Suresh Unnithan

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Suresh Unnithan P. is a Malayalam film director.

P. Suresh Unnithan
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P. Suresh Unnithan
Born P. Bhoothanathan Unnithan
(1956-07-30)30 July 1956
Pandalam, quilon
Other names Unni
Occupation Film Director, Writer
Spouse(s) Padmaja
Children Abhiram Suresh Unnithan, Sooriraj Suresh Unnithan
Parent(s) Parameswaran Unnithan, Bharathi Amma


His start in film was as an assistant director to Padmarajan, the most renowned film director, from whom he learned the basics and craft of film making.[1] Later he debuted with Jaathakam, which was well acclaimed by the critics and was a huge hit. The same film won the Best Newcomer Director award at the Kerala State Film Awards. Later he directed films like Radhamadhavam, Aardram, Mukha Chitram, Uthsavamelam, Sathyaparatinja, Bhagyavaan, Thovalapookkal, Rishya Sringan and others.[2] He entered the television industry and had some hit serials. His 2004 serial project Swamy Ayyappan[3] was the most popular and top rated serial in Malayalam.

After 12 years break Suresh Unnithan made a come back with Ayaal, with Lal and Iniya playing the leads.[4]

His son Abhiram Suresh Unnithan is also a film maker.


  • State awards for Best newcomer director (1989) – Jaathakam
  • Kerala film critics award for Best Director (1991) – Radhamadhavam
  • Asianet TV awards for Best Director(2008) -Swami Ayyappan
  • Kerala state award for special mention in Direction (2014)- Ayaal



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