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P. Bhaskaran

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Pulloottupadathu Bhaskaran alias as P Bhaskaran 21 April 1924 – 25 February 2007, was a Malayalam poet, lyricist of Malayalam film songs and filmmaker He penned more than 3000 songs for about 250 films He also directed 44 Malayalam feature films and 3 documentaries, produced 6 feature films and acted in several movies For his overall contributions to Malayalam cinema, he was awarded J C Daniel Award by the Government of Kerala

He was also a journalist and an All India Radio employee before becoming active in the film industry He was well known for simple use of the language in his songs and poems


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Non-film career
  • 3 Film career
  • 4 Death
  • 5 Awards
    • 51 2000-Vallathol Award
  • 6 Most popular film songs written
  • 7 Filmography as director and producer
  • 8 As an actor
  • 9 See also
  • 10 Notes
  • 11 References
  • 12 External links

Early life

P Bhaskaran was born on 21 April 1924 in Kodungallur, Thrissur district His father, Nandyelathu Padmanabha Menon was a poet, lawyer, journalist and Indian independence activist His mother was Pulloottupadathu Ammalu Amma His father died when he was studying in fifth standard He started to write poems when he was studying in 7th standard He studyied in Maharajas College, Eranakulam He used to write poems in a local magazine For taking part in the August Struggle, he was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment After getting released, he went to Kozhikode and joined Deshabhimani Weekly

Non-film career

P Bhaskaran started to write songs for communist stage performers His songs were banned in the then State of Travancore His first collection of poems was released in the title Villali During the Communist Rebellion in Punnapra-Vayalar, he wrote a song titled Vayalar Garjikkunnu Vayalar Roars under the pen name Ravi The song, starting with the lines Uyarum Njan Nadake rose to legendary stature in the days to come, during which the song was banned and he was expatriated from the then State of Travancore as per the orders of Dewan Sir C P Ramaswami Iyer Then he went to Chennai then Madras to join the editorial board of the Jayakeralam He used to write songs for Akashavani and that helped him to secure a job in Kozhikode Akashavani In 1950’s, he got associated with the film industry He quit his job in Akashavani and went to Chennai to start full-time film career The lyrics for the theme song of Malayalam channel Asianet, starting Shyama Sundara was also written by him

Film career

P Bhaskaran’s debut as a lyricist was for a Tamil film He wrote the Malayalam lines for a multi-linguistic song in film Apurva Sahodarangal 1949 The first Malayalam film song for which he wrote lyrics was "Madhumadhuri" for the film Chandrika 1950 He worked with director P Venu in his films Viruthan Shanku 1968, Virunnukari 1969, and Ariyapedatha Rahasiyam 1981 and produced some evergreen songs

In 1954, Bhaskaran along with Ramu Kariat directed the film Neelakkuyil The movie is regarded as ushering in social realism in Malayalam cinema It got the President's Silver Medal, first ever national recognition for a Malayalam film He was also a film director His films Adyakiranangal 1964, Iruttinte Athmavu 1969, and Thurakkatha Vathil 1971 went on to win National Film Awards for various categories He also acted in several films including Neelakkuyil He appeared in the film Manoradham 1978, as a strict family head who has deep faith in astrology He also directed several documentaries including the award-winning Vallathol


P Bhaskaran suffered from Alzheimer's disease at the end of his life, and could not recognize anyone who worked with him Two notable experiences were those from music director M K Arjunan, whose first film songs were written by him, and singer S Janaki, who sang most of the songs written by him Along with K J Yesudas The last film for which he wrote lyrics was 'Soudamini', released in 2003 He died on 25 February 2007 at his home in Thiruvananthapuram aged 83 He was cremated with full state honours at Thycaud Santhikavadam crematorium He is survived by his wife,Indira and four children


Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award
  • 1981 - Poetry - Ottakkambiyulla Thamburu
National Film Awards
  • 1954 - President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Malayalam - Neelakuyil
  • 1958 - Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film in Malayalam - Nair Pidicha Pulival

Asianet Film Awards

  • 1999 – Best Lifetime Achievement Award

Kerala State Film Awards:

  • 1970 – Best Lyricist – Sthree
  • 1985 – Best Lyricist
  • 1992 – Best Lyricist – Venkalam
  • 1994 – Kerala State Film Award for Lifetime Achievement – J C Daniel Lifetime Achievement Award from the Government of Kerala

