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P. Padmarajan (1945–1991)

P. Padmarajan was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam, along with Bharathan, in the 1980s, which created films that were widely received while also being critically acclaimed. ... See full bio »

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 2016 Arani (story)
 2011 Rathinirvedam
 2005 Thanmathra (short story)
 1989 Innale (screenplay and dialogue)
 1989 Season (writer)
 1988 Aparan (writer)
 1988 Moonnam Pakkam (writer)
 1986 Anokha Rishta (story)
 1986 Kariyila Kattu Pole (screenplay and dialogue)
 1985 Ozhivukalam
 1984 Eenum
 1984 Kanamarayathu
 1983 Kaikeyi (writer)
 1983 Koodevide? (screenplay and dialogue)
 1983 Oridathoru Phayalwan (writer)
 1982 Idavela
 1981 Lorry
 1980 Thakara
 1979 Kochu Kochu Thettukal (writer)
 1979 Peruvazhiyampalam (writer)
 1978 Nakshathrangale Kaaval (writer)
 1978 Rapadikalude Gatha (writer)
 1978 Rathinirvedam (writer)
 1978 Sathrathil Oru Rathri (writer)
 1978 Shalini Ente Koottukari (writer)
 1978 Vadakakkoru Hridhyam (writer)
 1975 Prayanam
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P. Padma Rajan

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His first venture as a film director was in 1978 by directing the film Peruvazhiyampalam (1979) (scripted by Padmarajan himself) which bagged the National Award for Best Regional Film, and also the Kerala State Awards for Second Best Film and Best Script Writer. See more »



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