Monthly Archives: August 2008

When I met Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan, whose realistic movies spawned a whole new movement in film-making in Malayalam, just like Satyajit Ray’s ventures on celluloid, now has the “honour of having a book on him in Tamil.”

At an event to mark the book’s launch in the city, Adoor – whose speech in English was laced with ironic humour – said he would not speak in Tamil out of respect for the language. Of Akbar Kakkatil, who interviewed Adoor over five days for the book Idam Porul Kalai , Adoor said he was initially hesitant to sit with the writer. Continue reading