Kerala’s one film wonder Ajayan dead

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ajayan, who shot into fame with the only film that he directed “Perunthachen” (master carpenter), died here on Thursday, said his colleague and veteran character actor Nedumudi Venu. Ajayan breathed his last at a private hospital here after a cardiac arrest, Venu said.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
Venu said it was always a mystery that Ajayan failed to make more movies.
“He was certainly immensely talented but do not know what and where he got stuck. He was my junior in college and we have had a very long association.”
Son of the legendary Malayalam playwright, screenwriter and film director, Thoppil Bhasi, Ajayan began his film career under his father and later worked as associate director to legends like Padmarajan and Bharathan.