Joshiy

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Joshiy
Joshi.jpg
Born Joshi
Varkala, Kerala
Occupation Film director
Years active 1978 – present
Children Abilash, Aishwarya[late]

Joshiy is an Indian film director[1]known for his Malayalam films. He made his debut with Tiger Salim (1978) and has directed over 80 films.

Joshiy's popular films include Aa Raathri (1983), Sandarbham (1984), Nirakkoottu (1985), Shyama (1986), New Delhi (1987), Sangham (1988), Naduvazhikal (1989), Mahayanam (1989), No.20 Madras Mail (1990), Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu (1990), Kauravar (1992), Dhruvam (1993), Lelam (1997), Pathram (1999), Runway (2004), Naran (2005), Lion (2006), Twenty:20 (2008), and Run Baby Run (2012).

Personal life[edit]

Joshiy is married to Sindhu. The couple have a son Abhilash and a daughter, Aishwarya who died on a car accident in Chennai in July 2011. Abhilash is married to Varsha.

Career[edit]

Born in Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram district, Joshiy's relation with cinema began from the cinema theatre that his family owned. While doing his final year in degree, in 1969, Joshiy left to Chennai to try his luck in cinema. Joshi began his career by assisting people including M Krishnan Nair and Sasikumar. He made his debut as director through Tiger Salim, that got released in 1978. His next movie was Moorkhan which was followed by Raktham. Following this, Joshi directed many films including Kaahalam,Sharam, Karthavyam, Dheera and Arambham. In the year 1983, Aa Rathri, got released for which Joshi joined with Mammootty for the first time, and they continued to work together for the next two decades. Following Kodumkattu, came out and a series of films including Bhookambam, Kodathi, Alakadalinakkare, Muhurtham 11.30, Minimol Vathicanil. In the year 1985, Joshiy directed Nirakkoottu, based on the script by debutant Dennis Joseph. Joshi-Mammootty-Dennis Joseph continued working together with Nyayavidhi, Shyama, and Veendum.

The films Veendum, Nyayavidhi, Aayiram Kannukal, Sayamsandhya, Ksamichu Ennoru Vaakku followed. January Oru Orma with Mohanlal was released in 1987. In the same year, Joshi joined with Mammootty for New Delhi. In the year 1988, Joshiy directed three films, all scripted by Dennis Joseph and Mammootty in the lead role. Dhinarathrangal, Sangham and Thanthram. In the year 1989, Joshiy once again teamed with Mohanlal for Naduvazhikal. In the same year, Joshiy brought out a military film. Nair Saab, completely shot in Kashmir, with Mammootty in the title role. Mahayanam, his third film of the year won state award for best actor for Mammootty. No.20 Madras Mail was released in 1990 with Mohanlal in title role was followed by the investigation thriller Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu. Kuttettan was his third film of that year. Joshi's next film was Kauravar in 1992, again with Mammootty in lead role. Joshiy in 1992, tried his hand in Tamil cinema, with Airport. In the year 1993, Dhruvam got released, followed by Sainyam in 1994. His debut into Telugu cinema was in the year 1994 through Angarakshugudu, starring Rajashekhar and Meena Durairaj in leading roles. In the year 1997 Joshiy brought out Bhoopathi. Joshi joined with Renji Panicker for Lelam and Pathram in 1999. In middle, Joshiy did Vazhunnor. Joshiy's next two films were Praja and Dubai in 2001. In the year 2004, Joshi made a comeback with Runway, this time Dileep in the leading role, it was the second highest grosser of the year (2004), was followed by Maambazhakkaalam. Naran released in 2005 starring Mohanlal was followed by Lion in 2006. His next films included Pothan Vava (2006) and July 4 (2007) followed by Nasrani (2007), next film, Janmam (2007). In 2008 he directed Twenty:20 bringing together many stars. It was followed by Robinhood in 2009. Christian Brothers released in 2011, a multi-star film with Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Sarath Kumar and Dileep in leading roles. In 2012 he directed Run Baby Run with Mohanlal in lead. It was followed by Lokpal in 2013. Salaam Kashmier 2014 with jayaram in lead.

