Kamal (director)

Kamal (born Kamaluddin Mohammed Majeed) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who works in Malayalam cinema. He is the current Chairman of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.

Kamal
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Born
Kamaluddin Mohammed Majeed[1][2]

Nationality India
OccupationFilm director
Years active1981 – present
Spouse(s)Saburabi
ChildrenJenuse Mohamed
Hanna
Parent(s)K. M. Abdul Majeed
Sulaikhabhi

Kamal made his directorial debut with the 1986 film Mizhineerppoovukal. In a career spanning over three decades, Kamal has directed over forty,he also was the name of kylo ren for m2 staight years films. His films have won various National Film Awards and Kerala State Film Awards, including films such as Ulladakkam (1991), Mazhayethum Munpe (1995), Madhuranombarakkattu (2000), Meghamalhar (2001), Nammal (2002), Perumazhakkalam (2004), Karutha Pakshikal (2006), and Celluloid (2013).

Personal lifeEdit

Kamal was born on 28 November 1957 in Kodungallur, as the eldest son of late K.M. Abdul Majeed and late Suleikhabi. He has two younger brothers. He is married to his first cousin Saburabi. They have two children, Jenuse Mohamed and Hanna Shanu. Jenuse made his debut as film director in 2015 with the Malayalam film 100 Days of Love.[3]

CareerEdit

He started his career by writing the film Thrasam, directed by Padiyan in 1981. He also worked as an associate director in the film.

His first film was Mizhineer Pookkal in 1986 and to date, he has directed more than 43 movies, among which are two non-Malayalam movies, one each in Tamil and Hindi. Apart from his role as a director, Kamal has held several administrative posts within the Malayalm film industry. He had previously acted as the general secretary of Malayalam Cine Technicians Association (MACTA) and has been an executive member of the Kerala Chalachitra Academy. He is currently the President of the Kerala Director’s Union (FEFKA).[4]

His works include Unnikale Oru Katha Parayam, Kakkothikavile Appooppan Thadikal, Thoovalsparsham, Ghazal, Ulladakam, Ee Puzhayam Kadannu, Azhagiya Ravanan, Mazhayethum Munpe, Meghamalhar, Madhuranombarakaattu, Perumazhakkalam, Karutha Pakshikal, Khaddama and Celluloid. His interest in film-making led him to enroll at the Kalabharathi Film Institute in Thrissur.

Celluloid (2013) is the biopic of J.C Daniel, the father of Malayalam cinema. Smitha at the entertainment site oneindia.com stated that the film is one of the best films made in recent times from Indian cinema.[5]

Aami is a biopic of poet and author Kamala Surayya.[6]

