Actor CI Paul, died on Dec 15, due to heart failure.
His silver screen break came with ‘Maadatharuvi’ in which he played the role of Fr Benedict. He acted in around 300 films and several TV serials since then. Paul, who started out as a character actor proved that he could handle comedy and villain roles with equal panache. [Actor C I Paul passes away]
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CI Paul never got any roles in his film career that can be called as challenging. Most of them were minor ones, lasting only few scenes, and often with a touch of comedy. But I think he portrayed these characters in a natural way and made them memorable, however small they are. The “good” police inspector of Nadodikkattu, the food inspector of Mithunam, hero’s father in Darling Darling – these are some of the characters that come to my mind now. And of course, the role of the hero’s (played by Sreenivasan) father-in-law in Vadakkunokkiyanthram, and the scene in which Sreenivasan beats him mistakenly, and then asks “Achchan eppo vannu?”, respectfully. [CI Paul]
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