Kamal (director)

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Kamal
Kamal Director.jpg
Kamal in 2013
BornKamaluddin Mohammed Majeed[1][2]
Mathilakam, Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kerala, India
OccupationFilm director
Years active1981 – present
Spouse(s)Saburabi
ChildrenJenuse Mohamed, Hanna
Parent(s)K. M. Abdul Majeed and Sulaikhabhi[3]

Kamal (born Kamaluddin Mohammed Majeed) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who works in Malayalam cinema. He is the current Chairman of the Kerala State Film Academy.

Kamal made his directorial debut with the 1986 film Mizhineerppoovukal. In a career spanning over three decades, Kamal has directed over forty films. His films have won various National Film Awards and Kerala State Film Awards, including films such as Ulladakkam (1991), Mazhayethum Munpe (1995), Madhuranombarakkattu (2000), Meghamalhar (2001), Nammal (2002), Perumazhakkalam (2004), Karutha Pakshikal (2006), and Celluloid (2013).

Personal life[edit]

Kamal is married to his first cousin Saburabi. They have two children, Jenuse Mohamed and Hanna Shanu. Jenuse made his debut as film director in 2015 with the Malayalam film 100 Days of Love.[4]

Career[edit]

He started his career by writing the film Thrasam,[5][unreliable source?] directed by Padiyan in 1981. He also worked as an associate director in the film.[6]

His first film was Mizhineer Pookkal in 1986 and to date, he has directed more than 43 movies, among which are 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 Malayalam Cine Technicians Association (MACTA) and has been an executive member of the Kerala Chalachitra Academy. He is currently the President of the Kerala Director’s Union (FEFKA).[7]

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.[8]

His upcoming project Aami is a biopic on celebrated poet and author Kamala Surayya.[9]

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year Film Language Script Writer
1986 Mizhineerppoovukal Malayalam John Paul
1987 Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam Malayalam John Paul
1987 Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Malayalam Fazil
1988 Orkkapurathu Malayalam Renjith
1988 Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas Malayalam John Paul
1989 Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Malayalam Renjith
1989 Pradeshika Varthakal Malayalam Renjith
1990 Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran Malayalam Sreenivasan
1990 Thooval Sparsam Malayalam Kaloor Dennis
1990 Shubhayathra Malayalam Nathan
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Malayalam Renjith
1991 Vishnulokam Malayalam T. A. Razzaq
1991 Ulladakkam Malayalam Cheriyan Kalpakavadi / P. Balachandran
1992 Ennodu Ishtam Koodamo Malayalam Raghunath Paleri
1992 Aayushkalam Malayalam Rajan Kiriyath-Vinu Kiriyath
1992 Champakulam Thachan Malayalam Sreenivasan
1993 Ghazal Malayalam T. A. Razzaq
1993 Bhoomigeetham Malayalam T. A. Razzaq
1995 Mazhayethum Munpe Malayalam Sreenivasan
1996 Azhakiya Ravanan Malayalam Sreenivasan
1996 Ee Puzhayum Kadannu Malayalam Shatrughnan
1997 Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Malayalam Kamal
1998 Kaikudunna Nilavu Malayalam Renjith
1998 Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Malayalam Sreenivasan
1999 Niram Malayalam Iqbal Kuttippuram
2000 Madhuranombarakkattu Malayalam Raghunath Paleri
2001 Meghamalhar Malayalam Kamal
2002 Piriyadha Varam Vendum Tamil Kamal
2002 Nammal Malayalam Kalavoor Ravikumar
2003 Gramaphone Malayalam Iqbal Kuttippuram
2003 Swapnakoodu Malayalam Iqbal Kuttippuram
2004 Manjupole Oru Penkutty Malayalam Kalavoor Ravikumar
2004 Perumazhakkalam Malayalam T. A. Razzaq
2005 Zameer: The Fire Within Hindi Sreenivasan / Sanjay Masoom
2005 Rappakal Malayalam T. A. Razzaq
2006 Pachakkuthira Malayalam T.A Shahid
2006 Karutha Pakshikal Malayalam Kamal
2007 Goal Malayalam Kalavoor Ravikumar
2008 Minnaminnikoottam Malayalam Kamal
2010 Aagathan Malayalam Kalavoor Ravikumar
2011 Gaddama Malayalam Kamal/K Gireesh Kumar
2011 Swapna Sanchari Malayalam K. Gireesh Kumar
2013 Celluloid Malayalam Kamal
2013 Nadan Malayalam S. Sureshbabu
2015 Utopiayile Rajavu Malayalam PS Rafeeque
2018 Aami Malayalam Kamal

As producer[edit]

Film Director Year
Celluloid Himself 2013

As Associate Director[edit]

Film Director Year
Chillu Lenin Rajendran 1982
Oru Kochu Swapnam Vipin Das 1984
Aa Neram Alpadooram Thampi Kannanthanam 1985
Avidathepole Ivideyum K. S. Sethumadhavan 1985
Ayanam Harikumar 1985

Dialogues[edit]

Film Director Year
Aa Neram Alpadooram Thampi Kannanthanam 1985
Sunil Vayassu 20 K. S. Sethumadhavan 1986
Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Himself 1997
Meghamalhar Himself 2001
Swapnakkoodu Himself 2003
Karutha Pakshikal Himself 2006
Minnaminnikoottam Himself 2008
Celluloid Himself 2013

Story[edit]

Film Director Year
Kadamba P. N. Menon 1983
Aarorumariyathe K. S. Sethumadhavan 1984
Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam Himself 1987
Ee Puzhayum Kadannu Himself 1996
Gramophone Himself 2002
Swapnakkoodu Himself 2003
Karutha Pakshikal Himself 2006
Minnaminnikoottam Himself 2008
Aagathan Himself 2010

Awards and nominations[edit]

National Film Awards

Kerala State Film Award
Asianet Film Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kamaluddin Mohammed Majeed Biography & Movie List – BookMyShow. In.bookmyshow.com. Retrieved on 19 December 2016.
  2. ^ Kamala Surayya’s ‘Aami’ Starring Vidya Balan To Hit Floors On September 25. Desimartini.com (3 August 2016). Retrieved on 2016-12-19.
  3. ^ "കമൽ". Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  4. ^ Vijay George (19 March 2015). "Love in Bengaluru". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Thrasam (1981)". malayalachalachithram.com. 12 May 2007. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  6. ^ Kamal. IMDb
  7. ^ "Kamal elected FEFKA president". newindianexpress.com. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Celluloid Movie Review – Don't miss this one". entertainment.oneindia.in. 17 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  9. ^ "When Vidya Balan totally transformed herself into Madhavikutty". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  10. ^ Kerala State Film Awards 2013 Announced: Best Actor :Prithviraj, Best Film: Celluloid – FWD Life | The Premium Lifestyle Magazine |. Fwdlife.in (14 December 2015). Retrieved on 2016-12-19.

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