B. Unnikrishnan

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B. Unnikrishnan
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Born Unnikrishnan Bhaskaran Pillai
(1970-08-14) 14 August 1970 (age 44)
Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
Residence Cochin, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Rajeswari Menon

B Unnikrishnan (born August 14, 1970) is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in Malayalam cinema.[1] After completing his post graduation in English Literature, he took M. Phil from M G University with first rank in 1991. He started publishing his writings on literature, politics and culture during the early 90's. He, along with V C Haris, edited a series of books on postmodernism which was published by DC Books. He started his career as a screenwriter in 2000 by writing Jalamarmaram which won him the Kerala State Award for the best screenplay in 2000. This was followed by Cover Story and two films directed by Shaji Kailas: Sivam and The Tiger. He directed his first film, Smart City in 2006. He continued directing including the films, Madambi and Grandmaster.[1]

Unnikrishnan is involved in organisational activities in Malayalam cinema and was the General Secretary of Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) for a long time[quantify] before resigning from the federation. His resignation was rejected by the General Council of FEFKA who asked him to continue till the next election in 2013. In 2013, the newly elected General Council of FEFKA unanimously re-elected him as General Secretary. Unnikrishnan is a member of the advisory committee of Cine Workers' Welfare Board and the director of Saamskaarika Khemanidhi in Kerala. In January 2014, at the National Conference of All Indida Film Employees Confederation in Mumbai, he was unanimously elected as the General Secretary of AIFEC. He became the first Keralite elected to this venerable post.[2]


Year Film Scriptwriter Director Cast
1998 Jalamarmaram Himself T. K. Rajeev Kumar Ashwin Thampi, Gayatri
2000 Cover Story G. S. Vijayan Suresh Gopi, Tabu, Biju Menon, Nedumudi Venu
2002 Shivam Shaji Kailas Biju Menon, Nandini, Saikumar
2005 The Tiger Shaji Kailas Suresh Gopi, Gopika, Siddique, Saikumar
2006 Smart City Himself Suresh Gopi, Jayasurya, Gopika, Murali
2008 Madampi Mohanlal, Kavya Madhavan, Siddique, Ajmal Ameer
2009 I G Inspector General Suresh Gopi, Ashish Vidyarthi, Saikumar
(A segment from Kerala Cafe)
Siddique, Shweta Menon
2010 Pramani Mammootty, Fahadh Faasil, Sneha, Nazriya Nazim
The Thriller Prithviraj, Catherine Tresa, Siddique
2012 Grandmaster Mohanlal, Priyamani, Narain, Anoop Menon, Roma
I Love Me Sethu Asif Ali, Unni Mukundan, Isha Talwar, Anoop Menon
2014 Mr. Fraud Himself Mohanlal, Mia, Dev Gill, Manjari Phadnis, Pallavi Purohit


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