P. G. Viswambharan

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P. G. Viswambharan
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Plamthottam Gangadharan Viswambharan

Died(2010-06-16)16 June 2010
Occupationfilm director
Years active1963–2002
ChildrenVimi, 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, Kattukuthira, 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 association ) 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] He died on 16 June 2010 at P.V.S. Hospital in Kochi.[7]




  1. ^ http://cinidiary.com/peopleinfo.php?sletter=P&pigsection=Actor&picata=1
  2. ^ "P.G. Viswambharan dead". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 17 June 2010. Archived from the original on 22 June 2010.
  3. ^ "PG Viswambharan dies at 69". entertainment.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Veteran Malayalam director P G Viswambharan dead". sify.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Film director P.G. Viswambharan passes away". manoramaonline.com.
  6. ^ http://cinidiary.com/peopleinfo.php?sletter=P&pigsection=Actor&picata=1
  7. ^ "Film director P.G Viswambharan passes away". asianetindia.com. Archived from the original on 20 June 2010.

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