TOP 25 DIRECTORS IN MALAYALAM MOVIES

by shijus-74595 | created - 15 Feb 2017 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

Just a personal choice. Not in any order...

1. Adoor Gopalakrishnan

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...

2. Shaji N. Karun

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 ...

3. T.V. Chandran

Director | Dany

T.V. Chandran was born on November 23, 1950 in Thalassery, Kerala, India. He is a director and writer, known for Dany (2002), Ponthan Mada (1994) and Alicinte Anweshanam (1989).

4. K.G. George

Director | Ee Kannikoodi

K.G. George was born in 1946 in Changanacheri, Kerala, British India as Kulakkatil Geevarghese George. He is a director and writer, known for Ee Kannikoodi (1990), Adaminte Variyellu (1983) and Lekhayude Maranam: Oru Flashback (1983).

5. Ramu Kariat

Director | Chemmeen

Ramu Kariat was born on February 1, 1928 in Engandiyur, Kerala, India. He was a director and writer, known for Chemmeen (1965), Minnaminungu (1957) and Nellu (1974). He died on February 10, 1979 in Trivandrum, Kerala.

7. Fazil

Director | Manichitrathazhu

Fazil was born in 1953 in Alleppey, Kerala, India. He is a writer and director, known for Manichitrathazhu (1993), Poove Poochudava (1985) and Killer (1992).

8. P. Padmarajan

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 ...

9. Bharathan

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.

11. Kamal

Director | Celluloid

Kamal was born on November 28, 1957 in Thrissur, Kerala, India as Kamaluddin. He is a director and writer, known for Celluloid (2013), Megamalhar (2001) and Ulladakkam (1991). He is married to Saburabi. They have two children.

12. Priyadarshan

Director | Kanchivaram

Priyadarshan was born as Priyadarshan Nair. He is a director and writer, known for Kanchivaram (2008), Hera Pheri (2000) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007). He is married to Lizy. They have two children.

13. Sibi Malayil

Director | Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum

Normally uses a formula of family stories with emotional twists in his movies.

14. A.K. Lohithadas

Writer | Thaniyavartanam

A.K. Lohithadas was born on May 10, 1955 in Chalakudy, Kerala, India as Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas. He was a writer and director, known for Thaniyavartanam (1987), Kasthuriman (2003) and Joker (2000). He died on June 28, 2009 in Kochi, Kerala.

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 ...

17. P.N. Menon

Director | Asthram

Before taking up film directing, completed his studies at the Trichur School of Art, and then went to work in the Madras film industry taking up various positions like set-painter, visual artist and poster designer.

18. Blessy

Director | Thanmathra

Blessy is an assistant director and director, known for Thanmathra (2005), Pranayam (2011) and Kaazhcha (2004).

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 ...

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 ...

23. Sathyan Anthikad

Director | Njan Prakashan

Sathyan Anthikad is known for his work on Njan Prakashan (2018), Ennum Eppozhum (2015) and Vinodayathra (2007).

25. Joshiy

Director | Lion

26. Dileesh Pothan

Director | Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum

Dileesh Pothan is an actor and assistant director, known for Thondi Muthalum Driksakshiyum (2017), Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016) and 22 Female Kottayam (2012).



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