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Gopalakrishnan, Adoor 1941-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 110 publications in 5 languages and 1,197 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Film editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Shadow kill = Nizhalkkuthu( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Malayalam and held by 185 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
Four women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Malayalam and held by 101 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
Face to face = Mukhamukham by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elippattāyam( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in Malayalam and Multiple languages and held by 24 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
La danse de l'enchanteresse by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 12 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
Kathapurushan = Man of the story( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in Malayalam and Multiple languages and held by 11 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 by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in Malayalam and held by 9 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
Ninr̲e rājyaṃ varunnu by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in Malayalam and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le serviteur de Kali Nizhalkkuthu by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le sud du Kérala, la principauté de Travancore avait son bourreau professionnel. Par tradition, il était le doyen d'une famille qui avait cette charge par la grâce du Prince. Le bourreau devait vivre à l'extérieur du village et ne pouvait avoir de relation, de près ou de loin, avec les personnes susceptibles d'être jugées. En contrepartie des contraintes de sa tâche, le bourreau bénéficiait de privilèges : un lopin de terre, une pension annuelle, et une compensation financière après chaque exécution
Mukhāmukhaṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Malayalam and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaiki vanna veḷiccaṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in Malayalam and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinimayuṭe lōkaṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Malayalam and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewpoint of a Malayalam film maker on Indian and world cinema
Elippattāyaṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Malayalam and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen play
Kathāpuruṣan by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Malayalam and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen play of a Malayalam motion picture
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
Koṭiyēt̲t̲aṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Malayalam and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Script of Koṭiyēt̲t̲aṃ, a Malayalam film
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
Nālȧ peṇṇuṅṅaḷ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Malayalam and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenplay of a Malayalam motion picture
Svayaṃvaraṃ by Adoor Gopalakrishnan( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Malayalam and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenplay of a Malayalam film
 
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Alternative Names
Adoor Gopala Krishnan 1941-

Adoor Gopalakrishnan 1941-

Adoor Gopalakrishnan director de cine indio

Adoor Gopalakrishnan Indiaas filmregisseur

Adoor Gopalakrishnan Indian film director

Adoor Gopalakrishnan indischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Produzent

Aṭūr Gōpālakṛṣṇan 1941-

Aṭūr Kōpālakiruṣṇan̲ 1941-

Aṭūrgōpālakṛṣṇan 1941-

Gopala Krishnan, Adoor 1941-

Gōpālakṛṣṇan, Aṭūr 1941-

Kōpālakiruṣṇan̲, Aṭūr 1941-

Гопалакришнан, Адур

آدور گوپالاکریشنان فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان هندی

अटूर गोपालकृष्णन

আদুর গোপালকৃশনান

আদুর গোপালকৃষ্ণন

ਅਦੂਰ ਗੋਪਾਲਾਕ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਣਨ

ଅଦୂର ଗୋପାଳକୃଷ୍ଣନ

அடூர் கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன்

అడూర్ గోపాలక్రిష్ణన్

ಅಡೂರು ಗೋಪಾಲಕೃಷ್ಣನ್

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