Siddique (director)

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Siddique
Born Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director, Screenwriter
Years active 1984 - present
Spouse(s) Sajitha(1984-present)
Children Sumaiyya,Sara,Sukoon

Siddique (Malayalam: സിദ്ദിഖ്) is an Indian film director and screenwriter who mainly works in Malayalam cinema.[1] He started his career as an assistant director to Fazil. The duo of Siddique and Lal was spotted by Fazil when he saw them performing in the Cochin Kalabhavan troupe.[2] Siddique later teamed up with Lal to create many films and was credited as Siddique-Lal. The duo has since split up, Siddique has continued with his directorial ventures, while Lal has turned to acting and producing. Siddique's films are all in the comedy genre. Siddique's films in Tamil have mostly been remakes of his Malayalam films.

His film Bodyguard in Malayalam has been remade into Tamil as Kaavalan by Siddique himself.[3] He also remade the film into Hindi as Bodyguard; all three versions receiving tremendous response at the box-office.[4]

Siddique rejected the offer to do the Telugu remake of the film, starring Daggubati Venkatesh and Trisha, and had he accepted, he would have been the only Indian director to have made the same film four times.

His latest film is Ladies and Gentleman in Malayalam which was released on April 12, 2013 in which he teamed up with Mohanlal for the first time as an independent director.

Personal life[edit]

Siddique is born to Ismail Haji & Pathumma. He got married to his relative Sajitha on 6 May 1984. The couple had three daughters Sumaiyya,Sara & Sukoon. Sumaiyya is now married to Nabeel Mehran. Sara is pursuing fashion designing in St.Teresas Kochi. Sukoon,is suffering from Cerebral palsy by birth.[5]

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film
Director Screenwriter Story Second unit director Notes Original Director
1986 Pappan Priyappetta Pappan Yes Yes 150 days Sathyan Anthikad
1987 Nadodikkattu Yes 200 days Sathyan Anthikad
1989 Ramji Rao Speaking Yes Yes Yes with Lal

200 days
Remade in Tamil as Arangetra Velai
Remade in Hindi as Hera Pheri

Siddique-Lal
1990 In Harihar Nagar Yes Yes Yes with Lal

250 days
Remade in Telugu as Madhuranagarilo
Remade in Tamil as MGR Nagaril
Remade in Hindi as Parda Hai Parda and Dhol

Siddique-Lal
1991 Godfather Yes Yes Yes with Lal

408 days
Remade in Telugu as Peddarikam and in Hindi as Hulchul

Siddique-Lal
1991 MGR Nagaril Yes Remake of In Harihar Nagar Alleppey Ashraf
1992 Parda Hai Parda Yes Remake of In Harihar Nagar K. Bapaiah
1992 Vietnam Colony Yes Yes Yes with Lal

125 days
Remade in Tamil with same name

Siddique-Lal
Makkal Mahatmyam Yes Yes 100 days Paulson
1993 Kabooliwala Yes Yes Yes with Lal

101 days

Siddique-Lal
Manichithrathazhu Yes 365 days Fazil
1995 Mannar Mathai Speaking Yes Yes
(uncredited as director)

100 days

Mani C Kappan
1996 Hitler Yes Yes Yes 125 days Siddique
1997 Hitler Yes Telugu remake of Hitler Muthyala Subbaiah
1998 Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Yes 100 days Kamal
1999 Friends Yes Yes Yes 115 days Siddique
2000 Hera Pheri Yes Hindi Adaptation of Ramji Rao Speaking Priyadarshan
2001 Friends Yes Yes Yes Tamil remake of Friends Siddique
2001 Snehamante Idera Yes Telugu remake of Friends Bala Sekharan
2003 Chronic Bachelor Yes Yes Yes 165 days Siddique
2004 Engal Anna Yes Yes Yes Tamil remake of Chronic Bachelor Siddique
2004 Hulchul Yes Hindi Story adapted from Godfather Priyadarshan
2005 Varsha Yes Kannada remake of Hitler S. Narayan
2005 Maaro Yes Yes Release delayed. Film announced as Satyam Sivam Sundaram [6] Siddique
2006 Bhagam Bhag Yes Hindi Story partially adapted from Mannar Mathai Speaking Priyadarshan
2007 Dhol Yes Story partially adapted from In Harihar Nagar Priyadarshan
2008 Sadhu Miranda Yes Yes Yes Siddique
2010 Bodyguard Yes Yes Yes 150 days Siddique
2011 Kaavalan Yes Yes Yes Tamil remake of Bodyguard Siddique
2011 Bodyguard Yes Yes Yes Hindi remake of Bodyguard Siddique
2011 Bodyguard Yes Kannada remake of Bodyguard Anand
2011 Bodyguard Yes Telugu remake of Bodyguard Gopichand Malineli
2013 Ladies and Gentleman Yes Yes Yes 50 days Siddique

References[edit]

  1. ^ Movielist
  2. ^ http://www.cochinkalabhavan.com/contribution.html
  3. ^ "Vijay’s Kaavalan in December". Sify.com. 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  4. ^ IMBd
  5. ^ Sebastian, Shevlin. "`Siddique never loses his cool'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Wall Papers - Teugu cinema Satyam Sivam Sundaram". idlebrain.com. 8 Oct 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 

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