Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1971-01-01 (49 years old)
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Kunnisseri Veettil Raman Mani (1 January 1971 – 6 March 2016), better known by his stage name Kalabhavan Mani, was an Indian film actor and singer. Mani started his career as a mimicry artist with the Kalabhavan troupe. He had starred in over 200 films, including Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films, and was renowned for his humorous characters and villain roles. Mani won the National Film Award – Special Jury Award and Kerala State Film Award for his performance as Ramu in Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum (1999).
Kalabhavan Mani was born in Dalit community to Chenathunad Kunnisseri Veettil Raman and Ammini at Chalakudy, Thrissur District on in 1971. He had an elder brother, Velayudan (deceased), younger brother, RLV Ramakrishnan (dancer) and four sisters, Thankamani, Leela, Santha and Ammini Jr. He studied at GLPS East school Chalakudy till 4th grade and Government Boys School, Chalakudy till 10th grade.Mani was married to Nimmy on 22 September 1999 and has a daughter. He was once an autorickshaw driver from Chalakudy. His brother, R.L.V. Ramakrishnan acted in Bamboo Boys in a cameo role, starring alongside Cochin Haneefa, his brother, Harishree Ashokan(to be verified) and Salim Kumar.
Movies & TV Series
'Loka Samastha' talks of the tale of Chithal Rajan (Kalabhavan Mani), who had witnessed his dad being slaughtered by the cops in cold blood. Rajan emerges to be a revolutionary who flees from one city...
A cinephile tries to protect his family by hiding a heat-of-the-moment murder committed by his daughter by taking cues from the films he has watched. With the victim the son of a cop, can he get away ...
Set in a remote village in Malabar, the film portrays the struggles of a young Muslim woman and her family who is ostracised by society for questioning a religious speech
Fast paced and evocative, this contemporary social drama delves into concepts of love and fidelity in human relationships in view of modern liberal lifestyles, through the lives of a scientist and a n...
Adverse situations force a young man to step in and shoulder the responsibilities of his family. Later, his decision-making abilities also make him the head of his village.
The movie deals with the trials and tribulations of multiple disconnected characters trying to find meaning in the spiritual and super natural experiences they have. The intertwining story threads inc...
A few youngsters who are active in blog and social network sites decided to organize an exclusive show in Bangalore. The main coordinator of the show is famous in the blog as 'Olipporali'. In the fina...
Crocodile Love Story
Kiran (Praveen Prem), son of retired Government staff Parameswaran (R. K. Thayyil) is working in a hardware firm after completing his B.Tech course, with no responsibilities and aims in his life. Nith...
Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala
Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala' tells the story of the athlete Rebecca whom her village Kizhakkemala is proud of. In an interesting way the movie plots family relationships through the life of Rebecca. R...
Tourist Home is a 2013 Malayalam thriller film directed by Shebi. The film traces a series of incidents that take place in the 10 rooms of a tourist home. The plot revolves around the following charac...
Solomon, who belongs to a band, is in love with Soshanna, who hails from an upper class family. The story spells how Solomon manages to win over all the obstacles to marry Soshanna.
Madirasi is a 2012 Malayalam action comedy film directed by Shaji Kailas and starring Jayaram, Meera Nandan, Meghana Raj, Kailash, Kalabhavan Mani and Tini Tom. The film is based on a series of tru...
Husbands in Goa
The film follows the journey of three young men, who flee from their wives, for a vacation to the international tourist-destination Goa. During the trip, they become friends with an immature youthful ...
Ayalum Njanum Thammil
Ayalum Njanum Thammil is a story of a committed senior doctor and an irresponsible junior doctor and through their relationship, a picture of the medical profession is drawn vividly. Prathap Pothan po...
Bachelor Party is a 2012 Malayalam–language Indian action film directed, co-produced and filmed by Amal Neerad. The film stars Asif Ali, Indrajith, Rahman, Kalabhavan Mani, Vinayakan and Nithya Menen ...
Face 2 Face
Face to Face is a 2012 Malayalam mystery thriller film directed by V. M. Vinu and starring Mammootty, Roma Asrani and Ragini Dwivedi. The film is written by Manoj Payyanur and produced by M. K. Nazar ...
Siddharthan is rich and has everything he could wish for. His father is a rich and sensible man who gives sane counsel to the people around. Siddharthan is a devotee but his brother Mani is an atheist...
