29
Dec

‘വിടപറയും മുമ്പേ’യുടെ വിധി

Director-Mohan

ഭരത് ഗോപിയും എന്‍െറ സംവിധാനത്തില്‍ ആദ്യമായി അഭിനയിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു. കുറച്ച് എക്സന്‍ട്രിക് ആയ ഡോക്ടറുടെ റോളില്‍.

ആ റോളിലേക്ക് ആരെ കാസ്റ്റ് ചെയ്യും എന്ന് ആലോചിക്കുമ്പോഴാണ് വേണു, ഗോപിയുടെ പേര് നിര്‍ദേശിക്കുന്നത്. സിനിമയില്‍ സ്ഥിരം കാണുന്ന മുഖങ്ങള്‍ക്കുപകരം വ്യത്യസ്തതയുള്ള ആരെങ്കിലും വേണം എന്ന് എനിക്ക് നിര്‍ബന്ധമുണ്ടായിരുന്നു.

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AR Rajeev remembers Bharat Gopy

AR Rajeev remembers Bharat Gopy

“Brutal honesty was his hallmark when it came to bringing characters alive onscreen,” AR Rajeev writes. He had this sublime gift of exactly guaging and entering a character’s mindscape as envisioned by the playwright or the scenarist.

Usually, there is a certain degree of “transmission loss” that occurs in the process, but with Bharat Gopy, it was exact. It was also what demarcated him from the “average” performers onscreen.

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A K Lohithadas

AK-Lohithadas

Lohithadas is known for his rich, detailed, and realistic screenplays. He has written screenplays for 35 films in a twenty-four year long career, such as Thaniyavarthanam (1987), Kireedam (1989), His Highness Abdullah (1990), Bharatham (1991), Amaram (1991), Padheyam (1993), Chenkol (1993), Thooval Kottaram (1996) and Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999). He later became a director, and has directed films such as Bhoothakkannadi (1997), Kanmadam (1998), Joker (2000), and Kasthooriman (2003).

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28
Dec

PV Gangadharan

PV-Gangadharan-profile

P.V. Gangadharan’s enviable record at the box office has made his banner one of the most popular ones in Malayalam cinema.

Kattathe Kilikkodu, directed by Bharathan was the only production that PV Gangadharan collaborated with Bharat Gopy, and one which he holds close to his heart, as one of his favorites.

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26
Dec

John Paul

John-Paul-Film-Maker

With over 100 screenplays to his credit, he has also authored a definitive memoir on Bharat Gopy titled “Adayalanakshathramayi Gopy”.

Chamaram, Ilakkangal, Palangal, Rachana, Arorumariyathe, Avidathe Pole Ivideyum, Ormakkayi, Sandhya Mayangum Neram, Kattathe Kilikkoodu, Kathodu Kathoram and Utsavapittennu are some of his major works.

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25
Dec

Director KP Kumaran

Director-KP-Kumaran

K P KUMARAN has been at the vanguard of the parallel cinema movement and his films reflect his deep commitment to female empowerment. All his films from the landmark Athithi (1974) to the National award winning Rugmini (1988) and Thotram, recipient of Suvarna Chakoram Award for Writing at the International Film Festival Of Kerala 2001 have female protagonists at the core of the film.

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24
Dec

Director Harikumar

Director-Hari-Kumar

Harikumar made three films with Bharath Gopy in leading roles – Snehapoorvam Meera (1982), Oru Swakaryam (1983) and Puli Varunne Puli (1985).

It was sheer delight watching Bharat Gopy in all the three, with the last that helped showcase another level of humor and satire onscreen.

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23
Dec

Jayasurya

Jayasurya-actor

Jayasurya made his debut in 2001 in the Malayalam film Dosth as a junior artist. Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002) was his break-out role.

His performances in films such as Swapnakkoodu (2003), Pulival Kalyanam (2003), Chathikkatha Chanthu (2004), Classmates (2006), Arabikkatha (2007), Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam (2008), and Gulumaal (2009) were highly appreciated.

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10
Dec

Twenty five years of Akkare (1984)

Akkare-Bharat-Gopy

If the trend in 1970s and 1980s for the most preferred destination, especially for Malayalees was the Middle East , in 1990s and 2000s US and UK took over that place. And now it is South East Asia. The trend continues, only destination changes.

This sights, in front of the various consulates reminds me of a movie that hit silver screens almost 26 years back, Akkare.

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10
Sep

A cartoonist scripts an endearing celluloid classic.

Cartoonist-Yesudasan-with-Jagathy-Sreekumar

By KG George’s own admission, Panchavadipalam was the costliest production he had ever handled, with the construction of the iconic bridge coming to over Rs 15 lakhs at that time.

“Gandhimathi” Balan, the producer of the film, never bat an eyelid as he gave the go ahead to construct a fairly functional bridge that was to be blown up later, created for the movie by Rajeev Anchal.

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17
Aug

The Mahabharat

Bharat-Gopy-actor-of-actors

There were people who told me that scene was not funny and that it was suffocating to watch Gopy’s performance. But what they did not factor in was Dushassana Kurup’s nature. This man is intellectually-challenged. He was told to deliver a thundering speech and he, in his stupidity, thought it meant he had to sound as ear-splitting as possible.The guy would have ceased to be Dushassana Kurup had Gopy delivered the speech even half-a-pitch lower. Gopy knows better.

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08
May

Interview with film director K. N. Sasidharan | Zooming in, unhurriedly

Director KN Sasidharan

It was in the 80s when the wonderful world of television, full of opportunities, was opening up and he wanted to be part of that new medium. This is why he turned his attention to the small screen. He directed a popular telefilm, Mash. And for a generation unfamiliar with his work, he is the man behind the famous tagline, ‘vannallo vanamala’, for a detergent soap, which still has amazing recall.

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