Priyadarshan

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Priyadarshan
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Priyadarshan
Born Priyadarshan Soman Nair
(1957-01-30) 30 January 1957 (age 57)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Keralite / Malayalee
Citizenship India
Alma mater Model School
University College
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1984 – present
Spouse(s) Lizy
Parents K. Soman Nair
Rajamma

Priyadarshan Soman Nair is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter. In a career spanning almost three decades, Priyadarshan has directed over 80 films in several Indian languages including Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Though he began his career in Malayalam cinema in 1984, Priyadarshan has been mainly active in Hindi cinema for 2001-2010. However, in 2013, he announced Rangrezz would be his last Hindi film for a while; and he is shifting focus to Malayalam Cinema.[1]

Best known for his comedy films, Priyadrshan has also tried his hand at action and thriller films from time to time. His collaborations with Mohanlal were highly popular in Malayalam cinema during the 1980s and 1990s, with films such as Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, Thalavattam, Vellanakalude Nadu, Chithram, Vandanam, Kilukkam, ;Abhimanyu, Mithunam, Thenmavin Kombath, and Kala Pani. Actors he has worked with over several films include Kuthiravattam Pappu, Jagathy Sreekumar, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Sukumari, Mukesh and Mammukoya.

Priyadarshan was one of the first directors in India to introduce rich color grading, clear sound and quality dubbing through his early Malayalam films. Upon entering Bollywood, he has mostly adapted stories from popular comedy films from Malayalam cinema, some from his own work and some from others. These include Hera Pheri, Hungama, Hulchul, Garam Masala, Bhagam Bhag, Chup Chup Ke, Dhol, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Actors he has worked with multiple times in Hindi cinema include Tabu, Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Akshaye Khanna, and Suniel Shetty.

In 2007, his Tamil film Kanchivaram won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. The government of India honoured him by giving the Padma Shri in 2012 for his contribution towards the arts.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Priyadarshan fell in love with the famous film actress Lizy and got married in December 13, 1990.[3] After marriage, Lizy gave up acting and adopted the name Lakshmi for religious reasons.[4] After the birth of their son, Lizzy adopted the Hindu religion from Arya Samaj. Their daughter Kalyani is studying in New York and her son Siddharth is studying in San Francisco.[5]

Childhood and film debut[edit]

Born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Priyadarshan received his education at Government Model School and obtained an M.A. in Psychology from University College, Thiruvananthapuram. As the son of a college librarian, he was a voracious reader during his teenage years, and he started writing short plays and skits for Akashavani during his college days. He was influenced by the films of director P. Venu. His friends in those days included Mohanlal, M. G. Sreekumar, Suresh Kumar, Sanal Kumar, Jagadish, Maniyanpilla Raju and Ashok Kumar. It was then that Mohanlal got into movies. His friends followed him to Chennai, looking for a chance in movies. Priyadarshan, with the help of Mohanlal, got a few chances to work as assistant scriptwriter in a couple of movies and started writing scripts, with some turning into hits. Eventually, he had to come back to Kerala.

In 1984, Priyadarshan, along with his close friends Suresh Kumar and Sanal Kumar, decided to produce a film as Shankar, the saleable hero, helped them in arranging finance from Thiruvenkadam, a top film financier. Mohanlal, who was by then a popular star, was selected as the parallel hero along with Shankar. Thus in 1984, Priyadarshan made his debut as director with Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, which was a surprise hit. A slapstick comedy film shot on a low budget, it completed a successful run of 100 days in Kerala theatres.

From 1984 to 1987[edit]

Priyan continued his fine form for slapstick comedy with the successful Odaruthammava Aalariyam and he later made Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil and the Mammootty-Shankar family thriller Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya. Then he made Punnaram Cholli Cholli, his first film without Mohanlal. His successful stinct continued with Boeing Boeing and Aram + Aram = Kinnaram, both doing wonderful business. He was later criticised for making Rakkuyilin Ragasadassil, a film which was supposed to be made with Shankar and Menaka and many said the lead pair Mammootty & Suhasini was miscast and in spite of hit songs, the film flopped. But Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi and Dheem Tharikida Thom became hits underlining his consistency. Priyan was accepted as a serious director with the highly successful tragic family drama Thalavattam. His Tamil entry was unlucky as the film Chinnamanikkuyile remained unreleased, nevertheless his Cheppu was a success.

