar (1997)
  • Ishtadanam (1997)
  • Mangamma (1997)
  • Five Star Hospital (1997)
  • Oru Yathramozhi (1997)
  • Itha Oru Snehagatha (1997)
  • Nee Varuvolam (1997)
  • Rishyasringan (1997)
  • Vaachalam (1997)
  • Gangothri (1997)
  • Poonilamazha (1997)
  • Oral Mathram (1997) .... Shekhara Menon
  • Nagarapuranam (1997) .... Sathya Narayanan
  • Manickakoodaram (1997)
  • Bhoopathi (1997) .... Bawa/Chindan
  • Aniyathi Pravu (1997) .... Kunchacko Boban's father
  • Kattathoru Penpoovu (1997)
  • Sidhartha (1998) .... Raghavan
  • British Market (1998)
  • Punjabi House (1998) .... Kaimal
  • Ilamura Thampuran (1998)
  • Kalapam(1998).... Vayalar Madhavan
  • Nakshathra Tharattu (1998)
  • Meenathil Thalikettu (1998)...Dileep's father
  • Mayilpeelikkavu (1998)
  • Elavamkodu Desam (1998) .... Mooss
  • Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala (1998) .... Karunan Mash
  • The Truth (1998)... Patteri
  • Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (1999)
  • Saphalyam (1999)
  • Sparsham (1999)
  • Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999) .... Kochu Thoma
  • Thachiledathu Chundan (1999) .... Vikraman Nair
  • Prempujari (1999)...Music Director
  • Pallavur Devanarayanan (1999) .... Pallavur Sreekanta Pothuval
  • Priyam (2000) .... Achan
  • Narashimham (2000)...Marancheri Karunakara Menon
  • Ee Mazha Thenmazha (2000)
  • Ingane Oru Nilapakshi (2000)
  • Mazha (2000)
  • Randam Bhavam (2001)
  • Valkannadi (2002) .... Raghavan
  • Kalyanaraman (2002) .... Meppattu Thirumeni
  • Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) .... Chekutty Muthalali
  • Malsaram(2003) .... Father
  • Koottu (2004) .... Dr. Hariharan
  • Quotation (2004)
  • Vellinakshatram (2004)
  • Sathyam (2004) .... Ayyappan Nair
  • OK Chacko Cochin Mumbai (2005)...Chacko Bhai
  • The Tiger (2005)
  • Mayookham (2005)
  • Isra(2005)... Baba
  • Nerariyan CBI (a.k.a. Oru CBI Diary Kurippu: Part IV) (2005) .... Kapra
  • Chinthamani Kolacase (2006) .... Veeramani Varier
  • Kisan (2006)...Muthassan
  • Yes Your Honour (2006)
  • Kalabham (2006)
  • Prajapathi (2006) .... Vellodi
  • Raashtram (2006)....Sakhavu Gopalan
  • Pakal (2006)
  • Prajapathi (2006) .... Vellodi
  • Nagaram (2007) .... Judge
  • Pranayakalam (2007)
  • Athishayan (2007)
  • Eakantham (2007) .... Achutha Menon
  • Black Cat (2007)
  • De Ingottu Nokkie (2008)
  • One Way Ticket (2008)
  • Vilapagalkkappuram (2008)....Gopalan
  • Aayudham (2008) .... Madhavan
  • Kerala Cafe (2009)
  • Red Chillies (2009) .... Comrade Maani Varghese
  • Kappal Muthalaali(2009)..... Yamarajan
  • Orkkuka Vallappozhum (2009) ...Sethumadhavan
  • Makante Achan (2009) .... K. C. Francis
  • Pazhassi Raja (2009) .... Kurumbranaadu Raja Veeravarma
  • Evidam Swargamanu (2009) .... Jermias
  • Vairam (2009)
  • Kadha, Samvidhanam Kunchakko (2009)
  • Ee Pattanathil Bhootham (2009)
  • Aayirathil Oruvan (2009)
  • Bharya Swantham Suhruthu (2009)
  • Sadgamaya (2010)
  • Naayakan (2010)
  • Kanmazha Peyyum Munpe (2010)
  • Annarakkannanum Thannalayathu (2010)
  • Drona 2010 (2010)
  • Yakshiyum Njanum (2010)
  • Achan (2011) .... Major Madhava Menon
  • Kalabha Mazha (2011) ..... Madhava Menon
  • Chungakkarum Veshyakalum (2011) .... Unniyachan
  • Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya (2011) .... Kuttappan Bhagavathar
  • Arabipponnu (2011)
  • Indian Rupee (2011) .... Achutha Menon
  • Manjadikuru (2012)
  • Spirit (2012)
  • Koodaram (2012)
  • Ustad Hotel (2012) .... Kareem
  • Mullamottum Munthiricharum ... Vazhakkula Achan (2012)
  • No. 66 Madhura Bus (2012)
  • Simhasanam (2012)
  • Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu (2012)
  • Ardhanaari (2012)
  • Yathrakkoduvil (2013) ...Ravi
  • Annum Innum Ennum (2013) ... Dr. Benjamin Bruno
  • Breaking News Live (2013)
  • Dracula 2012 (2013)
  • August Club (2013) ... K.P.T. Menon
  • God for Sale (2013) Sakhavu Vareeth
  • Bangles (2013) Prof. Vincent Chenna Durai

Tamil filmsEdit

Telugu filmsEdit

As a dubbing artistEdit

Television serialsEdit

TV showsEdit

Show (Title) Network Directed
Mannu DD
Kadamathathu Kathanar Asianet
Swami Ayyappan Asianet
ഓർമ Asianet K K Rajeev
Sree Ayyappanum Vavarum Surya TV
Peythozhiyaathe Surya TV K.K Rajeev

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