Thursday, January 24, 2013

PREMA

Prema entered Malayalam Films as a supporting actress in the 50's and acted in main roles also of some films  during that period.Later she was confined to Supporting roles and mother roles.
Prema was noted for her role in the award winning film 'Neelakkuyil' of 1954 which was directed by P.Bhaskaran and Ramu Kariatt.P.Bhaskaran again gave her roles in his films 'Rarichan Enna Pouran' in 1956 and 'Nayaru Pidicha Pulivalu' in1958.
Kunchacko gave her a notable role in the blockbuster film 'Sakunthala' of 1965.
As a supporting actress she was nice in the film 'Lottery Ticket' directed by A.B.Raj in 1970.
Film 'Pushpanjali' directed by Sasikumar in 72, Taxycar directed by Venu in 72,'Punarjanmam' directed by K.S.Sethumadhavan in 72  were some good films  of Prema.
The film 'Abhayam' directed by Ramu Kariatt in 1970 was an excellent movie.
'Veendum Prabhatham' directed by P.Bhaskaran in 73 and 'Sethubandhanam' directed by Sasikumar were blockbuster films.
Hariharan entered the arena with nice comedy/romance films like 'College Girl and Ayalathe Sundari' in 74 in which Prema acted.
In the 1976 film 'Chottanikkara Amma' Prema acted as well as her daughter Shobha also.Her daughter Mahalakshmi entered film field  as child artist accepting screen name 'Shobha'   in the Malayalam film 'Udyogastha'
Shobha was a very talented girl and acted extraordinarily superb.She got National Award as Best Actress for the Tamil film 'Pasi' in 1980.After acting in "Pasi' Shobha committed suicide at the age of 18.She was married to Cinematographer/Director 'Balu Mahendra'.
Prema was very much ambitious about her daughter and she wanted to achieve the goals which she missed  in film career through her daughter.Prema's husband K.P.Menon was employed in Gulf and Prema alone  looked after  'Shobha' from childhood.She was unable to bear Shobha's untimely departure which resulted in  Prema's  death also very soon.
Prema in her film career could act in more than 100 films.'Sindooracheppu' directed by Madhu, 'Ragam' directed by Bhimsingh, 'Abhinandanam' directed by I.V.Sasi,'Amba Ambika Ambalika' directed by P. Subramanyam,'Aradhana' directed by Madhu, Kayamkulam Kochunniyude Makan' directed by Sasikumar,'Madhura Swapnam' directed by M.Krishnan Nair etc were some of her best films.
Her daughter earned name and fame as heroine  in Malayalam films like 'Uthrada Rathri,Ekakini,Shalini Ente Koottukari,Dweep,Bandhanam' etc.Shobha will be ever remembered for Tamil Films like 'Nizhal Nijamagirathu,Mullum Malarum,Achchani,Oru Veedu Oru Ulagam,Pasi' etc.Shobha portrayed some nice roles in Kannada also.

Selected Filmography
Neelakkuyil
Avar unarunnu
Rarichan Enna Pouran
Nayar Pidicha Pulival
Sakunthala
Vidyarthi
Rakthapushpam
Abhayam
Lottery Ticket
Vivaham Swargathil
Thapaswini
Poompatta
Sindooracheppu
Thettu
Vivaha Sammanam
Taxycar
Nrithasala
Aradymanninte Janmi
Pani Mudakku
Padma Vyuham
Anjathavasam
Pachanottukal
Kattu Vithachavan
Manushyaputhran
Veendum Prabhatham
Kamini
Sethubandhanam
Ayalathe Sundari
College Girl
Rahasya Rathri
Ragam
Priyamulla Sophia
Chottanikkara Amma
Abhinandanam
Chirikkudukka
Swapnadanam
Minimol
Ayalkari
Sankhupushpam
Madhuraswapnam
Amba Ambika Ambalika
Viswaroopam
Thusharam
Lahari
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