Those in the film fraternity, as well as in political circles, mourned the actor’s sudden death.

Anil in a blue shirt and a grey-black hair smiles, a hand touching his left eye
Flix Tribute Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 11:11

“How will I convince myself that Anil is not there anymore," asks actor Biju Menon in a Facebook post on Anil P Nedumangad. The death of Malayalam actor Anil came as a huge shock for his fellow actors and film buffs. 

 

 

അനിൽ ...ഇനി ഇല്ല എന്നെങ്ങിനെ ഞാൻ എന്നെ തന്നെ വിശ്വസിപ്പിക്കും ..?

Posted by Biju Menon on Friday, December 25, 2020

 

Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran also expressed his sorrow in a few words: “Nothing. I have nothing to say. Hope you are at peace Anil etta," his post reads. Anil passed away suddenly, as the 48-year old actor drowned at the Malankara dam site in Idukki at 5.30 pm on Friday. Both Biju Menon and Prithviraj had shared screen space with Anil in the popular film Ayyappanum Koshiyum earlier this year. 

 

 

Nothing. I have nothing to say. Hope you’re at peace Anil etta.

Posted by Prithviraj Sukumaran on Friday, December 25, 2020

 

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has expressed deep sorrow and pain in his condolence message. "He was a genius who had etched his mark in the movie world through notable characters. He could give life to characters that deeply touched the viewers through his acting skills. His unexpected death is an irrecoverable loss to the Malayalam movie industry. Sharing the grief of his friends and family members," the CM said.

Manikandan, who acted with Anil in Kammatipaadam wrote on Facebook, “The loss is mine…Condolences Anil chetta.”

 

 

എന്റെ നഷ്ടം .... ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ അനിലേട്ടാ....

Posted by Manikanda Rajan on Friday, December 25, 2020

 

Cultural Minister AK Balan also condoled Anil’s death. "The police officer's role Anil played in Ayyapanum Koshiyum cannot be forgotten. We lost an actor who had much more to offer to Malayalam cinema," the Minister said.

Actors Mammootty and Mohanlal also expressed their condolences.

Vinay Forrt, who acted with him in one of his last releases Paapam Cheyathavar Kalleriyatte, simply wrote 'Aniletttaaaaaa' with emoticons of a broken heart and prayers. 

 

 

Aniletttaaaaaa

Posted by Vinay Forrt on Friday, December 25, 2020

 

Filmmaker Ranjith said that Anil was a talented actor who was yet to go places. “His presence should have been there in Malayalam cinema for a long time. 2020 has been such a bad year, and it is ending with Anil's passing. The most painful thing is that it is our dear Sachi's (late director of Ayyapanum Koshiyum) birthday today (December 25) and on the same day, death took Anil too away from us," he told Malayalam channel 24 News.

Veteran actor Shanker said that Anil was an actor who, within a short span of time, had made his mark in Malayalam cinema. "Cannot believe the demise. He was an actor who would have done many more great performances," he said.

Kerala Speaker Sreeramakrishnan, Industries Minister P Jayarajan, singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi and actor Santhosh Keezhatoor also condoled the death. 

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