Not to be confused with Siddique (actor)
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|Born||Kochi, Kerala, India|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Years active||1984 – present|
Siddique (born 1 August 1960) is an Indian film director and screenwriter who mainly works in Malayalam cinema. He started his career as an assistant director to Fazil. The duo of Siddique and Lal was spotted by Fazil when he saw them performing in the Cochin Kalabhavan troupe. Siddique later teamed up with Lal to create many films and was credited as Siddique-Lal. The duo has since split up, Siddique has continued with his directorial ventures, while Lal has turned to acting and producing. Siddique's films are all in the comedy genre. Siddique's films in Tamil have mostly been remakes of his Malayalam films.
His film Bodyguard in Malayalam has been remade into Tamil as Kaavalan by Siddique himself. He also remade the film into Hindi as Bodyguard; all three versions receiving tremendous response at the box-office.
- Godfather (1991) won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film.
- Bodyguard (2012) won Zee Cine Awards-Best Debut Director
|1986||Pappan Priyappetta Pappan||Yes||Yes|
|1989||Ramji Rao Speaking||Yes||Yes||Yes||Remade in Tamil as Arangetra Velai
Remade in Hindi as Hera Pheri
|1990||In Harihar Nagar||Yes||Yes||Yes||Remade in Telugu as Madhuranagarilo
Remade in Tamil as MGR Nagaril
Remade in Hindi as Parda Hai Parda and Dhol
|1991||Godfather||Yes||Yes||Yes||Remade in Telugu as Peddarikam and in Hindi as Hulchul|
|1991||MGR Nagaril||Yes||Remake of In Harihar Nagar|
|1992||Parda Hai Parda||Yes||Remake of In Harihar Nagar|
|1992||Vietnam Colony||Yes||Yes||Yes||Remade in Tamil with same name|
|1995||Mannar Mathai Speaking||Yes||Yes|
|1997||Hitler||Yes||Telugu remake of Hitler|
|1998||Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu||Yes|
|2000||Hera Pheri||Yes||Hindi Adaptation of Ramji Rao Speaking|
|2001||Friends||Yes||Yes||Yes||Tamil remake of Friends|
|2001||Snehamante Idera||Yes||Telugu remake of Friends|
|2004||Engal Anna||Yes||Yes||Yes||Tamil remake of Chronic Bachelor|
|2004||Hulchul||Yes||Hindi Story adapted from Godfather|
|2005||Varsha||Yes||Kannada remake of Hitler|
|2005||Maaro||Yes||Yes||Release delayed. Film announced as Satyam Sivam Sundaram|
|2006||Bhagam Bhag||Yes||Hindi Story partially adapted from Mannar Mathai Speaking|
|2007||Dhol||Yes||Story partially adapted from In Harihar Nagar|
|2011||Kaavalan||Yes||Yes||Yes||Tamil remake of Bodyguard|
|2011||Bodyguard||Yes||Yes||Yes||Hindi remake of Bodyguard|
|2011||Bodyguard||Yes||Kannada remake of Bodyguard|
|2011||Bodyguard||Yes||Telugu remake of Bodyguard|
|2013||Ladies and Gentleman||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2015||Bhaskar the Rascal||Yes||Yes||Yes|
As an actor
- Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu (1984)...Man at calling Kunjoonjamma nickname church going time [clarification needed]
- Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal (1986)...Man at priest's place
- Manathe Kottaram (1995) ... himself (guest at the wedding)
- "Vijay's Kaavalan in December". Sify.com. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Sebastian, Shevlin. "'Siddique never loses his cool'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "Wall Papers – Teugu cinema Satyam Sivam Sundaram". idlebrain.com. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011.