TOP 25 DIRECTORS IN MALAYALAM MOVIESby shijus-74595 | created - 15 Feb 2017 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
Just a personal choice. Not in any order...
Director | Mathilukal
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is India's most acclaimed contemporary filmmaker. Born in 1941 in Kerala, a state in south India, he belongs to a family with strong links to the performing arts, especially Kathakali, a highly-stylised form of dance drama. From the age of eight Adoor began acting for the stage...
Director | Piravi
Shaji Neelakantan Karun was born on new years day 1950 as the eldest son of Mr. N. Karunakaran and Mrs. Chandramati in Kollam district of the state of Kerala, India. The family moved to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state in 1963. He did his schooling in Palkkulangara H.S., and took a ...
Writer | Oridathoru Phayalwan
P. Padmarajan was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam, along with Bharathan, in the 1980s, which created films that were widely ...
Director | Thevar Magan
Bharathan was born on November 14, 1947 in Vadakkancheri, Trichur, Kerala, British India. He was a director and art director, known for Thevar Magan (1992), Thakara (1980) and Prayanam (1975). He was married to K.P.A.C. Lalitha. He died on July 29, 1998 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.
10. I.V. Sasi
Director | Eeta
I.V. Sasi was born in 1946 in Kerala, British India as Irruppam Veedu Sasidaran. He was a director and producer, known for Eeta (1978), Itha Ivide Vare (1977) and Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985). He was married to Seema. He died on October 24, 2017 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
15. Lal Jose
Director | Kerala Cafe
Lal Jose, a proficient Indian film maker, was born in Valapad in Thrissur district, Kerala to Jose and Lilly. Later the family moved to Ottapalam owing to personal commitments. Lal Jose did his schooling at NSS KPT School and NSS College Ottapalam. He is married to Leena. The couple has two ...
16. T. Hariharan
Director | Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja
Hariharan entered the Malayalam film industry in 1965, and has so far directed more than 60 films, many of which were highly successful both commercially and critically. His movies have mostly explored the complexities of social issues and human relationships, set in the backdrop of Kerala's rich ...
20. Rajeev Ravi
Cinematographer | Gangs of Wasseypur
Rajeev Ravi is an Indian cinematographer. A 1997 graduate from FTII, Pune, he has worked with director Anurag Kashyap several times. He has operated the camera for many Hindi films as well as Malayalam films. He first assisted in the Malayalam film, Pranayavarnangal. His first independent work is ...
Renjith is a writer and director, known for Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha (2009), Indian Rupee (2011) and Spirit (2012).
22. Aashiq Abu
Producer | Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Aashiq Abu is an Indian film director, producer and actor. He was born in Kochi, Keala in the year 1978 to C.M. Abu and Jameela Abu. Aashiq Abu did his graduation from Maharajas College, Ernakulam, where he was an active member for student union for consecutive years. He married Malayalam actress ...