Kuthiravattam Pappu

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Kuthiravattam Pappu
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Born Padmadalakshan
1936
Kozhikode, Indian Empire
Died February 25, 2000(2000-02-25)
Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Years active 37
Spouse(s) Padmini
Children Bindu, Biju, Binu
Parents Panagodu Raman
Devi

Kuthiravattam Pappu, often credited as Pappu, was a popular Indian stage and film actor. His repertoire of acting was based on his unique style and use of the Kozhikodan [1]dialect, impeccable timing and the capability to grasp the subtle nuances of any character and mould it into his signature "Pappu style". He has acted in over thousand Malayalam films.[2]

Early life[edit]

Pappu was born as Padmadalakshan in Feroke in Kozhikode, Kerala and was a son of Panagodu Raman and Devi.[3] The family moved to the village of Kuthiravattam (Half a kilometre from Govindapuram), Kozhikode when Pappu was still a child. He was keen in acting since childhood and performed his first major stage performance when he was 17. At that time he was studying in Kozhikode St. Antony's School.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

He was married to Padmini. The couple have three children, Bindu, Biju and Binu.

Career[edit]

Pappu started his career as a drama artist. He acted in about thousand instant plays and two professional dramas, Samasya and Manasu. His role in the drama Samasya fetched him the Best Comedian Award. [4]

Pappu has worked with Kunjandi, Nellikode Bhaskaran, Thikkodiyan and K. T. Muhammed. Film personalities, Ramu Karyat and A. Vincent were impressed by his performance in Mudiyanaya Puthran and gave him chance to act in the film Moodupadam. His first noted role was in Bhargavi Nilayam, written by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer and directed by A. Vincent. The name of his character in the film given by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, "Kuthiravattam Pappu" stayed with him for the rest of his life.

His performance in Angadi, Eenadu, Moorkhan, Aalkkottathil Thaniye, Itha Oru Theeram, Kanakkinavu was remarkable. The turning point in his career was his roles in Chembarathi, Avalude Ravukal, Angaadi. Even his brief roles like those in Manichitrathazhu and The King are well remembered till this day. His one-liners like "Taski Viliyeda" in Thenmavin Kombath and "Ippo Sariyakkitharam" and "'Thamaraseri Churam'" in Vellanakalude Nadu earned their position in the list of Malayalam idioms. He spoke about Thamarassery choram first in the movie T P Balagopalan M A.

Pappu became one of the best comedians Malayalam cinema has ever seen. He used Kozhikode slang in his acting which was well liked and appreciated. Due to his affection toward plays, with the help of his old friends in the field of theatre, he founded Akshara Theatres a few weeks before his death. He died in a private hospital in Kozhikode following a cardiac arrest on 25 February 2000.

Filmography[edit]

