National Award-winning actor Nedumudi Venu died at the age of 73 in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. The actor had been in critical condition for a while due to some liver-related issues.
For decades, Nedumudi had been an excellent actor, handling serious and comedy roles with the equal caliber and perfection. He delivered amazing and powerful performances. He began his career as an artist with the plays of Kavalam Narayana Panicker. He made his debut in Thambu, directed by G Aravindan in 1978 and has acted in over 500 movies. The excellent performer had won three National Film Awards and six Kerala State Film Awards.
Aravam, Vidaparayum Munpe, Kallan Pavithran, Chamaram, Bharatham, Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam, Chithram, Thenmavin Kombath, His Highness Abdullah, Margam ,and Arimpara are some movies that mark the best of his work. Nedumudi did not only work as an actor but also as a screenwriter for Kattathe Kilikkoodu, Theertham, Sruthi, Ambada Njane, Oru Katha Oru Nunnakkatha, Savidham, and Angane Oru Avadhikkalathu. The actor also helmed a film titled Pooram.
Prithviraj Sukumaran actor-filmmaker took to Twitter to share the loss and mourn over the death of such a perfect artist. He wrote: “Farewell Venu uncle! Your body of work and your expertise over the craft will forever be research material for generations to come! Rest in peace legend! #NedumudiVenu.”
Furthermore, filmmaker Sangeeth Sivan also mourned the loss of the actor by posting, “Absolutely shattered to know that #NedumudiVenu is no more! One of our finest actors. Such a huge loss to Malayalam cinema. He leaves behind an impressive & varied filmography & will live in our hearts forever. #OmShanti.”
Nedumundi was an amazing artist, who was adept at multiple subjects in the industry. This day would mark a great loss of a perfect artist.