Thilakan- the Perunthacchan of Malayalam cinema
Started his career as theatre-artist at the age of 19, Thilakan made his film debut in 1972 with Periyar. K.G. George’s Kolangal released in 1981 gave him a break. Acclaimed in the film industry for his excellence in character roles he bagged a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Rithubhedam. His role as a helpless father and policeman in Kireedam was much appreciated.
Other notable films are Sphadikam, Moonnam Pakkam, Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal, Mookkilla Rajyathu, Chenkol, Randam Bhavam, Kaattu Kuthira and Yavanika. Government of India honored this great talent with Padma Shri award in 2009.
Bid adieu to the film world rendering some powerful characters in Indian Rupee and Usthad Hotel.