Joshiy

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Joshiy
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Born Joshi
Varkala, Kerala
Occupation Film director
Years active 1978 - present
Children Abilash, Aishwarya[late]

Joshiy is an Indian film director[1] in Malayalam cinema. He made his debut with Tiger Salim (1978). His notable superhit films include New Delhi (1987), No.20 Madras Mail (1990), Dhruvam (1993), Lelam (1997), Runway (2004), Naran (2005), Twenty:20 (2008),Christian Brothers (2011) and Run Babby Run (2012).

Personal life[edit]

Joshiy is married to Sindhu. The couple have a son Abhilash and a daughter, Aishwarya who died on a car accident in Chennai in July 2011. Abhilash is married to Varsha.

Career[edit]

Born in Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram district, Joshiy's relation with cinema began from the movie theater that his family owned. While doing his final year in degree, in 1969, Joshiy left to Chennai to try his luck in cinema. Joshi began his career by assisting people including M Krishnan Nair and Sasikumar. He made his debut as director through Tiger Salim, that got released in 1978. His next movie was Moorkhan which was followed by Raktham. Following this, Joshi directed many films including Kaahalam,Sharam, Karthavyam, Dheera and Arambham. In the year 1983, Aa Rathri, got released for which Joshi joined with Mammootty for the first time, and they continued to work together for the next two decades. Following Kodumkattu, came out and a series of films including Bhookambam, Kodathi, Alakadalinakkare, Muhurtham 11.30, Minimol Vathicanil. In the year 1985, Joshiy directed Nirakkoottu, based on the script by debutant Dennis Joseph. Joshi-Mammootty-Dennis Joseph continued working together with Nyayavidhi, Shyama, and Veendum.

The films Veendum, Nyayavidhi, Aayiram Kannukal, Sayamsandhya, Ksamichu Ennoru Vaakku followed. January Oru Orma with Mohanlal was released in 1987. In the same year, Joshi joined with Mammootty for New Delhi. In the year 1988, Joshiy directed three films, all scripted by Dennis Joseph and Mammootty in the lead role. Dinarathrangal, Sangham and Thanthram. In the year 1989, Joshiy once again teamed with Mohanlal for Naduvazhikal. In the same year, Joshiy brought out a military film. Nair Saab, completely shot in Kashmir, with Mammootty in the title role. Mahayanam, his third film of the year fetched state award for best actor for Mammootty. No.20 Madras Mail was released in 1990 with Mohanlal in title role was a blockbuster and was followed by the investigation thriller Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu. Kuttettan was his third film of that year but failed. Joshi's next film was Kauravar in 1992, again with Mammootty in lead role. Joshiy in 1992, tried his hand in Tamil cinema, with Airport. In the year 1993, Dhruvam got released, followed by Sainyam in 1994. His debut into Telugu cinema was in the year 1994 through Angarakshugudu, starring Dr Rajashekhar and Meena Durairaj in leading roles. In the year 1997 Joshiy brought out Bhoopathi. Joshi joined with Renji Panicker for Lelam and Pathram in 1999. In middle, Joshiy did Vazhunnor. Joshiy's next two films were Praja and Dubai in 2001. In the year 2004, Joshi made a comeback with Runway, this time Dileep in the leading role, it was the second highest grosser of the year (2004), was followed by Maambazhakkaalam. Naran released in 2005 starring Mohanlal was a blockbuster followed by Lion in 2006. His next films included Pothan Vava (2006) and July 4 (2007) followed by Nasrani (2007) was a flop, next film, Janmam (2007), was also flop. In 2008 he directed Twenty:20 bringing together many of the top stars was an all time blockbuster. It was followed by Robinhood in 2009. Christian Brothers released in 2011, a multi-star film with Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Sarath Kumar and Dileep in leading roles went on to become a blockbuster at the box office. In 2012 he directed Run Babby Run with Mohanlal in lead was a blockbuster. It was followed by Lokpal in 2013. Salaam Kashmier 2014 with jayaram in lead was a failure.

Under his direction Mammootty acted in 32 films, Mohanlal acted in 11 and Suresh Gopi in 15.

