Jan 11, 2008

RIP, Pandian!

After director Jeeva last year, another premature death in tamil cine industry. Pandian, the first village-hero of tamil cinema b4 Ramarajan came along, passed away yesterday. Pandian was an invent of Bharathiraja along with Revathi in the super-hit MaNvAsanai. Despite belonging to Madurai, Pandian was unusually fair-looking, which was one of the strongest reasons for his capturing Bharathiraja's attention. After his early successes in movies such as Pudhumai Penn, Mudhal vasantham and Aan PAvam, he went on a movie-signing spree, and most of those movies flopped.
He then resorted to secondary roles in movies like Guru Sishyan and Oor Kavalan, before his mentor gave him a fresh lease of life with a cameo role in Kizhakku Seemaiyile. Unfortunately, he couldn't make good use of it, and slowly faded into oblivion. The last I saw him was in Citizen. He would have made a good comedian, and I especially like one movie of his - Sathaan sollai thattAdhey. I think Pandiyan is the first Madurai-based actor to make some kind of impression in tamil cinema. May his soul rest in peace!

11 comments:

J said...

I just read this news in IndiaGlitz. hhmm felt bad.

Anonymous said...

I too felt bad. May his soul rest in peace. He was a good actor though he didn't succeed after his initial few films.

-kajan

VM said...

I was shocked of his death :( I liked his acting in KC the most. May his soul rest in peace.

tt_giant said...

Liked his acting in aanpaavam and kizhakku.. RIP!

mitr_bayarea said...

Raju-

yes, feel sorry for his sudden death- his role in Mann Vaasanai was etched to perfection.

Narayanan Venkitu said...

May his soul rest in peace.

I didn't know about his death until I read your blog today, thanks for the update.

VM said...

Dasavatharam release is official now..April 10.

Anonymous said...

Another talented actor died ..Heath Ledger. May his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

No new post :(

Am waiting for you to breach your principle of 10 comments ;)

Brinda said...

one of my favorite movies during my teenage years was 10 Things I Hate About You, i really fell in love with the baddy guy ...juz today i realized that Heath Ledger was the guy :(

Raju said...

Vm, let us hope that 10A's release date is indeed April 10.. cant wait more..
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Anon, yeah, shocking to hear about Heath Ledger's death. He was upcoming and had a bright future. I learnt that he was leading a fast-paced life that probably was a reason for his death.
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Anon, :) Trying very hard not to break that principle. It is 28 months since I started following it and planning to keep it going forever..
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Brinda, hmmm.. as a tribute to Heath Ledger, I am gonna watch '10 things I hate about u' this weekend..