Balachandran Chullikkadu

Balachandran Chullikkad (born 30 July 1957) is an Indian poet, orator, lyricist and actor in Malayalam-language.

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Balachandran Chullikkad
Born
S. Balachandran

(1957-07-30) 30 July 1957 (age 63)
Paravoor, Kerala, India
Occupation
  • Poet
  • actor
  • lyricist
  • screenwriter
Spouse(s)Vijayalakshmi
Children1

Early lifeEdit

Balachandran was born in Paravur, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.[1] He completed his graduation in English literature from the Union Christian College, Aluva (first two years) and Maharajas College, Ernakulam.[2]

CareerEdit

 
Balachandran Chullikkad

His collection of poems published are Pathinettu Kavithakal, Amaavaasi, Ghazal, Maanasaantharam, Dracula etc. A collection of his complete poems, Balachandran Chullikkadinte Kavithakal (The Poems of Balachandran Chullikkad, 2000) was published by DC Books, Kottayam, Kerala, India. They have also published the book of his memoirs, Chidambarasmarana (2001).

He has participated in many national literary seminars organised by Central Academy of Letters, India. He was one among the ten members of a cultural delegation of India to Sweden in 1997 invited by Nobel Academy and Swedish Writers Union. He represented Indian poetry in the international bookfair in Gotenborg, Sweden in November 1997.

Chullikkad is also an actor in Malayalam films and serials.[3][4] As an actor, he is best known for G. Aravindan's Pokkuveyil (1981) in which he played a young artist who lives with his father, a radical friend and a music-loving young woman. The film is about how his world collapses when his father dies, the radical friend leaves him and her family takes the woman away to another city.[5]

In 2018, he criticised the state education department for their incompetency in teaching Malayalam language, he urged it to remove his poems from curricula in schools, colleges and universities. Chullikkadu alleged that marks were being given in abundance for papers containing mistakes without proper evaluation, and the appointment of Malayalam teachers are not on the basis of qualifications, but caste, religion, political influence and nepotism. He said research work on Malayalam literature lack quality and that doctoral degrees were conferred on even those works which contain mistakes.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

Chullikkad is married to Vijayalakshmi, a known Malayalam poet and they have a son named Appu. He retired from Kerala State Government service on 31 July 2013.

In 2000, he took Buddhism as his religion.[8] He says that this cannot be called a conversion from Hinduism because he was never a follower of that religion. "I have not converted because I have not been a believer though I was a Hindu. I have now embraced Buddhism, not converted to Buddhism. The problem with Hinduism is that it is a religion of social status and set-ups. Your value in Hinduism depends on the family in which you were born," he says.[9]

Political viewsEdit

In a 2000 interview, Chullikkadu revealed that he was a sympathizer of the Naxalite movement during his teenage. He then continued as a Marxist for some years. But after the fall of the Soviet Union and "the Eastern European experience", he rethought his conviction about Marxism and reorganised his intellectual life on a different path. "I found that Marxism is outdated and irrelevant. Now I am not a Marxist, but a social and political democrat. Soviet experience proved that individual freedom without the base of socialism and socialism without sanctioning individual freedom is a failure. Communism practised all over the world is some kind of socialism without sanctioning individual freedom. Communism without approving individual freedom is social fascism", he said.[10]

