Mukhamukham is a Malayalam feature film written and directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. The film starts in the early 1950s showing Sreedharan, the protagonist, as a popular communist leader and trade union activist, he is forced to go underground after his name is associated with the murder of the owner of a tile factory. He is considered to be dead by his party and they erect a memorial for him, but he makes an unexpected comeback 10 years after the first communist ministry gained and lost power in Kerala and after the Communist Party of India has split. On his return, he spends his time drinking, his comeback is first a puzzle and an embarrassment to his comrades and family. As the disappointment on his new face grows, he is found murdered; the film ends. A discussion was carried out about this movie in Russian Parliament. Ashokan as Sudhakaran as a man P. Gangadharan Nair as Sridharan Krishan Kumar Vishwanathan as Sudhakaran as a boy Alummoodan Azeez The film has been nominated for and won the following awards since its release: 1984 FIPRESCI Price 1984 National Film Awards Won - Best Director - Adoor Gopalakrishnan Won - Best Screenplay - Adoor Gopalakrishnan Won - Best Feature Film in Malayalam Won - Best Audiography Mukhamukham on IMDb
National Film Award for Best Direction
The National Film Award for Best Direction is an honour presented annually at India's National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Since 1967, the award is given by a national panel appointed annually by the DFF to a director for their work within Indian cinema, it is presented by the President of India at a ceremony held in New Delhi. The winner is given a cash prize of ₹ 2.5 lakh. Including ties and repeat winners, the DFF has presented a total of 52 Best Direction awards to 33 different directors. Although Indian cinema produces films in more than 20 languages, the performances of films that have won awards are of nine languages: Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese and Punjabi; the first recipient was Satyajit Ray, honoured at the 15th National Film Awards for directing the Bengali film Chiriyakhana. As of 2017, Ray and Adoor Gopalakrishnan are the most frequent recipients, with six and five wins respectively.
Gopalakrishnan won the award for his debut Malayalam film Swayamvaram. Mrinal Sen has been awarded four times, he is the only recipient to win the award for directing films in two different languages: Bengali and Hindi. At the 19th National Film Awards, Girish Karnad and B. V. Karanth shared the award for co-directing the Kannada film Vamsha Vriksha; the most recent recipient is Jayaraj, honoured at the 65th National Film Awards for directing the Malayalam film Bhayanakam. Official Page for Directorate of Film Festivals, India
Ashokan is an Indian actor known for his roles in Malayalam films. He made his film debut with Peruvazhiyambalam. He's best known for his roles in Yavanika, Thoovanathumbikal, In Harihar Nagar, 2 Harihar Nagar, he made his debut in 1979 in Peruvazhiyambalam, directed by Padmarajan, where he played a 15-year-old boy who becomes a fugitive after killing a bully. This was followed by star turns in Padmarajan's films Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil, Thoovanathumbikal and Moonnam Pakkam, he did the main role in Anantaram a film by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. He acted in the NFDC film Parinamam, directed by P. Venu that won the Best Screenplay Award in the Ashdod International Film Festival held in Israel. In his early career he aspired to be a playback singer. With a clear talent for singing, he has hosted various film-song-based programs on television. Ashokan was born as youngest among the four children to Samudayathil N. P. Unnithan and Azhakath Savithri on 23 May 1961 at Cheppad, Alappuzha, his father was a public prosecutor at CBI and his mother was a housewife.
He has Radhakrishnan Unnithan, Prasanna Kumar and Hari Kumar. He lost his father when he was young, was brought up by his mother. Ashokan completed his basic education at Chingoli L. P. School, Chingoli,Upper Primary Education completed in PMDUPS,Cheppad and High Schizo education at St. Thomas H. S. Karthikapally, he graduated in Arts from T. K. Madhava Memorial College, Haripad, he was studying for pre degree first year. He has a daughter, Karthiyayani, they reside in Chennai. Mikhael... Antony Panchavarnathatha.. Udayan Ramaleela.. SP Balachandran Vimanam Two Countries... Mukundan Nirnayakam Nadodimannan.... Vinayachandran Crocodile Love Story... Narayanan Namboothiri Mizhi... Santhosh Melvilasom.... Dr. Gupta Sarkar Colony Teja Bhai and Family.... Gopan Three Kings Paappi Appacha.... Shashankan Muthalali In Ghost House Inn.... Thomaskutty Vairam: Fight For Justice Calendar 2 Harihar Nagar.... Thomaskutty Ayudham Oru Pennum Randaanum Swarnam Ottakkayyan.... Mr. B Nagaram.... Stephen Hello.... Sebastian Romeoo....
