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Ace Malayalam film director KS Sethumadhavan passes away

Ace Malayalam movie director KS Sethumadhavan, who created many classic motion photography in step with established literary works handed away at his space in Chennai on Friday morning, at the age of 90.

Sethumadhavan who gained 10 national awards and 8 allege awards was bestowed the JC Daniel Award for lifetime contributions in 2009.

Born to Subrahmanyam and Lakshmi in Palakkad in 1931, Sethumadhavan performed his stage in biology at Authorities Victoria School in Palakkad. His first Malayalam movie was Gnana Sundari, which was in step with a immediate epic by writer Muttathu Varkey. He went on to direct 64 movies and a valuable number of his movies were adaptations of essential literary works.

His most acclaimed motion photography are Odayil Ninnu in step with a unique by P Kesavadev, Daham, Sthanarthi Saramma, Koottukudumbam Vazhve Mayam, Ara Nazhika Neram, Anubhavangal Palichakal, Karakanakadal, Achanum Bappayum, Punarjanmam, Chattakari, Oppol, Marupakikam, and Kannada movie Manini.

His movie Achanum Bappayum had gained the Nargis Dutt Award for simplest movie on national integration in 1973. Sethumadhavan brought the national award for simplest movie to Tamil for the first time thru his movie Marupakkam in 1991. In 1996 his Telugu movie Stri gained the Nationwide award for Ideally superior operate movie in Telugu.

Starting up his career as an assistant of director Okay Ramanathan in 1951, Sethumadhavan grew to change into an neutral filmmaker thru the Sinhalese movie Veeravijaya in 1961. He launched actor Kamal Haasan to Malayalam cinema as a child artist thru his movie Kannum Karalum in 1962. Kamal Haasan acted as the son of actor Sathyan on this movie. He later launched Kamal Haasan in Malayalam cinema as a hero for his movie Kanyakumari, which was moreover the debut movie of actor Jagathy Sreekumar. In 1965, actor Suresh Gopi made his debut in Malayalam motion photography as a child artist thru Sethumadhavan’s Odayil Ninnu. Actor Mammootty moreover made his debut as a junior artist in the movie Anubhavangal Palichakal, directed by Sethumadhavan in 1971.

In an interview with rediff motion photography, Sethumadhavan had acknowledged, “I used to be an introvert. I attain not know whether or not I used to be obsessed with movies when I used to be younger. When I misplaced my father at eight, I might perchance well well secret agent his death treasure a movie. Whereas my mom and sisters cried, I gorgeous stood in a nook and watched every thing as if I were gazing a movie. After my father died, we moved from Tamil Nadu to our native build, Palakkad, in Kerala. I wished to change into a sanyasi. Nonetheless I got right here to Chennai and enrolled at Madras University. The prospect of going to the identical build of work day by day, and seeing the identical faces stricken me.”

Naalai Namadhe directed by Sethumadhavan starring MG Ramachandran and Latha launched in 1975 was a remake of the Hindi movie Yaadon Ki Baaraat.

Within the identical interview, the director says referring to the movie, “My brother wanted to remake Yaadon Ki Baarat in Tamil and wanted MGR in the movie. I used to be not in directing a remake, but after they went to fulfill MGR, he asked whether or not I used to be directing the movie. My brother acknowledged yes. So I directed it. You understand, the shooting was to originate at 9 am the first day. He arrived at 10.45 am. When he got right here in listless the second day as nicely, I asked him, “What time will you come in tomorrow to come?” All americans was vexed when I asked him that. I persisted, ‘When you earn to wish to come at 10.30 am, I might perchance well maintain the decision sheet at 10.30 am, not at 9 am. We are wasting one-and-a-half hours.’ He acknowledged he would near early. Subsequent day, after we got right here at 8.55 am, he was already there, prepared with his makeup.”

Sethumadhavan had directed 64 motion photography in 6 languages. Venal Kinavukal, scripted by writer M T Vasudevan Nair and launched in 1991 was the final Malayalam movie directed by him.

He’s survived by his spouse Salsala Sethumadhavan, sons Sonukumar, Santhosh and daughter Uma. His son Santhosh Sethumadhavan had remade the classic movie Chattakari in 2012.

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