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Thilakan’s comeback to drama after 25 years

Written by: Sampurn Wire
Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 11:27 [IST]

Veteran Malayalam film actor Thilakan has gone back to his first love 'theatre" after a long gap of 25 years. The 72 year old actor started his career as a theater artist, shifted to films with the Malayalam movie Ulkadal in 1979. He had a small role in this film but made his mark as an actor.

Since then, he appeared in many Mollywood films and went on earning various awards for his performances. Now, the veteran is again making a comeback to his first passion 'theatre" after 25 years. He has acted in his first comeback theater venture 'Itho Daivathinte Swantham Naadu", which has been directed by the actor himself. It was staged on last Sunday at the Kunchan Nambiar auditorium in Ambalappuzha.

Recently, Thilakan formed 'Aksharajwala Nadakakkalari" and the drama was its first venture. Speaking about his second innings in theater, Thilakan said that audiences are with him, so he will continue to act in dramas till his health permits. The veteran actor said that he has already established himself as a film actor, so he does not require to bag for that. After the show, Thilakan added that he will continue to act if somebody wants him to do that.

In the meantime, Thilakan"s film Achan, which will have him in the lead character, has been given positive nod by Film Development Corporation for its release. Earlier, director Ali Akbar was not allowed to release the film.

Topics: thilakan, achan, ali akbar, usman afzal
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