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Malayalam Film and Television Chamber of Commerce

Malayalam Film and Television Chamber of Commerce

Beeyar Prasad

Writer, Scriptwriter, Playwright, theatre activist, director, lyricist, Kathakali scholar, organizer, presenter and orator – one wonders whether there is any area of culture, scholarship and the arts which Beeyar Prasad has not entered and enriched, winning awards like the Kerala Sahitya Academy award along the way.

He was born in Mankombu, a village of Kuttanad in Alappuzha District in Kerala. He is a Malayalam literature graduate. Though he did not complete his Post Graduation, he was a teacher to Post Graduation students in tutorial colleges.

His career in the visual media began when India’s first private television channel, Asianet came into being. Viewers fell in love with the then young, erudite and highly articulate presenter. They continue to be awed by what he has been doing in the world of theatre, and the new media platforms like the YouTube.

Another area of his mastery is in Kathakali. He had made several speeches about various Attakadhas. He himself written several Attakadhas.
He has proven his mastery in various derivatives of art, literature, fine arts, theatre, music and culture. He is a great scholar in Malayalam language and has sound knowledge of semantics and cadences.

Though he did not learn music in the traditional way, he has a deeper knowledge of all the Ragas than a trained musician. In fact, trained musicians are amazed at his insight into and interpretations of the Ragabhavas.

Beeyar Prasad was the judge of Amrita TV’s reality show “Super Star the Ultimate” and no wonder he has become a favourite judge of the show.

The Malayalam Film and TV Chamber of Commerce is truly privileged to have Beeyar Prasad as the Vice President of the Managing Committee.

In the year 1993 Beeyar Prasad scripted the movie Johny directed by Santhosh Sivan which won Kerala State Film Award for Best Children’s film. In 2001, he acted in “Theerthadanam” written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair together with Jayaram and Suhasini. He made his debut as a lyricist in Malayalam film industry in 2003 through “Kilichundan Mambazham” directed by Priyadarsanan. The music was composed by Vidyasagar. The songs became hits. Later he wrote over 100 film songs and many of them are super hits.