Dennis Joseph

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Dennis Joseph
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Dennis Joseph
Born
Alma materDeva Matha College, Kuravilangad (B.Sc.)
OccupationScriptwriter, director, journalist
Years active1985 – present

Dennis Joseph is an Indian scriptwriter and director known for his Malayalam films. Born in Ettumanoor, Kottayam in Kerala, India, Dennis Joseph has been a popular name during the 1980s and early 1990s. He is best known for his associations with several top directors, including Joshi and Thambi Kannanthanam. He's known for scripting films such as Nirakkoottu (1985), Shyama (1986), Rajavinte Makan (1986), New Delhi (1987), Sangham (1988), Nair Saab (1989), No.20 Madras Mail (1990), Kottayam Kunjachan (1990), Indrajaalam (1990), Kizhakkan Pathrose (1992), Akashadoothu (1993), Gandharvam (1993), Palayam (1994), and F.I.R (1999). Dennis Joseph has also directed five films, including Manu Uncle (1988) and Adharvam (1989). Manu Uncle won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film. He is the nephew of actor Jose Prakash.[1]

Career[edit]

Dennis Joseph started his career as a sub-editor in Cut Cut magazine. He made his debut into cinema in 1985, through Eeran Sandhya as a story writer followed by Nirakkoottu (screenplay) in 1985. Directed by Joshiy, Nirakkoottu had a strong cast line including Mammootty, Urvashi, Lizzy and Sumalatha. The film was a success, he wrote a series of films in the next couple of years. Dennis Joseph wrote the two breakthrough film of Mammootty and Mohanlal. Rajavinte Makan, loosely adapted over Rage of an Angels, a novel by Sidney Sheldon got released in 1986. Directed by Thampi Kannanthanam, this film was a huge success at the box office. Appearing as Vincent Gomas, an underworld don, Mohanlal successfully mesmerised the movie goers, the film raised his stardom. Similarly, after around two dozen huge flops, Mammootty was in his darkest days of his career in the period 1986–87, when Dennis Joseph scripted New Delhi. Directed by Joshiy, this film was also a loose adaptation of an English novel. Completely shot in and around Delhi, this film initially had no takers to buy it. Even theatre owners were not that relent to release it. But New Delhi became a commercial success, thus it became the comeback film of Mammootty who would have been field out otherwise.

