Actor Thilakan, who passed away on September 24, might not have acted in too many Tamil films, but considering the impact he had on Tamil audiences, it's going to be quite a while before memories of the veteran actor will fade.
Director Sundar C, who brought the thespian back to Tamil screens in his film 'Mettukudi' (1996), says it was nobody else but Thilakan who he had in mind while writing the role of the negative character in the film. "There were about 12 positive characters in the film and the one negative role had to compensate for all of them. And Thilakan sir could do it," he admires.
The Malayalam actor is still remembered for his role of Arumai Nayagam in 'Sathiriyan' (1990) in which actor Vijayakanth played the lead.
Some of his latest Tamil flicks include 'Alibaba' (2008) and 'Nee Venumda Chellam' (2006). Despite the fact that Thilakan was as short as five and a half feet, there was something about his on-screen presence that had a dominating effect, says Sundar C, "His look is complemented by his unique voice. It was sad to see somebody else dub for him in a few Tamil movies"....more
05:04 PM, Sep 25, 2012