wiki:P.N. Menon

P. N. Menon (director)

  1. N. Menon (1928 – 9 September 2008) was an Indian film director and art director in Malayalam cinema.Born in a poor family in Vadakkaanchery, Kerala, he completed his studies at Thrissur and from School of Art in Chennai. He came to Chennai when he was only 20 years old. He couldn't find any job in Chennai, so travelled to Salem and become a production boy in a Studio. But, after two-and-a-half years, the studio was shut down and went back to Chennai. He got back to sketches, then painting, then doing magazine covers. One of his designing assignments was for one of Producer B. Nagi Reddy's magazines. The production house was so impressed with his talent that when they bought Vahini Studio in 1951, Nagi Reddy's son appointed him as a paid apprentice in the painting department.

He got a job as an art director in an English play produced by the daughter of the then Andhra Chief Minister. They had three performances in Delhi, one for the then Vice president Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, another for Prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the third for Army Chief Field Marshal K M Cariappa. Ninamaninja Kalpadukal was his first movie Malayalam movie as the art director and his debut in the field of film direction in the 60s with the film Rosie (1965).

Filmography Rosie Olavum Theeravum Kuttyedathi Mappusakshi Panimudakku Chembarathi Chaayam Darsanam Gayathri Mazhakkaaru Udayam Kizhakku Thanne Odakkuzhal Taxi Driver Archana Teacher Kadamba Asthram Malamukalile Daivam Padippura Nerkku Nere


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