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Sathyan Anthikkad
Born January 3, 1954 (1954-01-03) (age 56)
Travancore-Cochin, India
Occupation Director, Screenwriter
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Nirmala

Sathyan Anthikkad is a Malayali Indian film director and screenwriter known primarily for his family based mainstream movies. He has created many hits, especially when working with Sreenivasan as the scriptwriter. His popular films include T.P. Balagopalan M.A. (1986), Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (1986), Nadodikkattu (1987), Thalayanamanthram (1990), Sandesham (1991), and Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999).

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Personal life

Sathyan was born in 1954 January 3 in Anthikkad, Thrissur, Kerala. He was born in a prominent Ezhava family to M.V. Krishnan and M.K. Kalyani. === Family === Wife: Nirmala Sathyan

Children: Arun(Assistant Manager, Nerolac), Akhil(engineer), Anoop Anthikad, (currently perusing film and video design at National Institute of Design (NID)], Ahmedabad.)

His latest malayalam film is Bhagyadevatha.

Career

In 1973, Sathyan debuted as Assistant Director in Rekha Cine Arts. He turned to writing lyrics and penned about 100 popular malayalam film songs. He wrote the following famous songs:

Oru Nimisham Tharoo Ninnilaliyan (Sindooram, 1976, Composer: A.T. Ummer)
Yaminee Neeyunaroo (Agni Vyooham, 1979, Composer: A.T. Ummer)
Tharake Mizhiyithalil Kanneerumayi (Choola, 1979, Composer: Raveendran)
Manasa Devi (Dhruvasangamam, 1981, Composer: Raveendran)
Sharathkaala Megham (Dhruvasangamam, 1981, Composer: Raveendran)
O Mrudale (Njan Ekananu, 1982, Composer: M.G. Radhakrishnan)
Pranaya Vasantham Thaliraniyumbol (Njan Ekananu, 1982, Composer: M.G. Radhakrishnan)
Kannodu Kannaya Swapnangal (Kaliyil Alpam Karyam, 1984, Composer: Raveendran)
Manatharil Ennum (Kaliyil Alpam Karyam, 1984, Composer: Raveendran)
Manasse Ninte Maninoopurangal (Veruthe Oru Pinakkam, 1984, Composer: Raveendran)
Aalolam Chanchadum (Aduthaduthu, 1984, Composer: Raveendran)
Illikkadum Chellakkattum (Aduthaduthu, 1984, Composer: Raveendran)
Thanka Noopuramo (Thooval Kottaram, 1996, Composer: Johnson)
Viswam Kakkunna Nadha (Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal, 1999, Composer: Johnson)

Though he was successful as a lyricist, his wish was to become a director. To fulfil that, he became assistant director to Dr. Balakrishnan. Sathyan kickstarted his film direction with Kurukkante Kalyanam in 1982 [1] and there was no turning back. He teamed up with Sreenivasan and made some of the most memorable films in Malayalam film history, with Sreenivasan as the screenwriter. Thalayanamanthram, Nadodikkattu and Sandesam are some of the films born from the team, with socially relevant matters in a comic touch. Sathyan made two novels into films:Appunni starring Superstar Mohanlal which was a film adaptation of V. K. N.'s novel and Irattakkuttikalude Achan starring Jayaram and Manju Warrier, which was an adaptation of C. V. Balakrishnan's novel.[2] Of late, he has ventured into screenwriting and made films like Rasathanthram and Vinodayathara, Innathe chinta vishayam and Bhagyadevatha with credits of story, dialogues, screenplay. He is a pet of family filmgoers because of his selection of plots in family-life background having social relevance and because of his comedic tastes[1]. He has often asked maestro Ilayaraja to set scores for his films. They teamed up in films like Achuvinte Amma, Manassinakkare, Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal, Rasathanthram, Vinodayathara, Innathe chinta vishayam and Bhagyadevatha. Many of the tracks from the albums were chart busters. His latest film Bhagyadevatha released on April 24, 2009. His 50th film will start shooting on January 27th, with Mamta Mohandas in lead role, the story and screen play are also from sathyan sir.Now people wanted to see satyan and Sreeni comming together for sandasham 2. Also lal Sreeni and satyan combination.

Lyrics

Sathyan turned to writing lyrics and penned about 100 popular malayalam film songs. Click here to play.

