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T. Damodaran
ടി. ദാമോദരൻ
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In 2010
Bornc. 1935
Died28 March 2012 (aged 77)
Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Years active1975–2012

T. Damodaran (Malayalam : ടി. ദാമോദരൻ; c. 1935 – 28 March 2012) was a screenwriter who predominantly worked in Malayalam cinema. [1] [2]



Damodaran wrote the screenplays of films such as Angaadi (1980), Ahimsa (1981), John Jaffer Janardhanan (1982), Ee Nadu (1982), Iniyengilum (1983), Ithiri Poove Chuvanna Poove (1984), Vaartha (1986), Avanazhi (1986), 1921 (1988), Aryan (1988), Arhatha (1990), Inspector Balram (1990), Abhimanyu (1991), Adhwaytham (1992), Jackpot (1993) and Kaalapani (1996) among which the latter won four National Film Awards and seven Kerala State Film Awards. [3]

As a writer and producer he frequently collaborated with directors such as I. V. Sasi and Priyadarshan.[ citation needed ] He also penned for the film Unaroo with director Maniratnam. His daughter, Deedi Damodaran, is also a screenwriter of Malayalam cinema. [4] She made her debut with the film Gulmohar. [5]

Selected filmography

2006 Yes Your Honour V.M. Vinu
2006 Balram vs. Taradas I.V. Sasi
2000 Sradha I.V.Sasi
1999 Megham Priyadarshan
1999 Stalin Shivadas T. S Suresh Babu
1996 Mahathma Shaji Kailas
1996 Kalapani Priyadarshan
1995 Kaattile Thadi Thevarude Aana Haridas
1994 The City I.V. Sasi
1993 Janam Viji Thampi
1993 Jackpot Joemon
1992 Advaitham Priyadarshan
1991 Abhimanyu Priyadarshan
1991 Inspector Balram I.V. Sasi
1990 Aanaval Mothiram G.S.Vijayan
1990 Arhatha I.V. Sasi
1988 Aryan Priyadarshan
1988 1921 I.V. Sasi
1988 Abkari I.V. Sasi
1987 Nalkavala I.V. Sasi
1987 Ithrayum Kaalam I.V. Sasi
1987 Vrutham I.V. Sasi
1987 Adimakal Udamakal I.V. Sasi
1986 Adiverukal P. Anil
1986 Avanazhi I.V. Sasi
1986 Vaartha I.V. Sasi
1985 Angadikkappurath I.V. Sasi
1984 Ithiri Poove Chuvanna Poove Bharathan
1984 Unaroo Manirathnam
1983 Himam Joshy
1983 Kattathe Kilikkoodu Bharathan
1983 America America I.V. Sasi
1983 Iniyenkilum I.V. Sasi
1983 Nanayam I.V. Sasi
1982 Innallenkil Naale I.V. Sasi
1982 Ee Nadu I.V. Sasi
1982 John Jaffer Janardhanan I.V. Sasi
1982 Thadakam I.V. Sasi
1981 Thusharam I.V. Sasi
1981 Ahimsa I.V. Sasi
1981 Hamsa Geetham I.V. Sasi
1980 Kanthavalayam I.V. Sasi
1980 Meen I.V. Sasi
1980 Angaadi I.V. Sasi
1979 Aarattu I.V. Sasi
1976 Ammini Ammavan Hariharan
1975 Love Marriage Hariharan

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