Manikandan Pattambi is an actor in the Malayalam film industry. He is a prominent face in the industry. His native place is Chundampatta in Pattambi, which is a place in the state of Kerala. He is married and has two daughters. He has acted in many films and is mainly known for his comedy roles. He has credits for over 50 films. He has also contributed in the field of screenplay writing, dialogue writing, story and as a singer (usually local music).
In a recent interview, he said that as an entertainer, he doesn't differentiate between the film and television industry and is keen on screenplay composing. His debut movie was Man Kolangal in the year 2000. It had a story based on village life. He acted and wrote the story for the film. In the year 2012, he won the Best Comedian award in Kerala State Television Awards, for his role in the show ‘’. It is the show that brought him into the limelight, and it is a satire on the various issues in the society. The show aired in Mazhavil Manorama, and he plays the character of Sathyasheelan.
He has mainly done supporting roles. In 2002, he made his first big screen entry in the movie Meesa Madhavan, in which he did a small part. In 2003, he acted in three movies ‘Uthara’, ‘Pattalam’, and ‘Manassinakkare’. ‘
’ and ‘Naran’ were the two movies that he was a part of in 2004 and 2005 respectively. In 2006, he acted in the film
. The year 2007 saw him acting in five movies while he was part of only one movie in 2008. In 2009, he performed in
. Kerala Cafe is a collection of movies into one big movie, and he acted in the segment ‘Puramkazhchakal’. He did supporting roles in three hit movies in 2010. They were Malarvaadi Arts Club, Best Actor, and Paappi Appacha.
The year 2012 had been a golden period, regarding the number of movies he had acted in a year, with seven movies in that year.
, which released in 2013, was the film in which he not only performed, but also wrote the screenplay and dialogue. Recently he did the role of Sasidharan in the movie, The Reporter.
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Manikandan Pattambi is an actor and writer of Malayalam film industry. He is famous for his comic roles and perfect humor. He has also been a director of photography and screenplay/dialogue writer for few movies. He is a familiar face in films as well on Television and treats both the fields alike. He studied at the School of Drama and is married now. He has two daughters. Today he is synonymous with comedy when one talks about Malayalam Television or Cinema. Manikandan became a part of the industry in 2000.
He came out with a story ‘Man Kolangan’ and enacted in the same. He was a supporting actor in the movies such as Meesa Madhavan, Manassinnakkare, Uthara, and Pattalam. He was also a part of the movie ‘Rasikan’ which was the first ever spoof film of Malayalam cinema. In the years following 2004 he did small roles in movies such as Naran, Mission 90 days, Pramukhan, Arabikkatha, Atheetham and Achanurangatha Veedu. In ‘Thakarachenda (2007)’ he played the character Suni. From this point, his talent was recognized, and he started playing some lead roles. He enacted in a short film ‘Puram Kazchakal’ by director
. It was based on C. V Raman’s story. Some of his notable films in the years following were ‘Passenger(2009),’ ’ Best Actor(2010),’ ‘Manikiakallu(2011)’ and ‘Swapna Sanchari (2011)’.
He played Seetharam Iyer in the movie Sim (2013). He was the lead in the Malayalam drama movie Vallatha Pahayan (2013). He even did the screenplay and dialogue writing for this movie. He essayed ‘Balan’ in the movie ‘Blackberry (2014).’ Manikandan was famous due to his comic role in the television series Marimaayam which aired on Mazhavil Manorama. It ran successfully from 2011-2013 and completed some 120 episodes. Some of his recent hit movies are ‘[email protected] Rest House (2013)’, ‘Odum Raja Adum Rani (2014), ‘Ellum Chettante Ishtam Pole (2014)’ and ‘The Reporter(2015)’. His funny role in Odum Raja was well applauded and gave viewers moments of laughter during the film.
He has achieved a good experience in the industry and is well versed with its many domains. As mentioned there are numerous movies to his credit. Pattambi was honored with Kerela State Television Award for Best Comedian in Marimayam in 2012. His comic, fun role in this series won him much accolades and appreciation. Njanara Mon is Pattambi’s upcoming movie. He will be coming up with a new story as he is ready with a new script line up.