Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Malayalam: അടൂര് ഗോപാലകൃഷ്ണന്; born July 3, 1941 in Adoor, Kerala ) is an Indian film director. His films are in his native language Malayalam. He is influenced by the works of Satyajit Ray.
Life and work
Adoor Gopalakrishnan was born in the district of Pathanamthitta in a family of art lovers and friends of the traditional Keralan Kathakali dance, so it was not far away, that he was employed by the theater since the age of eight. Immediately after completing his training at the Film School in Pune, he founded a production company with friends for non-commercial films.
His first work as a director Swayamvaram (1972 ) went on to win several times in India. Other than it would have been only limited possible in the limited censorship by commercial cinema Bollywood, Gopalakrishnan could edit socially critical and freed from traditional barriers topics with its artistically ambitious films due to its relative independence.
Just like West Bengal, Kerala has a long tradition of communist governments. And Gopalakrishnan has rotated with the background of this spiritual stream several movies with a political point of view, so Kodiyettam (1977) and also Mukhamukham (1984).
All of his films have been shown at national and international film festivals and won here since as film awards. In 1983 he was awarded the Padma Shri Adoor Gopalakrishnan in 2005 and was awarded the highest Indian film award, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2004, excellent. 2006 Padma Vibhushan, he was awarded.