AwardsEdit

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Actor
  • Pokkuveyil (1982)
  • Ezhuthaappurangal (1987)
  • Theertham (1987)
  • Marikkunnilla Njaan (1988)
  • Pradakshinam (1994)
  • Sraadham (1994)
  • Rappakal (2005)
  • Manikyan (2005) as himself
  • The Tiger (2005)
  • Nerariyan CBI (2005)
  • Makalkku (2005) ... Sound Presence
  • Bharathchandran IPS (2005)
  • Chinthamani Kolacase (2006)
  • Aanachantham (2006)
  • Vasthavam (2006)
  • Ali Bhai (2007)
  • Abraham & Lincoln (2007)
  • Nasrani (2007)
  • One Way Ticket (2008)
  • Parunthu(2008) ... Abraham
  • Oridathoru Puzhayundu (2008)
  • Minnaminnikkoottam (2008)
  • Pakal Nakshathrangal (2008)
  • Roudram (2008)
  • Kali (2009)
  • Ividam Swargammanu (2009)
  • Vellathooval (2009)
  • Sagar Alias Jackey (2009)
  • Samastha Keralam P.O. (2009)
  • Patham Nilayile Theevandi (2009)
  • Utharaswayamvaram (2009)
  • Chattambinadu (2009)
  • Madhyavenal (2009)
  • Vairam: Fight for Justice
  • Ivar Vivahitharayal (2009)
  • Drona (2010)
  • Pokkiri Raja (2010)
  • Amma Nilaavu (2010)
  • Sadgamaya (2010)
  • Bodyguard (2010)
  • Elsamma Enna Aankutty (2010)
  • Sakudumbam Shyamala(2010)
  • Pranchiyettan and the Saint (2010)
  • Ithu Nammude Katha (2011)
  • Three Kings (2011)
  • 15 August (2011)
  • Collector (2011)
  • Bombay March 12 (2011)
  • Orkoot Orarmakoot (2012)
  • Naughty Professor (2012)
  • Ayaalum Njaanum Thammil (2012)
  • Mayamohini (2012)
  • Thattatin Maryathu (2012)
  • Last Bench (2012)
  • Nine One Six – 916 (2012)
  • Sound Thoma (2013)
  • Bharya Athra Pora (2013)
  • August Club (2013)
  • White Paper (2013)
  • Lokpaal (2013)
  • Emmanuel (2013)
  • Proprietors : Kammath & Kammath (2013)
  • Namboothiri Yuvavu @ 43 (2013)
  • Kadal Kadannu Oru Mathukkutty (2013)
  • Nadodimannan (2013) ... KRP
  • Omega.exe (2013)
  • Silence (2013)
  • Pigman (2013)
  • Lasarinte Lokam
  • Point Blank
  • Ente Priyathamanu
  • Kaattum Mazhayum
  • Avarude Veedu
  • Avicharitha
  • Cousins (2014)
  • The Dolphins (2014)
  • Pranayakatha (2014)
  • Kootathil Oral (2014)
  • Manja (2014)
  • Mr.Fraud (2014)
  • On The Way (2014)
  • Thomson Villa (2014)
  • Parayan Bakki Vechathu (2014)
  • Ringmaster (2014)
  • Onnum Mindathe (2014)
  • Kumbasaram (2015)
  • Mashithandu (2015)
  • Oru New Generation Pani (2015)
  • Onnam Loka Mahayudham (2015)
  • Tharakangale Sakshi (2015)
  • Ellam Chettante Ishtam Pole (2015)
  • 32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam (2015)
  • Two Countries (2015)
  • Action Hero Biju (2016)
  • Kolamass (2016)
  • Pachakallam (2016)
  • King Liar (2016)
  • Action Hero Biju (2016)
  • Welcome to Central Jail (2016)
  • Hello Dubaikkaran (2017)
  • Sathya (2017)
  • Aakashamittayi (2017)
  • Kaaliyan (2017)
  • Role Models (2017)
  • Viswavikyathamay Payyanmar (2017)
  • Marubhoomiyile Mazhathullikal (2018)
  • Aami (2018)
  • Ottakoru Kamukan (2018)
  • Neeli (2018)
  • Mohanlal (2018)
  • Ira (2018)
  • Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha (2018)
  • Thanaha (2018)
  • Ottakoru Kaamukan (2018)
  • Janathipan (2019)
  • Madhura Raja (2019)
  • Children's Park (2019)
Music composer
  • Amme Pinvili Vilikkaathe ... Pokkuveyil 1982
  • Oru Ormmathan ... Pokkuveyil 1982
  • Paampu Kadicha ... Ezhuthaappurangal 1987
Lyricist
  • Amme Pinvili Vilikkaathe ... Pokkuveyil 1982
  • Oru Ormmathan ... Pokkuveyil 1982
  • Nimishamaam ... Sruthi 1987
  • Leelaaravindam ... Sruthi 1987
  • Cheekithirukiya ... Sruthi 1987
  • Onam Vannu (Bit) ... Sruthi 1987
  • Ganapathiye Nin Achan ... Theertham 1987
  • Aathintho ... Theertham 1987
  • Bas More Nainan ... Theertham 1987
  • Paampu Kadicha ... Ezhuthaappurangal 1987
  • Kaanaamarayathu ... Pradakshinam 1994
  • Kaavalam Kiliye ... Saamoohya Paadam 1996
  • Kaavalam Kiliye ... Saamoohya Paadam 1996
  • Indrasabha ... Abraham & Lincoln 2007
  • Thakkida Tharikida ... Abraham & Lincoln 2007
  • Swapnamaraalike ... Abraham & Lincoln 2007
  • Kezhamaankannaale ... Abraham & Lincoln 2007
  • uduraajamukhi ... Abraham & Lincoln 2007
  • Raagam Shokam ... Thaniye 2007 G Venugopal
Playback singer
  • Poothappaattu ... Chillu 1982
  • Amme Pinvili Vilikkaathe ... Pokkuveyil 1982
  • Oru Ormmathan ... Pokkuveyil 1982
  • Paampu Kadicha ... Ezhuthaappurangal 1987
  • Idavamaasa perumazha ... Makalkku 2005
Story
  • Jaalakam (1987)
  • Idanaazhiyil Oru Kaalocha (1987)
  • Oozham (1988)
  • Orukkam (1990)
Dialogue
  • Jaalakam (1987)
  • Idanaazhiyil Oru Kaalocha (1987)
Screenplay

