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Here’s How The Malayalam Film World Reacted To The Sudden Demise Of Popular Actor Anil Murali

Tom Francis

July 31, 2020

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Malayalam actor Anil Murali who has starred in over 200 films dies at age 56. Here’s how the Malayalam film world expressed their grief over his sudden demise.

Known for his constant presence in Malayalam movies, actor Anil Murali, aged 56, unfortunately passed away on Thursday, July 30. Anil Murali was admitted to a hospital due to liver ailments on July 22. He is survived by his wife and two children. Starting his career with TV serials, Anil Murali was soon noticed for his villainous roles. His debut in the Malayalam film industry was with director Vinayan’s 1993 movie, Kanyakumraiyil Oru Kavitha. Since then Anil Murali has been a constant presence in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu languages with over 200 movies to his career.

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Malayalam’s several A-listers like Tovino Thomas and Prithviraj Sukumaran took to social media to express their grief. Prithviraj was one of the first to offer his condolences with a post on his social media. See the post from the actor here:

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Rest in peace Anil Etta. #AnilMurali 🙏

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Tovino Thomas posted a picture of the late actor to express his condolences too. Anil Murali’s last venture in a Malayalam film was in the Tovino Thomas hit film Forensic in 2020. See the post from Tovino Thomas here:

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ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ ! #anilmurali

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Moothon actor Nivin Pauly posted a picture of the actor on his social media feed to express his grief. See the post from Nivin Pauly here:

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Rest in peace Anil etta

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Madhura Raja actor Aju Varghese had also posted a picture of Anil on his Instagram. Anil Murali was a part of Pokkiri Raja the prequel to Mammootty’s Madhura Raja in a villain’s role. See the post from Aju Varghese here:

Anil Murali is known for his on-screen performances in villain roles and was last seen in Forensic (2020) alongside Tovino Thomas. Some of Anil’s notable performances include movies like Ivar, Lion, Babakalyani, Iyobinte Pusthakam and Joseph.

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