A documentary is within the works to commemorate the unflagging contribution of the 87-year-old Sivan, to the varied fields of photo-journalism, theatre, newspaper columns, children’s films , screenplays, documentaries besides the certain and steady growth of South Dravidian cinema.
The documentary commissioned by the Kerala Media Academy is being helmed by his son, the celebrated camera operator and film producer, Santosh Sivan, United Nations agency has won eleven National Awards ever since he graduated from the Film and tv Institute of Republic of India, Pune. Over the decades, his father has won the next count of international, national and state-level awards.
Last week, the sixtieth day of the oldest extant picture studio established in Thiruvananthapuram by the multi-faceted Sivan, was celebrated with relish and pride by his employees and students.
While Wikipedia furnishes intensive details on Santosh Sivan, there’s no page on his father Sivan, a reputation that incidentally denotes thirty days of the spring season. Among different myriad aspects, it’ll be up to the documentary to record the very fact that Sivan Sr was a pioneering news-journalist of the immediate post-independence years as he half-track political events, and personalities tenaciously and was counseled by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. His photos appeared in Life, Span, Newsweek, Malayala Manorama, Mathrabhumi, and much each national daily.