FilmographyEdit

As directorEdit

Year Film Language Script Writer Lead Role
1986 Mizhineerppoovukal Malayalam John Paul Mohanlal, Urvashi, Lizy
1987 Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam Malayalam John Paul Mohanlal, Karthika, Thilakan
1987 Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Malayalam Fazil Revathi, Ambika
1988 Orkkapurathu Malayalam Renjith Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Ramya Krishna
1988 Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas Malayalam John Paul Jayaram, Sumalatha, Suresh Gopi
1989 Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Malayalam Renjith Jayaram, Parvathi, Mohanlal
1989 Pradeshika Varthakal Malayalam Renjith Jayaram, Parvathi
1990 Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran Malayalam Sreenivasan Sreenivasan, Rekha
1990 Thooval Sparsam Malayalam Kaloor Dennis Jayaram, Mukesh, Saikumar
1990 Shubhayathra Malayalam Nathan Jayaram, Parvathi
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Malayalam Renjith Jayaram, Baby Shamili, Murali, Geetha
1991 Vishnulokam Malayalam T. A. Razzaq Mohanlal, Shanthi Krishna, Urvashi,
1991 Ulladakkam Malayalam Cheriyan Kalpakavadi / P. Balachandran Mohanlal, Amala, Shobana
1992 Ennodu Ishtam Koodamo Malayalam Raghunath Paleri Mukesh, Madhoo, J. D. Chakravarthy
1992 Aayushkalam Malayalam Rajan Kiriyath-Vinu Kiriyath Jayaram, Mukesh, Maathu
1992 Champakulam Thachan Malayalam Sreenivasan Murali, Madhu, Vineeth, Rambha
1993 Ghazal Malayalam T. A. Razzaq Vineeth, Mohini
1993 Bhoomigeetham Malayalam T. A. Razzaq Murali, Geetha
1995 Mazhayethum Munpe Malayalam Sreenivasan Mammootty, Annie, Shobhana
1996 Azhakiya Ravanan Malayalam Sreenivasan Mammootty, Bhanupriya
1996 Ee Puzhayum Kadannu Malayalam Shatrughnan Dileep, Manju Warrier
1997 Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Malayalam Kamal Jayaram, Manju Warrier, Biju Menon
1998 Kaikudunna Nilavu Malayalam Renjith Jayaram, Dileep, Shalini, Ranjitha
1998 Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Malayalam Sreenivasan Mohanlal, Nandini, Sreenivasan
1999 Niram Malayalam Iqbal Kuttippuram Kunchacko Boban, Shalini, Jomol
2000 Madhuranombarakkattu Malayalam Raghunath Paleri Biju Menon, Samyuktha Varma
2001 Meghamalhar Malayalam Kamal Biju Menon, Samyuktha Varma
2001 Piriyadha Varam Vendum Tamil Kamal Prashanth, Shalini
2002 Nammal Malayalam Kalavoor Ravikumar Sidharth, Jishnu, Suhasini, Renuka Menon
2003 Gramaphone Malayalam Iqbal Kuttippuram Dileep, Meera Jasmine, Navya Nair
2003 Swapnakoodu Malayalam Iqbal Kuttippuram Kunchacko Boban, Prithviraj, Meera Jasmine, Jayasurya, Bhavana
2004 Manjupole Oru Penkutty Malayalam Kalavoor Ravikumar Amrita Prakash, Lalu Alex, Bhanupriya
2004 Perumazhakkalam Malayalam T. A. Razzaq Meera Jasmine, Kavya Madhavan, Dileep, Vineeth
2005 Zameer: The Fire Within Hindi Sreenivasan / Sanjay Masoom Ajay Devgn, Amisha Patel, Mahima Chaudhry
2005 Rappakal Malayalam T. A. Razzaq Mammootty, Nayantara, Sharada, Geethu Mohandas
2006 Pachakkuthira Malayalam T.A Shahid Dileep, Gopika
2006 Karutha Pakshikal Malayalam Kamal Mammootty, Meena, Padmapriya
2007 Goal Malayalam Kalavoor Ravikumar Rejith Menon, Aksha Pardasany, Mukhtha, Rahman
2008 Minnaminnikoottam Malayalam Kamal Narain, Meera Jasmine, Jayasurya, Indrajith, Roma
2010 Aagathan Malayalam Kalavoor Ravikumar Dileep, Sathyaraj, Charmy Kaur
2011 Gaddama Malayalam Kamal/K Gireesh Kumar Kavya Madhavan, Sreenivasan, Biju Menon
2011 Swapna Sanchari Malayalam K. Gireesh Kumar Jayaram, Samvrutha Sunil
2013 Celluloid Malayalam Kamal Prithviraj, Mamta Mohandas, Sreenivasan
2013 Nadan Malayalam S. Sureshbabu Jayaram, Remya Nambeesan
2015 Utopiayile Rajavu Malayalam PS Rafeeque Mammootty, Jewel Mary
2018 Aami Malayalam Kamal Manju Warrier, Murali Gopy, Tovino Thomas
2019 Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal Malayalam Kamal Vinayakan, Dileesh Pothan


As producerEdit

Film Director Year
Celluloid Himself 2013

As Associate DirectorEdit

Film Director Year
Chillu Lenin Rajendran 1982
Oru Kochu Swapnam Vipin Das 1984
Aa Neram Alpadooram Thampi Kannanthanam 1985
Avidathepole Ivideyum K. S. Sethumadhavan 1985
Ayanam Harikumar 1985

DialoguesEdit

Film Director Year
Aa Neram Alpadooram Thampi Kannanthanam 1985
Sunil Vayassu 20 K. S. Sethumadhavan 1986
Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Himself 1997
Meghamalhar Himself 2001
Swapnakkoodu Himself 2003
Karutha Pakshikal Himself 2006
Minnaminnikoottam Himself 2008
Celluloid Himself 2013

StoryEdit

Film Director Year
Kadamba P. N. Menon 1983
Aarorumariyathe K. S. Sethumadhavan 1984
Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam Himself 1987
Ee Puzhayum Kadannu Himself 1996
Gramophone Himself 2002
Swapnakkoodu Himself 2003
Karutha Pakshikal Himself 2006
Minnaminnikoottam Himself 2008
Aagathan Himself 2010

Awards and nominationsEdit

National Film Awards

Kerala State Film Award
Asianet Film Awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kamaluddin Mohammed Majeed Biography & Movie List – BookMyShow. In.bookmyshow.com. Retrieved on 19 December 2016.
  2. ^ Kamala Surayya’s ‘Aami’ Starring Vidya Balan To Hit Floors On September 25. Desimartini.com (3 August 2016). Retrieved on 19 December 2016.
  3. ^ Vijay George (19 March 2015). "Love in Bengaluru". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Kamal elected FEFKA president". newindianexpress.com. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Celluloid Movie Review – Don't miss this one". entertainment.oneindia.in. 17 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  6. ^ "When Vidya Balan totally transformed herself into Madhavikutty". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  7. ^ Kerala State Film Awards 2013 Announced: Best Actor :Prithviraj, Best Film: Celluloid – FWD Life | The Premium Lifestyle Magazine |. Fwdlife.in (14 December 2015). Retrieved on 19 December 2016.

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