Dennis Joseph

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Dennis Joseph
Born Ettumanoor, Kottayam
Occupation Scriptwriter, Director
Years active 1985 - present

Dennis Joseph is a Malayalam scriptwriter and director. Born in Ettumanoor, Kottayam in Kerala, India, Dennis Joseph has been a popular name in the late 80's and early nineties. Though has associated with several top directors, his best films had been with Joshi and Thambi Kannanthanam. Dennis Joseph also has directed five films.

Career[edit]

Dennis Joseph made his debut into cinema in 1985, through Nirakkoottu in 1985. Directed by Joshi, this film had a strong cast line including Mammootty, Urvashi, Lizzy and Sumalatha. The big success of Nirakkoottu made him an overnight success, which was followed by a series of films in the next couple of years. Dennis Joseph holds the rare credit of scripting two huge block busters that established the reign of both Mammootty and Mohanlal as superstars in Malayalam cinema. Rajavinte Makan, loosely adapted over Rage of Angels, a novel by Sidney Sheldon got released in 1986. Directed by Thampi Kannanthanam, this film was a huge success at box office. Appearing as Vincent Gomas, an underworld don, Mohanlal successfully mesmerized the movie goers, whereby was called as super star by his fans. Similarly, after around two dozen huge flops, Mammootty was in his darkest days of his career in the period 1986-87, when Dennis Joseph scripted New Delhi. Directed by Joshi, this film was also a loose adaptation of an English novel. Completely shot in and around Delhi, this film initially had no takers to buy it. Even theater owners were not that relent to release it. But upon release new Delhi broke several collection records establishing Mammootty as megastar in 1987.