2000-Vallathol Award

Most popular film songs written

  • Kayalarikathu Film: Neelakkuyil
  • Kuyiline thedi Film: Neelakkuyil
  • Ellarum chollanu Film: Neelakkuyil
  • Engane Nee Marakkum Film: Neelakkuyil
  • Thamasamenthe varuvaan Film: Bhargavi Nilayam
  • Vannan Vannallo Film: Viruthan Shanku
  • Vaasantha Sadanathin Film: Virunnukari
  • Kanana Poikayil Kalabham Film: Ariyapedatha Rahasiyam
  • Hridayamuruki Nee Karayillenkil Film: Karutha Pournami
  • Innale Mayangumbol Film: Anveshichu Kandethiyilla
  • Kattile Pazhmulam Film: Vilakku Vangiya Veena
  • Alliyambal kadavil Film: Rosi
  • Anjanakkannezhuthi Film: Thacholi Othenan
  • Pranasakhi nhan Film: Pareeksha
  • Karayunno puzha chirikkunno Film: Murappennu
  • Innenikku pottu kuthan Film: Guruvayoor Kesavan
  • Karimukilkkattile Film: Kallichellamma
  • Manjani poonilavu Film : Nagarame Nandi
  • PathuvelippinuFilm  :Vengalam
  • Dukhangalkkinnu Njaan Film:Ambalapravu
  • Vakacharthu Film:Iruttinte Athmavu
  • Swargagayike IthileFilm:Mooladhanam
  • Nilaavinte poonkaavilFilm:sree krishnaparunth
  • "Pathuveluppinu"film "venkalam"
  • "Innale nee oru sndara raagamayenfilm Stree
  • "Iru kanneer thullikal oru sundariyude"film Iruttinte atmavu
  • "Kesadi padam thozhnnen kesavafilm Pakalkkinavu

Filmography as director and producer

Feature Films
  • Neelakkuyil with Ramu Karyat 1954
  • Rarichan Enna Pauran 1956
  • Nairu Pidicha Pulivalu 1958
  • Bhagya Jathakom 1962
  • Laila Majnu 1962
  • Ammaye Kaanaan 1963
  • Aadyakiranangal 1964
  • Shyamala Chechi 1965
  • Tharavattamma 1966
  • Anweshichu Kandethiyilla 1967
  • Iruttinte Athmavu 1967
  • Pareeksha 1967
  • Lakshaprabhu 1968
  • Aparadhini 1968
  • Manaswini 1968
  • Kaattukurangu 1969
  • Kallichellamma 1969
  • Mooladhanam 1969
  • Ambalapravu 1970
  • Kakkathamburatti 1970
  • Sthree 1970
  • Thurakkatha Vathil 1970
  • Kurukshethram 1970
  • Moonu Pookkal 1971
  • Muthassi 1971
  • Navavadhu 1971
  • Ummachu 1971
  • Vilakku Vangiya Veena 1971 Producer & Director
  • Vithukal 1971
  • Aaradimanninte Janmi 1972 Producer & Director
  • Sneehadeepame Mizhi Thurakku 1972
  • Raakuyil 1973 Only as Producer
  • Udayam 1973 Producer & Director
  • Veendum Prabhatham 1973
  • Arakkallan Mukkalkkallan 1974
  • Oru Pidi Ari 1974
  • Thacholi Marumakan Chandu 1974 Producer & Director
  • Chumaduthangi 1975
  • Mattoru Seetha 1975
  • Appooppan 1976
  • Vazhivilakku 1976
  • Sreemad Bhagavad Geetha 1977 Producer & Director
  • Jagadguru Aadisankaran 1977 Producer & Director
  • Vilakkum Velichavum 1978
  • Enikku Vishakunnu 1983
  • Guruvayoor Mahatmyam 1984
  • History of Malayalam Cinema −2 parts 1989
  • Vallathol Year
  • Vaiki Vanna Vazhi 1990 T V Film
  • Vaitharani 1991 TV Serial

As an actor

  • Ezhamkadalinakkare 1979
  • Pichipoo 1978
  • Manoradham 1978
  • Vilakkum Velichavum 1978
  • Neelakuyil 1954
  • Manasakshi 1954
  • Thiramala 1953

See also

  • Poetry portal
  • List of Malayalam films from 1951 to 1960
  • List of Malayalam films from 1961 to 1970
  • List of Malayalam films from 1971 to 1975
  • List of Malayalam films from 1976 to 1980
  • List of Malayalam films from 1981 to 1985


  1. ^ http://cinidiarycom/peopleinfophppigsection=Actor&picata=1&no_of_displayed_rows=2&no_of_rows_page=10&sletter=B
  2. ^ http://madhyamamcom
  3. ^ "2nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 23 August 2011 
  4. ^ "6th National Film Awards" International Film Festival of India Retrieved 3 September 2011 


  • P Bhaskaran passes away
  • http://wwwmalayalachalachithramcom/profilesphpi=5
  • http://archivespeoplesdemocracyin/2007/0311/03112007_mababyhtm

External links

  • P Bhaskaran on IMDb
  • MSI Listing

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