Director T. V Chandran wins J.C Daniel Award 2022text_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: Film director, screenwriter, and actor T.V Chandran has been selected for the Kerala Government’s J.C Daniel Award, the highest film award of Kerala.
The award, announced on Saturday by Minister for Culture Saji Cherian, carries a statute, a citation, and five lakh rupees.
The selection jury was headed by director K.P. Kumaran, who himself won the J.C Daniel Award last year. Other members of the jury include actor and director Revathy, actor and writer V.K Sreeraman, and C. Ajoy as member Secretary of Kerala state Chalachithra Academy.
The jury observed that Chandran had paved the way for the growth of the parallel film movement in Kerala.
Chandran is most known for his art-house films which have references to history and undertones of politics and feminism.
Chandran has directed 15 Malayalam movies which include highly acclaimed movies like ‘Ponthanmada’, ‘Danny’, ‘Kadhavasheshan’, ‘Vilapangalkkappuram’, ‘Bhoomiyude Avakashikal’, ‘Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam’ and ‘Susanna’.
He has also directed two Tamil movies.
T.V. Chandran who hails from Thalassery was a former officer at the Reserve Bank of India who had quit his job and entered into the world of cinema. He is now settled in Thiruvananthapuram.
He made his debut in the world of films as an actor in the movie ‘Kabani Nadi Chuvannappol’ directed by P. A Backer, and later shifted into the field of direction.
He has won six national awards and ten state awards for his movies.
Nine of his movies have been selected for Indian Panorama while his movie ‘Alicinte Anweshanam’ was nominated for the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno International Film Festival.
With inputs from IANS