Monday, July 16, 2012


Paravur Bharathan is a very senior actor of Malayalam cinema who joined the
field in 1951 and was active till 2009.
He used to act in character roles,comedy roles and  also  manifested effectively
several villain roles.
Paravur Bharathan was born in 1929 at Vavakkad of Moothakunnam near  Vadakkan Paravur.
During his school studies his father died and because of financial problems he
had to discontinue his studies.He worked with Drama troupes since he had a
flair for acting.
He joined later in a Professional drama troupe which was started by Sebastian Kunju Kunju Bhagavathar,Augastine Joseph etc  in the name 'Kerala Kala Samithi' and earned name and fame.The role in the drama 'Mattoly' which was written by Muttathu Varkey and the role in the drama 'Samrat Asoka' were very much appreciated.He could also act in the drama troupe of Jose Prakash.
These acquaintance with several people in film industry helped him to enter
in to cinema field  as an actor with the film 'Rakthabandham' in 1951.Cherthala Vasudeva Kurup,Ambalapuzha Meenakshi,S.D.Subbaiah etc acted in that film.Later he was cast in films such as "kerala Kesari,Marumakal' etc. and became a part of Malayalam film industry.
In 1964 he acted in 'Karutha Kai' which was a film directed by M.Krishnan Nair
as the villain.The song "Panchavarna Thatha pole Konchi vanna penne" was a Qawali song scene shown as sung by Paravur Bharathan and group in the cinema.
Later on he could act in several successful films of Malayalam such as" School Master,Althara,Kadathukaran, Kattu Mallika,Rest House,Lottery Ticket,Danger biscuit,OruPenninte Katha,Marunattil Oru Malayali,Adimakal,Olavum Theeravum,Urvashy Bharathy,Rajahamsam" etc.
In the President's first Gold Medal film of Malayalam 'Chemmeen' Paravur Bharathan also acted as one of the fishermen and as a  friend of Sathyan's character 'Palani'.
He was in a notable role in 1982 film 'Odukkam Thudakkam' which was directed by famous novelist Malayattoor Ramakrishnan.
In the film 'Mandanmar Londonil' of 1983 he acted as a villager who wears
only western style dress always and boasts to the people that previously he stayed at London for several years and describes about London.Once some of  the villagers got a chance to go to London including the character of Paravur Bharathan and the comedy sequences there at London  were the theme of the film.
In the film 'Ee Nadu' directed by I.V.Sasi he acted as an aide of 'Abkari' Contractor Karunakaran(T.G.Ravi).Once Paravur Bharathan and his gang had a fight with their opponents and they were defeated.Paravur Bharathan and gang had to flee for their life and reporting about this to T.G.Ravi by Bharathan created much laughter in cinema halls.
In the film 'Mazhavil Kavady' directed by Sathyan Anthikkad Paravur Bharathan
acted as an associate of Innocent who was a rich man in that village.Bharathan persuades innocent to buy a secondhand car.Innocent buys

a car which in the trial run by Paravur Bharathan  itself hit a tree was a comedy scene in the film.Jayaram throwing him with a coconut also created much comedy.
In the film 'Aakasakottayile Sulthan' he acts  as a person who walks during sleep
unknowingly.This disease creates much misunderstanding among neighbors 
and laughter in theaters.
In the film 'Pattana Pravesam' Mohan Lal and Sreenivasan are CIDs Dasan and
Vijayan engaged in a case investigation.Their approach would be always wrong and foolish but ultimately they wins and capture the culprits.Here in this film N.L.Bala Krishnan and Paravur Bharathan are two innocent bird watchers but our CIDs suspect them as criminals creates nice comedy.

Dr.Pasupathy was also a comedy picture in which Innocent acted in the title role.Nedumudi Venu acted as Unnikrishnan Nair who was the Panchayat President and father of Amminikutty(Parvathy).Paravur Bharathan acted as 
'Parameswara Kurup' an associate of Unnikrishnan Nair.
'In Harihar Nagar' was also a nice  action-comedy film directed by Siddique-Lal 
and in this film Paravur Bharathan acted as the father of heroine.There were several comedy sequences in this film.

Paravur Bharathan married 'Thankamony' who acted with him in the drama 'Mattoly' and the couple have  four children.
Paravur Bharathan is presently  taking rest at home and not acting in cinema because of health problems.
Selected Filmography
Kerala Kesari
Karutha Kai
Kadathu Karan
Bharyamar Sookshikkuka
Kalyana Rathri
Danger Biscuit
Rest House
Marunattil Oru Malayali
Kalli Chellamma
Olavum Theeravum
Oru Penninte Kadha
Panchavan Kadu
Urvashy Bharathy
Vishnu Vijayam
College girl
Hello Darling
Guruvayoor Kesavan
Thacholi Ambu
Kuyiline Thedi
Mandanmar Londonil
Mazhavil Kavady
In Harihar Nagar
Aakasakottayile Sulthan
Meleparambil Aanveedu
Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava
Aniyathi Pravu
CID Moosa

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