P. G. Viswambharan

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P. G. Viswambharan
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Born
Plamthottam Gangadharan Viswambharan

1947
Died(2010-06-16)16 June 2010
Occupationfilm director
Years active1963–2002
SpouseMeena
ChildrenVimi, Vinod
Parent(s)Karichchal Plamthottam Gangadhara Panicker, Ponni Amma[1]

Plamthottathil Gangadharan Viswambharan (1947 – 16 June 2010) was an Indian film director who worked in Malayalam cinema. Viswambharan directed 63 Malayalam films, in a career spanning close to four decades.[2][3]

Career[edit]

For a decade, P. G. Viswambharan worked with veteran Sasikumar before turning a full-fledged director in 1976 with Ozhukkinethire. He is one of the top directors with most number of movies to his credit in the Malayalam Cinema industry [4] He directed 63 movies independently until his death in 2010.[5] He was the director of Mammootty's first action political entertainer movie Sphotanam which was vital in the carrier of Mammootty in making a space in Malayalam film industry, Satyavan Savithri starring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi, Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu, Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam, Kattukuthira, Gajakesari Yogam, Carnival, Ezhupunna Tharakan, were some of his notable movies. The 2002 movie Puthooram puthri Unniyarcha was his last. Many of his movies have been dubbed to Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. He has also been elected as the vice-chairman of MACTA ( Malayalam cine technicians association ) for a period of five years.P.G. Viswambharan is one of the few directors in Malayalam to cross the mark of 50 independent movies with 63 movies to his credit. He has worked with all the major actors and technicians of the industry and has worked with Mammootty in 23 of his films. Kamal Haasan, Amjad Khan & Sridevi are a few of the other notable personalities he has cast successfully in his movies. He was specially mentioned by BBC India for his contributions to Malayalam cinema. He has won several awards including the prestigious film critics award.

Personal life[edit]

Viswambharan was born in 1947 to Karichchal Plamthottam Gangadhara Panicker and Ponni Amma.[6] He died on 16 June 2010 at P.V.S. Hospital in Kochi.[7]

Filmography[edit]

(LIST INCOMPLETE)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CINIDIARY - A Complete Online Malayalam Cinema News Portal".
  2. ^ "P.G. Viswambharan dead". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 17 June 2010. Archived from the original on 22 June 2010.
  3. ^ "PG Viswambharan dies at 69". entertainment.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Veteran Malayalam director P G Viswambharan dead". sify.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Film director P.G. Viswambharan passes away". manoramaonline.com.
  6. ^ "CINIDIARY - A Complete Online Malayalam Cinema News Portal".
  7. ^ "Film director P.G Viswambharan passes away". asianetindia.com. Archived from the original on 20 June 2010.

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