Novodaya Appachan is no more
NR [ Mon, Apr 23, 2012 ]
- Veteran Malayalam film producer Navodaya Appachan passed away at 6:40pm on Monday April 23rd. He was admitted in Lakeshore Hospital Ernakulam for treatment. He was 88 years old.
Appachan, as M C Punnoose is known in the film industry, had produced several mega hit Malayalam movies under the banner of 'Navodaya Productions' and directed some of them.
He had several 'firsts' to his credit in Malayalam, being the maker of the first cinemascope movie (Thacholi Ambu), first 70 mm film (Padayottam) and the first 3D film (My Dear Kuttichathan) in Malayalam.
Appachan was also the producer of the mega-serial 'Bible Ki Kahaniyaan' on Doordarshan.