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Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

A Life In Cinema

GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN
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The first authorized biography of the Dadasaheb Phalke-winning film director, Adoor Gopalakrishnan
One of the most critically acclaimed directors after Satyajit Ray, Adoor Gopalakrishnan occupies a unique space in the world of cinema. His life intertwining with his art, and his art drawing upon real people and real lives, Gopalakrishnan’s cinema turns the mundane into the magical, the commonplace into the startling.
In Adoor Gopalakrishnan: A Life in Cinema, the first authorized biography of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner, Gautaman Bhaskaran traces the ebbs and flows of the life of this enigmatic director. From his birth during the Quit India movement to his lonely childhood; from his belief in Gandhian values and life at Gandhigram to his days and nights at the Pune Film Institute; and from his first film, Swayamvaram, to his latest and long-awaited, Pinneyum, Bhaskaran’s lucid narrative tracks the twists and turns of Gopalakrishnan’s life, revealing an uncommon man and a rare auteur.

‘Ought to be widely read’-Hindustan Times

‘An incisive biography . . . [Gautaman has] gone under the skin of the great film-maker’s cinema’-Tribune

‘Offers insight into the fashioning of Gopalakrishnan’s credo’-Outlook

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Apr/2017

ISBN: 9780143427629

Length : 256 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

A Life In Cinema

GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN

The first authorized biography of the Dadasaheb Phalke-winning film director, Adoor Gopalakrishnan
One of the most critically acclaimed directors after Satyajit Ray, Adoor Gopalakrishnan occupies a unique space in the world of cinema. His life intertwining with his art, and his art drawing upon real people and real lives, Gopalakrishnan’s cinema turns the mundane into the magical, the commonplace into the startling.
In Adoor Gopalakrishnan: A Life in Cinema, the first authorized biography of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner, Gautaman Bhaskaran traces the ebbs and flows of the life of this enigmatic director. From his birth during the Quit India movement to his lonely childhood; from his belief in Gandhian values and life at Gandhigram to his days and nights at the Pune Film Institute; and from his first film, Swayamvaram, to his latest and long-awaited, Pinneyum, Bhaskaran’s lucid narrative tracks the twists and turns of Gopalakrishnan’s life, revealing an uncommon man and a rare auteur.

‘Ought to be widely read’-Hindustan Times

‘An incisive biography . . . [Gautaman has] gone under the skin of the great film-maker’s cinema’-Tribune

‘Offers insight into the fashioning of Gopalakrishnan’s credo’-Outlook

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GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN

Gautaman Bhaskaran is a journalist and writer, having worked in two of India's best-regarded daily newspapers, the Statesman and The Hindu, for thirty-five years. Now editor South Asia for The Seoul Times, he also writes for a variety of other publications across the globe. Bhaskaran teaches cinema at Manipal University and English at Chennai's Loyola College.

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