Sanju Surendran

Sanju Surendran, is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer. He is a graduate of Film and Television Institute of India where he was taught by film director Mani Kaul.[1][2] Sanju worked briefly as a teacher of Film Direction and Screenwriting at the KR Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts, Kottayam, Kerala. His documentary on Kutiyattam, Kapila won the National award for the best documentary.[3] Sanju’s first feature film, Aedan- Garden of Desire won Rajathachakoram award for the best debut director and the FIPRESCI award for the best Malayalam film.[4][5][6][7]

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FilmographyEdit

DirectorEdit

No Year Film Language Notes
1 2003 Kandal Pokkudan Malayalam a documentary on an ecological activist Pokkudan: his life, views and his works.[8][9]
2 2003 Pratibimb Hindi a short film on the dream of a little boy
3 2004 Expressway Hindi a documentary on the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway.
4 2005 Scribbles on the city Hindi & English a docu-fiction on the city – people and places,lives and loves.[10]
5 2005 Nisha Hindi a short film on a lady and her poem
6 2006 Reduce-Reuse- Recycle Hindi a public service message on recycling
7 2007 Theeram Malayalam a short film on a father and his daughter. Her life and loves, his memories and angst.[11]
8 2008 Signature Film No Language for Vibgyor International Short and Documentary Film Festival, Thrissur.[12]
9 2009 Signature Film No Language for the 14 th International film Festival of Kerala - IFFK 2009
10 2012 GUNDERT – The Man , The Language Malayalam Gundert : a documentary on Hermann Gundert.[13]
11 2014 Kapila Malayalam Documentary on Kutiyattam.[14]
12 2015 Garass Hindi Short film for the Acting Dept. Film and TV Institute of India, Pune.[15]
13 2018 Aedan- Garden of Desire Malayalam Debut Feature Film.[16][17][18]

ProducerEdit

No Year Film Language Notes
1 2014 Garass Hindi (executive producer)
2 2014 Kapila Malayalam (executive producer)

Awards and recognitionsEdit

Year Award Film
2015 62nd National Award for the Best Documentary [Arts and Culture], Special Mention at Visions du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland, Special Mention at International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala IDSFFK 2015, Best Documentary Film at SIGNS 2015 [John Abraham National Award] KAPILA
2017 IDPA Gold Medal for Best Documentary, FIPRESCI and Rajathachakoram KAPILA
2018 FIPRESCI award for the best Malayalam film at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala, India Aedan- Garden of Desire
2018 Rajathachakoram award for the best debut director at the 22nd IFFK, Kerala State Awards - Second Best Film (Director - Sanju Surendran) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Sanju Surendran , S Hareesh)[19] Aedan- Garden of Desire

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sanju Surendran". iemalayalam.com. 6 July 2017. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Lives coming out of a 'death play'". deccanchronicle.com. 26 November 2017. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  3. ^ Sathyendran, Nita (7 December 2017). "IFFK 2017: Death and desire are bedfellows in Aedan, says Sanju Surendran". Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018 – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ "In Malayalam film 'Aedan', death and sin mingle with food, alcohol and games". scroll.in. Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Every story tells a picture". thehindubusinessline.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  6. ^ iihschannel (30 November 2015). "Dialogue with Filmmakers - Sanju Surendran". Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ asianetnews (7 December 2017). "കപിലയില്‍ നിന്ന് ഏദനിലേക്ക് - സഞ്ജു സുരേന്ദ്രനുമായി അഭിമുഖം - IFFK 2017". Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "Pokkudan: A man people thought was insane for wanting to protect mangroves". thenewsminute.com. 28 September 2015. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Lives coming out of a 'death play'". deccanchronicle.com. 26 November 2017. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  10. ^ "FIDMarseille - Festival international de cinéma - International film festival". fidmarseille.org. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  11. ^ cunha, uma da. "In Conversation: Sanju Surendran's Debut Film Wins 2 IFFK Awards". thecitizen.in. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  12. ^ News18 Kerala (16 December 2017). "Good Morning Kerala : Interview With Sanju Surendran, The Best Debutant Director @ IFFK 2017". Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ "Gundert the Man the Language". 1 December 2012. Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
  14. ^ "Kapila". Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
  15. ^ "Garass". 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on 12 February 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
  16. ^ "Sanju Surendran Introducing his film Aedan". iffk.in. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Garden of Desire/Aedan". iffk.in. Archived from the original on 12 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Telling a tale of many emotions: Sanju Surendran on 'Aeden'". newindianexpress.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  19. ^ https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2018/03/07/kerala-state-film-awards-best-actor-actress.html

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