P. G. Viswambharan

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P. G. Viswambharan
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Born Plamthottam Gangadharan Viswambharan
Died 16 June 2010(2010-06-16)
Occupation film director
Years active 1963–2002
Spouse(s) Meena
Children Vimi, Vinod
Parent(s) Karichchal Plamthottam Gangadhara Panicker, Ponni Amma[1]

P. G. Viswambharan (1947 – 16 June 2010) was an Indian film director who worked in Malayalam cinema. Viswambharan directed 63 Malayalam films, in a career spanning close to four decades.[2][3]


For a decade, P. G. Viswambharan worked with veteran Sasikumar before turning a full-fledged director in 1976 with Ozhukkinethire.[4] He directed 63 movies from that time until his death in 2010.[5] He was the director of Mammootty’s first action political entertainer movie Sphotanam, Satyavan Savithri starring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi, Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu, Kaattu Kuthira, Gajakesari Yogam, Carnival, Ezhupunna Tharakan, were some of his notable movies. The 2002 movie Puthooram puthri Unniyarcha was his last. Many of his movies have been dubbed to Tamil, Telugu and Kannada . He has also been elected as the vice chairman of MACTA ( Malayalam cine technicians associantion ) for a period of five years . He was specially mentioned by BBC India for his contributions to Malayalam cinema. He has won several awards including critics award.

Personal life[edit]

Viswambharan was born in 1947 to Karichchal Plamthottam Gangadhara Panicker and Ponni Amma.[6] P. G. Viswambharan died on 16 June 2010 in a private hospital in Kochi.[7]



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