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Kaviyoor Ponnamma is an Indian film actress who appears in Malayalam films and television. She began her career performing in theatre dramas before foraying into cinema, she has acted in TV serials and commercials and has playback singing credits in few films. Ponnamma is a four-time Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress winner, her sister Kaviyoor Renuka is an actress. As a five-year-old, she used to sing in stage shows, she did not see many movies. She started acting in dramas when she was 14 years old, starting off with Mooladhanam of Thoppil Bhasi. After five years, came her first movie Kudumbini, in which she did the title role of the mother of two kids, she was born to T P Damodharan and Gauri, as eldest of seven children, on 4 January 1945 in Kaviyoor, Travancore. She has six siblings in which Kaviyoor Renuka was an actress. Ponnamma was married to film producer Maniswami; the couple has a daughter Bindhu, settled in the United States. Her husband Maniswami died in 2011; the roles of Kaviyoor Ponnamma-Mohanlal duo as mother and son are popular in Malayalam movies.
Kerala State Film Awards: Second Best Actress – 1971 – Different films Second Best Actress – 1972 – Theertha Yathra Second Best Actress – 1973 – Different films Second Best Actress – 1994 – Thenmavin Kombathu 1963 - "Kaavilamme Karinkali" - Kaattumaina 1968 - "Methikkalathile" - Velutha Kathreena 1972 - "Ambike Jagadambike" - Theerthayaathra 1973 - "Mangalaam Kaavile" - Dharmayudham 1982 - "Thushaaramanikal" - Illakkangal 1982 - "Palathum Paranju" - Chiriyo Chiri 1999 - "Unknown" - Pallavur Devanarayanan Gauri Amme Mahamayee Thatteem Mutteem - Cameo appearance Ramayanam Kathayile Rajakumari Gajarajan Guruvayoor Kesavan Sree Ayappanum Vavarum Vishudha thomasleeha Chandrettanum Shobedathiyum Krishnakripaasaagaram Manthrakodi Alilathali Swantham Malootty Manassariyathe Dambathya geethangal Sthree 2 Mandan Kunju Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Darsanam - Devotional show Mooladhanam Janani Janmbhoomi "Vellilam Kaattilolichu Kalikkuvan" "Pookkaara Pootharumo" "Onappooviliyil" "Kaalchilambil" "Oru vazhithaarayil" "Pottichirichu" "Mannil Piranna" "Mulchedikkaattil" "Vala Vala" Shiva Emu Kozhikal Grandmas Emmanuel Silks Sreelakshmi General & Pooja Store Ente Malayalam Sreeramajapam Home Sweet Home JB Junction Comedy Super Nite Comedy Super Nite 2 Kathayillithu Jeevitham Kayyoppu Ponnamma Manssu THurakkunnu Malayalee House On Record Mukhamukham Badayi Bungalow Thiranottam Top Talk Ee Vazhitharayil Charithram Enniloode Ammakkorumma Amma Ponnamma Cinemayile Amma Ponnamma Mohanam 2016 Limelight Annorikkal Nere Chovve Lal Salam Madhuram Madhuram Onam Kaviyoor Ponnamma on IMDb Kaviyoor Ponnamma at MSI
Muhammad Kutty Paniparambil Ismail, better known by his stage name Mammootty is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Malayalam cinema. In a career spanning four decades, he has appeared in over 400 films, predominantly in Malayalam language and in Tamil, Kannada and English. Mammootty was a lawyer by profession. After establishing himself as a lead actor in the 1980s, his major breakthrough came with the commercial success of the 1987 film New Delhi, he has won three National Film Awards for Best Actor, seven Kerala State Film Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South. In 1998, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri for his contributions to the arts, he has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Kerala in January 2010 and from the University of Calicut in December 2010. Mammootty is the chairman of Malayalam Communications, which runs the Malayalam television channels Kairali TV, People TV and WE TV, he is the goodwill ambassador of the Akshaya project, the first district-wide e-literacy project in India.
