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|Born||Kamaluddin Mohammed Majeed
28 November 1957
Mathilakam, Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kerala
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Years active||1981 - present|
|Children||Jenuse Mohamed, Hanna|
|Parent(s)||K. M. Abdul Majeed and Sulaikhabhi |
Kamaluddin Mohammed Majeed, usually credited as Kamal, is an Indian film director, writer and producer who mainly works in Malayalam cinema.
Early life and family
He was born on November 28, 1957 in Mathilakam, Kodungallur in Thrissur district of Kerala state. He started his career after his studies from Christ College Irinjalakuda and Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur.
His first film was Mizhineer Pookkal in 1986 and to date, he has directed more than 43 movies, among which include two non-Malayalam movies, one each in Tamil and Hindi. Apart from his role as a director, Kamal has held several administrative posts within the Malayalm film industry. He had previously acted as the general secretary of MACTA (Malayalam Cine Technicians Association) and has been an executive member of the Kerala Chalachitra Academy. He is currently the President of the Kerala Director’s Union (FEFKA).
His works include Unnikale Oru Katha Parayam, Kakkothikavile Appooppan Thadikal, Thoovalsparsham, Ghazal, Ulladakam, Ee Puzhayam Kadannu Azhagiya Ravanan, Mazhayethum Munpe, Meghamalhar, Madhuranombarakaattu, Perumazhakkalam, Karutha Pakshikal, Khaddama and Celluloid.<His interest in film-making led him to enroll at the Kalabharathi Film Institute in Thrissur.
Celluloid (2013) is the biopic of J.C Daniel, the father of Malayalam cinema. Smitha at the entertainment site oneindia.com stated that the film is one of the best films made in recent times from Indian cinema.
- 2004 - Best Film on Other Social Issues : Perumazhakkalam
- 2006 - National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare : Karutha Pakshikal
- 2012 - National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam : Celluloid
- 1991 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Director: Ulladakam
- 1995 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film: Mazhayethum Munpe
- 2001 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay : Meghamalhar
- 2002 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film: Nammal
As Associate Director
|Oru Kochu Swapnam||Vipin Das||1984|
|Aa Neram Alpadooram||Thampi Kannanthanam||1985|
|Aviduthe pole Ivideyum||K. S. Sethumadhavan||1985|
|Aa Neram Alpadooram||Thampi Kannanthanam||1985
Sunil Vayassu Irupathu (K.S.Sethumadhavan) 1986
|Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu||Himself||1997|
|Kadamba||P. N. Menon||1983|
|Aarorumariyathe||K. S. Sethumadhavan||1984|
|Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam||Himself||1987|
|Ee Puzhayum Kadannu||Himself||1996|
- Vijay George (19 March 2015). "Love in Bengaluru". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
- "Thraasam (1981)". malayalachalachithram.com. 2007-05-12. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
- "Kamal elected FEFKA president". newindianexpress.com. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
- "Celluloid Movie Review - Don't miss this one". entertainment.oneindia.in. February 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kamal.|
- Kamal at the Internet Movie Database
- Kamal's memoirs serialised in Madhyamam Weekly: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (Malayalam)