Nedumudi Venu, a gifted and versatile actor who essayed a variety of roles with a outstanding ease throughout 500-odd Malayalam movies, died after a brief sickness in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. He was 73.
In a profession spanning 4 many years, Venu performed the roles of protagonist, villain, comic and character artist. He had a singular means to carry out the inside persona of the roles assigned to him and hold the viewers captivated by his stellar efficiency. Apart from being an actor, he was additionally a part of Kerala’s tradition as a singer, dramatist and people musician.
He is very identified for roles through which he would don varied disguises, reminiscent of within the commercially profitable films Chithram, His Highness Abdullla, Bharatham and Thenmavin Kombathu.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Shri Nedumudi Venu was a versatile actor, who could fill life into diverse roles across many genres. He was also a prolific writer and was passionate about theatre. His passing away is a loss to the world of films and culture. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned: “A blessed actor, Venu had left an indelible presence within the minds of the viewers. He liked movie and literature alike. The actor has additionally captured the minds of many in different South Indian languages too.’’
Priyadarshan, the director of a number of blockbuster films, mentioned Venu had acted in his 33 movies. “As an actor, he has always astounded me. In every film, Venu had something unique to present before the audience. His performance was natural and he did not require much preparation to become a character,” he mentioned.
Veteran Malayalam actor Mohanlal mentioned: “We have acted in a number of emotional moments, which Malayalam movie audiences have saved near coronary heart. With deep studying and the data gained from it, Venu had been an irreplaceable persona. I can’t even pay a proper tribute to my brother, Venu,’’ he mentioned.