Malayalam film fraternity pays tribute to Innocent
The veteran actor died on Sunday
Following the demise of Innocent, many filmmakers and actors from the Malayalam industry expressed their tribute to the veteran actor. Several actors including Mohanlal, Dulquer Salmaan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Manju Warrier, Anna Ben and filmmaker Vineeth Sreenivasan, took to their social media handles to share their condolences.
Innocent was 75. The actor, a cancer survivor after he was detected with the deadly disease as far back as 2012, had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kochi for the last two-and-half weeks for breathing issues. He is survived by his wife, Alice and two children.
The actor was known for his comedy roles, unique style and dialogue delivery in a career spanning over four decades and 500 films. Innocent was also a former member of Lok Sabha from 2014-19, winning the seat from Kerala's Chalakkudy constituency as an independent candidate backed by the Left. He also served as president of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) for several years.
He is also the author of five books, including Njan Innocent and Cancer Wardile Chiri (Laughter in the Cancer Ward), where he narrates his experiences while undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Irinjalakudakku Chuttum won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Humour in 2020.
Here are some tribute messages
നർമ്മത്തിന്റെ തമ്പുരാന് ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ.. എന്റെ ഇന്നച്ചന് വിട #Innocent pic.twitter.com/pBYy47vthZ— Suressh Gopi (@TheSureshGopi) March 27, 2023
End of an iconic chapter in cinema history! Rest in peace Legend! #Innocent pic.twitter.com/NkPGlnSnxB— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) March 26, 2023