Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan is one of the most popular directors in the Malayalam Cinema Industry.

Adoor Gopalakrishnan was born in Kerala, India in 1941 into a family that patronized Kathakali and other performing arts. Graduating from the Film Institute of India in1965 with specialization in Screenplay writing and Advanced Film Direction, he pioneered the film society movement in Kerala. The same year, he took the initiative to form India’s first film co-operative for production, distribution and exhibition of quality films.

He has scripted and directed elevan feature films and about thirty Shorts and documentaries. Notable amongst the non-feature films are those on Kerala’s performing arts.

Books on cinema by Adoor in Malayalam

1. Cinemayude Lokam (The World of Cinema)
2. Cinemaanubhavan (The experience of Cinema)
3. Cinema, saahityam, jeevitham (Film,literature and life)

Contact Information:
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Darsanam, Trivandrum - 695017
Kerala, India.

Phone: +91 471 2446567, 2551144
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