  • Bari Behen (1949) .... Papoo
  • Parivar (1956)
  • Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke (1957) .... Pappoo
  • Ab Dilli Dur Nahin (1957)
  • Solva Saal (1958)
  • Kavi Kalidas (1959).... Papoo
  • Chhote Nawab (1961).... Papoo
  • Ammaye Kaanaan (1963).... Pamman
  • Aadyakiranangal (1964)
  • Bhargavi Nilayam (1964)..... Kuthiravattam Pappu
  • Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan (1967).... Master Pappu
  • Ek Phool Do Mali (1969)
  • Kuttyedathi (1971)....Kuttishankaran
  • Amar Prem (1972).... Master Pappu
  • Chembarathi (1972)....Kuttan
  • Panimudakku (1972).... Yashodharan
  • Nirmalyam (1973)
  • Kaapalika (1973).... Ithakku
  • Mazhakkaru (1973).... Maniyan
  • Cheenavala(1975).... Fernandez
  • Penpada(1975).... Janaki(Transvestite)
  • Sathyathinte Nizhalil (1975)
  • Ulsavam(1975).... Paramu
  • Hiridhayam Oru Kshethram (1976).... Nanu
  • Madhuram Thirumaduram (1976)
  • Thulavarsham (1976)... Chenkeeri
  • Kamadhenu(1976)...... Kunjiraman
  • Aalinganam(1976)...... Peethambharan
  • Guruvayoor Kesavan (1977)
  • Shankupushppam (1977) .... Rajesh
  • Angeekaram (1977) .... Neelambharan
  • Oonjal (1977) .... Sankaran
  • Eeta (1978).... Paramu
  • Lisa (1978).... Gopalan
  • Arum Anyaralla (1978).... Bhargavan
  • Itha Oru Manushyan(1978).... Bharathan
  • Ee Manohara Theeram (1978).... Appukuttan
  • Angakkuri (1979)
  • Maamaankam (1979)
  • Neelathamara (1979).... Kuttishankara Menon
  • Bin Phere Hum Tere (1979)..... Master Pappu
  • Jeevitam Oru Gaanam (1979)... Zachariah/Rappel (double role)
  • Mamangam (1979)
  • Ithaa Oru Theeram (1979) ..... Chellappan
  • Agnivyuham (1979) ... Appu
  • Anupallavi (1979) .... Sundaran
  • Theekkadal (1980) .... Pappan
  • Ambalavilakku (1979) .... Lonachan
  • Moorkhan (1980) .... Kuttappan
  • Swantham Enna Padam(1980)..... Manmadan
  • Karimpana (1980) .... Palayyan
  • Chaakara (1980) .... Kuttan Pillai
  • Sathyam (1980).... Sankaran
  • Angaadi (1980) .... Abu
  • Meen (1980) .... Pappy
  • Rajaneegandhi(1980)...
  • Mr Michael (1980)
  • Arikkari Ammu (1981)
  • Attimari (1981) .... Salim, Hameed
  • Sphodanam (1981) .... Narayana Pilla
  • Ahimsa .... Muthu
  • Dwanthayudham (1981)
  • Kaahalam (1981)
  • Greeshmajwaala (1981) ..... Chothi
  • Kodumudikal (1981) .... Nanappan
  • Asthamikkatha Pakalukal(1981) ..... Gopalan
  • Ee Nadu (1982) .... Khader
  • Mattuvin Chattangale (1982)
  • Thadakam (1982)
  • Postmortem (1982)
  • Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam (1982) .... Chandran
  • Pooviriyum Pulari (1982)...... Nanu
  • John Jaffer Janardhanan (1982) .... Charlie
  • Hamari Bahu Alka (1982)
  • Innalenkil Nale (1982)
  • Anuragakodathy(1982)
  • Hello Madras Girl (1983)
  • Eettappuli (1983) ..... Pappan
  • Mortuary(1983)...... Gopalan
  • Thimingalam(1983)....
  • Enne Njan Thedunnu (1983) .... Unni
  • Belt Mathai (1983) .... Pachu Pillai
  • Thathamme Poocha Poocha (1984) .... Ananthan
  • Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984) .... Kuttan
  • Mainakam (1984) .... Vasu
  • Shabadham (1984) ... Kunjan Nair
  • Aalkoothathil Thaniye (1984) ... Kuttikrishnan
  • Onnum Mindatha Bharya (1984)..... Bapputti
  • Appunni (1984) .... Karunakaran
  • Adiyozhukkukal (1984) .... Sivan Kutti
  • Pyasa Shaitan (1984)
  • Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya (1985) .... Raman
  • Mutharamkunnu P.O. (1985) .... K. P. K. Thankappan
  • Kaiyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu (1985) .... Appu
  • Jeevante Jeevan (1985) .... Peter
  • Angadikkappurath (1985)
  • Ottayan (1985) .... Korappan
  • Shatru (1985).... Kurup
  • Idanilangal (1985).... Swami Pilla
  • Pachavelicham (1985)
  • Mukhamanthri(1985).... Kuttappan
  • Vivahitare Itihile (1986)
