Murali Gopy

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Murali Gopy
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Born (1972-03-04) 4 March 1972 (age 42)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Occupation Actor
Screenwriter
Journalist
Singer
Parents Bharath Gopi
Jayalakshmy.S.V
Website
vanguardvgm.blogspot.com

Murali Gopy (Malayalam: മുരളി ഗോപി‍) is an Indian screenwriter, actor, author, singer and journalist.[1] He made his debut in Rasikan and got critical acclaim for Ee Adutha Kaalathu and Left Right Left.[2]

Career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] The script is considered a pathbreaker in Malayalam cinema, for its innovative method of weaving story threads together.[5][6][7][8] Ee Adutha Kaalathu was opined to be the cinema of 21st century by stalwart writer N. S. Madhavan.[9][10][11] 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.[12] He will also pen the script for Mohanlal starrer Lucifer, to be directed by Rajesh Pillai.[13]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.[14]

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.[15][16] 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).[17][18]

Awards[edit]

  • 2014 - South Indian International Movie Awards for The Best Actor in Supporting Role[19]
  • 2014 – 61st Filmfare Awards South for The Best Actor in a Supporting Role[20]
  • 2014 – Jaihind Film Award for The Best Script[21]
  • 2014 – Yuva Award (2012–2013)[22]
  • 2013 – Thikkurissi Sukumaran Foundation Award for The Best Supporting Actor
  • 2013 – Nana Film Award – Man of the Year[23]
  • 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

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Name Year Director Co-cast Character Notes
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[24] Father Michael Plathottathil Selected for the competition section at the 15th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival[25]
Selected as the opening film at the 44th International Film Festival of India[26]
Won FIPRESCI Award for The Best Malayalam Film at the International Film Festival of Kerala[27]
Selected by Forbes India magazine as one of the five must watch Indian movies in 2014[28]
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[29]
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[30]
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[31]
Vanitha Film Award for The Best Anti-Hero[32]
Reporter Film Award for The Best Supporting Actor[33]
Jaihind Film Award – Special Jury Award[34]
Jaycey Foundation Award – Special Award[35]
Santosham South India Film Awards for The Best Supporting Actor[36]
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

Screenwriter[edit]

Name Year Director Notes
Left Right Left 2013 Arun Kumar Aravind Asiavision Movie Award for The Best Screenplay[37]
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[38]
Mohan Raghavan Award for the Best Script

Asiavision Movie Award for The New Sensation in Script
Nana Film Award for the Best Script Writer
P. Bhaskaran Foundation Award for The Best Story[39]
Jaihind Film Award – Special Jury Award

Rasikan 2004 Lal Jose

Television[edit]

No. Year TV Show Channel Notes
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

Discography[edit]

No. Year Song Film Co-singers Language Music Duration Notes
1 2004 "Chaanju Nikkana" Rasikan Malayalam Vidyasagar 2:19
2 2013 "LRL Anthem – Kaal Kuzhanju" Left Right Left Malayalam Gopi Sunder 5:22 Asiavision Movie Award for The New Sensation in Singing[40]
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

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Going with the flow". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 23 July 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/cinema/interviews/65648?page=0,0
  3. ^ "Sathyan memorial film awards announced". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 13 January 2010. 
  4. ^ An exhilarating ride
  5. ^ "Ee Adutha Kalathu duo teams up again – The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  6. ^ "Mohan Raghavan film awards". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 17 October 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.movieskope.com/movie-review-ee-adutha-kaalathu-malayalam-film-2012-superhit/
  8. ^ http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/malayalamContentView.do?contentId=12669115&programId=
  9. ^ https://www.buyandread.com/custom/ePaper.htm?pub=tnie_ctykoc
  10. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/malayalam/review/14005.html
  11. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/slide-show/slide-show-1-south-murali-gopy-my-father-is-my-hero/20120224.htm
  12. ^ Sathyendran, Nita (3 January 2013). "Step by step". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 
  13. ^ "Mohanlal's Lucifer to start rolling in January – The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  14. ^ http://www.nowrunning.com/movie/9405/malayalam/ee-adutha-kalathu/3586/review.htm
  15. ^ ആഘോഷിക്കപ്പെടാത്ത ലീലകള്‍ | chintha
  16. ^ Rasikan sodanai : kathakaḷ (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
  17. ^ http://www.yentha.com/news/view/2/591
  18. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/welcome/printpage/46549/
  19. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.in/siima-2014-malayalam-drishyam-gets-best-film-award-dileep-bags-best-actor-award-winners-list-609100
  20. ^ http://www.filmfare.com/features/winners-of-61st-idea-filmfare-awards-south-6712.html
  21. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/malayalam/429351/
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  23. ^ "Nana Film Awards 2013". Nana. Retrieved 2 January 2014
  24. ^ http://asianetindia.com/k-r-manojs-kanyaka-talkies/
  25. ^ "'Kanyaka Talkies' for Mumbai fete". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 26 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "Malayalam film 'Kanyaka Talkies' to open Indian panorama at IFFI-2013 – The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  27. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/iranian-film-parviz-bags-golden-pheasant-award-at-iffk/439588-8.html
  28. ^ http://forbesindia.com/article/special/5-indian-films-to-see-in-2014/36783/1
  29. ^ http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20140103/2313993.html
  30. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2013/asianet-film-awards-2013-winners-list-102810.html
  31. ^ http://gulftoday.ae/portal/f3754c79-d7b7-4b23-84ba-efe67894c301.aspx
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  33. ^ http://www.reporteronlive.com/2013/05/05/13785.html
  34. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/malayalam/362601
  35. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/malayalam/384155/
  36. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/online/malayalam/news/story/2485001/2013-09-03/entertainment
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  39. ^ "Jagathy Sreekumar gets P Bhasakaran award". manoramaonline (Thiruvananthapuram, India). 16 January 2013. 
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