From 1988 to 1998[edit]

1988 was a landmark year in Priyadarshan's career. He directed Vellanakalude Nadu, based on a script by Sreenivasan, with Mohanlal in the leading role. This film revolved around corruption, land mafia and other social issues. This film ended up becoming the biggest hit in Priyadarshan's career to that point. Then came Aryan, an action film based on the Mumbai underworld, which completed 150 days in theatres. Chithram, Priyadarshan's all-time biggest hit, was also released in 1988. Chithram completed 405 days in theatres and created new records in collections, until they were broken by Kilukkam in 1991. Oru Muthassi Katha and Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu completed his 5 releases of 1988. However, he could n't deliver hits in 1990 with Kadathanadan Ambadi and Akkareyakkareyakkare. In the year 1991, Priyadarshan brought out Kilukkam, loosely based on Roman Holiday, with Mohanlal, Jagathi Sreekumar and Revathi in lead roles. Kilukkam broke several collection records and is still considered one of the best films from the Priyadarshan-Mohanlal team. His next three films, Abhimanyu (1991), Advaitham (1992), and Thenmavin Kombathu (1994) successfully completed 100 days in theatres. Both Midhunam (1993) and Minnaram (1994) were able to make good response in cinemas. Meanwhile, Priyadarshan was invited by Shri. M. Karunanidhi to direct a film for his son's production house. Priyadarshan thus made his Tamil debut with Gopura Vasalile . In 1991 he also made a Telugu film Nirnayam when Nagarjuna approached him to remake his Malayalam film Vandanam in Telugu. In the year 1992, Priyadarshan made his debut in Bollywood with Muskurahat, again remake of his own Malayalam film Kilukkam which ended up as a disastrous flop. In 1993, he made a comeback in Hindi with Gardish, an adaptation of the Malayalam film Kireedom, written by A. K. Lohithadas. Priyadarshan successfully added ingredients required for Hindi audiences and the film was a huge hit, opening the doors of Bollywood to him. In 1994, Priyadarshan directed his second and last Telugu film till date, Gandeevam, starring Balakrishna. He was also assigned the direction of the Miss World 1996 event that was held in Banglore, which made him a known face around the country. In 1996, Priyadarshan came up with his dream project, Kalapani, an epic period film based on Indian struggle for Independence. With Mohanlal, Tabu, Prabhu Ganesan and Amrish Puri in main roles and outstanding music by Ilaiyaraja, Kalapani took Priyadarshan's career path to new heights. This film, which was originally filmed in Malayalam, was also dubbed and released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi simultaneously. Kalapani brought him several awards for the first time in his career. In 1997, Priyadarshan directed two films, Chandralekha in Malayalam and Virasat a Hindi adaptation of Bharathan's Tamil film Thevar Magan, both super hits. The success of Virasat made Priyadarshan a household name in Hindi cinema.

1998 to present[edit]

