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Pratap K. Pothen is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 15 february 1952 at Thiruvananthapuram (Inde)

Pratap K. Pothen

Pratap K. Pothen
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Nationality Inde
Birth 15 february 1952 (68 years) at Thiruvananthapuram (Inde)
Awards Filmfare Awards South

In this Indian name, 'Pothen' is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be addressed with the given name, 'Pratap'

Pratap K. Pothen, popularly known as Pratap Pothen, is an Indian actor, director, writer, producer who has acted in about 100 films. He has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu as well as Hindi films. His directional ventures were in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

Pratap has his Facebook fan page through which he interacts with his fans, and the fan page also has pictures from his film days.


Pratap K. Pothen has been married twice. His first marriage was with leading actress Raadhika in 1985, however they got divorced in 1986. His second marriage was with Amala Satyanath in 1990 and the couple has a daughter, Keya, born in 1991. Later the couple got divorced in 2012.

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(20 films)
B. Lenin
B. Lenin
(9 films)
Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(11 films)
Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(9 films)
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Filmography of Pratap K. Pothen (87 films)

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Kanal (2015)
, 2h38
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Mohanlal, Anoop Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Pratap K. Pothen, Jose, Honey Rose
Roles Hilltop Raghu
Rating46% 2.329662.329662.329662.329662.32966
The story is set against the backdrop of recession, a time when economic collapse were being felt in the United Arab Emirates. And how the global phenomenon affected the lives of three individuals John David (Mohanlal), Anantharaman (Anoop Menon) and Kuruvila Mathew (Atul Kulkarni).
Manjapai (2014)

Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Vimal, Lakshmi Menon, Rajkiran, Pratap K. Pothen, Baby Yuvina Parthavi, Vaiyapuri
Roles Arokyaraj
Rating62% 3.100393.100393.100393.100393.10039
The film starts with Tamil (Vimal) who is raised single-handedly by his grandfather, Venkatasamy(Raj Kiran) in a village, as his parents had committed suicide after eloping and giving birth to him. 25 years later the boy is working in a Chennai-based IT company, staying in an modern upmarket apartment. Tamil meets Karthika (Lakshmi Menon) a medical student using tricks to get to the front of the traffic signal. They fall in love at first sight, and end up being so engrossed in each other that they don't realise that the signal had gone green. The way Karthika tricks the police officer and gets away with it endears Tamil to Karthika. He follows her and in no time she reciprocates.
London Bridge
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Prithviraj Sukumaran, Andrea Jeremiah, Pratap K. Pothen, Mukesh, Mithra Kurian, Lena
Roles C. S. Nambiar
Rating44% 2.247942.247942.247942.247942.24794
VijayPrithviraj is a business man who always listens to his brain, and PavithraAndrea, the daughter of a famous businessman CS NambiarPratap Pothen, is a girl who always listens to her heart. Vijay was asked to marry Pavitra by her dad and Pavitra is testing whether Vijay is the right guy for her. After spending a day with Pavitra, Vijay hits MerinNanditha, a nurse who has just arrived from India to work in London, while driving back home. Her wrist gets paralysed after the accident. Vijay takes care of her and eventually falls in love with Merin and vice versa. Pavitra's dad and FrancisMukesh fix Vijay's and Pavitra's marriage. But when he refuses to marry her, Francis forces him to get married to Pavitra because of her wealth. Merin's job agreement gets terminated because they think that she is physically unfit. Francis tries to help her but he fails.Eventually, Francis forces Vijay to not give her false hopes and gift her a sum of money and let her go back to India. Merin refuses the amount of money gifted and asks him to show her around London before she leaves. Then Merin goes back to India. The next day, her aunt GracLena calls Vijay to tell that Merin has not reached her home yet. Grac's husband ThamikuttySunil, tells them that he will go to India to enquire about Merin but Vijay says that he will go because he is the one who is supposed to go. Pavitra's dad try to force him to stay, but Vijay says that he really likes Merin and he will go to India, no matter what. Pavitra helps him to go to India by convincing her dad to not stop him and personally drops him to the airport. Vijay reaches India. While in a taxi, Francis calls Vijay and directs him to go to Merin's home. Vijay reaches Merin's home to find her house being seized to debt. He finds out that Merin has reached home safely. The movie ends by Vijay reavealing to Pavitra that Merin had reached home safely, but lied to make Vijay realize his love for her.
Jigarthanda, 2h51
Directed by Karthik Subbaraj
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Gangster films
Actors Siddharth, Lakshmi Menon, Bobby Simha, Pratap K. Pothen, Karunakaran, Sangili Murugan
Rating82% 4.1464054.1464054.1464054.1464054.146405
Karthik (Siddharth) is a short-film maker and aspires to make a feature film. He participates in a talent search program (like Naalaya Iyakkunar) and is in the semi-final round. The show’s two judges include a highbrow film director (Nassar) who trashes Karthik’s attempt at film-making and a profit-oriented producer (Aadukalam Naren) who riles against the director, and declares that Karthik made the best film among the contestants. Though the director eliminates karthik from the contest,the producer offers to produce a film with Karthik as the director and both the judges storm out of the show. The next day, the producer is annoyed that Karthik took his words seriously and came to meet him. He is uninterested in the script that Karthik wants to film, and instead suggests that he wants to make a gangster film along the style of Nayagan, Thalapathi, The Godfather etc. Karthik takes this suggestion to heart and sets his mind on documenting the life of a gangster and making a film script out of it.
Bangalore Days, 2h52
Directed by Anjali Menon
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Fahadh shanu, Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy, Kalpana
Roles Francis
Rating82% 4.147224.147224.147224.147224.14722
The film's story revolves around three cousins Divya (Nazriya Nazim), Krishnan P.P., also known as Kuttan (Nivin Pauly) and Arjun (Dulquer), who share a close bond since their childhood. Kuttan is a software engineer whose heart and soul is back home in his village, while Arjun is a bike mechanic whose parents are divorced and lives his life on his own terms. Divya had completed her graduation and aspired to do her MBA from IIM but is compelled to get married to workaholic corporate executive Das (Fahadh Faasil) because of her parents' astrologer's suggestions. Divya moves to Bangalore as her husband is settled there,Kuttan does the same for his job and Arjun joins a biker gang as a mechanic in the same city.
Vegam (2014)