Filmography[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Film Cast Script Writer Notes
2014 Lailaa O Lailaa Mohanlal, Amala Paul Suresh Nair Postponed
Avatharam Dileep Vyasann Edavanakatt Announced
Salaam Kashmier Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Mia Sethu
2013 Lokpal Mohanlal, Kavya Madhavan, Meera Nandan, Manoj K. Jayan, Thambi Ramaiah S. N. Swamy
2012 Run Babby Run Mohanlal, Amala Paul, Biju Menon, Aparna Nair, Sai Kumar, Siddique Sachi
2011 Sevenes Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Nadia Moidu, Rima Kallingal, Bhama Iqbal Kuttippuram
Christian Brothers Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Sarath Kumar, Kavya Madhavan, Kaniha, Lakshmi Rai Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas

2000s[edit]

Year Film Cast Script Writer Notes
2009 Robinhood Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jayasurya, Biju Menon, Bhavana, Narain Sachi-Sethu
2008 Twenty:20 Mohanlal, Mammootty, Dileep, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
2007 Janmam Suresh Gopi S. N. Swamy
2007 Nasrani Mammootty, Vimala Raman, Kalabhavan Mani, Jagathi Sreekumar, Vijayaraghavan Ranjith
2007 July 4 Dileep, Roma Asrani, Siddique, Devan, Cochin Haneefa, Innocent Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
2006 Pothan Vava Mammooty, Usha Uthup, Gopika, Sai Kumar, Nedumudi Venu Benny P Nayarambalam
2006 Lion Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Kalashala Babu, Shammi Thilakan, Sai Kumar Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
2005 Naran Mohanlal, Bhavana, Madhu, Siddique, Jagathi Sreekumar Ranjan Pramod
2004 Maambhazhakkaalam Mohanlal, Shobhana, Kalabhavan Mani, Innocent T.A.Shahid
2004 Runway Dileep, Indrajith Sukumaran, Shammi Thilakan, Kavya Madhavan, Kalashala Babu Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
2001 Praja Mohanlal, N. F. Varghese, Vijayaraghavan, Cochin Haneefa, Aishwarya, Renji Panicker
2001 Dubai Mammootty, N. F. Varghese, Cochin Haneefa, Anjala Zaveri, Nedumudi Venu, Janardhanan Renji Panicker

1990s[edit]

Year Film Cast Script Writer Notes
1998 Pathram Suresh Gopi, Janardhanan, Manju Warrier, N. F. Varghese, Murali Renji Panicker
1998 Vazhunnor Suresh Gopi, Janardhanan, Sangeetha, N. F. Varghese Benny P. Nayarambalam
1997 Lelam Suresh Gopi, M.G. Soman, Siddique, N. F. Varghese, Maniyan Pillai Raju, Kollam Thulasi Renji Panicker
1997 Bhoopathi Suresh Gopi, Thilakan, Kanaka, Priya Raman Dennis Joseph
1995 Angarakshagudu Dr. Rajshekhar, Meena S. N. Swamy
1994 Sainyam Mammootty, Mukesh, Dileep, Vikram, Sukumaran, Mohini S. N. Swamy
1993 Dhruvam Mammootty, Jayaram, Gauthami, Suresh Gopi, Vikram Kennedy, Janardhanan, Vijayaraghavan S. N. Swamy
1993 Airport Sathyaraj, Gouthami S. N. Swamy
1992 Kauravar Mammootty, Vishnuvardhan, Murali, Thilakan A. K. Lohithadas
1990 Kuttettan Mammootty, Saritha, Urvashi, Murali Thilakan, Lizy A. K. Lohithadas
1990 Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Sumalatha, Nedumudi Venu, M.G. Soman P. Padmarajan
1990 No.20 Madras Mail Mammootty, Mohanlal, Jagadeesh, M.G. Soman, Sumalatha, Ashokan Dennis Joseph

1980s[edit]

