Raghunath Paleri

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Raghunath Paleri (Malayalam:രഘുനാഥ് പലേരി) (7 February 1954) is an Indian novelist and screenwriter from Kerala. He has also directed three films. "Onnumuthal Poojyam Vare- 1986" "Vismayam- 1998" "Madhuram- 2015" and in mini screen, Eight Episodes of "Jacob" in Bible Ki Kahaniyam- produced by Navodaya. He entered Malayalam film industry in 1978 as the screenwriter of Naseema, produced by Nirmal Minerva, starring Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, and Rani Padmini, and has been actively contributing as story/screenplay writer, lyricist, and director since then.

In Print Media[edit]

Raghunath Paleri has authored several books in Malayalam language. His published works include:

  • Ananda Vedam
  • Vismayam Pole
  • Etho Rathriyude Pakal
  • Arundhathiyude Nagarathil
  • Akasathekkoru Jalakam
  • Avasyamillatha Achanammamar
  • Orkkunnuvo En Krishnaye
  • Raghunath Paleriyude Kathakal (short stories by Raghunath Paleri)
  • Sooryagayathri
  • Avar Moovarum Oru Mazhavillum
  • Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare
  • Ponumuttayidunna Tharavu
  • Kanneerinu Madhuram


Raghunath Paleri (in the right) along with Jijo Punnoose (in the left) and Prathap Pothen (in the middle) (2016)


Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare (From One to Zero), directed by Raghunath Paleri received the Kerala State Award for the best debut Director, Best Cinematography (Color) for Shaji N. Karun, Best Child Artist (Female) for Geethu Mohandas Best Editing for T. R. Sekhar. Best Sound Recordist for Selvaraj Best Art Direction for K Shekar

The movie Piravi Directed by Shaji N Karun, won 23 International Awards.