TK Sarangapani | The Master Craftsman of the Vadakkan pattukal on celluloid.

TK Sarangapani With TK Sarangapani’s passing, Malayalam cinema lost something significant that it would have never even realised in the first place  (or though realised, callously relegated it to those places where one normally stores stuff which don’t have ‘dollar’ value) – he was the last living custodian of Udaya studio’s history, one who was Udaya Studio’s soul-keeper (I know that sounds tacky but that comes close to it). Sarangapani, who was virtually whisked away in his work clothes from his ‘lowly’ existence as a seamster at the Alleppey South Indian Rubber Works to the the hallowed portals of Udaya Studio bowled over Kunchacko, the reigning emperor of Malayalam Cinema ( read Udaya Films) with his very first attempt in rewriting a couple of lines of  Moidu Padiyath‘s screen adaptation of Umma (1960).

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