T. A. Razzaq

T. A. Razzaq (25 April 1958 15 August 2016) was an Indian screenwriter, who worked on Malayalam movies.[1] He was born to T.A.Bappu and Vazhayil Khadeeja. His younger brother, T. A. Shahid, was also a screenwriter who wrote scripts for successful films such as Balettan and Rajamanikyam. He has received Kerala State Film Award for Best Story in 1996 and 2002 and once for Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay in 1996.

T. A. Razzaq
Born
Razzaq

(1958-04-25)25 April 1958
Thurakkal, Kondotty
Died15 August 2016(2016-08-15) (aged 58)
NationalityIndian
OccupationScreenwriter, Director & Social Worker
Years active1991–2016
Spouse(s)Shahida Razzak
ChildrenSunila Razzaq Anush Razzaq
Parent(s)T. A. Bappu
Vazhayil Khadeeja
RelativesT. A. Shahid

He started his film career earlier as assistant director of A.T.Abu with Dhwani and Lenin Rajendran for Vachanam. Later he turned to pen on advice of actor Thilakan who gave him debut to make screenplay based on Thilakan's own directed drama Fasaq screened as "Ghoshayathra" the same as another movie Vishnulokam in 1991.[2] He worked for around 30 Malayalam movies with the areas of his contribution including script, story, and dialogue.[3] He made films with prominent film directors in Malayalam like Kamal, Sibi Malayil, Jayaraj and V.M. Vinu. In 2014, he debuted in direction through the film 'Moonnam Naal Njayarazhcha,[4] which unfortunately became the only film he directed. His last film as a scriptwriter was 'Sukhamayirikkatte',[5] released in 2016. He died at Amrita Hospital in Kochi on Indian Independence Day in 2016, aged 58.[6] He was undergoing a long battle with liver cirrhosis. He was buried with full state honors at his hometown Kondotty. He is survived by his wife and children.

Perumazhakkalam, the film he scripted was screened at 21st IFFK as a homage.[7] He appeared in Ranjith's directed Malayalam film Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha.

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FilmographyEdit

Year Film Story Screenplay Dialogue Direction
1991 Vishnulokam Kamal
1991 Anaswaram Jomon
1992 Nadody Thampi Kannanthanam
1993 Ghoshayathra G. S. Vijayan
1993 Bhoomi Geetham Kamal
1993 Ente Sreekkuttikku Jose Thomas
1993 Ghazal Kamal
1995 Karma Jomon
1996 Kanakkinaavu Sibi Malayil
1996 The Prince - - Suresh Krishna
1998 Sneham Jayaraj
1998 Thalolam Jayaraj
1999 Saphalyam G. S. Vijayan
2001 Uthaman Anil Kumar
2002 Valkkannadi Anil Kumar
2004 Perumazhakkalam Kamal
2004 Vesham V. M. Vinu
2004 Maratha Naadu K. K. Haridas
2005 Bus Conductor V. M. Vinu
2005 Rappakal Kamal
2005 Anchil Oraal Arjunan P. Anil
2007 Aakasham Sundar Das
2008 Parunthu M.Padmakumar
2008 Maya Bazar - Thomas Sebastian
2009 Aayirathil Oruvan Sibi Malayil
2011 Azhakkadal - Shaan
2015 Saigal Padukayanu[8] Sibi Malayil
2016 Venalodungathe[9] (Unreleased) Sanjeev Sivan[10]
2016 Sughamayirikkatte[11] Reji Prabhakaran[12]
2016 Moonnam Naal Njayarazhcha Himself

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Script writer T A Razaq turns director". nowrunning.com. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  2. ^ "TA Razak". malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Translating Basheer to the screen - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  4. ^ Razak, T. A. (18 March 2016), Moonam Naal Njayarazhcha, Salim Kumar, Babu Antony, Jyothi Krishna, retrieved 26 September 2017
  5. ^ Prabhakaran, Reji (5 February 2016), Sukhamayirikkatte, Vineeth, Siddique, Archana Kavi, retrieved 26 September 2017
  6. ^ "T.A. Razak dead". The Hindu. 17 August 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  7. ^ admin. "Perumazhakkalam ( T. A. Razak )". International Film Festival of Kerala. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  8. ^ Malayil, Sibi (2 October 2015), Saigal Padukayanu, Shine Tom Chacko, Ramya Nambeeshan, Hareesh Peradi, retrieved 26 September 2017
  9. ^ Sivan, Sanjeev, Venalodungathe, Seema Biswas, Salim Kumar, retrieved 26 September 2017
  10. ^ "Sanjeev Sivan". IMDb. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  11. ^ Prabhakaran, Reji (5 February 2016), Sukhamayirikkatte, Vineeth, Siddique, Archana Kavi, retrieved 26 September 2017
  12. ^ "Reji Prabhakaran". IMDb. Retrieved 26 September 2017.

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