NEO-REALISTIC FILMMAKER..ADOOR GOPALKRISHNAN!
- Manoj Kulkarni
|Malayalam genius filmmaker..Adoor Gopalkrishnan!|
Poster of Adoor Gopalkrishnan's
first film 'Swayamvaram' (1972).
After completing Screenwriting & Direction course in Film Institute at Pune, Adoor Gopalkrishnan started revolutionising Malayalam cinema in Kerala..first by making short films & documentaries like 'Your Food' (1966) & 'A Mission of Love' (1969). Then he made his first feature film 'Swayamvaram' in 1972. This landmark Malayalam film won national award!
|Adoor Gopalkrishnan directing film with cameraman Manakda ravi verma!|
|Adoor Gopalkrishnan's 'Kodiyettam' (1977).|
His films like 'Mathilukal' (1990) always got critically acclaim and some time became subject of debate like in 1993 on his 'Vidheyan'! Some of his different films like 'Nizhalkuthu' (2002) narrated experiences of an executioner and another 'Naalu Penungal' (2007) was an adaptation of four short stories by T. S. Pillai!
|Mammootty & Shobhana in 'Anantaram' (1989)|
He Scripted & directed 11 feature films and about 30 short & documentaries. Almost all of his films got state & national awards and international recognition too like from 'BFI' & 'FIPRESCI'! His films screened at various international film festivals like Moscow, Venice, Berlin, Toronto & Cannes! Our Government of India awarded him 'Padmashri' & 'Padmavibhushan'..And honoured with highest 'Dadasaheb Phalke Award'!
|Mini Nair & Vishwanathan in film 'Katha Purushan' (1995).|
|Adoor Gopalkrishnan's film 'Naalu Penungal' (2007).|
|I received Film Appreciation Course certificate from Adoor Gopalkrishnan in FTII!|
Best wishes Mr. Adoor Gopalkrishnan!!
- Manoj Kulkarni