Madhupal

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Madhupal at the 2008 Association of Malayalam Movie Artists meeting in Kochi
Madhupal
Born Kozhikkod, Kerala, India
Residence Kowdiyar, Trivandrum,
Occupation Film director,Actor
producer,
screenwriter,
Writer.

Madhupal is an Indian film actor, director, and screenwriter known for his work in Malayalam cinema. Madhupal made his acting debut through Kashmeeram in 1994 and directorial debut through Thalappavu (2008), which was about Naxal Varghese; it won several awards in 2008.[1]

Biography[edit]

Madhupal's association with cinema dates back to the time when he was a child in Palakkad. His father, Chengalath Madhava Menon, ran a movie theatre. He is a native of Calicut and took post graduation in commerce. He is a noted actor and short story writer in Malayalam. He has acted in more than 90 films in Malayalam, Tamil, English and Hindi, including lead roles. His short stories have been translated into many other languages like English, Hindi, and Tamil and have been published in various leading publications like Mathrubhumi, Madhyamam, and Bhashaposhini magazines. He started his career in films as an assistant director to eminent film makers like Bharath Gopi and Rajiv Anchal. Madhupal assisted Rajeev Anchal in Butterflies, Kashmeeram, and GURU (the film won national awards and the only entry to the Academy Awards from India in the year 1997), Made in USA (which had R. Madhavan in the lead), Nothing But Life (English, shot in Las Vegas) and the eminent actor Bharath Gopi in the film Yamanam ( the film won National Award in 1991). He turned actor in Kashmeeram. It was a negative role and more of such roles came his way after that. He won the Critic's Award for Best Debutante actor for his role in the film Kashmeeram and the second best actor for his role of Hari in the series on MT Kathakal, called Kazhcha, telecast on Amritha TV. He assisted Jude Attipetty in the direction of Shararandal, a 13-part serial, written by national award winning writer P. F. Mathews. He also wrote the screenplay and dialogue for the Malayalam movie Bharatheeyamm which was released in 1997. Films he has acted in include Kashmeeram(1994), Soosanna, Agnisakshi, Guru, Made in USA, Rishivamsam, Vardhakyapuraanam, Ravanaprabhu, Twenty-Twenty, Freekick (Hindi), Nothing but Life (English), and Oru naal Oru Kanavu (Tamil). His first directorial venture was for television (Akaasaththile Paravakal, telecasted on Kairali Channel), which received many awards[which?]. Thalappavu is his big screen directorial debut and the film received the Kerala State Best Debutante Director Award and various organisations awards. Madhupal has ventured more and more into the world of letters and published seven collections of short stories. Social activities[which?] also keep him occupied. He was engaged in several projects to help those effected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, as he is also associated with Santhigiri Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram as Assistant General Convener Advisory Committee. He is a former Member of Kerala Chalachithra Academy (the organizers of IFFK), Member of Kerala Folklore Academy (Kerala state Govt. organisation) and Kerala Children's Film Society (Kerala state Govt. organisation). His second film, Ozhimuri (A Document of Separation), was selected for Indian Panorama 2012 and the International Film Festival of Kerala 2012. Ozhimuri won the Kerala State Second Best Movie Award.

Now Madhupal is the member of the board of directors of Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC)

Personal life[edit]

