Lenin Rajendran

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Lenin Rajendran
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Born Trivandrum, Kerala, India India
Other names Rajendran
Occupation Director, Screenwriter
Years active 1981–present

Lenin Rajendran is an Indian film director and screenwriter who has worked in Malayalam cinema. He is one of the major director of Malayalam cinema

Career[edit]

Beginning his film-making career as an assistant to director P. A. Backer, Rajendran made his directorial debut with Venal (1982). From his first film to his latest one, Rathri Mazha (2007), Rajendran has been consistent with the quality of his films, not surrendering to market forces even while using the form and stars of popular cinema.[1]

An active member of the Communist party, Rajendran at times integrates his political orientation into his screen work: his 1985 film Meenamasithile Sooryan was about the anti-feudal upheaval of the 1940s in Kerala from a Communist viewpoint.

Swathi Thirunal (1987), a period film was a biographical work of a 19th-century king of Travancore, better known as a musical composer. While Daivathinte Vikrithikal (1992) was the cinematic adoption of M. Mukundan's novel of the same name, Mazha (2001) was adapted from Madhavikutty's Nashtapetta Neelambhari. One of his latest films, Anyar (2003) deals with the hot topic of communal polarisation in Kerala.

His other films are kulam (1982), Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla (1983), Puravrutham (1988), and Vachanam (1989).

Awards[edit]

Kerala state film awards

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Cast
1981 Venal (The Summer) Sukumaran, Jalaja
1982 Chillu (The Fragments) Venu Nagavalli, Shanthi Krishna
1983 Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla Prem Nazir
1985 Meenamasathile Sooryan (Mid-Summer Sun) Bharath Gopi, Venu Nagavalli, Vijay Menon, Murali, Ravi, Shobana
1985 Mazhakkala Megham
1987 Swathi Thirunal Anant Nag, Ranjini
1988 Puravrutham (The Past) Om Puri
1989 Vachanam (The Word) Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Sithara, Sreevidya, Thilakan, Mamukkoya
1992 Daivathinte Vikrithikal (The Ways of God) Raghuvaran, Srividya, Thilakan, Vineeth, Sudheesh, Siddique
1997 Kulam Suresh Gopi, Bhanupriya, Vijayaraghavan
2000 Mazha (The Rain) Biju Menon, Lal, Samyuktha Varma, Jagathi Sreekumar, Thilakan, Urmila Unni
2003 Anyar (The Outsiders) Jyothirmayi, Biju Menon, Lal, Siddique
2007 Rathri Mazha (Night Rain) Vineeth, Meera Jasmine, Manoj K. Jayan, Biju Menon, Lalu Alex, Cochin Haneefa
2010 Makaramanju (The Mist of Capricorn) Santosh Sivan, Karthika Nair, Nithya Menon, Lakshmi Sarma
2013 Edavappathy (The Monsoon) Manisha Koirala, Siddhartha

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cinemaofmalayalam.net/lenin.htm

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