Moving speech by Mammootty at the function to pay homage to Kalabhavan Mani
Posted by Mammootty on Sunday, March 13, 2016
Yesterday, Chalakkudy Carmel Ground was full with the people who loved Kalabhavan Mani, as AMMA, the association of Malayalam movie artists were there to pay homage to Kalabhavan Mani, who died last week due to severe liver damage. The function was attended by Superstar of Mollywood like Mohanlal, Mammootty, Kollywood star Chiyan Vikram, AMMA president Innocent, actors like Suraj Venjarammoodu, Asif Ali, Sadiq, Tini Tom, Harishree Ashokan, directors like Lal Jose, Kamal, Sibi Malayil etc.
Everybody expressed their deepest condolence over the death of Mani and everyone was in deep pain as well as the death of Kalabhavan Mani was indeed a shock to all of them. Mani was more than a brother to people like Mohanlal and Mammootty. On that occasion Mammootty made a moving speech as a part of paying homage to his beloved colleague.
Mammootty said that he comes to know more about Mani when they acted together for the first time in the film named Udyana Paalakan. Mani had told about his admiration and also about his past life to Mammootty. They later acted in many films together as well. Mani played the villain to Mammootty as well. Mammootty said that he don’t have much words to express the pain he is having as he remembers Mani. Mammootty remembered that it was he who introduced Mani to Tamil Cinema, as he recommended Mani to the film named Marumalarchi, in which Mammootty was the hero.
Mammootty said that even though he know that Mani is suffering with some health problems, he did not thought to the extent that it will take away Mani from all of us. It was really a great shock for all the ones who loved Mani more than a colleague. Mammootty said that, as an actor, he can’t even imagine doing some characters Mani had done in his career and that great talent of Mani had made people love him on the screen. Off the screen as well, Kalabhavan Mani was a great human being and the crowd gathered there is a proof of that.