TelevisionEdit

  • thinkalkalaman ( Surya TV)
  • Chackoyum Maryyum (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Sumangali Bhava (Zee Keralam)
  • Bhagyajathakam (Mazhavil manorama)
  • Gauri (Surya TV)
  • Seetha (Flowers TV)
  • Ammuvinte Amma (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Pokkuveyil (Flowers TV)
  • Karuthamuthu (Asianet)
  • Ganga (Doordarshan)
  • Eran nilav(Doordarshan)
  • Devimahathmyam(Asianet)
  • Balamani (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Chila nerangalil chila manushyar (Amrita TV)
  • Vadakaikkoru Hridayam (Amrita TV)
  • Kathayile rajakumari (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Pookalam(Surya TV) -title song lyrics
  • Mizhi Thurakkumo (Doordarshan)
  • Thulabharam(Surya TV)
  • Priyamanasi (Surya TV)
  • Swapnagale Kaaval (Kairali TV)
  • Meera (Asianet)
  • Makalude Amma (Surya TV)
  • Mizhi Thurakkumbol (Surya TV)
  • Venalmazha (Surya TV)
  • Parvanendu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ബാലചന്ദ്രന് അറുപത്". Mathrubhumi. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Manorama Online : Breaking News, Kerala news, latest news, India, Kerala politics, sports, movies, celebrities, lifestyle, E-paper, Photos & Videos". Malayala Manorama. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Balachandran Chullikkad". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Friday Review Thiruvananthapuram / TV Serials : Talkies". The Hindu. 28 March 2008. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  5. ^ Sashi Kumar (2–15 January 2010). "Aravindan's art". Frontline. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  6. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/poet-requests-that-his-poems-not-be-made-part-of-curricula/articleshow/63375521.cms
  7. ^ https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2018/mar/19/malayalam-poet-balachandran-chullikkadu-wants-to-withdraw-his-poems-from-school-universities-syllab-1789415.html
  8. ^ Malayalam poet embraces Buddhism Rediff – 24 January 2000
  9. ^ George Iype (4 April 2000). "Hindu gods never forgive. They only punish". Rediff.com. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  10. ^ Iype, George. "George Iype investigates the sudden craze for conversions in Kerala". Rediff.com. Retrieved 5 November 2020.

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