In the year 1998, Priyadarshan directed three films, Saat Rang Ke Sapne, remake of his own Thenmavin Kombathu, then Doli Saja Ke Rakhna, with story adapted from Fazil's Aniyathi Pravu and Kabhi na Kabhi, but all three bombed at the box office. Priyadarshan joined with Mammooty after a long gap in 1999 for Megham. During this period Priyadarshan received a couple of offers from Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna, actors of Telugu industry to direct them; but declined them and moved on to his next Hindi project. In 1999, Hera Pheri was released in Hindi, which for once and all changed the destiny of Priyadarshan in Bollywood. Hera Pheri, an adaptation of the Malayalam film Ramjirao Speaking (1989), was a huge hit at the box office. Starring Sunil Shetty, Akshay Kumar, Tabu and Paresh Rawal, this film is now considered a landmark in the history of Hindi cinema. The film also gave birth to the Priyadarshan-Akshay Kumar team, which in later years produced several hits. After Hera Pheri, Paresh Rawal became another regular face in Priyadarshan films. This film was followed by a series of films in Hindi including Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar, Hungama, Hulchul, Garam Masala, and Kyon Ki. In the year 2000, Priyadarshan directed Snegithiye starring Tabu and Jyothika, with story adapted from the Marathi film Bindhaast, an experimental film with all female characters, which was critically well received. Originally planned to be made in Malayalam as Raakilipattu, the film due to unknown reason released first in Tamil, while the Malayalam as well as the dubbed Hindi version, Friendship, released only seven years later in 2007.[6][7][8] During this period, legendary actor Kamal Haasan was working on his ambitious film, Anbe Sivam. After finishing the script, Kamal Haasan approached Priyadarshan to direct the film. The pre-production commenced; but after some differences of opinion between the director and the actor; Priyadarshan opted out from the project before the first schedule. This sudden setback led to the whole crew to run out of their schedules. Hence, the producers after convincing Kamal Haasan, quickly roped in Sundar.C to direct the film. Priyadarshan's two films in Malayalam, Kilichundan Mampazham and Vettom released in 2003 and 2004 respectively, were commercial disappointments, which made him concentrate more in Bollywood. But at the same time, in Hindi, Priyadarshan continued his successful run with Chup Chup Ke, Bhagam Bhag, Malamaal Weekly, Dhol, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, De Dana Dan and Mere Baap Pehle Aap. But his subsequent films Billu, Bumm Bumm Bole, Khatta Meeta, Aakrosh and Tezz failed to live up to the expectations. His most recent release Rangrezz also failed at the box-office.

In the meantime, Priyadarshan stunned everyone with Kanchivaram, an offbeat film that revolved around the weavers in Kanchipuram. Prakash Raj, who played the central character, won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 2008. Kanchivaram also won accolades at several film festivals.

Priyadarshan returned to Malayalam films directing the Mohanlal starrer, Arabeem Ottakom P. Madhavan Nayarum in Oru Marubhoomikkadha. His last Malayalam film Geethaanjali starring Mohanlal as Dr. Sunny Joseph, became a failure.

Awards[edit]

Priyadarshan has won awards both from the State and Central government for his movies. His offbeat film Kanchivaram was adjudged the best feature film at the 2007 National Film Awards. He made a multilingual film titled Kaalapani (originally made in Malayalam), which told the story of freedom fighters in the jail at Andaman and Nicobar Islands; it starred Mohanlal, Tabu, Prabhu Ganesan and Amrish Puri, and received four National Film Awards, including awards for Santosh Sivan (cinematography) and Sabu Cyril (art direction).

Civilian Awards

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Asianet Film Awards:

Jaihind TV Film Awards:

  • 2010 – Jaihind Rajat Mudra Award

Filmography[edit]

