| Film director|
| Hariharan (director)|
| Kerala State Film Award for Best Film|
Kerala Varma Pazhassi, Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, Ezhamathe Varavu, Nakhakshathangal, Sargam
M T Vasudevan Nair, Prem Nazir, Ravi, Yusufali Kechery, Gokulam Gopalan
Hariharan (director) Wikipedia
Hariharan is a veteran Indian film director who has directed over 50 Malayalam films. His movies mainly revolve around the cultural and relational aspects of a typical Keralite society. His notable works include Pazhassi Raja, Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, Sargam, Parinayam, Amrutham Gamaya and Nakhakshathangal, which won him national and international acclaim.
Hariharan studied at St. Thomas College, Thrissur and Universal Arts College, Kozhikode. He entered the Malayalam film industry in 1965. His first film Ladies Hostel was released in 1973, following which a lot of films with Prem Nazir and Madhu were released. Babumon was one of his box office hit movies of the black and white era. In 1979 another blockbuster movie Sarapanjaram was released with Jayan and Sheela. He has directed more than 60 films, many of which were highly successful both commercially and critically. His movies have mostly explored the complexities of social issues and human relationships, set in the backdrop of Kerala's rich cultural heritage. His films such as Valarthumrugangal, Panchagni, Nakhakshathangal, Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, Sargam, Parinayam and Ennu Swantham Janakikutty have entered the Indian Panorama of International Film Festival. He has also been honored with a Diploma by the Pyongyang Film Festival of North Korea for Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha. In 1993, Sargam won him the State Award for Best Director and also National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. The film also received special honor at the Fukuoka and Swiss film festivals. His next film, Parinayam, won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues and took part in about seven film festivals across the world. Ennu Swantham Janakikutty was the inaugural film at the Korean film festival (2000), and it also took part in the London film festival (2000).
Apart from these recognitions he has also won Filmfare and Ramu Kariat Awards for his works on multiple occasions.
His latest film, Pazhassi Raja, is his most ambitious project yet. It is based on the life of Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, the first revolter against the British East India Company. This historical epic, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair and produced by Gokulam Gopalan, released on 16 October 2009.
His next film, announced as another historical film and tentatively titled Randamoozham, has been touted as the costliest ever film to be produced in Malayalam cinema, with a budget of ₹ 500 million. Then Hariharan - M. T. Vasudevan Nair team joined hands with the young talented actor Indrajith. Titled Ezhamathe Varavu, the film includes Vineeth and Bhavana in other major roles.
National Film Awards:2010 - National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam - Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja1995 - National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues - Parinayam1993 - National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - Sargam
Kerala State Film Awards:2009 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Director - Pazhassi Raja1994 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Film - Parinayam1994 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Director - Parinayam1992 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Director - Sargam1989 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value - Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha1979 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value - Idavazhiyile Poocha Mindappoocha
Filmfare Awards:2009 - Best Director - Pazhassi Raja1994 - Best Director - Parinayam
Other awards2012 - Prem Nazir Award