Looks like that opening Rediff had for fact checkers has not been filled yet. Today, while reporting on Adoor Gopalakrishnan being awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award, Rediff Entertainment Bureau wrote
A three-time National Award winner and a Padma Shri, some of Adoor’s most famous films include Swayamvaram, Chemmeen, Elipathayam and Nizhalkuthu.[Phalke award for Adoor]
Chemmeen, based on a novel by Thakazhi Shivashankara Pillai was made by Ramu Kariat. The film had an Adoor connection, but it was the actress Adoor Bhavani.