B. Unnikrishnan

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B. Unnikrishnan
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Born Unnikrishnan Bhaskaran Pillai
(1970-08-14) 14 August 1970 (age 46)
Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
Residence Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, writer
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Rajeswari Menon
Children 1
  • P. S. Bhaskaran Pillai (father)
  • Ponamma Bhaskaran Pillai (mother)

B. Unnikrishnan (born Unnikrishnan Bhaskaran Pillai, 14 August 1970) is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in Malayalam cinema.[1] After completing his post graduation in English Literature, he took M. Phil from Mahatma Gandhi University with first rank in 1991. He started publishing his writings on literature, politics and culture during the early 1990s. He, along with V. C. Haris, edited a series of books on postmodernism which was published by DC Books.

He started his career as a screenwriter in 2000 by writing Jalamarmaram which won him the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Screenplay in 2000. This was followed by Cover Story (2000) and two films directed by Shaji KailasShivam (2002) and The Tiger (2005). He directed his first film, Smart City in 2006. He continued directing films such as, Madambi and Grandmaster.[1]

Unnikrishnan is involved in organisational activities in Malayalam cinema and was the General Secretary of Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) for a long time[quantify] before resigning from the federation. His resignation was rejected by the General Council of FEFKA who asked him to continue till the next election in 2013. In 2013, the newly elected General Council of FEFKA unanimously re-elected him as General Secretary. Unnikrishnan is a member of the advisory committee of Cine Workers Welfare Board and the director of Saamskaarika Khemanidhi in Kerala. In January 2014, at the National Conference of All India Film Employees Confederation (AIFEC) in Mumbai, he was unanimously elected as the General Secretary. He became the first Keralite elected to this venerable post.[2]


Year Title Writer Director Notes
1998 Jalamarmaram Yes No Directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar
2000 Cover Story Yes No Directed by G. S. Vijayan
2002 Shivam Yes No Directed by Shaji Kailas
2005 The Tiger Yes No Directed by Shaji Kailas
2006 Smart City Yes Yes
2008 Madampi Yes Yes
2009 I G Inspector General Yes Yes
Aviramam Yes Yes Segment from Kerala Cafe
2010 Pramani Yes Yes
The Thriller Yes Yes
2012 Grandmaster Yes Yes
I Love Me No Yes Written by Sethu
2014 Mr. Fraud Yes Yes
2017 Villain Yes Yes


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