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is a National Award winning Indian film director, script writer, and producer.
Adoor Gopalakrishnan had a major role in revolutionizing Malayalam cinema.
Adoor's first film Swayamvaram (1972) pioneered the new wave cinema movement in
Kerala. Most of his films go to festivals around the world, and are released in
Kerala. All the ten films he directed, from Swayamvaram to Oru Pennum Randaanum,
were screened at several International film festivals and won him several
National and International awards. He won National Film Awards fifteen times,
Kerala State Film Awards seventeen times and also won several International Film
Awards. He won the prestigious British Film Institute award for Elippathayam.
Adoor received the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2006. The
Nation honoured Adoor for his valuable contributions to Indian cinema by
awarding him the highest cinema award of India, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for
the year 2004. He is one among the very few Indian film makers who are well
known in the international film fraternity.
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