SIBF 2019: Debut book of Malayalam film director MA Nishad Oru Cinema Pranthanthe Chinthakal on October 31
Renowned Malayalam film director MA Nishad is entering into the Malayalam Literary world by releasing his first book titled: Oru Cinema Pranthante Chinthakal (Thoughts of a Film Buff) on October 31, between 8.30 PM to 9.25 PM at the Writers Forum, Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 (SIBF 2019)
Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman, Sharjah Electricy and Water Authority and Knowledge Ambassador of the UAE will formally release the book published by Olive Publications and T Pathmanaban will receive the first copy. Shahnas MA, Editor of Olive Publications will deliver the welcome speech and speak about the Book Experience, while the Presidential adress will be by Dr. MK Muneer, Chairman of Olive Publications and MLA of Kerala Legislative Assembly. Also, Ashraf Thamarassery and Sheela Paul would speak at the event and the author, MA Nishad will deliver the vote of thanks.
Reacting about the foray into Malayalam Literary World, Nishad said: “I consider my first ever book to be released at SIBF 2019 as a big luck and God’s gift. Those who really inspired me to write includes my long term associate and friend Rahim, Director of Master Vision and my sister Shahnas MA. I took the chance to delve deep into the world of literature with the encouragement given by these two people. Like any debutante writer, I too would have made few mistakes, nevertheless, I am sure, the people of Kerala, who accepted me as a good film maker would appreciate my new vocation as well.”
MA Nishad is into multifarious roles in the Malayalam celluloid world. He is the film director, actor, producer, screenplay writer all rolled into one. Nishad is also the recipient of Kerala State Film Award for the Best Story Writer and Kerala Critics Association Award for the Best Director of Socially Committed Movie in 2017. No wonder then, that this young artist has element of writing in his genes. Just that, Nishad is being more humble by asking the readers to bear with him if he had made any mistakes in the book.
Born on May 13, 1973 in Thiruvananthapuram to PM Kunju Moideen, retired DIG of Police and Nadeeja Moideen, Nishad finished his schooling from Leo XIII HSS School in Alapuzha and Pre Degree at Mar Ivanoios College in Thiruvananthapuram. Later, he pursued graduation in Civil Engineering from TKM College, Kollam only then the film bug bit him.
Nishad’s foray into the Malayalam Tinsel Town with the production of a Malayalam movie called Oraal Mathram in 1997. He went on to produce cinemas such as Dreams in 1999 and Thillana Thillana in 2000. But before all this, Nishad had made his cameo appearance as a child artist in the Malayalam movie, Anthiveyile Ponnu, directed by Radhakrishnan and a host of big stars such as Kamal Hassan, Sukumaran, Lakshmi, KPAC Lalitha, Jagathy Sreekumar had acted in this movie, which was released as early as 1982.
A proponent of making social dramas in the Malayalam horizon, he began his career with Pakal in 2006 and Nagaram in 2007. The following year, he acted in the Suresh Gopi, Mural, Lal and Thilakan starer Aayudham and in 2009, Nishad worked with Suresh Gop and Pasupathy on Vairam: Fight for Justice, which was eventually dubbed into Tamil as Ammu Kolai Vazhakku. In 2018, Nishad produced Kinar, a bilingual flick focusing on the issue of water crisis in a town between the borders of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, starred by Revathi and Jayaprada and this socially committed cinema put Nishad on high pedestal with positive reviews. The movie also fetched him the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Story Writer and Kerala Critics Association Award for the Best Director of Socially Committed Movie in 2017.
After dabbling in film production and direction, Nishad also proved his prowess by donning many powerful characters in a slew of movies. Oru Korean Padam, directed by Sujith S Nair, another movie, She Taxi, Directed by Saji Surendran, Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal directed Dr. Biju, Ore Mukham, Directed by Sajith Jaganathan were few examples. Nishad has completed the works of two movies. One movie he completed is Vakku, directed by Sujith and script written by Madhupal, while the second project is Choolam, directed by Suresh Ammanath and starred by Mala Parvathy. These two movies are expected to be released soon. Even as he is preparing for the release of his book in Sharjah, Nishad is multi-tasking with the scripting of a new Malalayam cinema, Kavitha Studio.