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Prithviraj – A profile

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The period of youth is turbulent and comes with a rebellious streak – Going against the System – swimming against the flow. Rebellious is his second name. And he is frank almost to the point of brutality. His statements are always hard-hitting. And he is YOUNG!!We are talking about the “new” darling of Malayalam – Prithviraj Sukumaran. [On second thoughts, new may not be the right word as he burst into the scene some 3-4 years ago. Nevertheless..]. He has got a new lease of life after Classmates has rocked the Box Office.

Prithvi made his debut in Nakshathra kannulla Rajakumaran Avanundoru Rajakumari. He did not exactly set the screen on fire. But people started taking notice of him in “Stop Violence”. It was hard to ignore the lanky youth with a good physique and that mean rebellious streak in him – both in front and behind the camera. However it was Nandanam that anointed him as a real hero in a Cinderalla-like love story. As the lover boy, Manu, who falls in love with the servant Balamani. Navya walked away with the honors but Prithvi cemented his place in Malayalam as a hero.

Prithvi always insisted in interviews that he is in the field not for the money, but because he loved acting. [After doing his studies in Sainik School Kazhakkutam, he did his college in Australia and he mentions that he had job offers in hand before he decided to dabble in Movies]

One another advantage he had over other younger heros was that he was tall, had a good moustache [a must attribute for heros for us Mallus] and could do both action and romantic roles with panache. Even though Prithvi’s movies like Swapnakoodu, Vellinakshatram etc met with moderate success, the argument against him was that he couldn’t carry a film on his shoulders alone. He however did show glimpses of his potential in films like Ammakilikkodu .

In between he had his share of gossips. Rumors about his tying the knot with Meera Jasmine was the talk of the town – though both denied it. Then came the AMMA clash. He spoke out against the step-motherly treatment of AMMA towards some of her children and his comments were interpreted as against the superstars and the super directors. It was projected that Prithvi was an arrogant brat and had people saying “Venda Mone Venda Mone” to his antics. It did not take long for him to get a “hidden ban” in AMMA. He had an able ally in Vinayan whose “love” for the superstars was well known. The two joined and a forgettable movie called Sathyam was born. Even though Prithvi did a few stunts sans a dupe – a la Jayan – the movie still could not be saved.

After his offers in Malayalam came to a trickle, he decided to try his luck in Tamil [an anomaly - as normally its the Malayali heroine who feel suffocated by the glamour-less and penniless values in Malayalam and hop-skip-jump to Tamil and shed clothes at the drop of a hat].

Kana Kandein marked his debut and Tamizh Ulagam and Tamil girls especially loved the villain for his acting abilities and looks – though not in the same order. This was followed by Parijatham, a Bhagyaraj movie. The movie also received a good response and Prithvi even had the privilege of sharing the dais with Rajnikanth in one of the promotion events.
Unfortunately for Prithvi, Bhagyaraj wanted to make Parijatham his daughter’s launchpad – Her plump visage eclipsed poor Prithvi in all the posters. Still he had reason to rejoice as he has a few good offers in hand.

Vargam saw Prithvi coming of age. As Solomon, the corrupt officer in the first half and the victim of his own doings in the second, he won accolades of the critics and the masses alike. The movie did average business and producers and directors slowly started taking interest in him. Lal Jose, who was considered the best mate of Dileep [ who was reportedly one of the "enemies" of Prithvi], took the bold step of casting Prithvi as one of the lead heroes in Classmates. The rest is history. And as Balachandran Adiga in Vasthavam, Prithvi has once again proved that he hes here to stay.

Prithvi’s demeanour have irked many and say that he was a chip of the old block. If one could draw an analogy of him with cricket, he could be compared to Shoaib Akthar of Pakistan – Killer looks, rebellious, lovable, extremely talented, brash competitive and irritating people with his shooing from the hip comments. He has a good future ahead of him and there looks to be no stiff competition to him from co-stars of his age. Add a few lessons in Public relations and you have a finished article.

