Madhupal

Madhupal Kannambathu is an Indian film actor, director, and screenwriter who works in Malayalam cinema. Madhupal made his acting debut with Kashmeeram in 1994 and his directorial debut with Thalappavu (2008), which was about Naxal Varghese and won several awards in 2008.[1]

Madhupal
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Madhupal at IFFK 2017 IFFK in Thiruvananthapuram
Born
Kozhikode, Kerala, India
OccupationFilm director, actor, producer, screenwriter, writer

BiographyEdit

Madhupal is a native of Kozhikode and took post graduation in commerce. His association with cinema dates back to when he was a child in Palakkad. His father, Chengalath Madhava Menon, ran a movie theatre. He is also a short story writer in Malayalam. He has acted in more than 90 films in Malayalam, Tamil, English and Hindi, including lead roles. His short stories have been translated into English, Hindi, and Tamil, and have appeared in publications like Mathrubhumi, Madhyamam, and Bhashaposhini magazines. He started his career in film as an assistant director to eminent film makers like Bharath Gopi and Rajiv Anchal. Madhupal assisted Rajiv Anchal in Butterflies, Kashmeeram, Guru (which won national awards and was the only entry to the Academy Awards from India in the year 1997), Made in USA (which had R. Madhavan in the lead), Nothing But Life (English, shot in Las Vegas) and the eminent actor Bharath Gopi in the film Yamanam (which won a National Award in 1991). He turned actor in Kashmeeram. It was a negative role and more of such roles came his way after that. He won the Critic's Award for Best Debutante Actor for his role in the film Kashmeeram and the Second Best Actor for his role of Hari in the series on MT Kathakal, called Kazhcha, telecast on Amritha TV. He assisted Jude Attipetty in the direction of Shararandal, a 13-part serial, written by National Award-winning writer P. F. Mathews. He also wrote the screenplay and dialogue for the Malayalam movie Bharatheeyam, which was released in 1997. Films he has acted in include Kashmeeram (1994), Soosanna, Agnisakshi, Guru, Made in USA, Rishivamsam, Vardhakyapuraanam, Ravanaprabhu, Twenty-Twenty, Freekick (Hindi), Nothing but Life (English), and Oru naal Oru Kanavu (Tamil). His first directorial venture was for television (Akaasaththile Paravakal, telecast on Kairali Channel). Thalappavu was his big screen directorial debut; the film received the Kerala State Best Debutante Director Award and various other awards. Madhupal has ventured more and more into the world of letters and has published seven collections of short stories. He became engaged in several projects to help those affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake; he is associated with Santhigiri Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram as Assistant General Convener Advisory Committee. He is a former Member of Kerala Chalachithra Academy (the organizers of IFFK), Member of Kerala Folklore Academy (Kerala state Govt. organisation) and Kerala Children's Film Society (Kerala state government organisation). His second film, Ozhimuri (A Document of Separation), was selected for Indian Panorama 2012 and the International Film Festival of Kerala 2012. Ozhimuri won the Kerala State Second Best Movie Award.

Madhupal is a member of the board of directors of the Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC).

Personal lifeEdit

Madhupal is married to Rekha. He has two daughters, Madhavi and Meenakshi. His father, Chengalath Madhava Menon, was from Kannur, and his mother, Kannambath Rugmani Amma, is a native of Kozhikode. He is the eldest child of his parents, followed by three brothers and a sister. He now lives in Thiruvananthapuram with his family.

Awards and recognitionsEdit

  • Kerala State Television Awards 2018 for Best Director (Kaligandaki)
  • Second Best Film of the Year 2012 Kerala State Government Film Award (Ozhimuri)
  • Best Film 2012 Pearl Award Qatar Kerala Film Producers (Ozhimuri)
  • Best Director Award Jaihind Television 2012 (Ozhimuri)
  • Best Director Award Doordharsan Nirav (Ozhimuri)
  • Second Best Film Kerala Film Critics Award 2012 (Ozhimuri)
  • Best Actor Special Jury National Award Government of India to Lal (Ozhimuri)
  • Director of Excellence Award from Indonesia Film Festival 2013 film (Ozhimuri)
  • Kerala State Government Television Awards for Best Director 2012 (Daivaththinu Swantham Devootty)
  • Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director Kerala State Government (Thalappavu)
  • Best Director 2008 Kerala Film Critics Award 2008 (Thalappavu)
  • Best Director 2008 Sohan Antony Memorial Award 2008 (Thalappavu)
  • Best Debut Director 2008 Jesy Foundation Award (Thalappavu)
  • Best Debut Director 2008 ALA Award (Thalappavu)
  • Best Director 2001 TV Serial Aakaasaththile Paravakal Kerala Film Critics Award
  • Best Director 2001 TV Serial Malayalam Television Viewers Association Award