He is the patron of the Pain and Palliative Care Society, a charitable organisation in Kerala formed with the aim of improving the quality of life among patients with advanced cancer. He has been working with the Pain and Palliative Care Centre in Kozhikode, India. Mammootty was born Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil on 7 September 1951 in Chandiroor in Alappuzha district, raised in the village of Chempu near Vaikom in Kottayam district in the present-day state of Kerala, India in a middle-class, Muslim family, his father, was a farmer and his mother, Fatima, a housewife. He was their eldest son, he has two younger brothers and Zakariah and three younger sisters, Ameena and Shafina. Mammootty went to Government High School, Kulasekharamangalam, Kottayam for his primary education. In the 1960s, his father moved the family to Ernakulam, where he attended Government School Ernakulam, he did his pre-university course at Thevara. He attended Ernakulam for his degree, he graduated with a LL. B. from Government Law College, Ernakulam.
Mammootty practiced law for two years in Manjeri. Mammootty married Sulfath in 1979, has a daughter Surumi, a son Dulquer Salmaan. Mammootty's younger brother Ibrahimkutty is an actor in Malayalam TV serials. Ibrahimkutty's son Maqbool Salmaan is a film actor. Mammootty's debut was in the 1971 film Anubhavangal Paalichakal, directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan, his second film was a 1973 Malayalam film directed by K. Narayanan, he acted in the theatre drama Sabarmathi in 1975. In 1979, he played his first lead role in Devalokam, directed by M. T. Vasudevan Nair. However, this film was never completed, his first credited role was in the 1980 film Vilkkanundu Swapnangal, directed by Azad and written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair. Mammootty's first starring role in a released film was the 1980 film Mela and directed by K. G. George. Mammootty's films in the 1980s include: Sphodanam, in which his name appeared in the credits as "Sajin". In 1981, he got his first state award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in Ahimsa.
His performances included Aalkkoottathil Adiyozhukkukal. He played the role of a police officer in the investigative thriller Yavanika, directed by K. G. George, both a commercial and critical success. Other major releases in 1982 were Padayottam and Ee Nadu, a commercial success and became the highest grossing south Indian film at that time. Padayottam was the first 70 mm film Indian film to be processed in India, it was the first Malayalam film with a budget over ₹1 crore. In a period of five years, from 1982 to 1987, Mammootty acted in the lead role in more than 150 films. In 1986 alone, he acted in about 35 films, including a brief appearance in Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu. In the mid-1980s, he collaborated in; these films had Mammootty as the protagonist, a husband and a father, with a 3 or 4-year-old daughter, employed in a top ranking post in a company. Mammootty made a comeback with New Delhi and Thaniyavarthanam, both released in 1987. In New Delhi, he played a victimised journalist, who systematically took revenge on politicians who flattered him.
He received the Kerala Film Critics Awards for Best Actor for his role as Balan Mash in Thaniyavarthanam, written by Lohithadas and directed by Sibi Malayil. In 1988, Mammootty starred in Oru CBI Diary Kurippu as a CBI officer. Following Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, three more murder mystery sequels were produced with the same cast of characters: Jagratha, Sethurama Iyer CBI and Nerariyan CBI, all directed by K. Madhu, penned by S. N. Swamy with Mammootty as Sethurama Iyer, an intelligent but unassuming CBI officer. Mammootty appeared in two of M. T. Vasudevan Nair's films with autobiographical elements—Aksharangal, directed by I. V. Sasi and Sukrutham, directed by Harikumar. Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha was directed by T. Hariharan and penned by M. T. Vasudevan Nair. Mammootty's depiction of a Chekavar of distinguished valor, but vilified by circumstances, won him the National Film Award for Best Actor, his role as a hunter, Varunni in Mrigaya, directed by I. V. Sasi and another film Mahayanam, were scanned for the State Award.