Dennis Joseph ruled the box office in the late eighties and early nineties with several films of his becoming super hits. Joshi directed most of his scripts in these years, including Sangham, Thanthram, Dinarathrangal, Nair Saab and No.20 Madras Mail, all big hits. T.S Suresh Babu was another director with whom, Dennis Joseph joined hands most frequently in those days.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Cast Director
2013 Geethaanjali Mohanlal, Innocent, Keerthy, Nishan Priyadarshan
2010 Kanyakumari Express Suresh Gopi, Lena, Babu Antony T S Suresh Babu
2009 Patham Nilayile Theevandi Jayasurya, Meera Nandan, Innocent, Anoop Menon Joshi Mathew
2009 Kadha, Samvidhanam Kunchakko Sreenivasan, Thilakan, Jagathi Sreekumar, Meena Haridas Keshavan
2008 Ayur Rekha Sreenivasan, Mukesh, Saikumar, Lakshmi Sharma, Urvashi, Indrajith Sukumaran G.M. Manu
2006 Chirattakalippattangal Mukesh, Salim Kumar Jose Thomas
2005 Thaskara Veeran Mammootty, Nayanthara, Madhu, Bheeman Raghu, Innocent Pramod Pappan
2004 Vajram Mammootty, Babu Antony, Manoj K Jayan, Nandini, Rajan P. Dev, Vasundhara Das Pramod Pappan
2002 Phantom Mammootty, Nedumudi Venu, Manoj K Jayan, Cochin Haneefa, Innocent, N. F. Varghese, Lalu Alex Biju Varkey
1998 F.I.R Suresh Gopi, Indraja, Biju Menon, Saikumar, Narendra Prasad, Janardanan Shaji Kailas
1997 Bhoopathi Suresh Gopi, Thilakan, Kanaka, Priya Raman Joshi
1997 Shibiram Manoj K Jayan, Vijayaraghavan, Sukumaran, Saikumar, Rajan P. Dev, Divya Unni T.S.Suresh Babu
1996 Man of the Match Biju Menon, Vani Viswanath, Mani C. Kappan, Shiju Joshi Mathew
1995 Indian Military Intelligence Murali, Ganeshan, Sukumaran, M. G. Soman, Manjula Vijayakumar, Babu Antony T.S.Suresh Babu
1995 Agrajan Manoj K. Jayan, Thilakan, Ganeshan, Nedumudi Venu, Rajan P. Dev, N. F. Varghese, Kasthuri Dennis Joseph
1994 Palayam Manoj K. Jayan, Urvashi, Ratheesh, Jagadeesh, Saikumar, Rajan P. Dev T.S.Suresh Babu
1993 Ardhana Murali, Radhika, Priya Raman, Vineeth I.V.Sasi
1993 Sarovaram Mammootty, Jayasudha,Thilakan,Narendra Prasad, Janardanan Jaesey
1993 Gandharvam Mohanlal, Kanchan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Devan, Subair, Kaviyoor Ponnamma Sangeeth Sivan
1993 Akashadoothu Murali, Madhavi, Nedumudi Venu, Subair, Jagathi Sreekumar, N. F. Varghese Sibi Malayil
1992 Kizhakkan Patrose Mammootty, Urvashi, Parvathy, Innocent, Rajan P. Dev T.S.Suresh Babu
1992 Mahanagaram Mammootty, Poonam Das Gupta, Thilakan, Murali T.K Rajeev Kumar
1992 Maanyanmar Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Ramya Krishnan, Jagadeesh, Jagathi Sreekumar T.S.Suresh Babu
1990 Oliyambukal Mammootty, Rekha, Saikumar, Aishwarya, Sukumaran, Jagathi Sreekumar, Thilakan Hariharan
1990 Indrajaalam Mohanlal, Geetha, Rajan P Dev, Balan K. Nair, Sreeja Thambi Kannanthanam
1990 Kottayam Kunjachan Mammootty, Ranjini, Babu Antony, Innocent, Sukumaran T.S. Suresh Babu
1990 Thudarkadha Saikumar, Sreenivasan, Maathu Dennis Joseph
1990 Koodikazhcha Jayaram, Babu Antony, Jagadeesh, Urvashi T.S.Suresh Babu
1990 No.20 Madras Mail Mohanlal, Mammootty, Ashokan, Suchitra, Jayabharathi, Sumalatha Joshi
1989 Nair Saab Mammootty, Geetha, Mukesh, Suresh Gopi, Lizzy, Devan, Sumalatha Joshi
1988 Dinarathrangal Mammootty, Mukesh, Sumalatha, Devan Joshi
1988 Thanthram Mammootty, Ratheesh, Urvashi, Jagannatha Varma Joshi
1988 Sangham Mammootty, Parvathy, Mukesh, Thilakan, Balan K. Nair Joshi
1987 Vazhiyorakazhchakal Mohanlal, Ambika, Ratheesh, Suresh Gopi Thambi Kannanthanam
1987 New Delhi Mammootty, Urvashi, Sumalatha, Suresh Gopi, Devan Joshi
1987 Cheppu Mohanlal, Lizzy, Nedumudi Venu, Ganeshan, Sulakshana Priyadarshan
1986 Pranamam Mammootty, Suhasini, Nedumudi Venu, Babu Antony Bharathan
1986 Sayamsandhya Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Geetha, Monisha, Ashokan Joshi
1986 Veendum Mammootty, Ratheesh Joshi
1986 Aayiram Kannukal Mammootty, Shobhana, Ratheesh Joshi
1986 Shyama Mammootty, Mukesh, Sumalatha, Nadia Moidu, Lalu Alex Joshi
1986 Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Nalini, Jagathi Sreekumar Thambi Kannanthanam
1986 Rajavinte Makan Mohanlal, Ratheesh, Suresh Gopi, Ambika Thambi Kannanthanam
1986 Nyayavidhi Mammootty, Sukumaran, Shobhana, Sulakshana, Lalu Alex Joshi
1985 Nirakkoottu Mammootty, Urvashi, Lizzy, Sumalatha Joshi

Direction[edit]

Year Title Cast Script
1995 Agrajan Manoj K Jayan, Thilakan, Shammi Thilakan Dennis Joseph
1990 Appu Mohanlal, Sunitha Sreekumaran Thambi
1990 Thudarkadha Saikumar, Sreenivasan, Mathu Dennis Joseph
1989 Adharvam Mammootty, Silk Smitha Shibu Chakravarthy
1988 Manu Uncle Mammootty, Mohanlal, Lizzy Shibu Chakravarthy

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