M.S.Narayana- A Gifted Actor

By - January 23, 2015 - 12:45 PM IST

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There is one unique aspect about Tollywood which cannot be replaced by any other film industry. It is the presence of fantastic character actors along with star heroes and glamorous heroines. This rich repository of character actors began in the bygone era with legends like S.V.Ranga Rao, Ramana Reddy, CSR and continued in the 70s- 80s with Rao Gopala Rao, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Kota Srinivasa Rao and so on. But there was a new wave of character acting which began in the mid 90s belonging to one gentleman called M.S.Narayana.

This curious actor was first noticed in his portrayal of Pedarayudu (Mohan Babu)’s assistant Chari in the blockbuster film Pedarayudu. His peculiar dialogue delivery made people think that there was an emotional actor within him. But little did people know that there was a brilliant comedy angle hidden in him as well. Popular commercial comedy director E.V.V.Satyanarayana unleashed the best of M.S. Narayana in Maa Nannaki Pelli in which he played the role of a drunken father. This role became so popular that the actor was seen in similar roles till quite recently. Despite being seen in roles where he is either addicted to alcohol or some bad habit such as playing cards, M.S. Narayana never disappointed the audience with his tremendous comedy timing. Nobody can forget his unique diction in saying , “Nothing is Impossible!” and his dance for Bollywood hit song “Piya Tu Ab to Aaja” in Srinu Vaitla’s feel good film Anandam.
One of the greatest assets of M.S.Narayana is his diction and hilarious voice which was put to best use in every film of his. The popular scene in Athadu where he over hears the hero Mahesh Babu and Sunil’s conversation is perhaps the best example of this. It was Maatala Mantrikudu Trivikram Srinivas who made the best use of M.S.Narayana right from the time he began writing dialogues for Swayamvaram till his recent film Attarintiki Daaredi.

Five times Nandi Award winner, M.S. Narayana could make people laugh with his mere presence; which is indeed a gifted quality. He managed to generate nonstop laughter even in Srinu Vaitla’s recent offering Aagadu.

It is indeed a huge loss for Telugu film industry to lose such a brilliant actor in the beginning of the year. iQlikmovies mourns the death of a talented actor and offers deepest condolences for his family.