Mammootty won the Filmfare award for Amaram directed by Bharathan, in which he played the role of an uneducated fisherman who dreams of making his only daughter a doctor. During this period, Mammootty appeared in many of the
A feature film or theatrical film is a film with a running time long enough to be considered the principal or sole film to fill a program. The term feature film referred to the main, full-length film in a cinema program that included a short film and a newsreel; the notion of how long a feature film should be has varied according to place. According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute, a feature film runs for at least 45 minutes, while the Screen Actors Guild asserts that a feature's running time is 75 minutes or longer. Most feature films are between 210 minutes long; the first narrative feature film was the 60-minute The Story of the Kelly Gang. The first -feature-length adaptation was Les Misérables. Other early feature films include The Inferno, Defence of Sevastopol, Quo Vadis?, Oliver Twist, Richard III, From the Manger to the Cross and Cleopatra. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute, the British Film Institute all define a feature as a film with a running time of 2,700 seconds or longer.
The Centre National de la Cinématographie in France defines it as a 35 mm film longer than 1,600 metres, 58 minutes and 29 seconds for sound films, the Screen Actors Guild gives a minimum running time of at least 75 minutes. The term feature film came into use to refer to the main film presented in a cinema and the one, promoted or advertised; the term was used to distinguish the longer film from the short films presented before the main film, such as newsreels, animated cartoons, live-action comedies, documentaries. There was no sudden increase in the running times of films to the present-day definitions of feature-length. Early features had been produced in the United States and France, but were released in individual scenes; this left exhibitors the option of playing them alone, to view an incomplete combination of some films, or to run them all together as a short film series. Early features were documentary-style films of noteworthy events; some of the earliest feature-length productions were films of boxing matches, such as The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight, Reproduction Of The Corbett-Jeffries Fight, The Jeffries-Sharkey Fight.
Some consider the 100-minute The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight to be the first documentary feature film, but it is more characterized as a sports program as it included the full unedited boxing match. In 1900, the documentary film In the Army was made, it was about the training techniques of the British soldier. Inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth ran for 35 minutes, "six times longer than any previous Australian film", has been called "possibly the first feature-length documentary made in Australia"; the American company S. Lubin released a Passion Play titled Lubin's Passion Play in January 1903 in 31 parts, totaling about 60 minutes; the French company Pathé Frères released a different Passion Play, The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ, in May 1903 in 32 parts running about 44 minutes. Defined by length, the first dramatic feature film was the Australian 70-minute film The Story of the Kelly Gang; the first European feature was the 90-minute film L'Enfant prodigue, although, an unmodified record of a stage play.
The first Russian feature was Defence of Sevastopol in 1911. Early Italian features were The Inferno, Quo Vadis?, The Last Days of Pompeii, Cabiria. The first UK features were the documentary With Our King and Queen Through India, filmed in Kinemacolor and Oliver Twist; the first American features were adaptations of Oliver Twist, From the Manger to the Cross and Richard III. The latter starring actor Frederick Warde starred in some of these movie adaptations; the first Asian feature was Japan's The Life Story of Tasuke Shiobara, the first Indian feature was Raja Harishchandra, the first South American feature was Brazil's O Crime dos Banhados, the first African feature was South Africa's Die Voortrekkers. 1913 saw China's first feature film, Zhang Shichuan's Nan Fu Nan Qi. By 1915 over 600 feature films were produced annually in the United States, it is incorrectly cited that The Birth of a Nation was the first American feature film. The most prolific year of U. S. feature production was 1921, with 682 releases.
