Kuthiravattam Pappu : Biography
Pappu, born at Kuthiravattom in Calicut as the only son of Panagodu Raman and Devi, got the opening to big screen through Ramu Karyat and Vincent after they saw his stage performance in 'Mudiyanaya Puthran'. From there there was no turn back. By introducing new and extraordinary faces to comedy he attracted people to his films. His dialouges in the typical and attracting 'Kozhikodan style' is considered the secret behind his success in films. His performance in 'Aalkkottathil Thaniye', 'Etho Oru Theeram', 'Kanakkinavukal' was remarkable. The turning point in his career was his roles in 'Chembarathi', 'Avalude Ravukal', 'Angaadi'. 'Narasimham' was his last film released. Character roles he did in many of his films was also notable.
Kuthiravattom Pappu, passed away at a private hospital at Kozhikode following cardiac arrest on the 25th of February, 2000. He was 64.
Kuthiravattam Pappu : Career
Acted in over 1000 films, Padmadalashan, popularly known as Pappu, was successful in making a strong presence among the comedians in the Malayalam Film world. Like the stars of those days, Pappu also entered the film world through stage performance. "Moodupadam" was his first film. His first stage performance was when he was 17 years old. Having presented over 1000 instant plays and appeared in 2 professional drama, 'Samasya' and 'Manasu', his contribution towards drama was also commentable. His role in the drama 'Samasya' fetched him the Best Comedian Award. Pappu has worked with Kunjadi, thikkodiyan and K.T. Muhammed.