2 Nov 1937 – 29 Jan 2008 | Remembering Bharath Gopi

Bharath Gopi in Kodiyettam (1977)Bharath Gopi was to me, one of the last ‘living art institutions’ in Malayalam Cinema. I say this with all the respect, love, admiration and affection for an actor who always seemed to cross the barriers of the process called ‘Acting’ into ‘Being’ and then back effortlessly. He also did in between, play the craftsman, by even creating his interpretations of the very art form that he was a part of  (can one ever forget Ulsavapittennu (1989) and the deeply moving Yamanam (1991), earning accolades for the too. These souls come scarce.

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Old Malayalam Screenplays |3 Bundles of Joy that I absolutely cherish

[ Please don’t try clicking through the thumbnails. They are NOT pdf bundles of the Maestros’ Screenplays. If you love their movies, why not show your appreciation by buying them legally?]

MT Vasudevan Nair’s Screenplays

THIS IS NOT A PDF BUNDLE !

Though it took three years for all the three to come around, it just didn’t matter. I consider all three of them close to my heart and would recommend these to anyone who truly appreciates the works of the masters. Had the rest of them (read Bharathan, P Bhaskaran and the likes of them Maestros) had effected the same at some point in their career, to have their screenplays kept together for future generations, this would have been a better place.  It is also poignant that all the three are brought out, courtesy of DC Books, perhaps a venture very unique to the publishing industry in India.  Maybe this would serve as an example of bringing out the scripts of the Hindi Classics too – what a delightful experience would that be!

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