Thampi Kannanthanam

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Thampi Kannanthanam
തമ്പി കണ്ണന്താനം
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Born(1953-12-11)11 December 1953
Died2 October 2018(2018-10-02) (aged 64)
Alma materSt. Dominic's College
OccupationFilm Director
Years active1979 – 2018
Parent(s)Baby Kannanthanam

Thampi Kannanthanam (11 December 1953 – 2 October 2018) was an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor, who worked in Malayalam cinema. He directed 16 films.[1][2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Thampi was born on 11 December 1953 as the sixth son of Baby Kannanthanam and Thankamma at Kanjirappally, Kottayam. He studied in MT Seminary School and at St. Dominic's College. He began his film career as an assistant director. Thampi was married to Kunjumol and the couple have two children—Aiswarya and Angel.[4]


He debuted as a director in 1983 with the film Thavalam. He has also acted in Itha Oru Theeram (1980), Attimari (1981), Madrasile Mon (1982), Thudarkatha (1991). He was most active during the period 1980-90. His most notable directorial films include Rajavinte Makan, Vazhiyorakazchakal, Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar, Indrajaalam, Naadody, Chukkan, and Maanthrikam.


Thampi was admitted to a private hospital in Kochi following various ailments. His health condition worsened further and he died on 2 October 2018. He is survived by his wife Kunjumol, daughters Aiswarya and Angel.[5]


Year Title Worked as Notes
Director Producer Writer Actor Other
1979 Itha Oru Theeram Yes
1980 Ithikkara Pakki Yes Assistant director
1980 Theenalangal Yes Assistant director
1981 Kodumudikal Yes
1981 Attimari Yes Yes Assistant director
1982 Madrasile Mon Yes
1982 Post Mortem Yes Yes Associate director
1983 Thavalam Yes Story
1983 Passport Yes
1983 Kaathirunna Divasam Yes
1985 Aa Neram Alppa Dooram Yes Yes
1986 Rajavinte Makan Yes Yes
1987 Vazhiyorakkazhchakal Yes Yes
1987 Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar Yes
1988 Janmandharam Yes Yes Yes
1989 Puthiya Karukkal Yes Yes Story
1990 Indrajaalam Yes Yes
1991 Thudar Katha Yes Yes
1991 Kadalora Kattu Yes Yes
1992 Naadody Yes Yes
1994 Chukkan Yes Yes
1995 Nirnayam Yes
1995 Maanthrikam Yes Yes
1997 Masmaram Yes Yes
1998 Panchaloham Yes
1999 Ustaad Yes
1999 Thachiledathu Chundan Yes
2000 Oru Cheru Punchiri Yes
2001 Onnaman Yes Yes
2001 Hadh: Life on the Edge of Death Yes Hindi film
2004 Sasneham Sumithra Yes
2004 Freedom Yes Yes Yes Lyricist 6 songs


  1. ^ "തമ്പി കണ്ണന്താനം മോഹന്‍ലാലിനെ വെല്ലുവിളിച്ചു".
  2. ^ "All you want to know about #ThampiKannanthanam".
  3. ^ "Thampi Kannanthanam about Mohanlal".
  4. ^ "List of Malayalam Movies by Movie attimari".
  5. ^ "Filmmaker Thampi Kannanthanam passes away". Indian Express. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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