4 March 1972 |
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Murali Gopy (Malayalam: മുരളി ഗോപി) is an Indian screenwriter, actor, author, singer and journalist. He made his debut in Rasikan and got critical acclaim for Ee Adutha Kaalathu and Left Right Left.
Murali is the son of legendary film actor Bharath Gopi and Jayalakshmy. He made his debut as an actor and screen writer in the Lal Jose movie Rasikan (2004). He has also sung the song Chaanju nikkana in this movie. His second movie was Blessy's Bhramaram in which he played the role of Dr.Alex Varghese, which won him the 2009 Sathyan Memorial Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He won the 61st Filmfare Awards South for The Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Left Right Left.
He is the scriptwriter of Ee Adutha Kaalathu, directed by Arun Kumar Aravind, which won Mohan Raghavan Foundation Award for The Best Script, NETPAC Award for Best Malayalam Film, Nana Film Award for the Best Script, P. Bhaskaran Foundation Award for The Best Story and six Asiavision Movie Awards, including The New Sensation in Script. The script is considered a pathbreaker in Malayalam cinema, for its innovative method of weaving story threads together. Ee Adutha Kaalathu was opined to be the cinema of 21st century by stalwart writer N. S. Madhavan. Murali's performance in the movie, also won him numerous awards including Reporter Film Award for The Best Supporting Actor. Left Right Left, also directed by Arun Kumar Aravind was released on 14 June 2013 and received excellent reviews. The basic essence of the movie is that a man is part DNA, part unknown and part what he sees and goes through as a child. It is a social thriller set in three periods – the 60s/70s, the 80s/90s and the present. He will also pen the script for Mohanlal starrer Lucifer, to be directed by Rajesh Pillai.He launched a website in the name of his father Bharath Gopi.
As an actor, Murali has been praised for his attention to minute details and realistic acting style.
Murali is also an acclaimed short story writer. He published his first short story 'Ayur Rekha' in Kala Kaumudi in 1991 at the age of 19. Later on, he published numerous stories which were compiled together in his book 'Rasikan Sodanai', published by Rainbow Books. He has also drawn illustrations for The Hindu, Kalakaumudi and DC Books.
As a journalist, he has worked as sub-editor and reporter for The Indian Express, sub-editor and features editor for The Hindu, chief sub-editor with Arab-Allied Media, Dubai, for the sports magazines Cleanbowled and Sports Today and as chief editor of MSN India Entertainment (India Syndicate).
- 2014 - South Indian International Movie Awards for The Best Actor in Supporting Role
- 2014 – 61st Filmfare Awards South for The Best Actor in a Supporting Role
- 2014 – Jaihind Film Award for The Best Script
- 2014 – Yuva Award (2012–2013)
- 2013 – Thikkurissi Sukumaran Foundation Award for The Best Supporting Actor
- 2013 – Nana Film Award – Man of the Year
- 2013 – Asiavision Movie Award for The New Sensation in Singing
- 2013 – Asiavision Movie Award for The Best Screenplay
- 2013 – Santosham South India Film Awards for The Best Supporting Actor
- 2013 – Jaycey Foundation Award – Special Award
- 2013 – Jaihind Film Award – Special Jury Award
- 2013 – Vanitha Film Award for The Best Anti-Hero
- 2013 – Asianet Film Award for The Best Villain
- 2012 – P. Bhaskaran Foundation Award for The Best Story
- 2012 – Nana Film Award for the Best Script Writer
- 2012 – Asiavision Movie Award for The Best Anti-Hero
- 2012 – Asiavision Movie Awards for The New Sensation in Script
- 2012 – Mohan Raghavan Award for The Best Script Writer
- 2009 – The Sathyan Memorial Film Award for The Best Supporting Actor
|Naku Penda Naku Taka||2014||Vayalar Madhavankutty||Indrajith Sukumaran, Bhama||Anton Kulasingham (Special appearance)|
|1 by Two||Arun Kumar Aravind||Fahad Fazil, Honey Rose||Dr.Hari Narayan/Ravi Narayan|
|Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal||2013||Lal Jose||Dileep, Rima Kallingal||'Tyson' Alex|
|Kanyaka Talkies||K. R. Manoj||Lena, Maniyan Pilla Raju, Indrans, Alencier Ley, Sunil Sukhadha, Sudheer Karmana||Father Michael Plathottathil||Selected for the competition section at the 15th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival
