P. A. Thomas

P. A. Thomas (22 March 1922 – 19 January 1995) was an Indian film director, producer, script writer, theater artist and actor in Malayalam movies.[1] He has directed more than 15 movies and produced 11 movies during the 1960s and 1970s. He has also acted around 20 movies.[2] Some of the popular movies he produced are Oraal Koodi Kallanaayi (1964), Kudumbini (1964), Porter Kunjali (1965), Station Master (1967) and Thomasleeha (1975).[3] All his movies dealt with the contemporary social issues of those times.[4]

P. A. Thomas
Born(1922-03-22)22 March 1922
Died19 January 1995(1995-01-19) (aged 72)
Occupationdirector
Years active1950–1995
SpouseRose
Parent(s)Abraham, Mariamma

CareerEdit

After passing the intermediate course, Thomas entered professional drama troupe as an actor. He later formed his own professional drama troupe and presented several dramas all over Kerala and in other parts of India. He was offered a role in the 1950 film Prasanna which was directed by Sri Ramadu Naidu and next year in 1951 he became the hero of Vanamala film which was directed by Dr.G.Viswanath.[5] Vanamala which was released in 1951 was the first jungle film in Malayalam. He later entered to the field of direction also and directed several successful films in Malayalam. Thomas himself was the producer of many films which he directed.

Personal life and deathEdit

Thomas was born in Puthanangadi family to Abraham and Mariamma on 22 March 1922 at Njarakkal.[6]

He was married to Thresia and had 3 children.[7] Thomas died on 19 January 1995, at the age of 72.[8]

FilmographyEdit

DirectionEdit

ActingEdit

  • Prasanna (1950)
  • Vanamaala (1951)
  • Kaanchana (1952)
  • Malaikkallan (1954)
  • Manasaakshi (1954)
  • Thaskaraveeran (1957)
  • Chathurangam (1959)
  • Naadodikal (1959)
  • Mudiyanaaya Puthran (1961)
  • Sreekovil (1962)
  • Veluthambi Dalawa (1962)
  • Oraal Koodi Kallanaayi (1964)
  • Kudumbini (1964)
  • Kalyaana Photo (1964)
  • Thacholi Othenan (1964)
  • Porter Kunjali (1965)
  • Aruthu (1976)
  • Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal (1983)

ProductionEdit

  • Oraal Koodi Kallanaayi (1964)
  • Kudumbini (1964)
  • Bhoomiyile Maalakha (1965)
  • Porter Kunjaali (1965)
  • Kallippennu (1966)
  • Station Master (1966)
  • Postman (1967)
  • Maadatharuvi (1967)
  • Sahadharmini (1967)
  • Thomasleeha (1975)
  • Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal (1983)

ScreenplayEdit

  • Postman (1967)
  • Jesus (1973)
  • Anuraagam (2002)

StoryEdit

  • Kallippennu (1966)
  • Postman (1967)
  • Sahadharmini (1967)

DialogueEdit

  • Anuraagam (2002; posthumous adaptation)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vijayakumar, B. (31 January 2011). "Oral Koodi Kallanayi 1964". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "PA Thomas:Profile and Biography, Malayalam Movie Actor PA Thomas latest Photo Gallery | Video Gallery, Malayalam Movie Actor PA Thomas, PA Thomas Filimography ,PA Thomas Films and Cinemas , PA Thomas Awards and Nominations". Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  3. ^ "List of Malayalam Movies by Director PA%2520Thomas".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://kaumudiglobal.com/innerpage1.php?newsid=52850
  6. ^ "Malayalee film director J. Sasikumar passes away at age 86". 18 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Blogger".
  8. ^ Chelangad, Saju (28 January 2019). "Of films and sport". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 February 2022.

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