  • T. P. Balagopalan M.A. (1986) .... Chandrankutty
  • Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi (1986) .... Velu
  • Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu (1986)
  • Annoru Ravil (1986) .... Antony Nair
  • Nandi Veendum Varika (1986) .... Mukundan
  • Naradhan Keralathil (1987) .... Police Constable
  • Ithrayum Kalam (1987) .... Sankunni Nair
  • Janangalude Sredhakku (1987) .... Balan
  • Amrutham Gamaya (1987) .... Kumaran
  • Vellanakalude Nadu (1988) .... Sulaiman
  • Anuragi (1988) .... Kunjappan
  • Aryan (1988)
  • Kanakambarangal (1988) ... Nanappan
  • Oru Muthassi Katha (1988) .... Koyammedkka
  • Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988) .... Aussapachen
  • Loose Loose Arappiri Loose (1988) .... Pappu
  • Janmandharam (1988) .... Kuruppilli Kuriakose
  • Abkari (1988) .... Kumaran
  • 1921 (1988)
  • Annakutty Kodambakkam Vilikkunnu(1989).... Mathai
  • Ulsavapittennu (1989) .... Pushpangadan
  • Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal (1989) .... Pushpangadan
  • Naduvazhikal (1989) .... K. C.
  • Mahayanam (1989) .... Kunjappan
  • Vandhanam (1989)
  • VIP (1989)....Khaderkutty
  • Aazhikkoru Muthu (1989).... Kuttan Pilla
  • Pradeshika Varthakal (1989) .... Velichappadu
  • Saandhram (1990) .... Caesar
  • Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam (1990)
  • Dr. Pasupathy (1990) .... Uthpalakshan
  • Aye Auto (1990)
  • Nammude Nadu(1990).... Musthafa
  • Midhya (1990) .... Ezhuthachan
  • Oliyampukal (1990) .... Thankan
  • Anaswaram (1991).... Tool
  • Amina Tailors (1991).... Kunjalavi
  • Pookkalam Varavayi (1991) .... Mariyappan
  • Parallel College (1991) .... Sanathan Pillai
  • Kadinjool Kalyanam (1991) .... Mathai
  • Georgekutty C/O Georgekutty (1991) .... Paulose
  • Advaitham Advaitham (1991) .... Kaiyathan
  • Amaram (1991) .... Raman Kutty
  • Mookkillarajyathu (1991) .... Vasu
  • Neelagiri (1991) .... Arumukhan
  • Jhoothi Shaan (1991)
  • Utsava Melam (1992)
  • Radhachakram (1992).... Ponnan
  • Nadodi (1992)
  • Vietnam Colony (1993) .... Erumeli
  • Midhunam (1993) .... Palisha Peethambaran
  • Manichithrathazhu (1993) .... Kattuparamban
  • Ekalavyan (1993) .... Govindan Kutty
  • Customs Diary (1993) .... Vishwanathan
  • Akashadoothu (1993) .... Chandy
  • Aayirappara (1993)
  • Pingami (1994) .... Achuthan
  • Chakoram (1994)
  • Chukkan (1994) .... Beeranikka
  • Gamanam(1994)....Kunjiraman
  • Nirnayam .... Servant
  • Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam jype(1995)
  • Vrudhanmare Sookshikkuka (1995) .... Sundaresan Nair
  • Tom & Jerry (1995) .... Kesava Kaimal
  • Thovalapookkal (1995)
  • Kokkarakko (1995)
  • Thirumanassu(1995)....Raman
  • Highway (1995).... Rajappan
  • Alancherry Thambrakkal (1995) .... Kariyathen
  • Kidilol Kidilam (1995) .... Hassan
  • Kaattile Thadi Thevarude Ana (1995) .... Veerappan
  • The King (1995) .... Krishnan
  • Thooval Kottaram (1996) .... Kunjuraman Menon
  • Mr. Clean (1996) .... Bhargavan Pillai
  • Madamma (1996) .... Politition
  • Hitlist(1996)....Sankar Das
  • Sugavaasam(1996).... Venkidi
  • Kalyana Uniikal (1997) .... Kuttappi
  • Kalyanappittannu (1997)
  • Hitler Brothers (1997) .... Nanappan
  • Ekkareyanente Manasam (1997) .... Sumathi's Uncle
  • Chandralekha (1997) .... Accountant
  • Aaraam Thampuran (1997)... Mangalam
  • Sundarakilladi (1998)
  • Oro Viliyum Kathorthu (1998) .... Achuthan
  • Mayajalam (1998) .... Paramanandan Nair
  • Magician Mahendralal from Delhi (1998) .... Sivan Pillai
  • Pallavur Devanarayanan (1999) .... Kunjuraman
  • Chandranudikkunna Dikhil (1999)
  • Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999)
  • Mr. Butler (2000)
  • Narasimham (2000)
  • Njan Rajavu (2002) (Posthumously)

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