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Indian Famous Personality Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is the noted Producer and Director of Malayalam films who pioneered the film society movement in Kerala and set up India's first cooperative for the production, distribution and exhibition of artistic films. His most noteworthy films are Swayamvara (1972), Kodiyettam(1977), Elippathayam (1981), Mukhamukham (1984), Anantharam (1987), Mathilukal(1989), Vidheyan (1993) and Kathapurushan (1995). His film Swayamvara won four National Awards in 1972 (Best Film, Best Director, Best Photography and Best Actress) while Anantaram brought him the Best Director Award in 1988. Among the many documentaries made by Adoor Gopalakrishnan is Eau Ganga, an impressionistic film that won the Grand Prix at the Cinema du Reel festival in France.

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