Name Year of release Language Cast Script Notes
Geethaanjali 2013 Malayalam Mohanlal, Nishan, Keerthi Suresh Abhilash Nair Plot partially adapted from the book Elephants Can Remember.
Based on a characters by Madhu Muttom.
Rangrezz 2013 Hindi Jackky Bhagnani, Priya Anand Samuthirakani Story adapted from Naadodigal
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal 2012 Hindi Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade, Rajpal Yadav, Shakti Kapoor, Asrani, Anjana Sukhani Benny P Nayarambalam Story adapted from 2010 Malayalam film Marykkundoru Kunjaadu
Tezz 2012 Hindi Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Mohanlal, Kunal Kapoor, Boman Irani, Sameera Reddy, Kangana Ranaut Story adapted from 1975 Japanese Movie The Bullet Train
Arabeem Ottakom P. Madhavan Nayarum in Oru Marubhoomikkadha 2011 Malayalam Mohanlal, Mukesh, Innocent, Mamukkoya, Nedumudi Venu, Shakti Kapoor, Lakshmi Rai, Bhavana[9] Abhilash Nair Story is loosely based on the Hollywood film Nothing To Lose.
Aakrosh 2010 Hindi Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Paresh Rawal, Amita Pathakt Original Story. Based on a true story.
Bumm Bumm Bole 2010 Hindi Darsheel Safary, Atul Kulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta Majid Majidi Story adapted from Children of Heaven (Iranian)
Khatta Meetha 2010 Hindi Akshay Kumar, Trisha Priyadarshan's own Story adapted from Vellanakalude Nadu (Malayalam)
De Dana Dan 2009 Hindi Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Sameera Reddy, Paresh Rawal Subplots adapted from Priyan's own Malayalam film Vettam, French Kiss, Screwed, Blame it on Bellboy and The Towering Inferno.
Billu 2009 Hindi Shah Rukh Khan, Irfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Kareena Kapoor (guest role), Priyanka Chopra (guest role), Deepika Padukone (guest role) Story adapted from Kadha Parayumbol (Malayalam), written by Sreenivasan.
Kanchivaram 2008 Tamil Prakash Raj, Sriya Reddy, Shammu Original story written by Priyadarshan.
Won, National Film Award for Best Feature Film
Won, National Film Award for Best Actor, Prakash Raj
Mere Baap Pehle Aap 2008 Hindi Akshaye Khanna, Genelia D'souza, Paresh Rawal, Shobhana Sreenivasan Story adapted from Sibi Malayil's Ishtam (Malayalam)
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2007 Hindi Akshay Kumar, Amisha Patel, Vidya Balan, Shiny Ahuja, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Manoj Joshi, Vineeth, Asrani, Tareena Patel, Rasika Joshi, Vikram Gokhale, Kaveri Jha Story adapted from Madhu Muttam and Fazil's Manichitrathazhu (1993 – Malayalam)
Dhol 2007 Hindi Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Rajpal Yadav, Payal Rohatgi, Tanushree Dutta, Om Puri, Arbaaz Khan, Murli Sharma, Tiku Talsania, Asrani Story adapted from Siddique-Lal's In Harihar Nagar (Malayalam)
Chup Chup Ke 2006 Hindi Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Rajpal Yadav, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Sushma Reddy, Shakti Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Om Puri, Asrani, Manoj Joshi Story adapted from Rafi-Mecartin's Punjabi House (Malayalam)
Malamaal Weekly 2006 Hindi Paresh Rawal, Rasika Joshi, Om Puri, Ritesh Deshmukh, Innocent Vincent, Reema Sen, Shakti Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, Sudha Chandran, Rakhi Sawant, Rajpal Yadav Story adapted from Richard Holmes' Waking Ned
Bhagam Bhag 2006 Hindi Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Paresh Rawal, Lara Dutta, Tanushree Dutta, Arbaaz Khan, Jackie Shroff, Sharat Saxena, Rajpal Yadav, Shakti Kapoor, subplots adapted from Mannar Mathai Speaking (Malayalam) and Nadodikattu (Malayalam).
Kyon Ki 2005 Hindi Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Om Puri, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Rimi Sen Story adapted from Thalavattam
Garam Masala 2005 Hindi Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Rimi Sen, Rajpal Yadav, Paresh Rawal, Neha Dhupia, Daisy Bopanna, Nargis Bhageri, Neetu Chandra Story adapted from Boeing Boeing (Malayalam)
Vettam 2004 Malayalam Dileep, Bhavna Pani, Kalabhavan Mani, Radha Ravi, Jagathy, Innocent Priyadarshan Subplots adapted from French Kiss
