The story of Harimurali, the child actor who captured the hearts of audiences in the film ‘Rasikan’ and then disappeared from the screens, highlights the fate of many actors in Malayalam cinema who gained popularity through small roles. Manorama Online’s ‘Ormayundo Ee Mukham’ program aims to bring these actors back into the public eye.
Where Are They Now?
Many child actors in the Malayalam film industry have left their mark on audiences with their memorable performances, only to disappear from the limelight as they grow up. Harimurali, who played the hilarious toddler in Dileep’s ‘Rasikan,’ is one such actor. After his breakthrough role, he portrayed the childhood versions of characters in films like ‘Annan Thampi’ and ‘Amar Akbar Anthony,’ as well as in some television serials.
However, as Harimurali grew older, he made the decision to quit acting at the age of fifteen. He felt that pursuing his studies was more important and that acting was starting to affect his academic performance. Despite his early success, he chose to prioritize his education and put his acting career on hold.
After completing his studies in Bangalore, Harimurali moved to the UAE for work. Currently, he is back home and working as a VFX artist, specializing in editing and writing. While his acting career may have taken a backseat, he has found success and fulfillment in his current vocation.
Harimurali’s passion for acting was nurtured from a young age, thanks to his father, who is a theatre director and artist. Growing up in theatre camps, he developed a keen interest in the performing arts. His acting journey began when he delivered a dialogue in a play written by his father’s friend, saying ‘Good morning teacher.’ This small role ignited his love for acting and set him on the path to becoming a child actor in the film industry.
Bringing Forgotten Actors Back to the Spotlight
Harimurali’s story is not unique. There are many actors in Malayalam cinema who gained popularity through small roles and appearances in a single scene, only to fade away from the public eye. Manorama Online’s ‘Ormayundo Ee Mukham’ program aims to identify these forgotten actors and bring them back into the spotlight.
The program seeks to reconnect with these actors, discover their current whereabouts, and showcase their talents once again. By giving them a platform to reintroduce themselves to the public, ‘Ormayundo Ee Mukham’ hopes to reignite interest in these actors and provide them with new opportunities in the film industry.
In conclusion, Harimurali’s journey from a child actor in ‘Rasikan’ to his current role as a VFX artist highlights the challenges faced by many actors in Malayalam cinema. However, programs like ‘Ormayundo Ee Mukham’ offer a chance for these forgotten actors to reclaim their place in the industry and remind audiences of their talent and potential.