Actually there are lot of Maharaj’s Ernakulam products in Mollywood. So i dedicate this article to prestigious institute Maharaja’s.
- “If the college gave Mammootty in the 70s,
- National award-winning actor Salim Kumar
“So, Salim Kumar was our trump card when it came to mimicry, mono act and kathaprasangam,” Amal confesses.
- Director who never tasted failure passed out from
- One of the prominent members of the Maharaja’s gang is of course Anwar Rasheed, who rolled out Rajamanikkam and Chota Mumbai.
- “I studied at Maharaja’s from pre-degree to post-graduation. After completing MA (history), I joined Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata and earned my degree in cinematography,” he reveals. Later, he learnt filmmaking from Berlin Film School. Amal held the camera for films including James, Darna Jaroori Hai and Shiva. – Amal, who was the College Union chairman, had also bagged several prizes for still photography during youth festivals.
- Veteran Screen writer. Recently tried as a actor in Director Ashiqs Mammoty movie “Gangster”.
- Thahir still considers Amal as his ultimate guru.
7.Shyju Khalid :
- cinematographer in Bollywood now — was two years senior to him. . So, what’s the secret behind the unique friendship? “None of us believe in the philosophy of ‘you scratch my back
- “Then you’ve Vinod who directed Quotation and Red Salute. He’s now working on a film with Mammotty in the lead.
- Vinu Joseph who directed November Rain are others who studied at Maharaja’s along with Amal and others.
- Who did the cinematography for ‘Bridge’,
one of the 10 that make up Kerala Café, Vinod Veerakumar who cinematographed My Mother’s Laptop,
- Who has assisted Ram Gopal Varma.Likewise Jayakrishnan is working on a Bollywood film
- Meanwhile, Ashiq Abu whose Salt and Pepper has proved to be a runaway hit is in talks with Kollywood and Bollywood filmmakers now. “They want to remake Salt and Pepper,” he reveals. He’s also working on a new film with Mammootty. “It’s titled Gangster,” says Ashiq who did his MA in Islamic History from Maharaja’s in 2002. He just can’t stop praising the freedom the college provided.