A lorry driver gives a lift to a stranger, unaware of the consequences of this action. Yakobi, a lorry driver works at a dairy farm. He marries Saritha without anyone's knowledge and they have a baby....
Manushya Mrugam mystery film written, directed by and starring Baburaj. It is not an adaptation of the 1980 Malayalam film with the same title starring Jayan. The story is about sexual exploitation of...
The film deals with the relationship between a film star and a villager. The film focusses on certain individuals and related issues and moves beyond the limited issues of glamour world.
Adaminte Makan Abu
Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim. Now in their late 70s, they decide that they will go for Hajj that yea...
The film was in the making for more than fifteen years. Sukumaran says this movie was a childhood ambition, a destiny. His devotion to Sree Narayana Guru is what promted him to make this movie. Ove...
Indrajith plays the role of a police officer while Mani plays an underworld don. The story progresses as both of them fight each other, for their siblings.
Oridathoru Postman movie narrates a village based humorous story about the instances in the life of a lazy postman and the relation with a father and son.
Canvas is a 2010 Malayalam film directed by Shaji-Rajasekharan starring Kalabhavan Mani, Kannan and Altara. Manaf Hussain (Kalabhavan Mani) is a painter cum dramatist. Ramu (Kannan) is his assistant. ...
The story of Shikkar takes place at Chittazha, a mountainous terrain where bamboo reeds flourish. After much wandering from place to place, Balraman (Mohanlal) a lorry driver has finally settled down ...
Dr. Vasi invents a super-powered robot, Chitti, in his own image. The scientific body, AIRD, that must approve the robot, declines it based on its not having emotions and the ability to make rational ...
3 Char Sau Bees
Selvan (Govindankutty), Rahul and Zulfi are three engineering students who lead a double life and are involved in robbing ATMs when not in college. They trick a millionaire (Salim Kumar) into installi...
Oru Black & White Kudumbam
Antony, a driver, and farmer, marries beautiful Lakshmi. Antony has an inferiority complex due to his dark complexion. They have a son Aditya Varma. Due to financial problems, the father and son work ...
Keshu or Keshav Menon (Jayasurya) is a school dropout and a good-for-nothing sort. He is an introvert by nature, works in a photostat shop for living and stays with his mother in modest surroundings. ...
Keralotsavam Mission 2009
Padmanabhan Embranthiri (Nedumudi Venu) is running an institution viz. 'Kalanikethan' . He is invited to perform the Kerala art forms on the stage of a cultural festival named Keralotsavam 2009. His d...
Shudharil Shudhan is a 2009 Malayalam film by debutant director Jayaraj Vijay, starring Mukesh, Kalabhavan Mani and Indrans. The film is about an estate worker named Ramankutty (Indrans) who is force...
Maya Bazaar is a place in a village called Mayannoor where people buy salvaged cars for their parts. Rameshan (Mammootty) is a leading man of the bazaar. With the money he earns, he feeds patients at ...
Advocate Ramesh saves Devan from a murder case. Later, he realize Devan was the actual culprit. Ramesh tries for a payback, unaware of Devan's real intentions and the reason for the murder.
Magic Lamp is a 2008 Indian Malayalam film, directed by K. K. Haridas and produced by Cherupuzha Jose. The film stars Jayaram, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Kottayam Nazeer and Meena in lead roles. The film ha...
Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam
Pavithran (Jayasurya) is a story writer for the stage plays of Jayabharathy Theaters. Pavithran is also known as 'Shakespeare' because he of his writing abilities. Kottayam Gopalan (Kalabhavan Mani), ...
Parthan Kanda Paralokam
Parthasarathy (Jayaram, popularly called Parthan, lives in Krishnapuram village. Parthan is constantly clashing with his uncle Falgunan Thampy (Jagathy Sreekumar), who is the Panchayath President. Fal...
Right runs a gang and also works as a sidekick and right-hand man to big don Kaasim Bhai, Kaasim uses Right and his gang as professional killers whenever required.
Bullet is a Malayalam language film directed by Nizar and produced by Nazim Vellila under the banner of Malayil Movie International.
Bhasi (Kalabhavan Mani) following his father's footsteps moulds himself to be the leader of a powerful gang of goons. The entry of Zaheer Musthafa invites trouble into his life as he soon realizes tha...
