Jeyamohan, also known as B. Jeyamohan was born on the 22nd April of 1962 in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. He is an acclaimed writer and a literary critic in the South Indian film Industry. He is best known for Vishnupuram, a fantasy film set in the backdrop of Indian Mythology and Philosophy. He later started the adaptation of Mahabharatha in the modern form. His novels include Thodarum Nizhalin Kural, Rubber, Kaadu, Kanyakumari, Kotrvai, Eazhaam Ulagam and Pani Manithan. His works have been mostly influenced by humanitarian thinkers M K Gandhi and Tolstoy. Jeyamohan can interpret and re-examine the essence of India’s classic traditions and rich literary due to his experience in traveling around the world. Jeyamohan has to credit till now ten volumes of short plays, nine novels, five biographies, thirteen literary criticisms, three volumes on Christian and Hindu philosophy and, six introductions to western and Indian Literature. He has written screenplays for three Tamil and Malayalam movies. He is at ease with both Tamil and Malayalam, which he owes to his upbringing in the district of Kanyakumari. The Malayalam Film, Ozhimuri penned by him was based on the lifestyle of Nair families in Kanyakumari. It had won him much acclaim in the cinema world. Jeyamohan was born to Vishalakshi and Bahuleyan Pillai in Arumanai, Tamil Nadu. His mother hailed from an intellectual family, on the other hand his father was a clerk in a registrar office. Jeyamohan lived with his parents. His first publication was released during his schooldays, and it was in a children’s magazine, Ratnabala.
Recently Jeyamohan was nominated for the Padma Bhushan for his contributions in the film world, but he deliberately turned down the award, saying that he didn’t want to be included in the pro-Hindutva category. He thanked the government for their novel thought to honor him but didn’t want to get tagged as an agent of Hindutva. Jeyamohan had written about Anna Hazare, even before latter had achieved recognition during the famous anti-graft movement. In the year 2009, he published essays ‘Indraya Gandhi’, which examined the relevance of Mahatma’s ideal and methods in today’s India. In the series, Jeyamohan sought to explain how Anna Hazare and his likes were continuing the fight to achieving equality and freedom. His works also concentrated on Jan Lokpal bill and anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare. He also explained Hazare’s adoption of Gandhian ethics in all his methodologies. In 2008, Jeyamohan also found himself embroiled in a controversy revolving a satire on
Sivaji Ganesan and M G Ramachandran, which eventually resulted in hate campaigns against him. He was also not cornering the literary status given to M Karunanidhi. This further heightened the ire of the party workers.