Selected as the opening film at the 44th International Film Festival of India
Won FIPRESCI Award for The Best Malayalam Film at the International Film Festival of Kerala
Selected by Forbes India magazine as one of the five must watch Indian movies in 2014
|Vedivazhipadu||Shambhu Purushothaman||Indrajith Sukumaran, Saiju Kurup, Sreejith Ravi, Mythili, Anumol||Rahul|
|Kaanchi||G. N. Krishnakumar||Indrajith Sukumaran, Archana Gupta, Sunil Sukhadha||Perungodan Narayanan|
|Left Right Left||Arun Kumar Aravind||Indrajith Sukumaran, Remya Nambeeshan, Lena||Roy Joseph aka Che Guevara Roy||61st Filmfare Awards South for The Best Actor in a Supporting Role
South Indian International Movie Awards for The Best Actor in Supporting Role
Thikkurissi Sukumaran Foundation Award for The Best Supporting Actor
|August Club||K. B. Venu||Rima Kallingal, Thilakan, Sukumari||Nanda Gopan|
|Thappana||2012||Johny Antony||Mammootty, Charmy Kaur||Manikuttan aka Kannukuttan||Asianet Film Award for The Best Villain|
|Ee Adutha Kaalathu||Arun Kumar Aravind||Indrajith Sukumaran, Anoop Menon, Nishan, Mythili, Tanushree Ghosh, Lena||Ajay Kurien||Asiavision Movie Award for The Best Anti-Hero
Vanitha Film Award for The Best Anti-Hero
Reporter Film Award for The Best Supporting Actor
Jaihind Film Award – Special Jury Award
Jaycey Foundation Award – Special Award
Santosham South India Film Awards for The Best Supporting Actor
|Gadhama||2011||Kamal||Kavya Madhavan, Sreenivasan, Biju Menon, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Sukumari, Suraj Venjaramood, Lena||Bharathan|
|Bhramaram||2009||Blessy||Mohanlal, Bhumika Chawla, Suresh Menon, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy||Dr. Alex Varghese||Sathyan Memorial Film Award for The Best Supporting Actor|
|Rasikan||2004||Lal Jose||Dileep, Samvrutha Sunil, Haripriya, Siddharth||Kaala Bhaskaran||Debut as actor and screen writer|
|Left Right Left||2013||Arun Kumar Aravind||Asiavision Movie Award for The Best Screenplay
Jaihind Film Award for The Best Script
|Ee Adutha Kaalathu||2012||Arun Kumar Aravind||NETPAC Award for Best Malayalam Film at 17th International Film Festival of Kerala 2012
Mohan Raghavan Award for the Best Script
Asiavision Movie Award for The New Sensation in Script
|1||2014||Music Mojo Season 2||Kappa TV||Live performance with Bennet and Band|
|2||2014||Chakkarapanthal||Mathrubhumi News||Anchored a special commemorative episode on Rafi and Dev Anand,
on the occasion of the 34th death anniversary of Mohammed Rafi
|2||2013||"LRL Anthem – Kaal Kuzhanju"||Left Right Left||–||Malayalam||Gopi Sunder||5:22||Asiavision Movie Award for The New Sensation in Singing|
|3||2013||"Perungodante Paattu – Raavinte Mookamaam"||Kaanchi||–||Malayalam||Ronnie Raphael||3:28|
|4||2014||"Pakalinu Veyil"||1 by Two||Sayanora Philip||Malayalam||Gopi Sunder||2:53|
- Rasikan Sodanai (short story collection). Rainbow Books, 2004. ISBN 81-88146-52-8
- Ee Adutha Kaalathu (screenplay). Fabian Books, 2012. ISBN 818733386-3
- Left Right Left (screenplay). Mathrubhumi Books, 2014. ISBN 978-81-8266-071-7
- "Going with the flow". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 23 July 2009.
- "Sathyan memorial film awards announced". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 13 January 2010.
- An exhilarating ride
- "Ee Adutha Kalathu duo teams up again – The Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Mohan Raghavan film awards". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 17 October 2012.
- Sathyendran, Nita (3 January 2013). "Step by step". The Hindu (Chennai, India).
- "Mohanlal's Lucifer to start rolling in January – The Times of India". The Times of India.
- ആഘോഷിക്കപ്പെടാത്ത ലീലകള് | chintha
- Rasikan sodanai : kathakaḷ (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
- "Nana Film Awards 2013". Nana. Retrieved 2 January 2014
- "'Kanyaka Talkies' for Mumbai fete". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 26 September 2013.
- "Malayalam film 'Kanyaka Talkies' to open Indian panorama at IFFI-2013 – The Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Jagathy Sreekumar gets P Bhasakaran award". manoramaonline (Thiruvananthapuram, India). 16 January 2013.
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