Jun 30, 2009

Lohithadas ... Down the memory lane




( Mallu specific post.. others excuse  please :)  )

          There are some four / five  malayalam movies that I recommend to many non-mallus.. And 'Thaniyavarthanam'  is one among them... And that script is perhaps the best work of Lohithadas , who passed away couple of days ago.. The societal pressures forcing a normal man to lunacy is a masterclass...   The combination of Sibi Malayil & Lohithadas has given some of the best movies to us.. Another notable one among that being 'Kireedom', the national award winning movie.

          I would perhaps place him at the same pedestal as the late Padmarajan..  However, both styles were essentially contrasting though..  
  
As many news articles say, "Lohithadas ini oru orma"  

6 comments:

sandeep said...

gr8 loss! so many good movies ... the ones u mentioned are among his best. another one of my fav is ezhuthapurangal

jaunty said...

almost all his stories were about subtle variations of common man's mind....what beautiful masterpieces!.

the other day, they were showing a recorded interview with sibi malayil and lohi about the making of Kireedam and Chenkol..just listening to how the songs/story evolved through their perspective was a sheer pleasure.

made me miss lohithadas even more!.
kireedam and thaniyavartham are undoubtedly two of his best-the diamonds among the many jewels that he has gifted us.

- ratheesh

Deepak said...

Just watched Dasharatham again last week... Yes.. Malayalees will miss him.

rakuboy said...

what!!! when did he pass away? have got so much caught up in work that I have no idea abt wots happenning arnd me...

Sreejith Kumar said...

Absolutely Ajith. Thaniyavarthanam is a classic. That film was a great combination of powerful script, neat direction, and superb acting skills.

He is in the same league as Padmarajan and Bharathan.

rakuboy said...

I beg to differ from Sreejith.. Padmarajan is in a league of his own.. umcoparable...
[guess, I'm too big a padmarajan fan ;)]