Our cinema industry and may be the viewers as well is masters in forgetting the ones who were a part of industry and a part of lives through the characters they played before they leave the stage or left from this world. We had seen many examples for it in recent times and an addition to that list recently is Late actor Oduvil Unnikrishnan. As per a news came in the online page of Asianet News about the sad state of Late actor Oduvil Unnikrishnan’s family. Oduvil Unnikrishnan was one of the finest actors in our industry and acted in many a number films here. He was an integral part of every mollywood films from his debut and even in his last years as well.
But after his death no one is there for his family and no one is even enquirers about how his family is doing without him. Blame is not only for his colleagues but also for the viewers as well who also just ignored this great artist. Now his wife Padmaja and daughter Padmini is struggling to live and their only source of income is the 1000 rupees which they getting from Chalachithra academy every month and also the pension for handicap people receiving by his grandson. This great actor Oduvil Unnikrishanan is the one who had received the state award for best actor twice and even government is not doing anything to save his family.
The family need rupees 15000 for the treatment his wife and grandson alone in a month and their only solace is that they managed to get back their house which was pledged to take loan for the treatment of Oduvil Unnikrishnan. His grandson is mentally retarded and fir that he receives a pension from Government. But that amount is not enough for a family who was living in so poor condition.
The sad thing is that AMMA, the association of Malayalam movie artists also not paid any attention to the family of this great artist after his death and we all have to come forward and help the family of this great artist who had given us lots of moments of joy through his performances.