Filmography[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Film Cast Script Writer
2015 Lailaa O Lailaa Mohanlal, Amala Paul Suresh Nair
2014 Avatharam Dileep,Lakshmi Menon Vyasann Edavanakatt
Salaam Kashmier Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Mia Sethu
2013 Lokpal Mohanlal, Kavya Madhavan, Meera Nandan, Manoj K. Jayan, Thambi Ramaiah S. N. Swamy
2012 Run Babby Run Mohanlal, Amala Paul, Biju Menon, Aparna Nair, Sai Kumar, Siddique Sachi
2011 Sevenes Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Nadia Moidu, Rima Kallingal, Bhama Iqbal Kuttippuram
Christian Brothers Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Sarath Kumar, Kavya Madhavan, Kaniha, Lakshmi Rai Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas

2000s[edit]

Year Film Cast Script Writer
2009 Robinhood Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jayasurya, Biju Menon, Bhavana, Narain Sachi-Sethu
2008 Twenty:20 Mohanlal, Mammootty, Dileep, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
2007 Janmam Suresh Gopi S. N. Swamy
2007 Nasrani Mammootty, Vimala Raman, Kalabhavan Mani, Jagathi Sreekumar, Vijayaraghavan Ranjith
2007 July 4 Dileep, Roma Asrani, Siddique, Devan, Cochin Haneefa, Innocent Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
2006 Pothan Vava Mammootty, Usha Uthup, Gopika, Sai Kumar, Nedumudi Venu Benny P Nayarambalam
2006 Lion Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Kalashala Babu, Shammi Thilakan, Sai Kumar Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
2005 Naran Mohanlal, Bhavana, Madhu, Siddique, Jagathi Sreekumar Ranjan Pramod
2004 Mampazhakkalam Mohanlal, Shobhana, Kalabhavan Mani, Innocent T.A.Shahid
2004 Runway Dileep, Indrajith Sukumaran, Shammi Thilakan, Kavya Madhavan, Kalashala Babu Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
2001 Praja Mohanlal, N. F. Varghese, Vijayaraghavan, Cochin Haneefa, Aishwarya, Renji Panicker
2001 Dubai Mammootty, N. F. Varghese, Cochin Haneefa, Anjala Zaveri, Nedumudi Venu, Janardhanan Renji Panicker

1990s[edit]

Year Film Cast Script Writer
1998 Pathram Suresh Gopi, Janardhanan, Manju Warrier, N. F. Varghese, Murali Renji Panicker
1998 Vazhunnor Suresh Gopi, Janardhanan, Sangeetha, N. F. Varghese Benny P. Nayarambalam
1997 Lelam Suresh Gopi, M. G. Soman, Siddique, N. F. Varghese, Maniyan Pillai Raju, Kollam Thulasi Renji Panicker
1997 Bhoopathi Suresh Gopi, Thilakan, Kanaka, Priya Raman Dennis Joseph
1995 Angarakshakudu Rajasekhar, Meena S. N. Swamy
1995 Anna Arvind Swamy S. N. Swamy
1994 Sainyam Mammootty, Mukesh, Dileep, Vikram, Sukumaran, Mohini S. N. Swamy
1993 Dhruvam Mammootty, Jayaram, Gauthami, Suresh Gopi, Vikram Kennedy, Janardhanan, Vijayaraghavan S. N. Swamy
1993 Airport Sathyaraj, Gouthami S. N. Swamy
1992 Kauravar Mammootty, Vishnuvardhan, Murali, Thilakan A. K. Lohithadas
1990 Kuttettan Mammootty, Saritha, Urvashi, Murali Thilakan, Lizy A. K. Lohithadas
1990 Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Sumalatha, Nedumudi Venu, M. G. Soman P. Padmarajan
1990 No.20 Madras Mail[2] Mohanlal, Jagadeesh, M. G. Soman, Sumalatha, Ashokan Dennis Joseph

1980s[edit]