Year Film Cast Script Writer Notes
1989 Mahayanam Mammootty, Seema, Mukesh, Vijayaraghavan, Vineeth A. K. Lohithadas
1989 Nair Saab Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Devan, Mukesh, Lizy Dennis Joseph
1989 Naduvazhikal Mohanlal, Madhu, Devan, Rupini, Murali, Thilakan S. N. Swamy
1988 Sangham Mammootty, Mukesh, Seema, Parvathy, Thilakan, Innocent Dennis Joseph
1988 Thanthram Mammootty, Urvashi, Ratheesh Dennis Joseph
1988 New Delhi Jeetendra, Thiagarajan, Raza Murad, Devan, Sumalatha Dennis Joseph
1988 Dinarathrangal Mammootty, Sumalatha, Parvathy Dennis Joseph
1988 Anthima Theerpu Krishnam Raju, Thiagarajan, Sumalatha, Suresh Gopi, Devan Dennis Joseph
1987 New Delhi Mammootty, Thiagarajan, Suresh Gopi, Devan, Sumalatha, Urvashi Dennis Joseph
1987 Itihaas Raaj Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Rati Agnihotri, Anil Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, Mohnish Bahl, Danny Dengzongpa Gyandev Agnihotri
1987 January Oru Orma Mohanlal, Karthika, M.G. Soman, Suresh Gopi Kaloor Dennis
1986 Veendum Mammootty, Ratheesh Dennis Joseph
1986 Nyayavidhi Mammootty, Sukumaran, Innocent, Lalu Alex, Shobhana, Sulakshana Dennis Joseph
1986 Sayam Sandhya Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Ashokan, Monisha, Geetha Dennis Joseph
1986 Aayiram Kannukal Mammootty, Ratheesh, Shobhana Dennis Joseph
1986 Kshamichu Ennoru Vaakku Mammootty, Geetha, Mukesh Kaloor Dennis
1986 Shyama Mammootty, Nadia Moidu Mukesh, Sumalatha, Lalu Alex Dennis Joseph
1985 Nirakkoottu Mammootty, Urvashi, Lizy, Sumalatha, Babu Namboothri Dennis Joseph
1985 Iniyum Kadha Thudarum Mammootty John Paul
1985 Oru Kuda Keezhil Shankar, Nedumudi Venu, Madhavi
1985 Onningu Vannengil Mammootty, Lizy, Nadia Moidu, Lalu Alex, Shankar Kaloor Dennis
1985 Kadha Ithu Vare Mammootty, Suhasini, Madhu Kaloor Dennis
1985 Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki Shankar, Nadia Moidu, Lakshmi
1985 Muhurtham Pathnonnu Muppathinu Mammootty, Ratheesh, Saritha Kaloor Dennis
1984 Kodathi Mammootty, Ratheesh, Seema Kaloor Dennis
1984 Minimol Veticanil Ratheesh, Lalu Alex, Saritha
1984 Sandarbham Mammootty, Saritha Kaloor Dennis
1984 Ivide Ingane Ratheesh, Sukumaran, Seema
1984 Alakadalinakkare Mammootty, Shobhana, Prem Nazir
1984 Idavelakku Shesham Mammootty, Madhu, Sumalatha, M.G. Soman Kaloor Dennis
1984 Inakili Prem Nazir, Sukumaran, Seema, Manju John Paul
1984 Piriyilla Naam Prem Nazir, Shankar, Lakshmi
1984 Umanilayam Shankar, Shanavas, Radha
1984 Dharm aur Kanoon
1983 Ankam Prem Nazir, Madhu, Shankar
1983 Bhookambam Prem Nazir, Shankar, Mohanlal
1983 Aa Rathri Mammootty, M.G. Soman, Ratheesh, Poornima Jayaram, Rohini Kaloor Dennis
1983 Himam Prem Nazir, Shankar, Sumalatha
1983 Kodumkattu Prem Nazir, Mammootty
1982 Adarsham Prem Nazir, Balan K. Nair, Sumalatha
1982 Aarambham Prem Nazir, Madhu, Sukumaran
1982 Dheera Sukumaran, Soman, Ambika
1982 Karthavyam Madhu, Ravikumar, Sreepriya
1982 Sharam Sukumaran, Sattar, Ambika
1981 Raktham Prem Nazir, Madhu, Sumalatha Kaloor Dennis
1981 Kaahalam Prem Nazir, Ravindran, Seema
1980 Moorkhan Jayan, Seema, Sumalatha Kaloor Dennis

1970s[edit]

Year Film Cast Script Writer Notes
1978 Tiger Salim Vincent, Ravikumar, Subha Debut film

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumar, P. K. Ajith (September 15, 2011). "Quest for perfection". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 

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