Venu Nagavally | The Actor

Venu Nagavally in Chillu Venu Nagavalli, in his avatar as an actor, played diverse characters in close to 30-odd films, but he was always  bracketed (pigeon-holed/slotted) as this brooding, melancholic hero who was always doomed from the beginning, ploughing through the proceedings to his inevitable sad and painful ending . Curiously enough, it was a slew of movies, starting with his debut film, Ulkadal (1978), that reinforced this stereotype , with the same kind of characters following suit, at least for the next decade. Continue reading