Hulchul 2004 Hindi Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Arbaaz Khan, Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Laxmi, Farah Naaz, Shakti Kapoor, Manoj Joshi, Asrani Story adapted from Siddique-Lal's Godfather (Malayalam)
Hungama 2003 Hindi Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimi Sen, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Shoma Anand, Manoj Joshi Story adapted from Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (Malayalam)
Kilichundan Mampazham 2003 Malayalam Mohanlal, Soundarya, Sreenivasan, Salim Kumar Priyadarshan, Sreenivasan Original story written by Priyadarshan and Sreenivasan
Laysa Laysa 2003 Tamil Shaam, Trisha, Madhavan Subplots adapted from Summer in Bethlehem (Malayalam) written by Ranjith.
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar 2001 Hindi Sunil Shetty, Mahima Chaudhry Story adapted from Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (Malayalam)
Kakkakuyil 2001 Malayalam Mohanlal, Mukesh, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy, Innocent Priyadarshan Story partially adapted from A Fish Called Wanda
Snegithiye / Raakilipattu 2000 Tamil/Malayalam Tabu, Jyothika, Sharbani Mukherjee, Lakshmi Chandrakant Kulkarni Story adapted from Bindhaasth (Marathi)
Hera Pheri 2000 Hindi Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tabu, Gulshan Grover, Khulbhushan Kharbanda, Om Puri, Dinesh Hingoo, Namrata Shirodkar (Special Appearance) Story adapted from Siddique-Lal's Ramjirao Speaking (Malayalam)
Megham 1999 Malayalam Mammootty, Pooja Batra, Dileep, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Cochin Haneefa, Mammukoya T. Damodaran Original story written by Priyadarshan and T. Damodaran
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna 1998 Hindi Akshaye Khanna, Jyotika, Anupam Kher, Moushumi Chatterjee, Aruna Irani, Paresh Rawal, Mohnish Behl, Innocent Vincent Fazil Story adapted from Fazil's Aniyathipravu (Malayalam)
Kabhi na Kabhi 1998 Hindi Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Pooja Bhatt Original story written by Priyadarshan and Lohithadas.
Saat Rang Ke Sapne 1998 Hindi Arvind Swamy, Juhi Chawla, Anupam Kher Story adapted from Thenmavin Kombathu (Malayalam)
Chandralekha 1997 Malayalam Mohanlal, Pooja Batra, Sukanya, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Innocent Priyadarshan Original plot, with certain subplots borrowed from While You Were Sleeping
Virasat 1997 Hindi Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Pooja Batra, Amrish Puri Kamal Haasan Story adapted from Thevar Magan (Tamil)
Kala Pani 1996 Malayalam Mohanlal, Tabu, Prabhu Ganesan, Amrish Puri, Annu Kapoor, Sreenivasan, Sreenath, Nedumudi Venu Priyadarshan, T. Damodaran Original story written by Priyadarshan and T. Damodaran
Minnaram 1994 Malayalam Mohanlal, Shobana, Thilakan, Jagathy, Lalu Alex Priyadarshan Original story written by Priyadarshan.
Thenmavin Kombath 1994 Malayalam Mohanlal, Shobana, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Sharat Saxena, K. P. A. C. Lalitha Priyadarshan Original story written by Priyadarshan.
Gandeevam 1994 Telugu Mohanlal (Cameo), Balakrishna, Nageswara Rao Priyadarshan Original story written by Priyadarshan.
Gardish 1993 Hindi Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Aishwarya, Farida Jalal, Dimple Kapadia, Asrani, Mukesh Rishi, Raj Babbar, Paresh Rawal Story adapted from Sibi Malayil's Kireedom (Malayalam)
Midhunam 1993 Malayalam Mohanlal, Urvashi, Sreenivasan, Innocent, Jagathy Sreenivasan Original story written by Sreenivasan.
Muskurahat 1992 Hindi Jay Mehta, Revathi, Amrish Puri Story adapted from Kilukkam (Malayalam)
Advaitham 1992 Malayalam Mohanlal, Revathi, Jayaram, Innocent, M. G. Soman, Srividya T. Damodaran Original story written by T. Damodaran.
Abhimanyu 1991 Malayalam Mohanlal, Geetha, Shankar, Cochin Haneefa, K. B. Ganesh Kumar, Jagadish T. Damodaran Original story written by T. Damodaran.
Kilukkam 1991 Malayalam Mohanlal, Revathi, Jagathy, Thilakan, Murali, Innocent Venu Nagavally Original story written by Venu Nagavally.
Nirnayam 1991 Telugu Nagarjuna Akkineni, Amala, Subhalekha Sudhakar Remake of his own Malayalam film Vandanam
