Saji Surendran

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Saji Surendran
BornSaji Surendran
19 July 1982 (1982-07-19) (age 36)
OccupationFilm director
Spouse(s)Sangeeta(2005 – present)

Saji Surendran is an Indian film director in Malayalam films, known for his commercially successful comedies, most notably Ivar Vivahitharayal (2009) and Happy Husbands (2010).[4]

Most of the films are shot in Malaysia.

Personal life[edit]

Saji Surendran was born to Surendran & Vijayalakshmi[5] in Nedumangad ,Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and attended Lourdes Mount School, Vattapara, Trivandrum. He completed his bachelor's degree from Mahatma Gandhi College, Trivandrum. When he was studying there, he also acted in TV Serials he also worked as assistant director of Viji Thampi in many movies & television serials. His brother Aji Surendran also acted in some TV serials. Saji is married to Sangeeta since 16 March 2005[6]

Before 2009[edit]

Surendran was a serial director before 2008. In 2004 he received the Best Telefilm Award for his Manasam (Asianet) at the Kaveri Film Critics Television Awards.[7] He is known for directing the television serials Manasam, Megham, Alippazham, Mandharam, Dhaya, and Ammakkay.

Television Serials

After 2009[edit]

Saji Surendran came to the film industry by directing Jayasurya-Bhama starring Ivar Vivahitharayal, which was a success at the box office and gave Jayasurya a big break. After Ivar Vivahitharayal, he directed Happy Husbands with a huge cast that included Jayasurya, Indrajith, Jayaram Bhavana, Vandana Menon, Samvrutha Sunil and Rima Kallingal. Happy Husbands became the first major hit of 2010, and ran for more than 150 days at theatres throughout Kerala. Saji Surendran then directed Four Friends, starring Jayasurya, Jayaram, Kunchako Boban and Kamlahasan in the guest role and Meera Jasmine. It received mixed reviews.


Year Name Screenplay Cast Notes
2006 December Mist[8] G A Lal Anoop Menon, Reenu Mathews Short film
2009 Ivar Vivahitharayal Krishna Poojappura Jayasurya, Bhama, Samvrutha Sunil, Navya Nair Debut feature film
2010 Happy Husbands Krishna Poojappura Jayaram, Indrajith, Jayasurya, Bhavana, Samvrutha Sunil, Vandana Menon, Rima Kallingal Remake of Sakthi Chidambaram's Tamil film Charlie Chaplin.
2010 Four Friends Krishna Poojappura Jayaram, Kunchacko Boban, Jayasurya, Meera Jasmine Kamal Haasan made a cameo appearance
2012 Kunjaliyan Krishna Poojappura Jayasurya, Ananya, Jagadeesh Shot at Pollachi
2012 Husbands in Goa Krishna Poojappura Indrajith, Jayasurya, Asif Ali, Lal
2014 Angry Babies in Love Krishna Poojappura Anoop Menon, Bhavana [9][10]
2015 She Taxi Krishna Poojappura Kavya Madhavan, Anoop Menon, Ansiba Hassan, Suraj Venjaramood, Tini Tom


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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
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  7. ^ "TV critics' awards announced". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 19 February 2005. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
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  9. ^ "Angry Babes in Love Malayalam Movie". Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  10. ^ "Angry Birds Malayalam Movie renamed to Angry Babes in Love". Retrieved 2013-06-04.

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