Oduvil Unnikrishnan

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Oduvil Unnikrishnan Menon

(1943-02-13)13 February 1943
Died27 May 2006(2006-05-27) (aged 63)
Resting place Wadakanchery, Thrissur
Occupation(s)Actor, singer, music director
Years active19762006
SpousePadmajam
ChildrenShalini
Padmini
Parent(s)Vadakkancheri Enkakkatt Oduvil Veettil Krishna Menon
Parukkutty Amma

Oduvil Unnikrishnan (13 February 1943 27 May 2006) was an Indian actor who worked in Malayalam cinema. He has portrayed supporting roles in both dramatic and comedic roles. [1] He is a four-time winner of Kerala State Film Awards.

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Early life

Oduvil Unnikrishnan Menon was born on 13 February 1943 in Wadakkanchery, Thrissur, Kerala, India to Vadakkancheri Enkakkatt Oduvil Veettil Krishna Menon and Parukkutty Amma, as their youngest son. [2] He had his primary education from Government Boys' High School, Wadakkanchery. [3] His uncle Sarasakavi Oduvil Kunhikrishna Menon was a noted Malayalam writer. [4] Unnikrishnan was interested in music since his childhood, and he learned vocal music and percussion instruments like mridangam and tabla. His trainer in vocal music was Kalamandalam Vasudeva Panikker. With his knowledge of music instruments, he joined some orchestra groups. He later joined renowned Malayalam theatres like K.P.A.C. and Kerala Kalavedi. His major job in those theatres was that of a tablist. He also sang many songs and composed songs for many albums, like 'Parasuram Express' an album named after the train through the places where it goes. He performed many fill-in roles in plays as well. [5] That was his first experience in acting.

Film career

Oduvil Unnikrishnan debuted the film industry in the late 1970s with a role in Darshanam, directed by P. N. Menon. His second film was Chenda, directed by A. Vincent. His early notable roles were that of a mahout in Guruvayur Keshavan , directed by Bharathan and as Subbaiyer in Sarapanjaram , directed by Hariharan. [1] He earned public recognition through character roles in films directed by Thoppil Bhasi, Hariharan and Sathyan Anthikkad. He has acted in more than 400 films. His memorable roles include those in Nizhalkuthu , Kathapurushan , Thooval Kottaram, Sargam, Yodha, Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu, Oru Cheru Punchiri, Aaram Thamburan and Manassinakkare . He could even make very brief roles like that of an idaykka player in Devasuram , directed by I. V. Sasi very memorable. He was regularly cast in films with Jayaram as the lead hero.

He composed music for an album named Parasuram Express (1984) [6] to lyrics written by Bichu Thirumala and an unreleased film named Sarvam Saha directed by Ravi Gupthan. [7] He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor once and for Best Supporting Actor twice. [8]

Personal life

Unnikrishnan married Padmajam in 1975. They have two daughters, Padmini and Shalini. [9]

Oduvil Unnikrishnan was suffering from kidney problems since 2000. He underwent dialysis at hospitals in Malappuram and Thrissur. Later, he was admitted to a private hospital in Kozhikode. He died there on 27 May 2006 at 6 am due to kidney failure. His body was taken to his birthplace at Wadakanchery, Thrissur and cremated at Ivarmadam, Pampady, nearby. [1] Oduvil Mayatha Bhavangal written by E.Jayachandran is the biography of the actor published by Chintha Publishers.

