GopalakrishnanPalakkad: Noted director and scriptwriter V.R. Gopalakrishnan was found dead in his house at Ramanathapuram in Palakkad on Monday.  Gopalakrishnan is the scriptwriter of the superhit film "Vandanam" directed by Priyadarshan. He had also penned the script for films Dheem Tharikida Thom, Azhikkorumuthu,Chakkikkotha Chankaran, Kauthuka Varthakal, Cheppu, Kaushalam, Cabinet, Thoovalapookkal, Shobhanam, Pilots, Ee Parakkum Thalika, Anukudumbam.com, Kalyanakkurimanam and Hai.  Gopalakrishnan is a friend and classmate of director Priyadarshan.

Gopalakrishnan directed the films Bharya, Kazhchakkappuram and Kakkathollayiram and was the assistant director of Ishtam, Akkara Akkare Akkare, Vellanakalude Nadu, Nayakan, Parayanum Vayya Parayathirikkanum Vayya and Thatthamme Poocha Poocha.

He is survived by his wife and two sons. The cremation will take place on Tuesday.