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76 Comments

  1. Prithviraj. Is he a king (Prithiviraj Chowhan) or an actor or a normal human being? I have never seen such a person like him. Rather than saying him as a king or an actor, simply he is a good person. His handsome-look, pleasing personality and humourous character make people very much. He is my favorite hero. I like his style, dress coding, shining eyes, lotus lips, apple cheek, body structure, etc., Everything is perfect. Ware wah! what a superb hero! Anybody know his email id and contact details please….

    Tamil film “Mozhi” song “Sevvaanam selaiyai” remake

    Prithviraj ennai thottu senraan kanavile
    Ennai konradhu parvaiyile
    Uyir vegudhu nenjinile
    Yaaro avan yaaro solvaar illai
    Neril senru pesa neramillai
    Kaiyil vandhu ponaan kaiyil illai
    Oh..oh.. oh… oh… oh… oh…

  2. Malayalam please. Getting tired of Tamils assuming that everyone understands their language.

  3. Raju is definitely a good actor with good screen presence. His new films chocolates & Kannampoochiyeneda are goods films. His acting and Tamil pronunciations are so good.

  4. Prithvi is so cute, so smart,so sweet.His eyes are so cute.

  5. hi this anil.my self i just impress vith the prithivi acting through mozhi film…and i am strting about his biography and finally i seen his total movies vith in 2 days about 7 films…in each and every film his action is good…
    SEE THE COMMENTS I SEEN ABOVE FOR PRITHVI…REMEMBER FRIENDS NO ONE IS JUDGE FOR ABOUT OTHERS ACTIONS..THOUGH WE HAVE TO PROUD BY SEEING PRITHVI…COZ ALL THE PEOPLE WHO R IN 20′S NOT AT ALL GETTING SINGLE PENNY R NAME..BUT MAY BE HIS FATE R SOMETHNG HE GOT CHANCE TO ENTER INTO CINEWRLD..
    SO COMMON
    WISH WE ALL
    FOR HIS GR8 SUCCESS AND INDUSTRY FUTR FOR HIM TILL HIS LIFE LONG….
    MY SELF I AM TELUGU AND I DONT KNW MALAYALM..I KNW LITTLE BIT TAMIL..BUT
    FOR PRITHVI I START LEARNING MALAYALAM…
    I HOPE HE WILL DEFENTLY BECOME GOOD ACTOR IN THE NEXT COMING DAYS
    AND HE WILL DEFENTLY EAUL TO THE GOD FATHERS OF THE INDUSTRY WHO U THNK LIKE MAMMUTY,MOHAN LAL,ETC

  6. Sorry to Correct you anil, Mohanlal and Mamooty are godfathers of industry

    Secondly “ETC” is a godfather created by you.
    No one with this name exist in Malayalam film industry.

  7. Need to appreciate a telugu person having interest in PR.
    Prithviraj and Narain(Sunil) had good tamil hits. Mozhi was really good.
    Narain was ok in Chitiram Pesudhadi and his latest Anjathey is doing good.
    Tired of the oldies(M&M). They are really good actors but they are old and I do’t like to see with 20 year old heroines. (Even Jayaram was famous in tamil than these M&Ms.)
    Malayalam industry (AMMA) beware of this. You wil be losing PR & Narain to APPA

  8. I really agree with what Karthyani said, but that does’t mean that I disagree with others.
    Let me be honest, I really like him. What makes me do so is his personality. I love him, on the other hand, because of his random arrival on my dreams.

  9. Whatever the pluses & minuses, one thing is very clear ” PRITHVI IS THE DREAM BOY OF EVERY GIRL” His romantic expressions are at ease & extremely natural.

  10. hai… again do take care of your smile… can i know how old you are so that next time when i send a comment i should know how old i commenting to… do well so will you get well….. take care…. have a beautiful future …. i dn’t know hereafter will i get an oppourtunity to comment on you again so.. just want to finish all i wanted to say but the time is also so less where i cn’t tell or write .. for that we will meet if my fate has written a meet with you …. do take care of smile….. bye not for ever but if not met for forever… with lots of care… madhavi…

  11. hai again … just can’t stop myself to say that ypu are not a hero but a hero… prithviraj ji like you very much in all the scene ofyour performance .. i dn’t care of any body commenting on your physical features… truly feel by heart that surely you are superb …. shall we be friends if in chance you want to be…. wow… i thought for asking you to be the friend make me feel so pleasant than if i m than i m defenitely be in heaven… anyways take care ofthe smile…. madhavi….

