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K. P. Kumaran
is a Malayalam film maker. He co-authored the script of Swayamvaram
directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Moutatthu "Adoor" Gopalakrishnan Unnithan is an Indian film director, script writer, and producer. Adoor Gopalakrishnan had a major role in revolutionizing Malayalam cinema and is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of India.. Adoor's first film Swayamvaram pioneered the new wave cinema...
. Kumaran's first directorial venture was Athithi
. His major films include Rugmini
(winner of the 1989 National Film Award
The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremony in India. Established in 1954, it is administered, along with the International Film Festival of India and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government's Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.Every year, a national panel...
for Best Feature Film in Malayalam
The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam winners:...
. His latest film, Akasha Gopuram
Aakasha Gopuram is a 2008 Malayalam-language Indian feature film directed by K.P.Kumaran. It is based on Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder. It stars Mohanlal, Nithya Menon, Bharath Gopi, Manoj K. Jayan, Srinivasan, Geethu Mohandas and Shwetha Menon. The movie was made with a...
, is based on Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of prose drama" and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre...
's play The Master Builder
The Master Builder is a play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It was first published in December 1892 and is regarded as one of Ibsen's most significant and revealing works.-Performance:...
Kumaran's first directorial venture was Rock
(short film, which won an international award. His first feature film was Adhithi