Nasrani takes us to the Kottayam belt, where rich rubber planters and estate owners live. One such rich planter is David John Kottarathil, popularly known as DK. DK spends most of his time at the Cosm...
The film starts in a street in Fort Kochi where Vasco da Gama, the son of a wrestler named Michael, lives. Vasco and his gang of five — Chandrappan, Susheelan, Sainu, Basheer and cousin Tomichchan are...
Two sons that are separated as children grow up in drastically different environments.
Ravanan is a 2006 Malayalam action thriller directed by debutante Jojo Varghese with Kalabhavan Mani in the lead. Jagathy Sreekumar, Megha Jasmine, Madhu Warrier, Sudheesh, Nishant Sagar, Sreejith, Ko...
Something Something… Unakkum Enakkum
The story starts in a jail, where prisoner Muthupandi (Prabhu) is being interrogated by a police officer (Vijayakumar) about his past. Without hesitation, Muthupandi tells. Muthupandi is a son of the ...
The story is centered on Lal Krishna Viradiar (Suresh Gopi), the enigmatic criminal lawyer with an even more enigmatic mission. Lal Krishna helps out hardened criminals to get away from the courts. Bu...
Kunju is a farmer with five children. He strongly and firmly believes that farming is the best profession and forbids his sons to pursue their own interest. Matters become worse when he wants his daug...
Maanikyan is a 2005 Malayalam film directed by K K Haridas. The film stars Kalabhavan Mani, Kausalya, Jagathy Sreekumar and Undapakru in lead roles.
In the ancient village of Shivapuram, little Ananthan hears a tale from his mother, Gayathri (Revathi). She tells him that his family comes from a line of powerful magicians, and they are responsible ...
A girl breaks up with her lover after a rich guy proposes marriage to her. The lover gets the power of invisibility due to an accident; he uses this to hurt his rival, play tricks on people and even c...
While on election duty in Kannur, veterinary doctor Gautham meets Bhumika, daughter of an aristocratic Communist leader and falls in love with her.
Arjun (Jayam Ravi), an unemployed youngster and Deva (Rahul Dev) a powerful don both fall in love with Sailaja (Shriya), a middle-class beauty, at the same time on a rainy day at a railway station. Ar...
Unable to bear the growing corruption in society and rejection from his love interest, a meek lawyer becomes diagnosed with multiple personality disorder due to which the personalities of a vigilant...
A thug, with his partners, is chosen to work for a criminal gang and he becomes the left-hand man of the leader. The leader declares a war against another criminal and the thug has to protect him desp...
Natturajavu movie is all about Pulikattil Charlie who is a tough but easy going guy who owns a quarry and an estate. His late father Pulikattil Mathan has left behind a lot of problems for Charlie. Ma...
Sethurama Iyer CBI
Sethurama Iyer CBI is the Sequel of Malayalam movie Jagratha . SethuramaIyer (Mammootty) who is a sharp and highly intelligent investigative officer of the CBI and was on vacation in Kerala, where he...
Mampazhaakalam centers on the life of the eldest son (Mohanlal) of a family who goes to the Gulf , after his father commits suicide on being cheated by evildoers. He returns home to regain the good ti...
Former army commando Bose gets fired after he stops a rapist's attack on a student. The young woman and Bose fall in love, but then his family is kidnapped, and he discovers that the rapist has connec...
The movie is about Silambarasan, who falls in love with Divya Spandana and incurs the wrath of her father. Whether Silambarasan succeeds in marrying Divya Spandana, with the help of his college mates,...
Petty thief Gopi steals a chain, and in order to escape a police inspector, drops it in Veena's bag. Later, he tries to take it from her, but the chain is no longer there. He becomes a part of her pla...
C.I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inch
Cochin Hanifa plays the title role of CI Mahadevan, who goes to a village where a bomb blast in a school bus has created terror in the hearts of the villagers. He is being assisted by a bunch of polic...
War & Love
The Indian army is at the Indo-Pak border to rescue the people of a Pak captured village. The troup has Lt. Col. Sarathchandran, Capt. Gopinath, Capt Vijayn and Capt Kabir in it. The Pak army captures...
An Army unit comes to a local village in Kerala because of a terror threat. The plot revolves around the lives of the people and the army and their relationships.
Jagan and Jamuna spend all day chatting on their first meeting. Jamuna puts down her details on a 100 rupee note declaring that if the note comes back to Jagan, then they are destined to meet.
