Malayalam film director Ajayan, also known as Thoppil Ajayan, was born on April 8, 1950, in Vallikunnam, Alappuzha and died on December 13, 2018, was of note for his only feature film Perumthachan (The Master Carpenter).

His noted film gained positive reviews from industry critics worldwide.

For this, he was the winner of the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director and Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director in 1990.

His film also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film in 1990 and was nominated for the Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1992.

His book The Master Carpenter, author M. T. Vasudevan Nair wrote that Ajayan first approached him for a screenplay of his story Manikkakkallu.

Which never materialise and later he was approached with another dream project Perumthachan.

At that time, M. T. thanks Ajayan for convincing him to write the screenplay for Perumthachan.

During 2010, Ajayan directed the music video based on KumaranAsan’s Chandala-bikshuki – Manjari – Actors Tom George Kolath and Jyothirmayi.

Ajayan passed away at 66 years old.


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