Comedy king Jagathy Sreekumar celebrates 72nd birthday
Malayalam cinema's comedy king Jagathy Sreekumar turns 72 today. Despite being aware of the dear actor's ill health, movie buffs are waiting for a comeback out of admiration for his genius.
In this year's film 'CBI 5', he acted in a small scene, but the audience was left wondering if we got the old Jagathy back. After a seven-year hiatus from acting, Jagathy returned in front of the camera through an advertisement film.
Born on January 5, 1951, in Thiruvananthapuram, Jagathy Sreekumar has acted in more than 1500 films. He is a five-state award-winning actor.
The actor made his acting debut in 1974 with a small role in the film 'Kanyakumari.' Later many films were born in Mohanlal-Priyadarshan partnership. All of them became the biggest success that Malayalam has seen. Let's take a look at some of Jagathy's characters that are still remembered by Malayalis today.
Every Malayali knows that 'Purushu enne Anugarikanam' is a dialogue from the superhit 2002 Lal Jose film 'Meesha Madhavan'. 'Krishna Vilasam Bhagidharan Pillai' was the character that won the Kerala State Award for Best Second Actor. The talent of Jagathy played a huge role in the success of 'Meesha Madhavan', and Cochin Hanifa's 'Trivikraman' came as his assistant.
Jagathy has to come on screen if the movie wants to be a hit in theatres. In the past, if there was Jagathy in the poster of any movie, the audience who went to see the movie would think, 'There is Jagathy, so there will be comedy'.
In March 2012, Jagathy retired from acting after a car accident in Malappuram's Thenjipalam. He was seriously injured in the accident and returned to life after years of treatment. Until then, movie lovers are waiting for the 'big comeback' of the beloved actor to the big screen.