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Thomas Berly

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Nationality  Indian
Name  Thomas Berly
Occupation  Film actor
Role  Film actor
Years active  1938–1984/20015
Spouse(s)  Sophy

Movies  Vellarikka Pattanam, Ithu Manushyano
Children  Taniya Berly, Tamina Berly, Tarun Berly
Parents  Annie Berly, Kurishingal K. J. Berly
Similar People  Prathapachandran, Prem Nazir, Adoor Bhasi, Sabitha Anand, Ratheesh

Music director  Vellarikka Pattanam

Thomas Berly on the history of Malayalam Cinema

Thomas Berly is an Indian film actor, director, producer, script writer and music composer in Malayalam cinema.



He was born to Kurishingal K. J. Berly and Annie, on September 1, 1932 at Fort Kochi, Kerala. His debut movie was Thiramala in 1953. He later went to do a course on acting in University of California, Los Angeles. There he acted in a few English movies and television series in small roles. He acted in a Hollywood movie Never So Few in 1959. He produced an English movie, Maya for children. He is also interested in magic, violin, Madeleine instrumental music and painting. His painting Galiyan is selected and shown on International festivals. Later in 1969 he came back and started seafood exporting business. In 1973 he directed a movie, Ithu Manushyano?. Popular song Sughamoru bindu dukhamoru bindu is from this movie. Then he directed Vellarikkaappattanam in 1985 with Veteran actor Prem Nazir as hero. He published a collection of English lyrics Beyond The Heart and a prose Fragrant Petals, which is in the memory of his father. He also published a cartoon book, O Kerala. He is married to Sophie. They have three children, Taniya, Tarun and Tamina. He currently resides at Fort Kochi, Kerala.

As an actor

  • Thiramaala (1953)
  • Double Barrel (2015)
  • Direction

  • Ithu Manushyano (1973)
  • Vellarikkaappattanam (1985)
  • Story

  • Ithu Manushyano? (1973)
  • Vellarikkaappattanam (1985)
  • Screenplay

  • Ithu Manushyano? (1973)
  • Vellarikkaappattanam (1985)
  • Production

  • Ithu Manushyano? (1973)
  • Vellarikkaappattanam (1985)
  • Dialogue

  • Ithu Manushyano? (1973)
  • Music

  • Mangalangal ... Vellarikkaappattanam 1985
  • Romaancham Poothirangum ... Vellarikkaappattanam 1985
  • Hemantha Kalam ... Vellarikkaappattanam 1985
  • References

    Thomas Berly Wikipedia

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