Mumbai: Big setback to south film industry Most famous and senior actor and filmmaker Pratap Pothen has passed away in Chennai. 70-year-old Pratap was found dead in his apartment in Kilpauk. In his career spanning more than 30 years, Malayalam hero acted in more than 100 films in different languages and also directed some films. Pratap was recently seen in films like ‘Tughlaq Darbar’ and ‘CBI 5: The Brain’. According to initial reports, his death is natural.
Celebrities paid tribute
National Award winner Pratap Pothen leaves behind one of his daughters, Kea Pothen. After Pratap’s death, many celebrities have paid tribute on social media. Prithviraj Sukumaran wrote, ‘Rest in Peace Uncle. I will miss you.’ Parvati Nair wrote, ‘Why after all… Pratap Pothen sir? Thank you for being my friend, a well-wisher who wanted to see me succeed. We will always remember you. Rest in peace.
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) July 15, 2022
So disheartened. Heartbreaking. Lost a very good friend,a wonderful human being, a great technician n actor n funniest guy ever, #PratapPothen this morning. Had the privilege to work with him in few films. Hope you are finally in peace PP. You will be missed terribly.#RIP 🙏💔 pic.twitter.com/zSVIVbGm2F
— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) July 15, 2022
Meanwhile, political leaders including Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Leader of Opposition V D Satheesan, Assembly Speaker M B Rajesh and state ministers condoled the demise of the actor-director.
Indian actor and film producer Pratap Pothen acted in about 100 films in his career. Very few people know that Pratap Pothen acted in Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai starrer ‘Guru’. The film was directed by Mani Ratnam and featured Pothen K. R. Menon I.A.S. Was seen in the character of. This is a 2007 superhit and Sahabhar movie which was seen in many languages.
Pratap made his acting debut in 1978 with the Malayalam film ‘Aravam’. After this he acted in several Malayalam films which included films like ‘Thackeray’, ‘Lorry’ and ‘Chamaram’. After this, in the 1980s, Pratap turned to Tamil cinema and became popular by working in some famous films like ‘Moodupani’, ‘Varumayin Neeram Sigappu’, ‘Pannar Pushpangal’. He remained active in Tamil cinema throughout the 80s.
He made his directorial debut in 1985 with the Tamil film Meedum Oru Kadal Kadai. The film was about a mentally challenged couple and won the National Award. His other famous films were ‘Jiva’, ‘Vetri Vijha’ and ‘Lucky Man’. Pratap directed about 12 films. He also directed Malayalam films like ‘Ritubhedam’, ‘Daisy’ and ‘Oru Yatramozhi’.