Goodbye, Mr Bharat Gopy


I had the good fortune to watch Gopy perform on stage. I was a young girl then, and yet the performance was mesmerising. He was not a professional actor then; his love was stage and he associated himself with the great stage directors like C N Sreekantan Nair, Kavalam Narayana Paniker and G Sankara Pillai. When filmgoers were ready to slot him as an art film actor, he started appearing in commercial films too. He eclipsed even a handsome actor like Mammootty in K.G.George’s Yavanika.

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