Madhupal is married to Rekha. He has two daughters, Madhavi and Meenakshi. His father (late) Chengalath Madhava Menon was from Kannur and his mother Kannambath Rugmani Amma is a native of Calicut. He now lives in Thiruvananthapuram with his family.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Best Second film of the year 2012 Kerala State Government Film Award [ (Ozhimuri) ]
  • Best Film 2012 Pearl Award Qatar Kerala Film Producers Film Ozhimuri
  • Best Director award Jaihind Television 2012 film Ozhimuri
  • Best Director award Doordharsan Nirav award film Ozhimuri
  • Best Second Film Kerala Film Critics award 2012 of the movie Ozhimuri
  • Best Actor Special Jury National award Government of India to Lal film Ozhimuri
  • Director of Excellence award from Indonesia Film Festival 2013 film Ozhimuri
  • Best serial Award for Direction 2012 Kerala State Government {(Daivaththinu swantham Devootty)}
  • Best Debut Director 2008 Kerala State Government for the movie Thalappavu
  • Best Director 2008 Kerala Film Critics Award 2008 the movie Thalappavu
  • Best Director 2008 Sohan Antony Memorial Award 2008 the movie Thalappavu
  • Best Debut Director 2008 Jesy Foundation Award for the movie Thalappavu
  • Best Debut Director 2008 ALA Award for the movie Thalappavu
  • Best Director 2001 TV serial Aakaasaththile paravakal Kerala Film Critics Award
  • Best Director 2001 TV Serial Malayalam Television Viewers Association Award
  • Kairaly Atlas Saahithya Award 2006 for the story Velicham nizhanlinu velippedum(published in Bhaashaaposhini)

Filmography[edit]

As an actor[edit]

  1. "IDI" (2016)
  2. White Paper (2016)
  3. Anarkali (2015)
  4. Saigal Padukayanu (2015)
  5. Perithondhan (2015)
  6. Haram (2015) Dr.John
  7. Saradhi (2015) JP
  8. To Noora With Love (2014)
  9. Memories (2013) Dr.Sukumaran Nair
  10. Radio Jockey (2013)
  11. Teens (2013)
  12. Tourist Home(2013).... Mammotty
  13. "Chayilam" (2012)
  14. Aakasmikam (2012)
  15. Little Master (2012)
  16. Red Alert (2012)
  17. Marching Ahead (2013)
  18. Athe Mazha Athe Veyil (2011)
  19. Nakharam (2010)
  20. Kadaksham (2010)
  21. Aayirathil Oruvan (2009)
  22. Parayan Marannathu (2009)
  23. Twenty-Twenty (2008)Sekharankutty
  24. Kovalam (2008)....Ali Khan
  25. Nadhiya Kollappetta Raathri(2007)Dr.Ajayaghosh
  26. Sooryan(2007) Divakaran
  27. Paradeshi(2007) Adv.Pradeep
  28. Detective (2007) Jose
  29. Valmeekam (2007
  30. Vaasthavam (2006) Joseph
  31. Chess (2006) Adv. Mathews
  32. Lion (2006)
  33. Prajapathi (2006)
  34. Pathaka(2006).... Pratheesh Nambiar
  35. Eakantham(2006)....Vishwanathan
  36. Lessons (2005) Father
  37. Five Fingers (2005)
  38. Oru Naal Oru Kanavu (2005) Sekhar Tamil
  39. Made in USA (2005) Johny
  40. Deepangal Sakshi (2005)
  41. Isra (2005)... Balu
  42. Nothing But Life (2004) Johny
  43. Wanted (2004)
  44. Thalamelam(2004)
  45. Maratha Naadu(2004).... Majeed
  46. Manassinakkare (2003) Benny Kompanakkaattil
  47. Margam (2003)
  48. Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu (2003) Suresh
  49. Ammakilikkoodu (2003)
  50. Saphalam" (2003) Antony
  51. Achante Kochumolku (2003)... Chandu
  52. Margam (2003)
  53. Stop Violence (2002) Antony
  54. Chirikkudukka (2002) Nandakumar
  55. Kanmashi (2002)
  56. Desam (2002).... Vijayakrishnan
  57. Kanal Kireedam (2002)
  58. Kayamkulam Kanaran (2002)
  59. "Ee naadu Inale Vare" (2001)
  60. Ravanaprabhu (2001) Hari Narayanan
  61. Nalacharitham Nalam Divasam (2001)
  62. Chandanamarangal (2001)
  63. Goa (2001) .... Simon
  64. Dada Sahib (2000) Ravi
  65. Mark Antony (2000)
  66. Susanna (2000)... Rameshan
  67. Pilots (2000)
  68. Vinayapoorvam Vidyadharan (2000)
  69. Mr Butler (2000)
  70. Ival Dhroupathi (2000) Ameer Khan
  71. Aakasha Ganga (1999) (Uncredited)
  72. Agni Sakshi (1999)
  73. Deepasthambham Mahaschyaram (1999)
  74. Captain (1999) .... David
  75. Rishivamsham (1999)
  76. Stalin Sivadas (1999) .... Sukumaran
  77. Pallavoor Devanarayanan(1999)
  78. Samantharangal (1998)
  79. Sooryavanam (1998)
  80. Mailpeelikkavu (1998)
  81. Aaghosham (1998)
  82. Bharatheeyam (1998)
  83. Guru (1997)
  84. Asuravamsam (1997)
  85. Kilukil Pambaram(1997)
  86. Snehadoothu (1997).... Mahendran
  87. Excuse Me Ethu Collegila (1996)
  88. Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran (1996)
  89. Ammuvinte Aangalamar (1996)
  90. Pallivathuckal Thommichan (1996)
  91. Sathyabhaamaykkoru Pranayalekhanam (1996) .... Indrajith
  92. Kaathil Oru Kinnaram (1996) .... Ajith
  93. Mayoora Nritham (1996)
  94. Azhakiya Ravanan (1996) Cameo
  95. Kanchanam (1996)
  96. Ishtamanu Nooruvattom (1996)
  97. Mr. Clean" (1996) Harikrishnan
  98. Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary (1995) Reji
  99. Arabia (1995)
  100. Sadaram (1995) Nazar
  101. Sreeragam (1995)
  102. Thacholi Varghese Chekavar (1995) Venu
  103. Manthrikam (1995)
  104. Ezharakoottam(1995)
  105. Vardhakya Puranam (1994) Vysaakhan
  106. Kashmeeram (1994)

