7 April 1926 – 16 January 1989 | Remembering Malayalam Cinema’s Evergreen Hero

Prem Nazir in Iruttinte Atmavu

 [ Re-posted from January, 2011 ]

23 years on, the concept of Evergreen Hero, the unique art of telling the same story in a hundred ways with the same lead actor (with a new outrageous toupee every time) and a painful vacuum of stardust that hid a heart of empathy and altruism, not to forget humility and a shrewd sense of commercial survival – Abdul Khader-turned Prem Nazir, the demi-God of Malayalam Cinema is a hard act to follow, and a harder one to fulfill.

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