Balettan is the story of Athaniparampil Balachandran (Mohanlal) who is known for his service in the society. His father (Nedumudi venu) is a retired postmaster. He lives with his wife Radhika (Devayan...
Counting on superstar Rajnikant's popularity, Raghuram and his motley crew of two, entertain residents of a small town, and gain fame almost overnight. Raghuram starts to call himself 'Style Raj', and...
Sarathy is a brilliant and carefree young man who is unaware that an astrologer has predicted his death at the age of 27. Eventually, he comes to loggerheads with Reddiar over a land deal gone bad.
Kanmashi is a 2002 Indian Malayalam film, directed by VM Vinu and produced by Kabeer Palakkad. The film stars Sukumari, Jagathy Sreekumar, Nedumudi Venu and Kalabhavan Mani in lead roles. The film had...
Malayali Mamanu Vanakkam
Anandakuttan (Jayaram) goes to Kovilpatti to invite his estranged sister to his wedding and meets his niece Parvathy (Roja). Not knowing he is engaged, Parvathy falls for Anandakuttan
Gemini was released in 2002, directed by successful director Saran and it was produced by the AVM company headed by M. S. Guhan and M. Saravanan. The film starred Vikram and Kiran Rathod in the lead r...
Nakshathrakkannulla Rajakumaran Avanundoru Rajakumari
Aswathy and Ananthu are in love with each other but face a lot of obstacles owing to their rival families that oppose their relationship.
Bamboo Boys movie tells the story of four tribal's from the jungle who come to town in search of a doctor to cure their headman’s wife and to win the hands of Kuduki, headman's daughter. Being in town...
Sidharthan is a part-time actor who was the guardian of children from his village. He rents a house posing as a rich man and is visited by his old friend Ramanujan who creates chaos. The young heiress...
Rakshasa Rajavu movie is all about Ramanathan IPS (Mammotty) who is a police officer with a difference. Murder of his wife makes him take law into his hands as he gets no support from the various peop...
The story is about a poor lorry driver named Bhaskaran (Kalabhavani Mani), who tries to give his son Kunjunni (Ashwin Thampi), a good education by sending him to a very expensive school. The rest of t...
Bharthaavudyogam is a 2001 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Suresh Vinu, starring Jagadish and Jagathy Sreekumar in the lead roles.
One Man Show
The fate of Jayakrishnan's (Jayaram) life depends on a TV game show. During the show the host pries into Jayakrishnan's past.
Kuttan (Kalabhavan Mani), is a thirty - year old man, but he has the intelligence of a ten - year old. People call him Karumadikkuttan as he is dark. Everyone has sort of affection for him and he too ...
The movie is about two friends who go to the same college: Vijay (Kunchacko Boban) and Ajith (Dileep). They start out as enemies but end up friends.
Madhavankutty is the Valliettan (Big Brother) of the Arackal family. The long lasting rivalry between the Arackal Madhavanunni and Patteri Sivaraman forms the main thread of the story. Madhavanunni al...
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal
Gopan is living with his 6 year old son Ashok. His neighbor Celin falls in love with him. But he reveals that Ashok's mom is alive and he narrates his story.
Gopalakrishnan, a cook by profession, has to escape from his village because of the wrongdoings of his friend. He comes to the city, but still, there is no escaping his friend.
Dada Mohammed Sahib popularly called Dadasahib, is an old freedom fighter, and his son Abubacker is a former subeidar in the army. Abubacker is the brave son of a brave father, cannot help himself fro...
Poovalli Induchoodan (Mohanlal) is sentenced for six years prison life for murdering his classmate. Induchoodan, the only son of Justice Maranchery Karunakara Menon (Thilakan) was framed in the case b...
Pallavoor Devanarayanan movie is all about Devan (Mammootty) who is a talented drummer. People flock to the festivals just to see him play the drums with utmost devotion. His father opposes his relati...
Aakasha Ganga is a horror movie about a girl being possessed by vengeful spirit.
Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu
Bhadra wants to take revenge against Natesan who had murdered her parents 15 years before.
Sister Amala (Sangita), a nun is found dead in the well of the convent where she was staying. The police discover that she was murdered. Idamattom Palackal Easow Panickar and his team find out the tru...
