Jagathy N. K. Achary

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Jagathy N. K. Achary (1924–1997) was an Indian dramatist and writer who also worked on Malyalam films. He was the father of popular Malayalam film actor Jagathy Sreekumar.

Jagathy N. K. Achary
Born 1924
Jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala State, IndiaIndia
Died 1997
Thiruvanthapuram
Occupation Dramatist, writer, actor, screenwriter
Spouse(s) Prasanna a.k.a. Ponnamma
Children Krishnakumar, Jagathy Sreekumar, Jameela
Murali (Step son), Sugadamma (Step daughter),
Parents Ananthapadmanabhan Achary
Ponnammal

Life Sketch[edit]

Jagathy N. Kochukrishnan Achary was born in 1924 at Krishnavilasam in Jagathy, a small hamlet in Trivandrum, Kerala, (he took the name of the locality as part of his nom de plume) to Ananthapadmanabhan Achary and Ponnammal. He had his education in Jagathy and Thiruvananthapuram. After obtaining a BA degree, he continued his education and got his graduate degree in Law.

He was married to Prasanna (Ponnamma – pet name)from Edavanacaud and had 5 children.

He died of old age diseases in 1997 at his Thiruvananthapuram residence. A road in Cotton Hill, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram is named after him.[1]

Education and Career[edit]

He started his career as a government employee.[2] Later he joined the All India Radio as a staff artist where he worked as a programme executive at various stations and subsequently rose to the position of Station Director[3]

Jagathy N. K. Achary wrote many plays for radio.[4] and more than twenty plays for professional theatre. He was a partner of the Kalanilayam Theatre group, for which he wrote many hugely successful plays such as Kayamkulam Kochunni, Kadamattathu Kathanar, Umminimthanka, Eleyedathu Rani etc.[3]

He was also a writer of humour, and a painter.

Film career[edit]

Jagathy N.K. Achary penned story, screenplay and dialogues for 22 malayalam movies[5] and many of them were successful at the box office.[6]

Filmography as writer[edit]

Film Contribution Year Director
Inquilabinte Puthri Story, screenplay, dialogue 1988 Jayadevan
Karinagam Story, screenplay, dialogue 1986 K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Kalliyankattu Neeli Story, screenplay, dialogue 1979 M. Krishnan Nair
Snehikkan Samayamilla Story, screenplay, dialogue 1978 Viayanand
Kavilamma Story, screenplay, dialogue 1977 N. Sankaran Nair
Penpuli Story, screenplay, dialogue 1977 Cross Belt Mani
Sreedevi Story, screenplay 1977 N. Sankaran Nair
Kenalum Collectorum Story, screenplay, dialogue 1976 M. M. Nesan
Swimming Pool Story, screenplay, dialogue 1976 J. Sasikumar
Kottaram Vilkkanandu Story, screenplay, dialogue 1975 K Sukumaran
Ullasayathra Story, screenplay, dialogue 1975 A. B. Raj
Divyadarshanam Story, screenplay, dialogue 1973 J. Sasikumar
Shakthi Story, screenplay, dialogue 1972 Cross Belt Mani
Thapaswini Story, screenplay, dialogue 1971 M. Krishnan Nair
Kodungallooramma Story, screenplay 1968 Kunchacko
Anchu Sundarikal Story, screenplay, dialogue 1968 M. Krishnan Nair
Kayalkkarayil Story, screenplay, dialogue 1968 N. Prakash
Madatharuvi Story, screenplay, dialogue 1967 P. A. Thomas
Pathirapattu Story, screenplay 1967 N. Prakash
Velu Thambi Dalawa Story, screenplay, dialogue 1962 G. Vishwanath
Ummini Thanka Story, screenplay, dialogue 1961 G. Vishwanath
Acahanum Makanum Story, screenplay, dialogue 1957 Vimal Kumar

He has also acted in a few films like Moonnam Pakkam and Desatanakkili Karayarilla as well as writing script for one film Veluthambi Dalawa, all of which were huge success in the box office.[6]

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