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|Born||Kochi, Kerala, India|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Years active||1984 – present|
Siddique is an Indian film director and screenwriter who mainly works in Malayalam cinema. 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. 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. He also remade the film into Hindi as Bodyguard; all three versions receiving tremendous response at the box-office.
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.
Siddique is born to Ismail Haji & Zainaba. He got married to his relative Sajitha on 6 May 1984. The couple had three daughters Sumaya,Sara & Sukoon. Sumaya is now married to Nabeel Mehran. Sara is now married to Mohamed shefsin.Sukoon,is suffering from Cerebral palsy by birth.Grand children Eman kadija and Yara mohamed shefsin.
- Godfather (1991) won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film.
- Bodyguard (2012) won Zee Cine Awards-Best Debut Director
|director||Screenwriter||Story||Second unit director||Notes||Original Director|
|1986||Pappan Priyappetta Pappan||Yes||Yes||150 days||Sathyan Anthikad|
|1987||Nadodikkattu||Yes||275 days||Sathyan Anthikad|
|1989||Ramji Rao Speaking||Yes||Yes||Yes||with Lal||Siddique-Lal|
|1990||In Harihar Nagar||Yes||Yes||Yes||with Lal||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
|Makkal Mahatmyam||Yes||Yes||100 days||Paulson|
|1995||Mannar Mathai Speaking||Yes||Yes||
(uncredited as director)
|Mani C Kappan|
|1997||Hitler||Yes||Telugu remake of Hitler||Muthyala Subbaiah|
|1998||Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu||Yes||100 days||Kamal|
|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||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|
|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||60 days||Siddique|
|2015||Bhaskar the Rascal||Yes||Yes||Yes||Siddique|
As an actor
- Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal (1986)...Man at priest's place
- "Vijay's Kaavalan in December". Sify.com. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Sebastian, Shevlin. "'Siddique never loses his cool'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "Wall Papers – Teugu cinema Satyam Sivam Sundaram". idlebrain.com. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011.