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T. E. Vasudevan

T. E. Vasudevan
Born (1917-07-16)16 July 1917
Tripunithura, Cochin (now Kerala, India)
Died 30 December 2014(2014-12-30) (aged 97)
Panampilly Nagar, Ernakulam
Occupation Film producer, film distributor
Parent(s) A. Sankara Menon
T. Esoda Amma
Awards J. C. Daniel Award (Highest Film Award)
Rotary International Lifetime achievement award
Chalachitra Ratna Award
World Malayalee Council Lifetime Achievement Award

T. E. Vasudevan (16 July 1917 – 30 December 2014) was an Indian film producer, who worked mainly in Malayalam cinema.

Biography

Vasudevan was born to A. Sankara Menon and T. Esoda Amma on 16 July 1917. At 21, T. E. Vasudevan entered the Kerala film industry as an exhibitor in Tripunithura in Ernakulam District.[1]

As a pioneering film distributor in Kerala, Vasudevan started a film distribution office, Associated Pictures (P) Ltd. at Tripunithura in 1940. In less than 10 years he had brought to Kerala more than a 1,000 feature films in different languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Canarese and Sinhalese and became one of the prominent film distributor of the State.[2]

Vasudevan was the founder member of Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce in 1955 and served as president between 1995 and 96. He was founder president of Malayala Chalachitra Parishad Madras in 1968 and served it in the same capacity for 10 consecutive years. He was founder member of Kerala Film Producers Association at Ernakulam in 1989 and served as its president for four years.

He was a member in the Executive Committee of South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce at Madras between 1955–1980. He was also a member in Raw Film Steering Committee Madras for five years. He worked for five years to compile a history of the Malayalam Film Industry from the period 1928 to 2000, under the auspices of Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce. Kerala State Chalachitra Academy took the responsibility of printing and publishing his work in book form with him and the chairman of the Academy as joint editors. Though the Academy has released a CD Rom including details from his work, the book is yet to be published.[3]

He died on 30 December 2014 at his residence in Panampilly Nagar, Kochi, following age-related illness.[4][5][6]

Malayalam filmography

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List of Malayalam films produced by T. E. Vasudevan.[7]

Movie Year Director
Amma 1952 K. Vembu
Ashadeepam 1953 G. R. Rao
Snehaseema 1954 S. S. Rajan
Nair Pidicha Pulival 1958 P. Bhaskaran
Njanasundari 1961 K. S. Sethumadhavan
Viyarppinte Vila 1962 M. Krishnan Nair
Puthiya Akasam Puthiya Bhoomi 1962 M. S. Mani
Sathyabhama 1963 M. S. Mani
Bharthavu 1964 M. Krishnan Nair
Kuttikkuppayam 1964 M. Krishnan Nair
Kalyana Photo 1964 J. D. Thottan
Kavyamela 1965 M. Krishnan Nair
Archana 1966 K. S. Sethumadhavan
Pinchuhridhayam 1966 M. Krishnan Nair
Sthanarthi Saramma 1966 K. S. Sethumadhavan
Kottayam Kolacase 1967 K. S. Sethumadhavan
Cochin Express 1967 M. Krishnan Nair
Bharyamar Sookshikkuka 1968 K. S. Sethumadhavan
Padunna Puzha 1968 M. Krishnan Nair
Danger Biscuit 1969 A. B. Raj
Ezhuthatha Kadha 1970 A. B. Raj
Lottery Ticket 1970 A. B. Raj
Marunnattil Oru Malayali 1971 A. B. Raj
Maya 1972 Ramu Kariat
Sasthram Jayichu Manushyan Thottu 1973 A. B. Raj
Football Champion 1973 A. B. Raj
Madhurappathinezhu 1975 Hariharan
Sexilla Stundilla 1976 B. N. Prakash
Priyamvada 1976 K. S. Sethumadhavan
Thirumulkazhcha 1976 P. Viswanath
Kaduvaye Pidicha Kiduva 1977 A. B. Raj
Yatheem 1977 M. Krishnan Nair
Ashokavanam 1978 M. Krishnan Nair
Kudumbam Namukku Sreekovil 1978 Hariharan
Jimmy 1979 Melattoor Rama Varma
Ellaam Ninakku Vendi 1981 J. Sasikumar
Maniyara 1984 M. Krishnan Nair
Manithali 1984 M. Krishnan Nair
Kaalam Maari Kadha Maari 1987 M. Krishnan Nair

Awards

The following of his Malayalam films have won National Film Awards though T. E. Vasudevan never went to New Delhi to accept the award. Also in 1970, Vasudevan announced that he would cease submitting films for National Awards to make way for new comers.

References

  1. ^ "Cinema is his world". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cinema is his world". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cinema is his world". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Malayalam Film Producer Vasudevan Dead". Outlook. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Noted film producer T E Vasudevan dies". Mathrubhumi. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  6. ^ "ചലച്ചിത്ര നിര്‍മ്മാതാവ് ടി.ഇ വാസുദേവന്‍ അന്തരിച്ചു". Indiavision. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  7. ^ "List of Malayalam Movies produced by TE Vasudevan". Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "WINNERS OF THE J.C. DANIEL AWARD – Kerala Chalachitra Academy". Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "T E Vasudevan honoured as a legend in Centenary of Indian Cinema – Hong Kong Herald". Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Malayalam Foundation". Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Cinema is his world". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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