Farewell, my expensive buddy Prathap!

Prathap Pothen’s co-star Suhasini Maniratnam writes a fond tribute to her buddy, the one who made her giggle and wowed her along with his class and abilities

Prathap Pothen’s co-star Suhasini Maniratnam writes a fond tribute to her buddy, the one who made her giggle and wowed her along with his class and abilities

Hey Prathap,

I by no means imagined in my desires that I might be writing a tribute for you.

I met you in 1979, I feel. You had been a younger actor and I used to be a digital camera assistant to Ashok Kumar. After a couple of bridges had been crossed and a number of other tables had been turned, I ended up appearing in Mahendran’s movie and also you performed my husband.

Within the movie, I refused to speak with you, however in actuality we had been chatting endlessly.

You had been my first buddy within the film business. Your intelligence, your sense of humour, and joie de vivre mirrored on us. You lit up each set along with your data and wit.

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You made pals very simply.

Proper from my uncle Kamal to Prabhu to Satyaraj to Maniratnam to Okay. Balachander to Bharathiraja… you received hearts so simply.

You had been essentially the most reluctant star sensation within the south Indian movie business. Each director needed to forged you, each heroine needed to work with you. You had been a technician’s dream actor. Proper from Stills Ravi to B.R. Vijaylakshmi, each one adored you.

You, along with your Lawrence Faculty upbringing and MCC background, your quite a few pals, we had been all so envious of you. You had been royal and so elegant. I noticed a black velvet jacket for the primary time in my life, shining so gorgeously in your shoulders.

You had been there for me as a buddy all the time.

Nothing modified over time. I hope my different pals had been fortunate sufficient to have had as the primary movie co star, a star such as you. Could also be I used to be the fortunate one.

You moved on to writing, directing and successful the nationwide award in your very first movie.

I received’t say you had been an under-rated genius, however you positively underplayed your abilities.

You had a number of nick names for many people however you’d always remember mine. It was Jolly Kutty Mathews.

Thanks for spreading a lot pleasure as by no means earlier than… farewell my expensive buddy… we love you the place ever you might be.

Guess that room can be crammed with laughter and pleasure.

Yours,

Suhasini Maniratnam

(Jolly Kutty Mathews. Generally, Mary Kutty Joyce)

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