  12. I am no big fan of any moviestar. Nor with prithviraj.First I thought he is expressionless with big eyes and mature-than-age looks. But now after seeing a lot many movies of him,I know that he really has the genes.Forget the personality,but when you keep your ears open, you find the real gift of the gab and strong dialogue delivery.

    Maybe Malayalis need a combination of Mohanlal and Mammootty in the future,what say guys?

  13. PRITHIVIRAJ IS SUCH A HANDSOME GUY. I LIKE HIS SMILE DAT CAN MELT MANY GIRLS HEART.

  14. Prithvi ur the best.. the only thing i regret is u didn’t get to marry meera coz u both could have look very good together… wht say guys

  15. hi guys can i have prithviraj e-mail address pls i will be happy and tks a lot take care

  16. the one and only prithvi can save malayalam cinema…..i am really proud to say my coleagues in delhi that he is from kerala, and a good actor….he has got a chance to work with monyratnam alsooooooo……..
    great prithvi great………one day u will become a bollywood star…. am awaiting for that……………..

  17. Prithiviraj now looks very young,charm and energetic and this is because of his new look for film Ravana. But I need to know like how prithivi changed his look, especially for balded head. Did he went for hair transplant or hair fixing.

    If anyone know please share with me…

  18. Interesting discussion…that’s now 3 years old.

    Narasimham was an all out one man show. It depended completely on the star power of Lal. It had no plot or anything, it was a pure star film. Classmates on the other hand is a different film. It is the story that obviously attracted the audience, not Prithviraj. In a way I think another actor who fitted the bill to play Sukumaran could have played and the film still would have been a success.

  19. I cant understand what James saying…..if his statement is true then any of the films like panjabi house, hari krishnans, vandanan are combination hits not because of the hero in it.
    the highly paid actor seems to be the hero of the film. eg: in kabhi alvida, and kabhi kabhi shahrukh khan has considered as the hero ,and it is considered as a SRK movie not amitabh bachans ….so that in classmates prithvi was the highest paid actor and he was the centerpoint even if narain has done an unavoidable part …..

  20. mini das
    september 26 , 2009

    I totally agree with the earlier comments saying tht prithviraj is talented, intelligent, smart, handsome, brave, itellectual, knowledgeable, and above all a person with self esteem. Most of the time if any malayali ever have all these qualities eventually ends up in an image of ” moorkhan or muradan or themmadi”.

    It is not your fault boy. It is the fault of all our malayalies. They cannot accept anythins not ‘ our type ‘. For example if anybody speaks english we say ‘ avante oru jada’ if anybody dress up smart or behave smart then also we say the same.

    Prithviraj is a good actor and has real talents, give him time and moral support.

    This is an advise to everybody in the malayalam industry. Accept the difference in him. we need that in malaylam film industry.

  21. I want ot know that., how Prithviraj gots his hairs back…

    Before he is something bald head., but now he is looking very cute with a very good hair…

  22. yes,even i noticed it ,he was almost bald from front ,but now he has a head full of hair!!!how did this happen,any idea?i think he has got a hair fixing done

  23. hi my name is jasnith.but my friends call me jessi. dont think that iam a great fan of ur’s.but my friend made me to watch ur movies.actually she wants to sent this comment to u that not to ware light colored dress always plz do ware dark colors also like …………..red with black combinations etc, she also says that u look so cute in 3/4TH+t-shirt.WE BOTH WISHES U ADVANCE HAPPY BIRTHDAY.If u like these suggestions do reply…………..

  24. Ofcourse i Noticed that before.in the time of doing anantha bhadhram he had a bald headed.but meantime he had a full of hair head..surely it had’nt a hair fixing.i think its a hair transplantation ..have u got any idea of that pls share with me also..wonderfully it look very natural

  25. prithviraj is a actor par excellence.an actor with great potential and caliber.truly a youth icon.

  26. i like prithvi very much.bcoz he is the man who see everything in different view!!!!! and i like his voice,english pronunciation etc.,

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