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Phalke award for Adoor

rediff Entertainment Bureau | September 05, 2005 19:25 IST
Last Updated: September 05, 2005 23:01 IST

Legendary filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan has been chosen for this year'sDabasaheb Phalke Award, in recognition of his vast contribution to cinema.

Afour-time National Award winner and a Padma Shri, some of Adoor's most famous films include Swayamvaram, Elipathayam and Nizhalkuthu.

The Dadasaheb Phalke award, instituted in 1969 -- the birth centenary of the man considered to be the Father of Indian Cinema -- is given out every year by the Indian government in recognition of lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.

Some of the previous recipients of the prestigious award are: Mrinal Sen (2003); Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1999); Sivaji Ganesan (1996); and Satyajit Ray (1984).

Read more about the filmmaker:
Adoor's oeuvre
'Serious cinema is not dead'
'I don't make films on ordinary problems'
'I am the creator and the critic'
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Adoor Gopalakrishnan's best Indian films
The Millennium Special: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
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Number of User Comments: 22

Sub: Is rediff unaware of these facts?

Condrats to adoor for Dadasaheb Palke award. But Why rediff is acting blindly while listing out the prevours award winners, they left out Kannada Matine ...

Posted by Madhu

Sub: Congrats adoor!!!!

Congradulations adooor for getting phalke award!!!! and it was expected as sooner or later after Mrinal Sen get yester year. He(adoor)is the most important Director ...

Posted by umesh

Sub: Chemmeen is not an Adoor movie

Adoor was never associated with the commercial tear-jerker Chemmeen. Pl do some research before puting to print

Posted by Rajagopal

Sub: wrong data

Subject - news element - chemmeen. this is not adoor's movie. Please don't publish the wrong data. regards, Jiju.

Posted by jiju

Sub: Chemeen?

To th epeople Behind, "..A three-time National Award winner and a Padma Shri, some of Adoor's most famous films include Swayamvaram, Chemmeen, Elipathayam and Nizhalkuthu." ...

Posted by Jentil K Tom



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