AWARDS FOR PUBLISHED BOOKS

  • Kairaly Atlas Saahithya Award 2006 for the story "Velicham Nizhanlinu Velippedum" (published in Bhaashaaposhini)
  • Vaikom Muhamed Basheer Puraskaram 2019 to the book 'KATHA' 2019 published by Sahithya pravarthaka sahakaranasamgham NBS Kottayam
  • INDIAN TRUTH SAHITHYA PURASKARAM 2019 to the book 'KATHA' Published by NBS Kottayam

FilmographyEdit

As an actorEdit

  1. Kaalchilambu (2021)
  2. Paapam cheyyaaththavar kalleriyatte (2020)
  3. Oru Kuprasidha payyan (2018)
  4. IDI (2016)
  5. White Paper (2016)
  6. Anarkali (2015)
  7. Saigal Padukayanu (2015)
  8. Perithondhan (2015)
  9. Haram (2015) Dr. John
  10. Saradhi (2015) JP
  11. To Noora With Love (2014)
  12. Memories (2013) Dr. Sukumaran Nair
  13. Radio Jockey (2013)
  14. Teens (2013)
  15. Tourist Home (2013) Mammotty
  16. Aakasmikam (2012)
  17. Little Master (2012)
  18. Red Alert (2012)
  19. Marching Ahead (2013)
  20. Athe Mazha Athe Veyil (2011)
  21. Nakharam (2010)
  22. Kadaksham (2010)
  23. Aayirathil Oruvan (2009)
  24. Parayan Marannathu (2009)
  25. Twenty-Twenty (2008) Sekharankutty
  26. Kovalam (2008) Ali Khan
  27. Nadhiya Kollappetta Raathri (2007) Dr. Ajayaghosh
  28. Sooryan (2007) Divakaran
  29. Paradeshi (2007) Adv. Pradeep
  30. Detective (2007) Jose
  31. Valmeekam (2007)
  32. Vaasthavam (2006) Joseph
  33. Chess (2006) Adv. Mathews
  34. Lion (2006)
  35. Prajapathi (2006)
  36. Pathaka (2006) Pratheesh Nambiar
  37. Eakantham(2006) Vishwanathan
  38. Lessons (2005) Father
  39. Five Fingers (2005)
  40. Oru Naal Oru Kanavu (2005) Sekhar Tamil
  41. Made in USA (2005) Johny
  42. Deepangal Sakshi (2005)
  43. Isra (2005) Balu
  44. Nothing But Life (2004) Johny
  45. Wanted (2004)
  46. Thalamelam (2004)
  47. Maratha Naadu (2004) Majeed
  48. Manassinakkare (2003) Benny Kompanakkaattil
  49. Margam (2003)
  50. Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu (2003) Suresh
  51. Ammakilikkoodu (2003)
  52. Saphalam (2003) Antony
  53. Achante Kochumolku (2003) Chandu
  54. Stop Violence (2002) Antony
  55. Chirikkudukka (2002) Nandakumar
  56. Kanmashi (2002)
  57. Desam (2002) Vijayakrishnan
  58. Kanal Kireedam (2002)
  59. Kayamkulam Kanaran (2002)
  60. Ee naadu Inale Vare (2001)
  61. Ravanaprabhu (2001) Hari Narayanan
  62. Nalacharitham Nalam Divasam (2001)
  63. Chandanamarangal (2001)
  64. Goa (2001) Simon
  65. Dada Sahib (2000) Ravi
  66. Mark Antony (2000)
  67. Susanna (2000) Rameshan
  68. Pilots (2000)
  69. Vinayapoorvam Vidyadharan (2000)
  70. Mr Butler (2000)
  71. Ival Dhroupathi (2000) Ameer Khan
  72. Aakasha Ganga (1999) Devan Varma
  73. Agni Sakshi (1999)
  74. Deepasthambham Mahaschyaram (1999)
  75. Captain (1999) David
  76. Rishivamsham (1999)
  77. Stalin Sivadas (1999) Sukumaran
  78. Pallavoor Devanarayanan (1999)
  79. Samantharangal (1998)
  80. Sooryavanam (1998)
  81. Mailpeelikkavu (1998)
  82. Aaghosham (1998)
  83. Bharatheeyam (1998)
  84. Guru (1997)
  85. Asuravamsam (1997)
  86. Kilukil Pambaram (1997)
  87. Snehadoothu (1997) Mahendran
  88. Excuse Me Ethu Collegila (1996)
  89. Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran (1996)
  90. Ammuvinte Aangalamar (1996)
  91. Pallivathuckal Thommichan (1996)
  92. Sathyabhaamaykkoru Pranayalekhanam (1996) Indrajith
  93. Kaathil Oru Kinnaram (1996) Ajith
  94. Mayoora Nritham (1996)
  95. Azhakiya Ravanan (1996) Cameo
  96. Kanchanam (1996)
  97. Ishtamanu Nooruvattom (1996)
  98. Mr. Clean (1996) Harikrishnan
  99. Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary (1995) Reji
  100. Arabia (1995)
  101. Saadaram (1995) Nazar
  102. Sreeragam (1995)
  103. Thacholi Varghese Chekavar (1995) Venu
  104. Manthrikam (1995)
  105. Ezharakoottam (1995)
  106. Vardhakya Puranam (1994) Vysaakhan
  107. Kashmeeram (1994)