Filmography

Year Title Cast
1982 Kurukkante Kalyaanam (Fox's Marriage) Sukumaran, Jagathi Sreekumar, Madhavi, Mohanlal (Guest)
1983 Kinnaaram (Small Talk) Sukumaran, Nedumudi Venu, Poornima Jayaram, Mammootty(Guest)
1983 Mandanmaar Londonil (Fools in London) Sukumaran, Nedumudi Venu, Jalaja
1984 Veruthe Oru Pinakkam (Silly Quarrel) Nedumudi Venu, Poornima Jayaram
1984 Appuni Nedumudi Venu, Bharath Gopi, Mohanlal, Menaka, Sukumari
1984 Kaliyil Alpam Kaaryam (Some Seriousness in Game) Mohanlal, Rahman, Jagathi Sreekumar, Lizy
1984 Aduthaduthu (Nearby) Mohanlal, Rahman
1985 Adhyaayam Onnu Muthal (From Chapter One) Mohanlal, Madhavi
1985 Gayathri Devi Ente Amma (Gayathri Devi, My Mother) Bharath Gopi, Mohanlal, Rahman, Seema
1986 Pappan Priyappetta Pappan (Pappan, Dear Pappan) Mohanlal, Rahman, Lizy
1986 T. P. Balagopalan M.A. Mohanlal, Shobana
1986 Gaandhinagar 2nd Street Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Karthika
1986 Sanmanasullavarkku Samaadhaanam (Peace for Good Minded) Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Karthika
1987 Sreedharante Onaam Thirumurivu (Sreedharan's First Blessed Wound) Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Neena Kurup, Innocent
1987 Naadodikkaattu (The Nomad Wind) Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Thilakan, Shobana, Innocent
1988 Kudumbapuranam (Family History) Balachandra Menon, Thilakan, Ambika
1988 Pattanapravesham (Entering the Town) Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Karamana Janardanan Nair, Thilakan, Ambika, Innocent
1988 Ponmuttayidunna Thaaraavu ( The Goose who Lays Golden Eggs) Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Urvashi, Innocent, Karamana Janardanan Nair
1989 Lal Americayil (Lal in America) Mohanlal, Prem Nazir
1989 Varvelppu (Welcoming) Mohanlal, Revathi, Murali, Sreenivasan, Mamukkoya, Innocent
1989 Artham (Meaning) Mammootty, Saranya Ponvannan, Jayaram, Murali, Sreenivasan, Parvathy
1989 Mazhavilkkaavady (Rainbow Festival) Jayaram, Innocent, Sithara, Urvashi
1990 Sasneham (With Love) Balachandra Menon , Shobana, Innocent
1990 Kalikkalam (Play Ground) Mammootty, Murali, Sreenivasan, Shobana, Innocent
1990 Thalayanamanthram Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Urvashi, Innocent
1991 Ennum Nanmakal (Good Wishes Always) Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Shanthi Krishna, Innocent
1991 Kanalkkaattu (Wind from Embers) Mammootty, Urvashi, Murali, Jayaram (Guest), Innocent
1991 Sandhesham (Message) Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Thilakan, Innocent
1992 My Dear Muthachan (My Dear Grandpa) Thilakan, Jayaram, Murali, Sreenivasan, Innocent
1992 Snehasaagaram (Ocean of Love) Murali, Manoj K Jayan, Urvashi
1993 Samooham (Society) Suhasini, Suresh Gopi, Manoj K Jayan, Sreenivasan
1993 Golaanthara Vaartha (Global News) Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Shobana
1994 Pingaami (Successor) Mohanlal, Sukumaran, Kanaka, Innocent
1995 No.1 Snehatheeram Banglore North (No.1 Love shore Banglore North ) Mammootty, Thilakan, Priya Raman, Innocent
1996 Thoovalkottaram (The Feather Palace) Jayaram, Manju Warrier, Sukanya, Murali, Innocent
1997 Irattakuttikalude Achan (Father of Twins) Jayaram, Manju Warrier, Murali, Sreenivasan,Kavya Madhavan
1997 Oraal Maathram (The Only One) Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Thilakan,Kavya Madhavan
1999 Veendum Chila Veettu Kaaryangal (Again Some Family Matters) Jayaram, Thilakan, Samyuktha Varma
2000 Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (Small Happiness') Jayaram , Lakshmi Gopalaswamy,Kavya Madhavan, Innocent
2001 Narendran Makan Jayakaanthan Vaka (Of Jayakaanthan, S/o Narendran) Kunchacko Boban, Sreenivasan, Samyuktha Varma, Asin, Innocent
2002 Yathrakkarude Sradhakku (Passengers Attention Please) Jayaram, Innocent, Soundarya
2003 Manassinakkare (Across the Mind) Jayaram, Sheela, Nayan Thara, Innocent
2005 Achuvinte Amma (Achu's Mother) Narain, Urvashi, Meera Jasmine, Innocent
2006 Rasathanthram (Chemistry) Mohanlal, Meera Jasmine, Bharath Gopi ,Mukesh, Innocent
2007 Vinodayathra (The Tour) Dileep, Meera Jasmine, Mukesh, Murali, Innocent, Mamukkoya, Nedumudi Venu, K.P.A.C. Lalitha
2008 Innathe Chintha Vishayam (Thought of the day) Mohanlal, Meera Jasmine, Mukesh, Vijayaraghavan, Sukanya, Mohini, Innocent, Mamukkoya
2009 Bhagyadevatha (Goddess of Fortune) Jayaram, Kaniha, Narain, Innocent, Mamukkoya, K.P.A.C. Lalitha
2010 un named (un named) Jayaram, Mamukkoya, Innocent

Awards

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Asianet Film Awards

References

External links

   Sathyan Anthikad fans blog :- www.sathyanfans.com
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