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Earlier Thaha worked as Assistant Director in films like Rajavinte Makan, Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar, Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal, Varnam etc. to famous directors such as Kamal and Thampi Kannanthanam. In 1991 he co-directed with Ashokan the film Mookkillarajyath as Ashokan-Thaha. Later he went on to direct films independently. He has two sons: Amal and Arsh . Arsh is currently pursuing his diploma in direction and script writing in KR Narayanan national institute of visual science and arts and has directed a couple of short films as well.
As assistant director:
|1985||Aa neram alpa dooram||Thampi Kannanthanam||Thriller|
|1986||Rajavinte Makan||Thampi Kannanthanam||Thriller|
|1987||Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar||Thampi Kannanthanam||Thriller|
|1988||Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal||Kamal||Drama|
|1989||Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas||Kamal||Drama|
|1991||Mookkillarajyathu||Mukesh, Thilakan, Jagathi Sreekumar, Siddique, Vinaya Prasad, Suchitra, Rajan P. Dev||Co-directed with director Ashokan.|
|1994||Varaphalam||Paravoor Bharathan, Mathu, Mukesh, Jagathi Sreekumar, Sreenivasan, Thilakan||Debut as an independent director.|
|1997||Gajaraja Manthram||Premkumar, Jagadeesh, Kalabhavan Mani, Charmila||Writers: Batten Bose (story),Kaloor Dennis (screenplay)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
|1997||Five Star Hospital||vishnu, Jagadeesh, Jagathi Sreekumar, Thilakan, Devan|
|2001||Ee Parakkum Thalika||Dileep, Nithya Das and Harisree Asokan||It was a box office hit in Malayalam Film of 2001.
It was also remade as Aaduthu Paaduthu in Telugu, Sundara Travels in Tamil and Dakota Express in Kannada.
Writers: V.R. Gopalakrishnan (screenplay), Mahesh Mithra (story)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
|2002||Sundara Travels||Murali, Vadivelu||Tamil film; remake of Ee Parakum Thalika|
|2004||Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku||Jayasurya, Girly, Harisree Asokan, Cochin Haneefa||Writers: Kaloor Dennis, Girish Puthenchery (story)
|2004||Thekkekkara Superfast||Mukesh, Dileep, Jagathi Sreekumar, Rajan P. Dev,||Writers: Rajan Kiriyath & Vinu Kiriyath, Thaha (story)
|2009||Kappal Muthalaali||Ramesh Pisharody, Mukesh, Jagadeesh, Suraj Venjaramood, Jagathi Sreekumar, Salim Kumar, Bheeman Raghu||Writers: Saji Damodaran & Thaha.
Genre: Comedy, Drama.
|2009||Hailesa||Suresh Gopi, Lalu Alex, Muktha George||Writers: Saji Damodaran & Thaha.