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Tamil comedian Vivek to play hero in Malayalam film

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Padma Shri Award winner, Tamil comedy actor, Vivek is going to debut in Mollywood as a hero. The comedian will be playing the lead role in his first Malayalam film Oru Nunakkadha. Vivek will be seen as a sub inspector in the state police department, who is a film buff.

Mathew Abraham will produce the movie Under the banner of Ben arts and Johnson Thankachan has taken put on the director"s cap.

The 48 year comedian has earned the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for his performances in the films Sivaji, Samy, Run and Perazhagan. He was born in Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu.

In 1987, the actor debuted with the film Manathil Uruthi Vendum. The government of India honored Vivek with the Padma Shri award in April 2009, for his contribution to arts. He was also given the Asianet Film Award in 2009 as a Special Honour Jury Award.

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