Awards

Kerala State Film Awards

YearAwardFilmDirector
1995 Second Best Actor Kathapurushan Adoor Gopalakrishnan
1996 Second Best Actor Thooval Kottaram Sathyan Anthikkad
2002Best Actor Nizhalkuthu Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Filmography

1970s

YearTitleRoleNotes
1973 Darsanam
Dharmayudham Avarachan
Chenda Mahout
1974 Chakravakam Mammad
1977 Anugraham School master Unnnikrishnan
Agninakshathram
Guruvayur Kesavan
1978 Adimakkachavadam Appan/Kudukudu Kuttappan
Yagaswam
1979 Sarapanjaram Subbaiyer
Pushyaraagam
Mochanam

1980s

YearTitleRoleNotes
1980 Sakthi Man at the Toddy Shop
Vaiki Vanna Vasantham Gonsalvas
Lava Panikkar
Muthuchippikal Keshavan
Karimpana Broker
1981 Veliyattam Mani
Valarthumrugangal Govindan
Poocha Sanyasi
Dwandha Yudham Lawyer
Sreeman Sreemathi
Randu Mukhangal
1982 Anuraagakkodathi Pachu Nair
1983 Varanmaare Aavashyamundu Karanavar
1984 Sreekrishna Parunthu Maarar
Appunni Kurup Mash
1985 Njan Piranna Nattil Menon
Vellam Moideen
Manakkale Thatha Damodhara Kurup
Boeing Boeing Ramankutty Shop Owner
Kandu Kandarinju Boys Hostel Warden
1987 P.C. 369 Adv. Swaminathan/Dr. Viswanathan/Prof. Kashinathan
Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar Adv. Balan
Kurukkan Rajavayi
Thaniyavarthanam Raman Karthavu
1988 Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu Pappi
Pattanapravesham Home Minister
Kudumbapuranam Achuthan
Dhwani Kurpu
Vicharana Adv. Krishnamurthy
OozhamKunjan Nair
1989 Varavelpu Narayanan
Vadakkunokkiyantram Policeman
Kalpana House Fr. D'Souza
Kireedam ASI Gopalakrishnan Nair
Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam Panicker
Ulsavapittennu Paramu Nair
Season Thirumeni
Pradeshika Varthakal Fr. Antony Paramel
Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Appunni Nair
Mazhavilkavadi Kunjappu
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha Naduvazhi
Artham Ananthan

