Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Our unexpected guest!

I don't know how many of you've heard about the film director Ambili(present kerala state film development corporation chairman)- Director of Ashtapadi, Veenapoovu, Ganamela etc. Since he is more inclined to art films, he is not as popular as other commercial film directors. I've seen Ashtapadhi - really a beautiful film. Its main attraction is(for me), the fim was shot here in Nellayi, mainly centered at our temple and puzhakadavu.

At a marriage recception, I had a chance to meet him. I haven't met him earlier, but have heard about him. By the way, Achan knows him in person. He wanted to see his old film's locations - temple, aalthara, puzhakadavu and so came here with us. His family too was there with him.


Really an impressive, admirable personality...a down-to-earth person. He was so happy to visit the place again and to spend a lot time in puzhakadavu. He was telling us the experiences(both bitter and sweet), he had during his film-making. He was visibly happy. His wife-sheela is a nice lady who has parallel interests in his field.

Before leaving, he visited our home too and was here for an hour. Forgot to tell you that he's a good artist too! Made a few drawings for us, considering amma's request, that too in no time. An artist in action...



His drawing...



One more photo... His modified-Fiat!



Signing off,
Hailstone.

PS: Last photo dedicated to Bristow :)

17 comments:

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

:)

alexp0205 said...

He is one of the main guy in MACTA i think.. can't forget him sitting besides Vinayan and talking all those things about malayalam directors and heroes.. njan nerittu kananjathu nannayi.. :)

Anonymous said...

I have also seen the film ASHTAPADI. Very nice film.

The picture drawn (is it pencil drawing) looks good.

If he is the one behind MACTA issue, or if he was sitting besides Vinayan, what does it matter here?

Here she has explained her experience when he came to her house and the inter-action she had during the one hour he spent there.

I don't think this has to be inter-linked with the so called MACTA issue.

Sakeeb said...
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Sakeeb said...

Nice drawing.. is it your portrait..?

ganesh said...

Recently an article about him was there in mathrubhoomi. never got a chance to meet. veenapoovu swargangale song itself is enough!

Anonymous said...

Very nice drawing!!

Vivek.

Devidas said...

car kidu

Bristow said...

You should 've taken more photos of that fiat beauty...
Please introduce our up coming directors Rushdie and Rahul to him...

And thank you for the wondeful dedication...:)

Hailstone said...

@ all,
Thankyou.

@ Alex,
Please don't relate this with MACTA issue.
I'm so glad that I could meet him. Really a nice chap, that's what I felt.

Ethayalum, Alex nerittu kananjathu nannayi.. :)

@ anony,
Thanks :)

Hailstone said...

@ Sakeeb,
No, it's not my potrait.. Athu vere oru sundhari.. ;)

@ Ganesh,
Thanks for dropping by.

@ Bristow,
I've taken some more photos.

A Liberated Soul said...

Happy to know about him through you :)

പി.അനൂപ് said...

He is the man behind director. Even though he is not famous in direction he got more publicity by MACTA incident...Lucky guy ...he he ....

sujith-h said...

You made me remind of my old classmate who used to draw awsome pictures. He is now working for a company in Hyderabad, as animation specialist(don't know his designation). Have you heard of the movie "The Golden Compass"? He was a part of that project which won the oscar last year for best visual effects. The guy struggled a lot to get into a job. I remember once he told me," I couldn't program. Only thing I could do is to love the nature and bring its beauty into a paper!!!".

Hailstone said...

@ Anoop and Sujith,

Thanks.

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