Johny Antony

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Johny Antony
Born Changanassery, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director
Years active 1991–present

Johny Antony is an Indian film director known for his comedy films in Malayalam cinema. He hails from Changanassery in Kottayam district, Kerala. He worked for about a decade as an associate to directors Thulasidas, Taha, Kamal and Jose Thomas.[1] Antony made his directorial debut with the slapstick comedy C.I.D. Moosa in 2003.[2]


Johny Antony attended St. John's Baptist High School, Nedumkunnam and later the NSS College, Changanassery.[citation needed]

He started his film career as an assistant to directors like Thulasidas, Thaha, Sivasanker, Nissar and Jose Thomas.[citation needed] He met the actor Dileep in the sets of the movie Sudhinam, where he was assisting the director Nissar. Later in a few films where Dileep was in lead role Antony overlapped as the associate director. This friendship encouraged Dileep to produce C.I.D. Moosa, Antony's first film as a director.[citation needed]

His next movie was Kochi Rajavu with Dileep, Rambha and Kavya Madhavan in lead roles. This was followed by Thuruppu Gulan starring Mammootty and Sneha.[citation needed]

Inspector Garud, with Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in lead roles, followed next.[3] In 2008, he directed Cycle, a movie starring Vineeth Sreenivasan, Vinu Mohan, Bhama and Sandhya. In 2009, he directed Ee Pattanathil Bhootham, a movie starring Mammootty, Kavya Madhavan, Jagathy, Innocent.

In 2012, he directed two films, one being Masters, a movie starring Prithviraj, Sasikumar, Pia Bajpai, Ananya, and the other being Thappana, a movie starring Mammootty, Murali Gopy, Charmy Kaur.[4]



Year Title
2016 Thoppil Joppan
2014 Bhaiyya Bhaiyya
2012 Thappana
2009 Ee Pattanathil Bhootham
2008 Cycle
2007 Inspector Garud
2006 Thuruppu Gulan
2005 Kochi Rajavu
2003 CID Moosa

Assistant director[edit]

Year Title Director
2001 Sundarapurushan Jose Thomas
2001 Ee Parakkum Thalika Thaha
1999 Panchapandavar K.K. Haridas
1999 Udayapuram Sulthan Jose Thomas
1995 Manikya Chempazhukka Thulasidas
1995 Thirumanassu Aswathi Gopinath
1994 Poochakkaru Mani Kettum Thulasidas
1992 Ezhara Ponnana Thulasidas
1991 Chanchattam Thulasidas