Adieu to filmmaker KG George

Sep 25, 2023 KRR

Acclaimed filmmaker KG George, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 78, conquered the minds of movie buffs with his revolutionary oeuvres created in the 70s and 80s. The maverick filmmaker struck gold through classic films like ‘Yavanika’, ‘Panchavadippalam’, ‘Irakal’ and ‘Aadaminte Vaariyellu’.

He bagged the National Award for his maiden film ‘Swapnadanam’ in 1976. In a career spanning around 40 years, George directed 19 films. Born in Thiruvalla in 1945 May 24, he completed the film direction course from the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. His film journey began as an assistant to director Ramu Karyat of ‘Chemmeen’ fame. George was the scenarist of Karyat-directed ‘Nellu’.

His other major films include ‘Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback’, ‘Mattoral,’ ‘Mela’ and ‘Ulkkadal’. The craftsman’s swan song was ‘Elavamkodu Desam’ in 1998. George produced the Mammootty-starrer ‘Mahanagaram’ (1992), helmed by TK Rajeevkumar. Besides working as the Chairman of KSFDC and MACTA, George was the Jury Chairman of the State Film Award Committee. He was conferred with JC Daniel honour in 2016.

George is survived by wife Salma, who is a playback singer, and two children Arun and Thara.


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