Directed by Anil
Genres Thriller
Actors Pratap K. Pothen, Vineeth Kumar, Gregory Jacob, Shammi Thilakan, Samskruthy Shenoy, Joju George
Roles Benny
Rating56% 2.8461552.8461552.8461552.8461552.846155
Vegam deals with the life of two youngsters played by Vineeth Kumar and Jacob Gregory who wants to make more money and lead a luxurious life. They decide to do whatever it takes to get to the life of their dreams, but end up getting into more and more trouble. By the time they realize the danger, it is too late to come out of it. Samskruthy Shenoy plays the love life of Vineeth Kumar. Prathap Pothen does the role of a Gulf returnee, leading a peaceful family life. Swapna Menon does the role of his daughter. Shammy Thilakan plays an interesting role in the film.
Poojai (2014)
, 2h38
Directed by Hari
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Actors Shruti Haasan, Vishal, Sathyaraj, Soori, Mukesh Tiwari, V. Jayaprakash
Roles Divya's Father
Rating51% 2.559942.559942.559942.559942.55994
Vasudevan aka Vasu (Vishal) is a Coimbatore-based moneylender and also was the heir to the Kovai Group, a cloth manufacturing conglomerate, until he was disowned by his mother and matriarch of his joint family Rajalakshmi (Raadhika Sarathkumar) due to some misunderstanding. He meets a rich girl Divya (Shruthi Haasan) at a mall, who soon falls in love with him for his good nature. One day, Vasu saves the Police Superintendent for Coimbatore District Sivakkozhundhu (Sathyaraj) and his wife (Aishwarya) from a group of thugs who work for Anna Thandavam (Mukesh Tiwari), a Pollachi-based businessman and contract killer who kills anyone to acquire their land and money. As Sivakkozhundhu was transferred to Coimbatore district to capture Anna Thandavam, the latter had planned to kill him. Anna Thandavam also plans to illegally grab land sold to a village temple by Vasu's late father. These two incidents cause enmity between Vasu and Anna Thandavam.
Munnariyippu, 1h55
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Mammootty, Aparna Gopinath, Nedumudi Venu, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Joy Mathew, Pratap K. Pothen
Roles KK
Rating77% 3.8955853.8955853.8955853.8955853.895585
Anjali Arakkal,a freelance journalist,while interacting with a retiring jail superintendent (Nedumudi Venu) meets C R Raghavan (Mammootty) who even after completing his 20 year term in jail still prefers to continue there.She had came to write the officer’s autobiography,but instead finds Raghavan’s life an interesting one.Becoming a mystery for Anjali,Raghavan was tried for killing his wife and the daughter of his employee,But claims of his innocence every now and then.
Idukki Gold
Directed by Aashiq Abu
Genres Comedy
Actors Lal, Pratap K. Pothen, Shankar Panicker, Raveendran (Ravindher), Babu Antony, Paul Michael
Roles Michael
Rating62% 3.110493.110493.110493.110493.11049
The movie starts with Michael (Prathap Pothen), who resides in Czech Republic returns
3 Dots
3 Dots (2013)

