P. A. Thomas

P. A. Thomas is 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) March 22, 1922 (age 99)
Occupationdirector
Years active1950–2002
Spouse(s)Rose
Parent(s)Abraham, Mariamma

Personal lifeEdit

He was born in Puthanangadi family to Abraham and Mariamma on 22 March 1922 at Njarakkal.[5] After passing the intermediate course, he 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.[6] 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.He himself was the producer of many films which he directed. He was married to Thresia and had 3 children.[7]

FilmographyEdit

DirectionEdit

ActingEdit

  • Prasanna (1950)
  • Vanamaala (1951)
  • Kaanchana (1952)
  • 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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/oral-koodi-kallanayi-1964/article1141026.ece
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://en.msidb.org/movies.php?tag=Search&director=PA%20Thomas&limit=15&sortorder=3&sorttype=2
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2014/07/18/malayalee-film-director-j-sasikumar-passes-away-age-86/
  6. ^ http://kaumudiglobal.com/innerpage1.php?newsid=52850
  7. ^ http://prominentindianpersonalities.blogspot.in/2013/04/pathomas.html

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