Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of Elangovan

Jul 1, 2013, 6:47:55 AM (10 years ago)



  • Elangovan

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    44Tamil script and dialogue writer in the 40s, 
    55originally named T.K. Thanikachalam. Début 
    6 with Duncan’s seminal Ambikapathy (1937), 
     6with [[Duncan]]’s seminal [[Ambikapathy]] (1937), 
    77followed by several story and script credits for 
    88films which established a new style in film 
    9 melodrama: Raja Chandrasekhar’s Ashok 
    10 Kumar (1941), R.S. Mani’s Kannagi (1942), 
     9melodrama: [[Raja Chandrasekhar]]’s [[Ashok 
     10Kumar]] (1941), R.S. Mani’s [[Kannagi]] (1942), 
    1111Central Studios’ Sivakavi (1943), R.S. Mani’s 
    12 Mahamaya (1944: some accounts credit him 
    13 with direction as well), K. Subramanyam’s 
     12[[Mahamaya]] (1944: some accounts credit him 
     13with direction as well), [[K. Subramanyam]]’s 
    1414Gokula Dasi (1948), S.M. Sreeramulu Naidu’s 
    15 Pavalakkodi (1949), and especially Ramnoth’s 
    16 epic Ezhai Padum Padu (1950). Formerly 
     15Pavalakkodi (1949), and especially [[Ramnoth]]’s 
     16epic [[Ezhai Padum Padu]] (1950). Formerly 
    1717associated with the journal Manikodi whose 
    1818literary idiom he transferred to cinema (cf. 
    19 Kannamba’s monologues in Kannagi). Critic 
     19[[Kannamba]]’s monologues in Kannagi). Critic 
    2020and film-maker K. Hariharan writes: ‘ He 
    2121breathed new fire into film dialogues [with] a 
    2222passion quite removed from the standard 
    2323mythologicals’ and quotes popular scenarist 
    24 A.L. Narayanan as saying that Elangovan and P. 
    25 Neelakantan, ‘were the first real screen writers 
     24A.L. Narayanan as saying that Elangovan and ppP. 
     25Neelakantan[[, ‘were the first real screen writers 
    2626in Tamil’. The literary scripting style was 
    27 adopted later by e.g. A.S.A. Samy in Valmiki 
     27adopted later by e.g. ppA.S.A. Samy[[ in Valmiki 
    2828(1946) and S.D. Sundaram in Kanniyin Kathali 
    2929(1949). it was also an important precursor of 
    30 Annadurai’s later declamatory scripts. Wrote 
    31 Raja Sandow’s Thiruneelakantar (1939), Raja 
     30[[Annadurai]]’s later declamatory scripts. Wrote 
     31[[Raja Sandow]]’s Thiruneelakantar (1939), Raja 
    3232Chandrasekhar’s Arundhati (1943), S. Nottani’s 
    3333Inbavalli (1949), K.S. Gopalakrishnan’s