As a director[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2008 Thalappavu Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Debutant Director

Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Film
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Director
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Script writer
Amateur Little Theatre Award for Best Debutant Director
Sohan Antony Memorial Film Award for Best Director
Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor-(Lal) ,

2012 Ozhimuri Malayalam Madhupal invited 65 fresh faces in the age group of 10–70 years for this movie

Selected for Indian Panorama 2012
43rd International film Festival of India Goa 2012
17th International Film Festival of Kerala 2012
1st Kochi International Film Festial 2012
Asiavision Movie Award 2012
Kerala State Government Film Award Second Best Film Award 2012
Kerala Film Producers Association -Pearl Award 2013 Best Film and Best Actor
Director of Excellence from Indonesia film festival 2013

Jaihind Television film Award 2013 Best Director
DadaSahab Phalke Janambhumi Purasakar Noteworthy film 6th Nashik International Film Festival 2014 Ozhimuri

Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Director

Published works[edit]

  • Ee Jeevitham Jeevichu Theerkkunnathu
  • Hebrewil Oru Premalekhanam
  • Jainimettile Pashukkal (co-authored with Joseph Marien)
  • Pranayinikalude Uthyaanavum Kumbasaarakoodum
  • Kadal Oru Nathiyude Kathhayaanu
  • Madhupaalinte Kathhakal (2010, Published by Mathrubhumi Books) Third edition 2016
  • Facebook (Novel) 2012 Published by Mathrubhumi Books 3rd edition 2016
  • Vaakkukal kelkkaan oru kaalam varum memories published by Green pepper books 2015
  • Avan (maar)jaaraputhran Shortstory collection 2016 published by DC Books kottayam

Television serials[edit]

  • Pavitra Jaililanu (Asianet)
  • Niramala (Dooradarshan)
  • Kali Gandaki (Amrita TV)

Other works[edit]

He is presently judging popular reality show YUVATHARAM which is telecasting in Jaihind TV.

References[edit]

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