G. Aravindam was born in
Kerala. He began his career in the early 1960ís as a cartoonist in the
journal Matrubhoomi. His cartoon series Cheriya Manushyarum Valya
Lokavum (Small Men and the Big World) became very popular with the
readers all over Kerela.
His film career began in 1974 with the film Uttarayanam. Films in
the former part of his career had a strong influence of spiritualism of
satirist Sanjayan and the mystic paintings of K C S Pankcker. His film
career spans to about 15 years. Films made by him were based on various
subjects starting from contemporary issues to mythical stories to
legends to plain and simple history.
Aravindan directed many
movies including Uttarayanam, Kanchan Seeta, Thampu Kummatty, Estheppan,
Pokkuveyil, Chidambaram, Oridhatu, Unni,Vasthuhara. His last film was
Aravindan died on
16th January, 1991.
Aravindan had developed an unique style of social
commentary, which was used in his films. This creative use of films to
tell a statement without sounding created is very akin to what is today
dubbed as pseudo-realism.