Nabeesu falls in love with Kannan, who saved her from drowning in a river. However, this makes Jamal, her uncle, angry as he wishes to marry her and resolves to get rid of Kannan.
Malabaril Ninnoru Manimaaran
Malabaril Ninnoru Manimaaran is a 1998 Indian Malayalam film directed by Pappan.
Alibabayum Arara Kallanmarum
Diwakaran (Jagadish), a medical sales rep, is also a thief, unbeknown to everyone but his pal Chaandy (Kalabhavan Mani). Mistaking retired school teacher Aravindakshan (Premachandran) for a politician...
Summer in Bethlehem
Ravishankar and Dennis live on Dennis’s estate in the hills. When Colonel Menon arrives with his daughters, Ravishankar wonders which one of them has been sending him amorous letters. Meanwhile, Denni...
Mahi and his family shelters Veni after her grandfather's death. He also tries to find Veni's boyfriend who is missing.
Sandeep, a doctor, meets Devan, who is a dying patient. He gets inspired by Devan and decides to give him the best in his last few days.
Meenakshi Kalyanam is a 1998 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Jose Thomas and produced by Davi Rafel and Prince Rafel. The film stars Mukesh, Mohini, Sukumari and Jagathy Sreekumar in lead roles. Th...
Omanakkuttan is twenty-two years old and too lazy to hold down a job, which angers his father. His life takes a turn when he goes for his friend Sudi's sister's marriage and he marries her.
Oro Viliyum Kathorthu
Oro Viliyum Kathorthu is a 1998 Indian Malayalam film, about Sreedharan who is brought up his two elder grand mothers. They are so possessive of their grand child that they don't let his wife lead a h...
Oru Maravathoor Kanavu
Chandy arrives in Maravathoor to help out on his brother Michael’s farm. A neighbour who has his eye on the property spreads rumours that Michael's wife Mary and Chandy are having an incestuous relati...
Kottappurathe Koottukudumbam is a 1997 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Pappan Naripatta and starring Vijayaraghavan and Urvashi in the lead roles. This is a remake of the Tamil movie Pondatti...
Jagannathan faces several challenges when he goes to stay in Kanimangalam village. He promises the villagers that he will help in the preparations for the annual temple festival, but will his enemies ...
The story Kuttiraman, a tailor who returns from Middle East to marry his longtime love Sumathi.
Prasanth, a mechanic, and his friend Freddy try to save a girl who they run into, from her extended family who is trying to steal her inherited wealth.
Keshava Menon and Madhavan Nair are thick friends and partners. Keshava passes away unexpectedly and Madhavan misappropriates all his wealth. Keshava's son decides to fight for justice.
Unni (Dileep) tries to help a rich old man (Fernandez)to get a young girl to marry, in exchange for money he needs to pay his family's debt, but ends up falling in love with her.
Anantha Padmanabhan (Jagadish) steals Sankarankutty's (Premkumar) job as an elephant trainer by posing as him , in a town he was sent to work for.
Kumaran works in a barber shop and is a part-time stage actor. He does not know where his father is. But he must find him when his employer makes that a condition for Kumaran to marry his daughter.
Mahadevan and his uncle Kumar are still struggling to find money after the deaths of Mahadevan's parents and Kumar's sister. One day, luck comes to them when Mahadevan wins a car as the 1st prize of a...
Payyarathu Padmanabhan Nair(Kalamandalam Kesavan), who is a well known personality is Praised by the people. He lives precedence life with his whole family members(Kootukudumbam), his Friend Reeve San...
Guru Sishyan is a 1997 Malayalam movie directed by Sasi Shankar. The movie features Jagadish, Kalabhavan Mani, Jagathy Sreekumar and Kaveri in the lead roles. The movie was produced by Swathi Arunacha...
Bhoothakkannadi movie is all about Vidyadharan (Mammootty) who is a small village clocksmith and a widower lives with his only daughter. His wife had died from a snake bite years ago. However his chil...
Jayadevan pretends to be a Swami with the help of his friends to get into a household where Athira lives ; who he believes holds the key to find his missing friend.
Appu and Maya were childhood sweethearts, and their parents had agreed to their marriage. Appu is treated by Maya's father as his own son and this makes her uncle jealous of him. Maya's mother belongs...
Radha comes from a poor family and dreams of becoming a great singer. She falls in love with Sasikumar, who calls himself Junior Yesudas.
The story about a village and a group of friends.