1990s

YearTitleRoleNotes
1990 Thalayana Manthram K. G. Poduval
Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran Principal Kurup
Vidhyarambham Kumaran Vaidyar
Sasneham Srinivasa Iyer
Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam Panicker
Malayogom 'Kaliyugam' Paramu Nair
Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom Gangadharan
Gajakesariyogam Philipose
Kalikkalam Devassy
Kuttettan Nanu Nair
1991 Sandesam Achuthan Nair
Parallel College Karunakaran
Ennum Nanmakal Balan
Dhanam Menon
Bharatham Unnimama
Nettippattom Avarachan
Mookilla Rajyathu Dr. V. N. Sharma
Kankettu Ananthan
Kadinjool Kalyanam Pothuval
Innathe Program Unni's Father
Cheppu Kilukkunna ChangathiNishkalankan Pillai
Apoorvam Chilar T. T. Punnoose
Aakasha Kottayile Sultan Ramakrishna Iyer
Kanalkkattu Ayyappan Nair
1992 Snehasagaram Vishnunarayan Nambuthiri
Sargam Valiya Thampuran
Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari Parameswara Kaimal
Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam Dentist
NakshthrakoodaramSingapore Uncle
My Dear Muthachan Factory Worker
KaazhchakkppuramAppukuttan Nair
ValayamGovindan Ashan
Kamaladalam Ravunni Nambeesan Aasan
Yoddha Gopalan Menon
Chevalier Michael
Kallanum Polisum
Ellarum Chollanu Ravunni Menon
Aayushkalam Menon
1993Sthreedhanam
Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans Poomukhathu Kurup
Devaasuram Peringodu Sankara Marar
Bhaagyavaan Vasudevan
Meleparambil Anveedu Kuttan Nair
Oru Kadankatha Pole Kaimal
Ente Sreekuttikku
Golanthara Vartha Susheelan
Kalippattam Ottappalam Chittappan
Bandhukkal Sathrukkal Vasu Contractor
Patheyam Keezhseri Nampoothiri
1994Vadhu DoctoranuMarar
VaranamaalyamSankara Pilla
Sukrutham Cheriyachan
Parinayam Othikkan
Sagaram Sakshi Narayanan
Vardhakya Puranam Attakulangara Ambujakshan
Pingami Menon
CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. Pappunni
VishnuThampi
1995ThirumanassuThirumulpad
Sreeragam Indu's Father
Sipayi Lahala Radhika's Father
Sindoora Rekha Raghavan Nair
No. 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North Shivaraman
Minnaminuginum Minnukettu Pothuval
Keerthanam
Punnaram
Manikya ChempazhukkaNjanasheelan Gurukkal
Kusruthikaatu Dr. K. Gopala Menon
Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava Easwara Pillai
Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary Adv. Ramavarma Thampuran
1996 Sathyabhamakkoru Premalekhanam Warrier
Thooval Kottaram Achuthan Marar
Sallapam Madhava Menon
Kalyana Sougandhikam Murukeshan Thattan
Dilliwala Rajakumaran Rama Varma
Kathapurushan
Udyanapalakan
The Prince Ram Mohan
Indraprastham Manikkoth Kunjukrishna Panicker
1997 Ullasapoongattu Thirumeni
Oral Mathram K. P. Pankunny Menon
Manthra Mothiram Fr. Vattakuzhi
Kalyana UniikalPushkaran Pillai
Aaraam Thampuran Krishna Varma Thampuran
Kudamattam
Kaliyoonjal
Katha Nayakan Sankunni Nair
1998 Vismayam Adhikari
Meenakshi Kalyanam Adv. K. T. Easwara Pillai
Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshathrathilakkam Munshi Parameshwara Pillai
Mattupetti Machan Prabhakara Prabhu
Kusruthi Kuruppu Meera's father
Kattathoru Penpoovu
Meenathil Thalikettu Doctor
Manthrikumaran Pothuval
1999 Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal Fr. Nedumaram
Prem Poojari Bhairavan
Udayapuram Sulthan College Principal
Pallavur Devanarayanan Achuthan Marar
Njangal Santhushtaranu Sanjeevan's Father
Deepasthambham Mahascharyam Govinda Varma Raja
Chandamama Bullet Achan

2000s

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000 Varnakkazhchakal Pothuval
Oru Cheru Punchiri Krishna Kuruppu
Madhuranombarakattu Head Master
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Shekharan
Darling Darling Warrier
Arayannangalude Veedu Sreedharan
2001 Randam Bhavam Adv. Easwaran Potty
Nalacharitham Nalam Divasam
Rajapattam
Meghasandesam Easwara Varma
Ee Parakkum Thalika Sreedhara Kaimal
Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka 'Naxalite' Vasu
Sundara Purushan Suryanarayanan's Father
2002 Malayali Mamanu Vanakkam Narayana Kurup
Meesa Madhavan Achuthan Namboothiri
Abharana Charthu
Kadha
Nizhalkuthu Kaliyappan the executioner
Yathrakarude Sradhakku K. G. Nambiar
2003ChoondaVasu
Thilakkam Govinda Panikkar
Gramophone Paattu Sett
Vellithira Peppatty Nair
C.I.D. Moosa Moolankuzhiyil Prabhakaran
Pattalam Narayanan
Anyar
Manassinakkare Sreedharan
Gowrisankaram
2004Maratha NaduRaman
Vamanapuram Bus Route Appukuttan
Nerkku Nere
Runway Krishnan Nair
Mayilattam Kannan Mash
2005 Achuvinte Amma Abdullah
Choliyattam
December
Chandrolsavam Cameo
2006 Rasathanthram Ganeshan Chettiyar
2008 Magic Lamp Achutha MenonPosthumously
2009Sanmanasullavan AppukuttanPisharadi MashuPosthumously
Seetha Kalyanam Nellayi RamaswamiPosthumously
Aayirathil Oruvan SreedharanPosthumously

As a composer

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