Between 1922 and 1970, the U. S. and Japan alternated as leaders in the quantity of feature film production. Since 1971, the country with the highest feature output has been India, which produces a thousand films in more than twelve Indian languages each year. In 1927, Warner Bros. released the first feature-length film with sound, The Jazz Singer, whose audio track was recorded with a proprietary technology called Vitaphone. The film's success persuaded other studios to go to the considerable expense of adding microphones to their sets, scramble to start producing their own "talkies". One of the next major advancements made in movie production was color film. Before color was a possibility in movies, early film makers were interested in how color could enhance their stories. Early technique
Shobana Chandrakumar, better known mononymously as Shobana, is an Indian film actress and bharatanatyam dancer. She has acted nearly 230 films, predominantly in Malayalam language, in addition to Telugu, Hindi and English language films, she has won one Kerala State Film Awards and numerous other awards. Shobana established herself as a leading actress in 1990s, she has worked with directors such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, G. Aravindan, K. Balachander, AM Fazil, Mani Ratnam, Uppalapati Narayana Rao, Priyadarsan, she won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, for her performances in the Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu and the English film Mitr, My Friend. Consequent to the year 1999, Shobana turned selective about her films. Shobana was trained under the Bharata Natyam dancers Chitra Padma Subrahmanyam, she emerged as an independent performer and choreographer in her twenties and runs a dance school, Kalarpana, in Chennai. In 2006, the Indian Government honoured Shobana with the Padma Shri for her contributions towards the arts.
In 2014, the Kerala State Government honoured her with the Kala Ratna Award. Shobana made her debut as a child artist in the Bollywood film Amar Prem; as an adult, she was introduced to the film industry through the film April 18, by director Balachandra Menon. Her realistic portrayal of a simple girl-next-door appealed to audiences and she went on to work in numerous films. In the same year, she entered the Tamil film industry and acted in Enakkul Oruvan, directed by SP Muthuraman. Enakkul Oruvan didn't do well at the box office and Shobhana's commercial landing was stalled and she went back into Malayalam films, she did come back to act in occasional Tamil films opposite Satyaraj and Vijayakanth in the early 90s – these roles were glamorous in which Shobana acted as the beautiful and haughty city girl, charmed by the village boy. Her other major films include Meleparambil Aanveedu, Ithiri Poove Chuvanna Poove, Rangam, Vrutham, Idhu Namma Aalu, Innale, Manichitrathazhu, Thenmavin Kombath, Dance like a Man and Makalkku.
From Aviduthe Pole Ivideyum to Upaharam, Shobana did sixteen movies in a single year, 1985. Shobana stars in the Tamil period film Kochadaiiyaan. Shobana won her first National Film Award for Best Actress in 1994 for her performance in AM Fazil's Manichitrathazhu, her portrayal of Ganga Nakulan and alter-ego Nagavalli in the film was described by critics as "spell binding". She received her second National award for best actress in 2001 for her role in the Indian English language film Mitr, My Friend, directed by Revathi. Consequent to the 1993 National Award, Shobana turned selective about her films. Shobhana is an accomplished Bharata Natyam dancer, she did her dance training at the Chidambaram academy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu under Chitra Visweswaran. Shobhana danced Abhinaya, a pivotal element in Bharata Natyam, she was one among the judges in Jodi No.1, a reality show for dance aired on Vijay TV. She started her own dance school `Kalipinya' in 1989 and got it registered in 1992, she has worked on collaborative ventures with the likes of tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, Vikku Vinayakram and Mandolin Srinivas.
Her recitals abroad include those at the World Malayalee convention, in the United States in 1985 and 1995, in Kuala Lumpur before the King and Queen of Malaysia, numerous cities in the United States, South East Asia and Australia. Shobhana started performing in the prestigious Soorya Music & Dance festival organised by Soorya Krishnamoorthy from the year 1994. In 1999, Shobhana along with Prabhu Deva and AR Rahman performed with a Tamil film dancing troupe at the "Michael Jackson and Friends" concert in Munich, Germany, she was a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Indru, Naalai in 2000. In 1994, Shobana founded a school for classical dance Bharata Natyam in Chennai – Kalarpana. Tv serial1991 - Penn Shobhana did her schooling in Chennai at Sishya school, Adyar, she is the niece of the Travancore sisters – Lalitha and Ragini, all of whom were classical Indian dancers and actresses. The actress Sukumari was her paternal aunt. Malayalam actress Ambika Sukumaran is her relative. Malayalam actors Vineeth is her cousin and Krishna is her nephew.
She has an adopted daughter Ananthanarayani. Bigg Boss Vote Official website Shobana on IMDb