Padmarajan Birthday: Celebrating Film Director Padmarajan Birth Anniversary 2020

By | May 23, 2020

Padmarajan Birthday: Celebrating Malayalam Film Director Padmarajan Birth Anniversary 2020:

Film Director Padmarajan Birthday Date: May 23rd

Padmarajan Birth Anniversary

P. Padmarajan (23 May 1945 – 24 January 1991) was an Indian film maker, screenwriter and author who was known for his landmark work in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam cinema, along with Bharathan and K. G. George, in the 1980s, which created groundbreaking films that were widely received while also being critically acclaimed.Known for his classic works, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest film makers of Malayalam Cinema of all time.

Padmarajan was noted for his fine and detailed screenwriting and expressive direction style. Padmarajan made some of the landmark motion pictures in Malayalam cinema, including masterpieces like Peruvazhiyambalam(1979), Oridathoru Phayalvaan (1981), Kallan pavithran(1981).

He wrote several short stories which were unique in content and presentation.His novels handled the darkest emotions and considered as Classics.Most plots were nascent for that age literature.All works were so cinematic and Can be easily visualized to celluloid version.

Padmarajan’s wife Radhalakshmi Padmarajan is from Chittur in Palakkad. Radhalakshmi was his colleague at AIR before their marriage in 1970. RadhaLakshmi has written her reminiscences about him in her book Padmarajan entaey Gandharvan (Padmarajan, my celestial lover). Their son, P. Ananthapadmanabhan, is a writer. Padmarajan considered Moonnam Pakkam as his most favourite work.

Padmarajan died suddenly at Hotel Paramount Towers in Calicut while he was visiting a cinema playing his last film Njan Gandharvan. The cause of death was a massive cardiac arrest.

Padmarajan’s stories deal with deceit, murder, romance, mystery, passion, jealousy, libertinism, anarchism, individualism and many, Anarchism and life of peripheral elements of society. Some of them are considered as among the best in Malayalam literature, his first novel Nakshathrangale Kaaval (Only stars guarding) won the Kerala Sahithya Academy award (1972).

He entered the world of Malayalam films by writing the screenplay for Bharathan’s directorial debut and Balu mahendra(Director)’s cinematography Prayaanam (1975) to take first steps to be one of the most talented scriptwriters to have graced Malayalam cinema ever.

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