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Masterstroke, Adoor Gopalakrishnan ropes in Dileep and Kavya Madhavan

Master filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan roped in Dileep and Kavya Madhavan to play lead roles in his upcoming movie Pinneyum. While this is the second turn for Kavya with the master filmmaker, Dileep collaborates for the first time with Adoor. Kavya played the lead role one of the segments in Adoor’s last flick Naalu Pennungal. Pinneyum marks the veteran filmmaker’s homecoming to the director’s chair after a long gap of eight years. The movie will start rolling from May 11 with Thiruvananthapuram as its main location.

Adoor, who is considered as the Indian master of contemporary world cinema, is busy with the pre-production works of the movie. Adoor’s last feature length movie was Oru Pennum Randanum, which was an adaptation of Malayalam writer Thakazhi Sivasankarapillai’s short stories. The movie was screened at various film festivals around the world and won critical acclaim.

Regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers India has ever produced, Adoor Gopalakrishnan has made 11 feature films and 30 short films and numerous documentaries. In a career spanning 50 years, he has won several national and international awards. Adoor received the Padma Shri in 1984, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2004 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2006.

He is considered as the pioneer of the new wave cinema movement and the film society movement in Kerala, which redrawn Mollywood’s sensibilities and narrative techniques. Adoor, being an eternal critic of brainless movies, always stood for quality both in the commercial and the so called art cinema. “When I got a National Award for Swayamvaram, just the award and the news it made attracted the audience in Kerala. It was an instant success at the box office. Years later, I got the National Award for Anantaram and Kathapurushan, but the response of the audience was lukewarm,” he had said in a conversation.

Adoor emerged as a master of Indian cinema after Sathyajith Ray with the critically acclaimed movies like Swayamvaram, Anantharam, Mughamugham, Kodiyettam, Katha Purushan, and Elippathayam. The director is considered as one the best documentary filmmaker in the country with multiple award winning documentaries like Krishnanattam, Kalamandalam Gopi, Kalamandalam Raman Kutty Nair, and Dance of the Enchantress.

On the other hand, Pineeyum starts trending in the social media platforms as it brings Dileep and Kavya Madhavan after a long gap. Both were last seen together was in the 2011 flick Vellaripravinte Changathi. Dileep and Kavya went through rough seas in their personal and professional life after that and Mollywood couldn’t see much of its lovely pair in screen. The pair is considered as one the best in Mollywood history with blockbusters like Meesa Madhavan, Sadhanandante Samayam, Chandranudikkunna Dikkil, Chakkara Muthu, and Vellaripravinte Changathi. Pinneyum brings the evergreen pair together once again under the master director and the viewers can expect nothing less than a classical visual experience.

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