WorldCat Identities

Gopalakrishnan, Adoor 1941-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 82 publications in 3 languages and 465 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Shadow kill Nizhalkkuthu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Malayalam and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1940s in Travancore, South India, Kaliyappan struggles with the guilt and implications of the executions he obediently carries out. His son, a follower of Gandhi, rejects his father's way of life. After Kaliyappan is told to prepare for another hanging, a traveler's story changes their destiny
Monologue = Anantaram : a film by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Face to face = Mukhamukham by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elippattāyam ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Malayalam and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a troubled household purportedly led by a man, but in reality it is his two sisters who run the show. In this film, the capture and drowning of a rat serves as a metaphor for the trapped and drowning members of the family
Four women ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Malayalam and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the short story by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, acclaimed director Adoor Gopalakrishnan's film version focuses on the lives of four women, each of whom is faced with a marital issue. The first story, 'The Prostitute, ' features a young prostitute who has decided to give up her life on the streets to be with the love of her life. However, the couple's happiness is disrupted when they are caught sleeping on the pavement by the police who assume they have been engaging in illegal sexual activity. Unable to prove they are married, the couple is threatened with imprisonment. The second story, The 'Virgin, ' focuses on a woman whose parents marry her off to a shopkeeper. However, unable to bring himself to be intimate with his new wife, the husband sends the young woman back to her mother and father. The third story, 'The Housewife, ' features a married middle-aged woman who is unable to have children of her own. A visiting classmate offers an idea to help solve her problem, but his solution implies dire consequences. The final story involves a woman for whom her parents cannot find a husband. When her younger sister is offered a marriage proposal, the parents are faced with having to break tradition by marrying their youngest daughter off before their eldest. Awards/Festivals: Golden Lotus Award, Best Director, National Film Awards, India, 2009; Seattle International Film Festival 2008
Ninr̲e rājyaṃ varunnu by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1963 in Malayalam and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mukhāmukhaṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Malayalam and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shooting script of a Malayalam moving-picture
Sinimayuṭe lōkaṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in Malayalam and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Viewpoint of a Malayalam film maker on Indian and world cinema
Vaiki vanna veḷiccaṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in Malayalam and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kathāpuruṣan by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Malayalam and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screen play of a Malayalam motion picture
Elippattāyaṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Malayalam and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screen play
Shadow kill ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Malayalam and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kaliyappan struggles with the guilt and implications of the executions he obediently carries out. His son rejects his father's way of life. After Kaliyappan is told to prepare for another hanging, a traveler's story changes their destiny
Koṭiyēt̲t̲aṃ ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Malayalam and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sankarankutty, a village simpleton, lives a carefree life, indulges in childish pursuits, lives off the money given to him by his sister (working elsewhere as a servant), and eats quite voraciously. Then one day he gets married, but the wife is frustrated by his aimless lifestyle & irresponsible attitude (even after she gets pregnant). So she goes back to her parents. Meanwhile, his sister who is now living with her lover, can no longer provide for him, and a kind widow who used to care for him passes away. He has nowhere & nobody to fall back on, and from this point on, as he starts a job as assistant to a lorry driver, he starts looking at life in a whole new way and begins to mature as well
La danse de l'enchanteresse by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Malayalam and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indiqué sur la jaquette : Au Sud-Ouest de l'Inde, dans le Kerala, il existe une danse classique, le Mohini Attam, dont l'essence même est la grâce. Les maîtres et leurs disciples déclinent avec raffinement cet art qui a su se perpétuer depuis des siècles. La figure d'une jeune danseuse apparaît comme un reflet des sentiments amoureux interprétés dans les différentes parties d'un récital traditionnel
Le serviteur de Kali by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Malayalam and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dans le sud du Kérala, la principauté de Travancore avait son bourreau officiel. Celui-ci devait vivre à l'extérieur du village, loin des sujets du prince. En contrepartie, il bénéficiait de quelques privilèges : un lopin de terre, une pension annuelle et une compensation financière après chaque exécution
Koṭiyēt̲t̲aṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Malayalam and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Script of Koṭiyēt̲t̲aṃ, a Malayalam film
Kathapurushan Man of the story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in Malayalam and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatisation of Kerala's history from 1937 with the onset of the Independence struggle to the return of the Left Alliance in 1980. Centers around a young man who moves through Ghandism, Marxism, and Maoism
Elippathayam Rat-trap ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Malayalam and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Kerala, Elippathayam is the story of Unni, the last male-heir of a feudal and decaying joint family. Unni's inability to accept societal change condemns the family into a metaphorical rat-trap
Shadow kills ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Malayalam and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1940s India, a hangman named Kaliyappan struggles with the guilt of doing his job
Nil̲alkkutt by Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Malayalam and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screenplay of a Malayalam film
 
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Alternative Names
Adoor Gopala Krishnan 1941-
Adoor Gopalakrishnan 1941-
Aṭūr Gōpālakṛṣṇan 1941-
Aṭūr Kōpālakiruṣṇan̲ 1941-
Aṭūrgōpālakṛṣṇan 1941-
Gopala Krishnan, Adoor 1941-
Gōpālakṛṣṇan, Aṭūr 1941-
Kōpālakiruṣṇan̲, Aṭūr 1941-
Languages
Malayalam (38)
English (10)
Tamil (1)