Monday, May 21, 2012


We can not forget the contributions given by T.N.Gopinathan Nair for Malayalam Cinema.
T.N.Gopinathan Nair was the son of 'Sahithya Panchananan P.K.Narayana Pillai ' and Parukutty Amma and was born in Trivandrum in the Malayalam year 1090, Medam 25.
His education was carried out at Govt.Model High School and at Maharajah's College.He passed
Kerala University B.A. Exam and joined for B.L course (Degree of Law) but did not complete it.
                       He served as the Editor of Malayalarajyam Weekly and also a News paper 'Malayali' for a short period.He established his own printing press 'P.K.Memorial Press'  in
Trivandrum and before joining films Adoor Bhasi worked as the Manager of that press.
He started a News paper in the name 'Veera Kesari' and a weekly in the name 'Sakhi' and

published from his press but both of them was not a success.
He was the author of more than 30 books including biographies,Dramas,Poetry,Skits,Short
Stories etc.
In 1953 the film 'Thiramala' which was directed by Vimal Kumar and P.R.S. Pillai in which 
Sathyan,Miss Kumari,Kumari Thankam etc acted was based on a short story of T.N.Gopinathan Nair
in the name 'Choondakkaran'.The screenplay and dialogues for that film was also written by him.
In the year 1955 the first C.I.D. movie in Malayalam in the name 'CID' itself was produced
by Neela Productions at Merryland Studios and it was directed by M.Krishnan Nair.
The story,Screenplay and dialogues were written by T.N.Gopinathan Nair.
In the same year 1955 M.Krishnan Nair directed another film 'Aniyathi' which was also the 
story,Screenplay and dialogues were of T.N.
TN.Gopinathan Nair got very much appreciation for his drama 'Pareeksha' which was staged
successfully and later filmed in 1967.It was directed by P.Bhaskaran and was a grand success.
The songs in that picture are all still popular.
In the 1953 film 'Aasadeepam' directed by G.R.Rao in which Sathyan,Padmini,Aranmula Ponnamma,Pankaja Vally etc acted  in a small role T.N.Gopinathan Nair also acted in it.
In the film Thiramala which was scripted by him he acted in a small role.
In the 1957 film 'Padatha Painkili' which was based on a story of Muttathu Varkey and
directed by P.Subramanyam T.N.Gopinathan Nair also acted.
T.N.Gopinathan Nair worked at All India Radio Station Trivandrum as program director
and he had directed several dramas and skits  transmitted from there.
When his wife 'Soudamini' died he wrote a biography in the name 'Ente Mini' which was
very popular.
His son 'Ravi Vallathol' is an established actor mainly in T.V.Serials and occasionally in films. 

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