Sathyan Anthikad

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Sathyan Anthikad
Born
Sathyan Anthikad

(1955-01-03) 3 January 1955 (age 68)[1]
Occupation(s)Director, screenwriter, lyricist, farmer
Years active1982–present
SpouseNimmy Sathyan
Children3 including Anoop Sathyan
Awards2008, 2005, 1999 -Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film

Sathyan Anthikad(3 January 1955) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. In a career spanning five decades he has directed more than 50 films, been the lyricist for 12 films and been the scriptwriter for 6 films. He is the recipient of several accolades including a National Film Award, five Kerala State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards. He received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Humour in 2019 for his book, Eeswaran Mathram Sakshi.

Films like Pingami though a commercial failure at the time release, have over the years gained a cult following.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sathyan Anthikad was born to M. V. Krishnan and M. K. Kalyani at Anthikad in Thrissur district of Kerala state.[3] He is married to Nimmi Sathyan and has three sons, Arun, Anoop and Akhil.[4]

Career[edit]

In 1973, Sathyan debuted as an assistant director to Dr. Balakrishnan in Rekha Cine Arts. He was the Associate Director of director P. Chandrakumar for more than twenty films till 1982. He also assisted director Jeassy in few films. Sathyan kickstarted his film direction with Kurukkante Kalyanam in 1982.[5] Due to some unfortunate series of events this movie was never completed. He teamed up with Sreenivasan and made some Malayalam films, with Sreenivasan as the screenwriter. Thalayanamanthram, Nadodikkattu and Sandesam are some of the films born from this team. Sathyan made two novels into films: Appunni starring Mohanlal (a film adaptation of V. K. N.'s novel) and Irattakkuttikalude Achan starring Jayaram and Manju Warrier (an adaptation of C. V. Balakrishnan's novel).[6]

Books[edit]

Sathyan Anthikad has authored Eeswaran Mathram Sakshi, Shesham Vellithirayil and Aathmaavinte Adikkurippukal. Eeswaran Mathram Sakshi received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Humour in 2019.[7]

Public image[edit]

Sathyan Anthikad appreciated Varisu film for being high on emotions.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Film Ref(s)
2001 National Film Awards Best Feature Film in Malayalam Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal
1986 Kerala State Film Awards Best Story T. P. Balagopalan M. A.
1999 Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal
2005 Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value Achuvinte Amma
2007 Best Screenplay Vinodayathra
2008 Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value Innathe Chintha Vishayam
1996 Filmfare Awards South Best Director Thooval Kottaram
2003 Best Film Manassinakkare
Best Director
2003 Asianet Film Awards Best Director
2005 Best Film Achuvinte Amma
1999 Best Film Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal
2006 Mathrubhumi Film Awards Best Director Rasathanthram
2019 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Director Njan Prakashan

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://m.imdb.com/name/nm0030791/
  2. ^ "സ്‌നേഹ സാന്ത്വനം പോലെ, Interview - Mathrubhumi Movies". Archived from the original on 12 August 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  3. ^ "കഥ തുടരുകയാണ്.., Interview - Mathrubhumi Movies". Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  4. ^ "നന്മയുടെ പുതിയ തീരങ്ങള്". Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Weblokam : Sathyan Anthikkad Birthday | Weblokam profile". Archived from the original on 19 January 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Weblokam : Sathyan Anthikkad Birthday". Archived from the original on 19 January 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Kerala Sahitya Akademi fellowships for P. Valsala, N.V.P. Unithiri". The Hindu. 15 February 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Sathyan Anthikad appreciates Varisu film full of emotions". India Today. 11 January 2023. Retrieved 20 January 2023.

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