Oduvil Unnikrishnan, one of the best actors in Malayalam cinema, passed away today. He died because of kidney failure. He was 62 and is survived by his wife Padmaja and 2 daughters.
Versatile Malayalam Actor Oduvil Unnikrishnan died following kidney failure at a private hospital here early this morning. He was 62 and is survived by his wife and two children. Popularly known as “Oduvil”, Unnikrishnan, who was undergoing dialysis for the last one year, was admitted to the P V S hospital four days ago after his condition deteriorated. Hindu reports
Like many god actors in Malayalam cinema, Oduvil too started his acting career in theatre. He was active in Kalanilayam and later in KPAC. He debuted in cinema by doing a tiny role in Chenda. Oduvil was equally adept at doing serious and humorous roles. We felt that he had a natural flair in doing comedy.
During his acting career he has won a host of awards including Kerala award state’s best actor award for his role in Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Nizhalkoothu.
“Malayalam cinema had not been able to fully use his talent,” renowned film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan said hearing the news of his demise. Unnikrishnan had brilliantly portrayed the character of a hangman in Adoor’s ‘Nizhalkuthu’. IndiaGlitz reports.