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Malayalam Film and Television Chamber of Commerce

Malayalam Film and Television Chamber of Commerce

Alamcode Leelakrishnan

Alamcode Leelakrishnan was born on 1st February, 1960 to Vengath Balakrishnan Nambiar and Manappadi Lakshmikutty Amma in Alamcode village in Ponnani Taluk, Malappuram District.

Even in his school days he used to write poems and articles for several periodicals in Malayalam. He passed his B.Com degree from Ponnani M.E.S. College, Kozhikode University, in 1981. After graduation he joined the Malabar Grameen Bank as an officer.

Alamcode Leelakrishnan is a poet, lyricist, script writer, orator and judge in literary reality shows. He is the State President of Yuva Kalasahithi, a cultural organisation affiliated to the Kerala state CPI. He is also a committee member of the Thunchan Memorial Trust and Research Centre.

He first appeared on the public stage as a storyteller (Kadhaprasangam artiste). Leelakrishnan’s cultural study book “Through the Shores of Nila” Published in 1993, has since been made into a documentary series by Doordarshan. He has made study trips to different parts of Kerala and is also an independent journalist.
He regularly contributes poems and articles to periodicals. He has written stories, screenplays and songs for a few Malayalam films including, Thilakkam and Eakantham. Leelakrishnan is one of the judges of the poetic singing reality show Mambazham, which is being broadcast on Kairali TV.

The story of the movie Thilakkam (2003 movie starring Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Nedumudi Venu, Thiagarajan, Jagathy Sreekumar, KPAC Lalitha, Harisree Ashokan, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Salim Kumar, Bhavana, Kochu Preman, Cochin Haneefa, Nishant Sagar, Bindu Panicker, Mamukkoya, and Subbhalakshmi directed by Jayaraj and produced by Anish Varma) was written by Alamcode Leelakrishnan.

He also wrote the story, script and dialogues for the movies Ekantham (2006 movie starring Thilakan, Murali, Salim Kumar, Manoj K. Jayan, Madhupal, Meera Vasudev and Shobha Mohan directed by Madhu Kaithapram and produced by Antony Joseph) and Kavyam (2009 movie starring Suresh Gopi, Navya Nair, Manoj K. Jayan, Vijayaraghavan and Kaviyoor Ponnamma directed by Anish Varma and produced by Saji Kadambazhipuram.)

The movie Ekantham received two national awards; first Indira Gandhi Award for best Debut film of a Director to Madhu Kaithapram and second Special Jury Award to Thilakan. It also got the Special Jury Award to Madhu Kaithapram in Kerala State Film Awards 2006 and the best Script award to Alamcode Leelakrishnan from All Kerala Film Audience Council.

He has written lyrics for several plays and films like Orissa, Nikah, Ormakalum Swapnanagalum, Salala Mobiles and Mahayanam. He has also made a few documentaries. He has made a long cultural travel documentary for Kairali TV titled Ee Puzhayum Kadannu.

List of important books

1. Nilayude Theerangaliloode (D.C. Books)
2. P yude Pranayapapangal (Mulberry / Mathrubhumi Books)
3. Nilasadhakam (Collection of poems published by Mulberry Books)
4. Manushyane Thodunna Vakku (D.C. Books)
5. Keraleeya Nadodikkadhakal (Lipi / Mulberry Books)
6. Thathrikuttiyude Smarthavicharam (Mathrubhumi Books)
7. Valluvanadan Poorakkazchakal (D.C. Books)
8. Ekantham (Thirakkadha published by D.C. Books)
9. Cyber Nilavu (Collection of poems published by Mathrubhumi Books)
10. M.T. – Desam, Viswasam, Puravruthangal (D.C. Books)

Awards and Accolodes (Partial List)

1. 2000 – Premji Puraskaram to Nilasadhakam
2. 2007 – Kunjunni Master Puraskaram for Comprehensive Contribution to Malayalam Literature
3. Gireesh Puthancheri Puraskaram
4. V. Sambasivan Puraskaram of Kuwait Kala Trust
5. O.K.R. Puraskaram
6. K.B. Menon Kavya Puraskaram
7. Abu Dhabi Yuva Kalasahithi Kambisseri Award
8. Muscat Indian Social Centre’s Pravasa Kairali Literary Award
He travels a lot in India and abroad attending literary festivals as Chief Guest, speaking at seminars and discourses and delivering key note speeches.

In 2003 he National Poets’ Meet at Gulati and in 2011 he attended the Akashavani National Meet at Varanasi representing Malayalam.

He is married to Been K., who is the Principal of Government Higher Secondary School, Alamcode. They have two children, Kavitha and Vinay Krishnan. Their daughter Kavitha is married to Sreedev, who is a short story writer. They live in ‘Kavitha’ at Alamcode village of Ponnani Taluk in Malappuram District, Kerala.

The Malayalam Film and TV Chamber of Commerce is really privileged to have the multitalented poet, freelance journalist, script writer, and orator Alamcode Leelakrishan as an Advisory Board Member.