Directed by Sugeeth
Genres Drama
Actors Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon, Pratap K. Pothen, Narain, Janani, Krishna Kumar
Roles Padmakumar
Rating43% 2.155052.155052.155052.155052.15505
Vishnu (Kunchacko Boban), Pappan (Prathap Pothen) and Louis (Biju Menon) are three ex-convicts who live together at Pappan's abode, trying to pick up from where they had let their lives off before being jailed. After many unsuccessful efforts to find employment, they appeal to Dr. Isaac (Narain), who was a counsellor in the prison. He suggests that they consider some form of self-employment and he will support them. Vishnu converts Pappan's Omni into an ambulance. Pappan runs a playschool and Louis works for a driving school run by a neighbour, Grace (Anjana Menon), a widow. But Dr. Isaac has some other intentions in supporting them and this forms the crux of the story.
Alex Pandian, 2h42
Directed by Suraj
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Karthi, Anushka Shetty, Santhanam, Milind Soman, Suman, Pratap K. Pothen
Roles Sneha
Rating22% 1.1491451.1491451.1491451.1491451.149145
The film starts with Alex Pandian (Karthi) and Divya (Anushka Shetty) jumping off a train in an attempt to escape the goons who are seeking to kill them. Three days later, Alex enters Kaalayan's (Santhanam) house with many comedy scenes. Meanwhile, Divya is receiving treatment whilst Alvin Martin (Milind Soman) and Dr. GKM (Suman) are in search for the two. Upon finding Alex and Divya, the goons chase them. Kaalayan demands to know who Divya is. It happens to be that Divya is the daughter of CM (Visu). Alex, a local thief, is asked to kidnap Divya for three days so that the CM would sign the papers which would allow Dr. GKM and Alvin Martin to distribute fake medicines with devastating side effects. Alex brings her and keeps her as a hostage in a forest. On the third day, as Alex is driving back, Divya explains the reason for why she was asked to be kidnapped and thus requests him to take her back to her father. Alex changes his mind and decides to save Divya.
Arikil Oraal
Actors Indrajith Sukumaran, Nivin Pauly, Remya Nambeesan, Pratap K. Pothen, Lena, Shaalin Zoya
Roles Sudheer Bose
Rating59% 2.960632.960632.960632.960632.96063
Sidharth (Indrajith) is the creative head of a prominent advertising agency. He has just been transferred to Kochi from Bangalore. Veena is Siddhu's girlfriend and runs a contemporary dance troupe. Icha (Nivin Pauly) is Veena's friend and a waiter in an upmarket coffee shop. When they fail to find a suitable place for Siddhu to stay, Veena suggests that he share Icha's place until he finds his own accommodation. Siddhu instantly agrees, but Icha agrees reluctantly. Soon Siddharth and his girlfriend Veena find themselves caught in a horrific riddle - they find Icha at two different places at the same time. Their search for answers turns to be a brilliant psychological probe and forms the crux of the story.