Kerala State Film Award for Best Director
Makaramanju, Mazha, Rathri Mazha, Daivathinte Vikrithikal, Chillu
Santosh Sivan, M B Sreenivasan, Madhu Ambat, Ramesh Narayan, Venu Nagavally
Lenin rajendran speak about new malayalam movie swapnatheeram
- Lenin rajendran speak about new malayalam movie swapnatheeram
- Tribute to the Director Lenin Rajendran Kaumudy TV
Tribute to the Director Lenin Rajendran | Kaumudy TV
Beginning his film-making career as an assistant to director P. A. Backer, Rajendran made his directorial debut with Venal (1982). From his first film to his latest one, Edavappathy (2016), Rajendran has been consistent with the quality of his films, not surrendering to market forces even while using the form and stars of popular cinema.
An active member of the Communist party, Rajendran at times integrates his political orientation into his screen work: his 1985 film Meenamasithile Sooryan was about the anti-feudal upheaval of the 1940s in Kerala from a Communist viewpoint.
Swathi Thirunal (1987), a period film was a biographical work of a 19th-century king of Travancore, better known as a musical composer. While Daivathinte Vikrithikal (1992) was the cinematic adaptation of M. Mukundan's novel of the same name, Kulam (1997) was a loose adaptation of C. V. Raman Pillai's historical novel Marthandavarma, Mazha (2001) was adapted from Madhavikutty's Nashtapetta Neelambhari. One of his other films, Anyar (2003) deals with the hot topic of communal polarisation in Kerala.
Kerala state film awards