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Shaji N. Karun

Piravi (The Birth)

Edition 1989
110' - 1989 - Drama - Dialogue: Malayalam
Director: Shaji N. Karun Composer: Govindan Aravindan With: Premji, Archana, Lakshmi Krishnamurthy

Shaji's films has a particular visual quality. He is preoccupied with nature -the harmony between man and nature is the centra! theme and particularly with rain.

Sitting midway between the commercial big-budget, song-and-dance school of Indian filmmaking and the intensely personal art films whose audience tends to be restricted to the major Indian cities and a few foreign festivals, Shaji's film represents an unpretentious attempt to deal with a universa! theme. Already recognized in India - in addition to the Best Director Award, it picked up a well-deserved Best Actor Award for Premji, who plays the father - The Birth brings a welcome new Indian talent to the international film scene.
(Karen Anand, Screen Int., 19-5-89)

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Credits

Director

Shaji N. Karun

Composer

Govindan Aravindan

With

Premji, Archana, Lakshmi Krishnamurthy

Director of Photography

Sunny Joseph

Editor

Venugopal

Producer

S. Jayachandran Nair

More information

Dialogue

Malayalam

Countries of production

India

Screenplay based on

T. V. Eachara Warrier

Year

1989

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