As a dubbing artistEdit

  1. Aakasha Ganga (1999) for Riyaz as Unnikrishna Varma Thampuran

As a directorEdit

Year Film Notes
2008 Thalappavu Kerala State Film Award for Best Debutant Director
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Film
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Director
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Scriptwriter
Amateur Little Theatre Award for Best Debutant Director
Sohan Antony Memorial Film Award for Best Director
2012 Ozhimuri Selected for Indian Panorama - 43rd IFFI 2012
Selected for Indian Panorama - 17th IFFK 2012
Kerala State Government Film Award Second Best Film Award 2012
Kerala Film Producers Association - Pearl Award 2013 Best Film and Best Actor
Director of Excellence from Indonesia Film Festival 2013
Jaihind Television Film Award 2013 Best Director
DadaSahab Phalke Janambhumi Purasakar Noteworthy Film 6th Nashik International Film Festival 2014
2017 Crossroad Segment: Oru Rathriyude Kooli
2018 Oru Kuprasidha Payyan Best Actress Award Nimisha Sajayan Kerala State Film Award

Published worksEdit

  • Ee Jeevitham Jeevichu Theerkkunnathu
  • Hebrewil Oru Premalekhanam
  • Jainimettile Pashukkal (co-authored with Joseph Marien)
  • Pranayinikalude Uthyaanavum Kumbasaarakoodum
  • Kadal Oru Nathiyude Kathhayaanu
  • Madhupaalinte Kathhakal (2010, published by Mathrubhumi Books)
  • Facebook (novel) (2012, published by Mathrubhumi Books)
  • Vaakkukal Kelkkaan Oru Kaalam Varum - Memories (2015, published by Green Pepper Books)
  • Avan (Maar) Jaaraputhran (short story collection, 2016, published by DC Books Kottayam)
  • "KATHA" 2019 published by Sahithya pravarthaka sahakaranasamgham NBS Kottayam

Television serialsEdit

As actor
  • Pavitra Jaililanu (Asianet)
  • Dream City (Surya TV)
  • Sree Mahabhagavatham (Asianet)
  • Rachiyamma (Dooradarshan)
  • Niramala (Dooradarshan)
  • Deivathinte Swantham Devootty (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Kali Gandaki (Amrita TV)
  • CBI Diary (Mazhavil Manorama)
As director
  • Aakasaththile Paravakal (Kairali)
  • Deivathinte Swantham Devootty (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Kali Gandaki (Amrita TV)
  • Jeevithanizhalpaadukal Vaikomk Muhammed Basheer's novel for PRD Kerala State
  • M K Sanoo A documentary for PRD Kerala State

Other worksEdit

He acts as a judge on the popular reality show Yuvatharam, telecast on Jaihind TV.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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