Dennis Joseph was active throughout eighties and early nineties with several films of his becoming success. Joshiy directed most of his scripts in these years. T.S Suresh Babu was another director with whom, Dennis Joseph joined hands most frequently in those days.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Cast Director
2013 Geethanjali Mohanlal, Innocent, Keerthi Suresh, Nishan Priyadarshan
2010 Kanyakumari Express Suresh Gopi, Lena, Babu Antony T S Suresh Babu
2009 Patham Nilayile Theevandi Jayasurya, Meera Nandan, Innocent, Anoop Menon Joshi Mathew
2009 Kadha, Samvidhanam Kunchakko Sreenivasan, Thilakan, Jagathi Sreekumar, Meena Haridas Keshavan
2008 Ayur Rekha Sreenivasan, Mukesh, Saikumar, Lakshmi Sharma, Urvashi, Indrajith Sukumaran G.M. Manu
2006 Chirattakalippattangal Mukesh, Salim Kumar Jose Thomas
2005 Thaskara Veeran Mammootty, Nayanthara, Madhu, Bheeman Raghu, Innocent Pramod Pappan
2004 Vajram Mammootty, Babu Antony, Manoj K Jayan, Nandini, Rajan P. Dev, Vasundhara Das Pramod Pappan
2002 Phantom Mammootty, Nedumudi Venu, Manoj K Jayan, Cochin Haneefa, Innocent, N. F. Varghese, Lalu Alex Biju Varkey
1998 F.I.R Suresh Gopi, Indraja, Biju Menon, Saikumar, Narendra Prasad, Janardanan Shaji Kailas
1997 Bhoopathi Suresh Gopi, Thilakan, Kanaka, Priya Raman Joshiy
1997 Shibiram Manoj K Jayan, Vijayaraghavan, Sukumaran, Saikumar, Rajan P. Dev, Divya Unni T S Suresh Babu
1995 Indian Military Intelligence Murali, Ganeshan, Sukumaran, M. G. Soman, Manjula Vijayakumar, Babu Antony T S Suresh Babu
1995 Agrajan Manoj K. Jayan, Thilakan, Ganeshan, Nedumudi Venu, Rajan P. Dev, N. F. Varghese, Kasthuri Dennis Joseph
1994 Palayam Manoj K. Jayan, Urvashi, Ratheesh, Jagadeesh, Saikumar, Rajan P. Dev T S Suresh Babu
1993 Arthana Murali, Radhika, Priya Raman, Vineeth I.V.Sasi
1993 Sarovaram Mammootty, Jayasudha, Thilakan, Narendra Prasad, Janardanan Jeassy
1993 Gandharvam Mohanlal, Kanchan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Devan, Subair, Kaviyoor Ponnamma Sangeeth Sivan
1993 Akashadoothu Murali, Madhavi, Nedumudi Venu, Subair, Jagathi Sreekumar, N. F. Varghese Sibi Malayil
1992 Kizhakkan Pathrose Mammootty, Urvashi, Parvathy, Innocent,Kizhakkan Pathrose Rajan P. Dev T S Suresh Babu
1992 Mahanagaram Mammootty, Poonam Das Gupta, Thilakan, Murali T.K Rajeev Kumar
1992 Maanyanmar Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Ramya Krishnan, Jagadeesh, Jagathi Sreekumar T S Suresh Babu
1991 Thudar Katha Saikumar, Sreenivasan, Maathu Dennis Joseph
1990 Oliyambukal Mammootty, Rekha, Saikumar, Aishwarya, Sukumaran, Jagathi Sreekumar, Thilakan Hariharan
1990 Indrajaalam Mohanlal, Geetha, Rajan P Dev, Balan K. Nair, Sreeja Thambi Kannanthanam
1990 Kottayam Kunjachan Mammootty, Ranjini, Babu Antony, Innocent, Sukumaran T S Suresh Babu
1990 Koodikazhca Jayaram, Babu Antony, Jagadeesh, Urvashi T S Suresh Babu
1990 No.20 Madras Mail Mohanlal, Mammootty, Ashokan, Suchitra, Jayabharathi, Sumalatha Joshiy
1989 Nair Saab Mammootty, Geetha, Mukesh, Suresh Gopi, Lizzy, Devan, Sumalatha Joshiy
1988 Dinarathrangal Mammootty, Mukesh, Sumalatha, Devan Joshiy
1988 Manu Uncle Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Lissy, M. G. Soman Dennis Joseph
1988 Thanthram Mammootty, Ratheesh, Urvashi, Jagannatha Varma Joshiy
1988 Sangham Mammootty, Parvathy, Mukesh, Thilakan, Balan K. Nair Joshiy
1987 Vazhiyorakazchakal Mohanlal, Ambika, Ratheesh, Suresh Gopi Thambi Kannanthanam
1987 New Delhi Mammootty, Urvashi, Sumalatha, Suresh Gopi, Devan Joshiy
1987 Kathakku Pinnil Mammootty, Devi Lalitha, Lalu Alex, Thilakan, M. G. Soman K. G. George
1986 Pranamam Mammootty, Suhasini, Nedumudi Venu, Babu Antony Bharathan
1986 Sayam Sandhya Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Geetha, Monisha, Ashokan Joshiy
1986 Veendum Mammootty, Ratheesh Joshiy
1986 Aayiram Kannukal Mammootty, Shobhana, Ratheesh Joshiy
1986 Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Nalini, Jagathi Sreekumar Thambi Kannanthanam
1986 Rajavinte Makan Mohanlal, Ratheesh, Suresh Gopi, Ambika Thambi Kannanthanam
1986 Nyayavidhi Mammootty, Sukumaran, Shobhana, Sulakshana, Lalu Alex Joshiy
1986 Shyama Mammootty, Mukesh, Sumalatha, Nadia Moidu, Lalu Alex Joshiy
1985 Nirakkoottu Mammootty, Urvashi, Lizzy, Sumalatha Joshiy
1985 Eeran Sandhya Mammootty, Shobhana, Rahman, Jose Prakash Jeassy

Direction[edit]

Year Title Cast Script
1995 Agrajan Manoj K Jayan, Thilakan, Shammi Thilakan Himself
1991 Thudar Katha Saikumar, Sreenivasan, Mathu Himself
1990 Appu Mohanlal, Sunitha Sreekumaran Thampi
1989 Adharvam Mammootty, Silk Smitha Shibu Chakravarthy
1988 Manu Uncle Mammootty, Mohanlal, Lizzy [Himself]

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