K. S. Gopalakrishnan

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K.S. Gopala Krishnan
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Born1929
Died14 November 2015(2015-11-14) (aged 85–86)
OccupationFilm Writer, Director, Producer, Lyricist , Studio Owner, Devotional Orator on Thiruppugazh
Years active1954-92
Spouse(s)sulochana
ChildrenK. S. G. Venkatesh, K.S.G. Ravi and 4 other sons

K. S. Gopalakrishnan was an Indian screenwriter, director, producer, and lyricist, who worked in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films.[1] Since the early 1960s, he directed 70 films. He spent most of his career directing and producing movies with social and devotional themes. Most of his movies are melodramas. His son K. S. G. Venkatesh is an actor who has acted in television serials and in films like Sathuranga Vettai.[2]

Career[edit]

After serving the Nawab's troupe for about nineteen years in various capacities, K.S.G. joined Sri Devi Nataka Sabha where[clarification needed] he wrote two successful plays entitled “POST-MAN” ,“THAMBI”(younger brother) and “EZHUTHALAN”(writer).[3]

Namefellow[edit]

K. S. Gopalakrishnan shared exactly the same name with an earlier director and actor who worked in Tamil cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. This Gopalakrishnan, who directed films produced by S. S. Vasan, did not achieve much cinematic success, and was often confused with the later Gopalakrishnan.[4]

Death[edit]

K. S. Gopalakrishnan died on 14 November 2015 at the age of 86.[5] He is survived by his wife Sulochana and six sons.[6]

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes
1962 Sarada S. S. Rajendran, C. R. Vijayakumari Debut movie
1962 Deivathin Deivam S. S. Rajendran, C. R. Vijayakumari
1963 Karpagam Gemini Ganesan, Savithri
1964 Kai Koduttha Dheivam Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, Savithri
1964 Aayiram Roobai Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, M. R. Radha
1965 Ennathaan Mudivu A. V. M. Rajan, Anjali Devi, T. S. Balaiah
1966 Chitthi Gemini Ganesan, Padmini, M. R. Radha
1966 Chinnanchiru Ulagam Gemini Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
1966 Selvam Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
1967 Kan Kanda Deivam Padmini, S. V. Ranga Rao
1967 Pesum Deivam Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini
1968 Panama Pasama Gemini Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi
1968 Uyira Maanama Jaishankar, Vijaya Nirmala, R. Muthuraman
1969 Kula Vilakku Gemini Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi
1970 Thabalkaran Thangai Gemini Ganesan, Vanisri
1970 Malathi Gemini Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi, Ravichandran
1971 Kulama Gunama Sivaji Ganesan, Jaishankar, Padmini
1971 Aathi Parasakthi Gemini Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, Padmini
1972 Kurathi Magan Gemini Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
1972 Vaazhaiyadi Vaazhai R. Muthuraman, S. V. Ranga Rao
1973 Vandhaale Magaraasi Jaishankar, Jayalalitha
1973 Nathaiyil Muthu R. Muthuraman, K. R. Vijaya
1974 Swathi Nakshatram P. Bhanumathi, Ravikumar
1975 Njan Ninne Premikkunnu Kamal Haasan, Girija Malayalam
1976 Dasavatharam Ravikumar, Jayachitra
1976 Vayilla Poochi Jaishankar, Sripriya
1977 Palabishegham Jaishankar, Sripriya, Srikanth
1977 Punniyam Seidhaval R. Muthuraman, Jayalakshmi
1977 Rowdy Rakkamma Jaishankar, Kavitha 25th Film
1978 Ullathil Kuzhanthaiyadi Jaishankar, Sripriya
1978 Naalumanippookkal Madhu, Sreedevi malayalam
1978 Kanchi Kamakshi Major Sundarrajan, Gemini Ganesan, Sujatha
1979 Adukku Malli Vijayakumar, Sujatha
1980 Nandri Karangal Srividya, Vanitha Krishnachandran,
1980 Neer Nilam Neruppu Sujatha, Vijay Anandh
1982 Deviyin Thiruvilayadal Sridevi, Ambika, K. R. Vijaya
1981 Magarandham Radhika Sarathkumar, Mohanram
1982 Nayakkarin Magal Jai Ganesh, Jayachitra, Sathyaraj
1983 Yuga Dharmam K. R. Vijaya, Rajesh
1985 Padikkadha Pannaiyar Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
1986 Mahashakti Mariamman K. R. Vijaya, Rajesh
1986 Sakhavu Unnimary, Bheeman Raghu Malayalam
1988 Paarthal Pasu Ramarajan, Pallavi
1988 Charavalayam Lalu Alex, Priya Malayalam
1989 Athaimadi Methaiadi K. S. G. Venkatesh, Pallavi
1990 Enakku Oru Neethi Pallavi, Chitra
1992 Kaviya Thalaivan Vijayakanth, Bhanupriya Last movie

As lyricist[edit]

As writer[edit]

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Titles and other honours
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumar, S.R. Ashok (6 July 2006). "Actor K.R. Vijaya's smile illuminated her acting career". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/tamil/Would-Like-to-Play-Dad-to-Young-Kollywood-Actors/2014/08/05/article2364557.ece
  3. ^ https://archive.org/details/dli.bengal.10689.12015/page/n501
  4. ^ Guy, Randor (26 December 2008). "Panakkari 1953". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Film director K.S. Gopalakrishnan dead". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  6. ^ "KS GOPALAKRISHNAN DIES AT 86; DIRECTED OVER 50 FILMS IN A STORIED CAREER". Silverscreen. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  7. ^ "10th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2011.

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