Gopura Vasalile 1991 Tamil Karthik Story adapted from Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran
Akkare Akkare Akkare 1990 Malayalam Mohanlal, Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Parvathy, Nedumudi Venu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, M. G. Soman, Maniyanpilla Raju, Jagadish Sreenivasan Original story written by Sreenivasan.
Sequel to Nadodikkattu
Kadathanadan Ambadi 1990 Malayalam Prem Nazir, Mohanlal, Cochin Haneefa, Sreenivasan, Jagathi Sreekumar, Sukumari Sharangapani Original story written by Sharangapani.
Vandanam 1989 Malayalam Mohanlal, Mukesh, Girija, Nedumudi Venu, M. G. Soman, Ganeshan, Cochin Haneefa, Jagadish Priyadarshan, V.R. Gopalakrishnan Story adapted from Stakeout
Chithram 1988 Malayalam Mohanlal, Ranjini, Lizy, Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu, Poornam Vishwanathan, Jagadish Priyadarshan and Sreenivasan Original story written by Priyadarshan and Sreenivasan.
Aryan 1988 Malayalam Mohanlal, Ramya Krishnan, Shobana, Sreenivasan, Maniyanpilla Raju, M. G. Soman T. Damodaran Original story written by T. Damodaran.
Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu 1988 Malayalam Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu, Ranjini, Innocent, M. G. Soman Sreenivasan Story adapted from Katha
Vellanakalude Nadu 1988 Malayalam Mohanlal, Shobhana, Lizy, Sreenivasan, Maniyanpilla Raju, M. G. Soman, Jagadish, K. P. A. C. Lalitha Sreenivasan A subplot adapted from R. K. Narayan's short story The Engine Trouble.
Oru Muthassi Katha 1988 Malayalam Vineeth, K. B. Ganesh Kumar, Nirosha, Thyagarajan, M. G. Soman, Innocent, Lizy Original story written by Jagadish.
Cheppu 1987 Malayalam Mohanlal, Lizy, Sulakshana, K. B. Ganesh Kumar Dennis Joseph Based on the book The Blackboard Jungle by Evan Hunter.
Chinnamanikkuyile 1987 Tamil Karthik Muthuraman, Rekha Priyadarsan Unreleased film
Hello, My Dear Wrong Number 1986 Malayalam Mohanlal, Mukesh, Lizy, Sreenath, Maniyanpilla Raju, Jagathi Sreekumar, Sreenivasan Sreenivasan The story is loosely based on Hitchcock classic North by Northwest (1959).
Thalavattam 1986 Malayalam Mohanlal, Mukesh, Karthika, Lizy, M. G. Soman, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathi Sreekumar Priyadarshan Based on the book, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Dheem Tharikida Thom 1986 Malayalam Maniyan Pillai Raju, Mukesh, Lizy, Shankar, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Jagathi Sreekumar Sreenivasan The story is adapted from British musical comedy film Happy Go Lovely.
Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi 1986 Malayalam Mukesh, Prem Nazir, Nedumudi Venu, Shankar, Menaka, Seema, Sukumari Story adapted from Gol Maal
Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu 1986 Malayalam Mohanlal, Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Lizy, Mammootty (guest), Jagathy Sreenivasan Original story written by Sreenivasan
Rakkuyilin Ragasadassil 1986 Malayalam Mammootty, Suhasini, Adoor Bhasi, Jagathi Sreekumar, Lizy
Aram + Aram = Kinnaram 1985 Malayalam Mohanlal, Shankar, Sreenivasan, Maniyanpilla Raju, Lizy, Thilakan Sreenivasan Original story written by Sreenivasan
Boeing Boeing 1985 Malayalam Mohanlal, Mukesh, Lizy, Menaka, M. G. Soman, Jagathi Sreekumar, Shankar Priyadarshan, Sreenivasan Based on the 1960 French play Boeing-Boeing
Punnaram Cholli Cholli 1985 Malayalam Mukesh, Zarina Wahab, Bharath Gopi, Sreenivasan, Shankar, Rahman, Original story written by Sreenivasan.
Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya 1985 Malayalam Mammootty, Mohanlal, Shankar, Menaka, Lizy, Cochin Haneefa Cochin Haneefa Original story written by Cochin Haneefa
Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil 1985 Malayalam Mohanlal, Shankar, Sreenivasan, Lizy, Sukumari
Odaruthammava Aalariyam 1984 Malayalam Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Jagadish, Lizy, Shankar, Sreenath, Nedumudi Venu Sreenivasan Story adapted from Chashme Baddoor
Poochakkoru Mookkuthi 1984 Malayalam Mohanlal, Shankar, Nedumudi Venu, M. G. Soman, Menaka, Jagathy Priyadarsan Story based from Charles Dickens's play The Strange Gentleman

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