Bobby-Sanjay

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Bobby-Sanjay
Born
OccupationScreenwriter
Years active1998–present
Parent(s)Prem Prakash, Daisy Luke

Bobby and Sanjay are an Indian screenwriter duo working in Malayalam cinema.[1] They are the sons of the actor Prem Prakash who is the brother of the late veteran actor Jose Prakash.[2]

Career[edit]

Films[edit]

Bobby and Sanjay are noted scriptwriters in Malayalam films. They started their film career by scripting Sibi Malayil's Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003), which was a great critical and commercial success in Kerala. Their second bigscreen venture Notebook (2006) was directed by Rosshan Andrrews. They were able to incorporate several contemporary themes including teenage pregnancy in the film, which has a cult following amongst youngsters of Kerala.[3] In 2010, they scripted the film Traffic, which is widely credited to have led to a new wave in Malayalam cinema. They worked for more than two years to complete the scripting of Traffic, which was inspired by true incidents.[4] The film was very well received in Kerala. They associated again with Rosshan Andrrews for the film Casanovva (2012), which was one of the costliest Malayalam films of the time. The film was met with scathing reviews and dismal box office collections and was voted as one of the most disappointing films of the year 2012.[5][6] Their next work Ayalum Njanum Thammil, directed by Lal Jose centred on a committed senior doctor and an irresponsible junior doctor and, the film, through their relationship, portrayed a vivid picture of the medical profession. The film was one of the most successful films of the year and won numerous accolades including four Kerala State Film Awards. In 2013, they associated for the third time with Rosshan Andrrews in the film Mumbai Police. The film was a huge box office success and earned very good reviews;[7] a critic from Sify.com called the film "one of the best films to have emerged from Malayalam cinema in a long time."[8] In 2014, they associated with Rosshan Andrrews for the fourth time, in How Old Are You, which marked the return of ace actress Manju Warrier to cinema after a sabbatical of over a decade.[9]

Television[edit]

Bobby and Sanjay scripted the television serial Avicharitham (2004), that was telecast in Asianet for a period of 40 days. The serial won them critical acclaim and several accolades including the TV Critics Awards.[10] Bobby and Sanjay had also scripted for a serial named Avasthantharangal (Mikhayelinte Santhathikal). The lead role in this serial was played by their uncle and veteran actor Jose Prakash.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Bobby and Sanjay are brothers and are nephews of the veteran actor Jose Prakash. Their father, Prem Prakash, is also a film actor and producer. Their mother is a retired English professor from BCM College, Kottayam. They have a younger sister, named Thankam settled in Texas , USA. Bobby, the elder brother, is a practising physician and is settled in Kottayam with wife Anju and two daughters Anna and Maria. Sanjay is settled in Kochi. Sanjay studied at St Joseph College, Mannanam for his B.Ed. Degree. Both of them did their schooling at Pallikkoodam, Kalathilpady. Sanjay is married to Anjana, and has two daughters, Antara and Aisha.

Filmography[edit]

Name Year Director Notes
Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum 2003 Sibi Malayil Remade in Tamil as Kannadi Pookal
Notebook 2006 Rosshan Andrrews Lead roles with new faces
Traffic 2011 Rajesh Pillai Won, Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay
Won, Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Script
Won, Lohithadas Award for Best Script
Won, Asianet Film Award for Best Script
Won, Asiavision Movie Award for Best Screenplay
Won, Mathrubhumi Film Award for Best Screenplay
Won, Kochi Times Award for Best Script
Won, Amrita Film Award for Best Script
Won, Reporter TV Film Award for Best Script
Remade in Tamil as Chennaiyil Oru Naal
Casanovva 2012 Rosshan Andrrews Big-budget movie
Ayalum Njanum Thammil 2012 Lal Jose WON, Kerala State Film Awards for Best Popular Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Comedian
WON, Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Film, Best Director (Malayalam)
WON, Amritha TV Award for Best Screenplay
WON, Reporter TV Award for Best Screenplay
Mumbai Police 2013 Rosshan Andrrews Won, Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay
How Old Are You 2014 Rosshan Andrrews Remade in Tamil as 36 Vayadhinile
2014 Kerala State Film Awards[12]
62nd Filmfare Awards South[13][14]
  • Won, Best Actor (Female) - Manju Warrier
  • Won, Best Playback Singer (Female) - Shreya Ghoshal – "Vijanathayil"
  • Nominated, Best Film
  • Nominated, Best Director - Rosshan Andrrews
  • Nominated, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) - Sethulakshmi
Asiavision Awards (2014)[15]
Asianet Film Awards (2015)[16]
Vanitha Film Awards (2015)
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards (2015)
Mangalam Film Awards
4th South Indian International Movie Awards
Nirnnayakam 2015 V.K Prakash WON Kerala State Award for Best Supporting Actor.

WON National Award for Best Film Dealing with Social issues.

School Bus 2016 Rosshan Andrrews
Kayamkulam Kochunni 2018 Rosshan Andrrews Big budget film

Television[edit]

Name Year Director Channel Cast
Avasthantharangal 2001 Jude Attipetty Kairali TV Jose Prakash, Jyothirmayi, K. P. A. C. Lalitha
Avicharitham 2004 K. K. Rajeev Asianet Srividya , Prem Prakash , Suvarna Mathew
Aagneyam 2009 K. K. Rajeev Doordarshan Prem Prakash , Meera Krishna ,Souparnika Subash
Eshwaran Saakshiyayi 2015 K. K. Rajeev Flowers TV Prem Prakash , Divya Prabha, Reena
Avaril Oraal 2017-2018 Jayaraj Vijay Surya TV Sruthi Lakshmi , Sreejith Vijay , Rajani Chandy ,Delna Davis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2013-12-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/bobby-sanjay-on-a-roll-news-malayalam-lbnqgLbdaab.html
  3. ^ "Snapshots of school life". The Hindu. 2006-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
  4. ^ Vijay George (September 30, 2010). "It happened one day..." The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
  5. ^ "The Most Disappointing Malayalam Films of 2012".
  6. ^ "10 disappointing films of 2012".
  7. ^ Deepa Gauri. The best of Malayalam cinema in 2013 26 December 2013 Khaleej Times "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-01-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Mumbai Police Film Review". Sify.com. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  9. ^ Sivalakshmi Roshith (5 December 2013). "How Old Are You: Unveiling the Male-Female Bond". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  10. ^ "TV critics' awards announced". The Hindu. 2005-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  11. ^ http://www.filmydum.com/top-stories/2831/bobby-sanjay-screenplays-are-hit-in-theatres-
  12. ^ "State Awards: Nazriya, Nivin, Sudev bag top honours" Archived 13 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Malayala Manorama. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Winners of 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards South" Archived 29 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Filmfare. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Nominations for the 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". Filmfare. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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