A tribute to the great actor , director and writer Venu Nagavalli who etched an image of the melancholic hero of 70 s with his unique style and ways .
The Lover in Yavanika , The true friend in chillu , The loving brother and silent lover in Salini ente koottu kaari ..All are sweet characters even though melancholic.
Only recently I found out he is the director and script writer of some of my all time favourite movies . Even without knowing any of it he was in my favourite actors’ list .
He has directed some of the best mal movies ever.
- Agni Devan (1995)
- Aayirappara (1993)
- Kalippattam (1993)
- Kizhakkunarum Pakshi (1991) (as Venu Nagavally)
- Aye Auto (1990)
- Lal Salam (1990)
- Ayitham (1987)
- Sarvakalasala (1987)
- Sukhamodevi (1986)
And wrote scripts for some more
- Vishnu (1994) (screenplay and dialogue)
- Aayirappara (1993) (writer)
- Kalippattam (1993) (writer)
- Kilukkam (1991) (writer)
- Kizhakkunarum Pakshi (1991) (screenplay and dialogue)
- Aye Auto (1990) (writer)
- Ardham (1989) (writer)
- Sarvakalasala (1987) (screenplay and dialogue)
- Sukhamodevi (1986) (writer)
I see a graph of my childhood in these movies . I cannot separate them from my memories as a child . Sarvakalasala, sukkhamo devi , aye auto , kizhakkunarum pakshi ……The stories are all so sweet and comedy packed and at the same time heartening and lovely and leaves a lump in your throat .
A legend has passed by . Now that the great persons who made movies and songs for us are passing away in the blink of an eye , I realise why our parents cannot enjoy the new movies and songs . They just don’t belong here . Their favourite actors , writers and singers have all gone beyond the curtain . I realise the loss . Nothing and nobody can replace them.