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Born
Antony Basker Raj

(1930-06-25)25 June 1930
Died 24 October 2020(2020-10-24) (aged 90)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Other names A. Bhaskar Raj (in Sinhala cinema)
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1951–1986
Children Saranya Ponvannan (daughter)

Antony Basker Raj (25 June 1930 – 23 August 2020), also known as A. Bhaskar Raj, was an Indian director of Malayalam movies.

Career

From 1951 to 1960, he directed ten Singalese (Sinhala) movies followed by directing 65 Malayalam movies from 1963 until 1984. He also directed two Tamil movies. He was the father of National Award-winning actress Saranya Ponvannan, who is a leading actress in Tamil cinema. A. B. Raj was the Second Unit Assistant Director of The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean.

Death

He died on 23 August 2020 due to a heart attack at the age of 90.

Filmography

Malayalam movies

  • Ormikkan Omanikkan (1985)
  • Manase Ninakku Mangalam (1984)
  • Ningalil Oru Sthree (1984)
  • Thaalam Thettiya Tharattu (1983)
  • Aakrosam (1982)
  • Kazhu Maram (1982)
  • Adima Changala (1981)
  • Agni Saram (1981)
  • Vazhikal Yaathrakkar (1981)
  • Kalam Kaathu Ninnilla (1979)
  • Irumbazhikal (1979)
  • Kazhukan (1979)
  • Aana Kalari (1978)
  • Avakaasham (1978)
  • Kanal Kattakal (1978)
  • Prarthana (1978)
  • Raju Rahim (1978)
  • Society Lady (1978)
  • Aval Oru Devaalayam (1977)
  • Bharya Vijayam (1977)
  • Kaduvaye Pidicha Kiduva (1977)
  • Chirikudukka (1976)
  • Light House (1976)
  • Prasadam (1976)
  • Seemantha Puthran (1976)
  • Ashthami Rohini (1975)
  • Chief Guest (1975)
  • Chumadu Darling (1975)
  • Oomana Kunju (1975)
  • Soorya Vamsam (1975)
  • Tourist Bungalow (1975)
  • Honeymoon (1974)
  • Rahasyarathri (1974)
  • Agnathavasam (1973)
  • Football Champion (1973)
  • Pacha Nottukal (1973)
  • Sasthram Jayichu Manushyan Thottu (1973)
  • Kalippava (1972)
  • Nirthasala (1972)
  • Sambhavami Yuge Yuge (1972)
  • 'Marunnattil Oru Malayali' (1971)
  • Neethi (1971)
  • Ezhuthatha Katha (1970)
  • Lottery Ticket (1970)
  • Danger Biscuit (1969)
  • Kannoor Deluxe (1969)
  • Kaliyalla Kalyanam (1968)

Tamil movies

  • Thulli Odum Pullimaan (1971)
  • Kai Niraya Kasu (1974)

Sinhala movies

  • Prema Tharagaya (1953)
  • Ahankara Sthree (1954)
  • Perakadoru Bena (1955)
  • Ramyalatha (1956)
  • Sohoyuro (1958)
  • Vana Mohini (1958)

See also

  • List of Malayalam films from 1971 to 1975
  • List of Malayalam films from 1976 to 1980
  • List of Malayalam films from 1981 to 1985
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