Malayalam’s comedy king Innocent passes away at 75: Innocent Vareed Thekkethala, a Malayalam comedy superstar who appeared in over 750 films and served as an independent MP for the Chalakkudy constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, died at the age of 75. He was also the President of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) for 18 years.
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His last film appearance was in the 2022 movie “Kaduva” with Prithviraj, and his final movie, “Paachuvum Albhuthavilakkum,” is set to release on April 28. The actor was also a writer, having written five books about his life experiences. Innocent was a prominent figure in the film industry, and he defeated Congress heavyweight PC Chacko in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, but he was defeated again in 2019.