Year Film Cast Script Writer
1989 Mahayanam Mammootty, Seema, Mukesh, Vijayaraghavan, Vineeth A. K. Lohithadas
1989 Nair Saab Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Devan, Mukesh, Lizy Dennis Joseph
1989 Naduvazhikal Mohanlal, Madhu, Devan, Rupini, Murali, Thilakan S. N. Swamy
1988 Sangham Mammootty, Mukesh, Seema, Parvathy, Thilakan, Innocent Dennis Joseph
1988 Thanthram Mammootty, Urvashi, Ratheesh Dennis Joseph
1988 New Delhi Jeetendra, Thiagarajan, Raza Murad, Devan, Sumalatha Dennis Joseph
1988 Dinarathrangal Mammootty, Sumalatha, Parvathy Dennis Joseph
1988 Antima Teerpu (Telugu film ) Krishnam Raju, Thiagarajan, Sumalatha, Suresh Gopi, Devan Dennis Joseph
1987 New Delhi Mammootty, Thiagarajan, Suresh Gopi, Devan, Sumalatha, Urvashi Dennis Joseph
1987 Itihaas Raaj Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Rati Agnihotri, Anil Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, Mohnish Bahl, Danny Dengzongpa Gyandev Agnihotri
1987 January Oru Orma Mohanlal, Karthika, M. G. Soman, Suresh Gopi Kaloor Dennis
1986 Veendum Mammootty, Ratheesh Dennis Joseph
1986 Nyayavidhi Mammootty, Sukumaran, Innocent, Lalu Alex, Shobhana, Sulakshana Dennis Joseph
1986 Sayam Sandhya Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Ashokan, Monisha, Geetha Dennis Joseph
1986 Aayiram Kannukal Mammootty, Ratheesh, Shobhana Dennis Joseph
1986 Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku Mammootty, Geetha, Mukesh Kaloor Dennis
1986 Shyama Mammootty, Nadia Moidu Mukesh, Sumalatha, Lalu Alex Dennis Joseph
1985 Nirakkoottu Mammootty, Urvashi, Lizy, Sumalatha, Babu Namboothri Dennis Joseph
1985 Iniyum Kadha Thudarum Mammootty John Paul
1985 Oru Kudakeezhil Shankar, Nedumudi Venu, Madhavi (Kaloor Dennis)
1985 Onningu Vannengil Mammootty, Lizy, Nadia Moidu, Lalu Alex, Shankar Kaloor Dennis
1985 Katha Ithuvare Mammootty, Suhasini, Madhu Kaloor Dennis
1985 Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki Shankar, Nadia Moidu, Lakshmi Kaloor Dennis
1985 Muhurtham Pathnonnu Muppathinu Mammootty, Ratheesh, Saritha Kaloor Dennis
1984 Kodathi Mammootty, Ratheesh, Seema Kaloor Dennis
1984 Minimol Veticanil Ratheesh, Lalu Alex, Saritha Kaloor Dennis)
1984 Sandarbham Mammootty, Saritha Kaloor Dennis
1984 Ivide Ingane Ratheesh, Sukumaran, Seema Pappanamkode Lakshmanan
1984 Alakadalinakkare Madhu Mammootty, Shobhana, Prem Nazir Kaloor Dennis
1984 Idavelakku Sesham Madhu, Mammootty, Sumalatha, M. G. Soman Kaloor Dennis
1984 Inakili Prem Nazir, Sukumaran, Seema, Manju John Paul
1984 Piriyilla Naam Prem Nazir, Shankar, Lakshmi Sheriff
1984 Umanilayam Shankar, Shanavas, Radha Cochin Haneefa
1984 Dharm Aur Qanoon
1983 Ankam Prem Nazir, Madhu, Shankar Pappanamkode Lakshmanan
1982 Bhookambam Prem Nazir, Shankar, Mohanlal Priyadarshan
1983 Aa Raathri Mammootty, M. G. Soman, Ratheesh, Poornima Jayaram, Rohini Kaloor Dennis
1982 Himam Prem Nazir, Shankar, Sumalatha T.Damodharan
1983 Kodumkattu Madhu, Prem Nazir, K.P.Ummer, Mammootty, Sreevidya Pappanamkode Lakshmanan
1982 Aadarsham Prem Nazir, Balan K. Nair, Sumalatha Pappanamkode lakshmanan
1982 Aarambham Madhu, Prem Nazir, Sukumaran, M.G.Soman Pappanamkode lakshmanan
1982 Dheera Sukumaran, Soman, Ambika Pappanamkode Lakshamanan
1982 Kartavyam Madhu, Ravikumar, Sreepriya Kaloor Dennis
1982 Sharam Sukumaran, Sattar, Ambika Pappanamkode Lakshmanan
1981 Ithihasam Prem Nazir Pappanamkode Lakshmanan
1981 Raktham Madhu Prem Nazir, Sumalatha Kaloor Dennis
1981 Kaahalam Prem Nazir, Ravindran, Seema Joshy
1980 Moorkhan Jayan, Seema, Sumalatha Kaloor Dennis

1970s[edit]

Year Film Cast Script Writer
1978 Tiger Salim Ravikumar,Sudheer,Vincent, Subha, Manjula S.L.Puram

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumar, P. K. Ajith (15 September 2011). "Quest for perfection". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ No.20 Madras Mail song remade

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