Kuthiravattam Pappu, with his own mannerisms, unique style and Kozhikkode dialects with a peculiar
of Faroque,Kozhikkode had been moved to Kuthiravattam in Kozhikkodu when he was a child and settled there.
Padmadalakshan, who had the inspiration to act used all opportunities to act in amateur stage dramas and was lucky to act for a professional drama stage at the age of 17 when he was a student of St.Antony's School.
He was able to act with eminent stage actors like Kunjandi,Thikkodiyan,Nellikkodu Bhaskaran,K.T.Mohammed etc and got fame as a good comedian by acting in Professional Dramas Samasya,Manasu and Mudiyanaya Puthran.He got award as best comedian for his acting in the drama 'Samasya'.Film Director Ramu Kariatt and Cinematographer A.Vincent liked his acting in the drama 'Mudiyanaya Puthran,' and offered him role in their next movie 'Moodu Padam'.Kuthiravattam Pappu acted in that movie in 1963 which was a successful film which was written by 'Pottekatt' .T.K.Pareekutty of Chandrathara films produced the film.(The same banner which produced 'Chemmeen' later).After Moodu Padam Kuthiravattam Pappu was cast in many other films.Later Cinematographer A.Vincent directed a film
'Bhargavi Nilayam' which was a ghost story written by Novelist 'Vaikom Mohammed Basheer' and was a
In the film 'Angadi' which was directed by I.V.Sasi, Jayan and Seema were in Protagonist roles and Kuthiravattam Pappu had a nice role in that film.The song sequence 'Paavada Venam Melada Venam... Panchara Panankilicku..' .by Kuthiravattam Pappu and friends attracted the audience very much.
In the film 'Alkoottathil Thaniye' which was scripted by M.T.Vasudevan Nair, Kuthiravattam Pappu handled
the role as an expert who performs the needs of old people who are on the brink of death and also performs the
waiting for his death to get his wealth.Kuthiravattam Pappu's character was also counting days for that man's death.Actually even though so many children and relatives were in possession no body loved Balan K Nair's
character except his money was the theme of the film which the audience also felt very sad about.To create that feeling to the audience the contribution of Kuthiravattam Pappu was also great.In Mutharam kunnu P.O. Kuthiravattam Pappu , V.D.Rajappan and Jagathy Sreekumar created some good comedy together.In the film 'Mazha peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu,Jagathy and Kuthiravattam handle roles as Sardar Krishna Kurup and Sardar Koma Kurup who are very rich and also in administrative positions at a Social Club, Nethaji Club.Both of them misuse the funds of the club and submit wrong accounts to cheat the members.Both are rivals also and compete in each and every thing.Their unnecessary competition results always in foolishness and as a result we got a full length comedy film in which Mohan Lal,Sreenivasan and Lissy handled the other main roles.Priyardashan directed that film which was a big success.
In the film 'Nakha Kshatangal' which was also written by M.T.Vasudevan Nair, Jagannadha Varma handled the role as a rich and eminent Lawyer and Vineeth's character joined that house as a servant.Kuthiravattam
Pappu was the chief cook of that house and Vineeth was appointed as one of his assistants.His orders and actions to Vineeth at the initial stage changes entirely when he realizes that Vineeth was a bright student at
the College and the lawyer also admires him.Monisha got National Award for Best Actress for that film.
In 'Aye Auto' Mohan Lal,Maniyan Pillai Raju, Kuthiravattam Pappu,Jagadeesh,Ganesh Kumar etc were all auto rickshaw drivers and all were having financial problems.One day Mohan Lal noted a scene that Kuthiravattam Pappu was distributing money among his other friends saying that he got it from 'God' and
Family.He was not counting the money even while distribution but just assuming an average weight holding
a bundle in the hand and giving to other drivers.Mohan Lal was astonished by that scene and by questioning Kuthiravattam Pappu he understood that he received a bag from the auto containing the money.When they checked it properly, the address of the owner was found inside the bag and Mohan Lal collected all the money from his friends and reached the owner and gave it back.It belonged to Asokan's character and the money was intended for the marriage expenses of his sister.Ashokan,s character who was a military man on leave offered a Party for all the auto drivers for giving back his money..Kuthiravattam Pappu as the innocent auto driver created good comedy.
In the film 'Mani Chitra Thazhu' Kuthravattam Pappu feels that he was having some mental problems and
consulted Mohan Lal who was a Psychiatrist.Mohan Lal understood that he was normal but said that he should not
step on water.After wards Kuthiravattam Pappu felt as if there was water here and there on the way where ever he goes and used to jump over it which created comedy with a difference.In the film 'Then Mavin Kombathu' as a relative of Shobhana Kuthiravattam Pappu after consuming toddy created roaring laughter in the cinema houses.In his sleep using all bad words and Mohan Lal replying to them angrily were very nice.Like that the introduction of Kuthiravattam to Mohan Lal by Shobhana resulted to increase his utter confusion with her words "Aa Ammavanalla ee Ammavan.Kasu vangichathu vere ammavana" was also ideal comedy.
In the film 'Vellanakalude Nadu' as the driver of the Road roller he created much laughter in the cinema houses by repairing the road roller of Mohan Lal.By boasting off about his previous driver experiences by
his unique style and actions and elaborate descriptions of 'Thamarassery Churam" and several repetitions of the words 'Ippo sariakkitharam' were liked by all. All those scenes will be ever remembered.
In the film 'T.P.Bala Gopalan M.A. Kuthiravattam Pappu and K.P.A.C.Lalitha were couples.Lailitha who was Mohan Lal's sister in the film was staying with Mohan Lal while her husband Kuthiravattam Pappu visit
them once in a week.He brings 'Betal leaves and tobacco' for Lalitha's mother and did not spend any other
money.Mohan Lal with his small income was finding it difficult to meet the needs of all the members.Kuthiravattam's and Lalitha's effort to make the mother happy and escape without spending any money in the home was the comedy.
He died in a Private Hospital in Kozhikkodu due to Cardiac arrest on 25 February 2000.
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