Top 30 Malayalam Directors

Top 30 popular Malayalam film director who haver made a landmark in Malayalam Cinema
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“ Film producer and director who heavily influenced the Malayalam film industry by redefining the commercial film scenario ” - vishalissac
Ramu Kariat
Director, Chemmeen
“ One of the pioneers of new age Malayalam cinema ” - vishalissac
P.A. Backer
Director, Charam
“ A notable new wave Malayalam film maker ” - vishalissac
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Director, Nizhalkkuthu
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is one of India's most acclaimed filmmaker. Born in 1941 in Kerala, a state in south India, he belongs to a family with strong links to the performing arts, especially Kathakali, a highly-stylized form of dance drama. From the age of eight Adoor began acting for the stage, later producing and directing over twenty plays...
“ India's most acclaimed contemporary filmmaker ” - vishalissac
John Abraham
Director, Amma Ariyan
Malayalam director who studied economics at a college near Kottayam. His grandfather educated him and gave him his first camera. He worked as an insurance salesman in Bellary. Then he went to FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) and studied under Bengali director Ritwik Kumar Ghatak. He started with a student film...
“ A master of new wave Malayalam Cinema ” - vishalissac
“ Know for his brilliant screenplay and direction ” - vishalissac
“ A film maker who gave priority to serious cinema ” - vishalissac
Shaji N. Karun
Director, Vanaprastham
Shaji Neelakantan Karun was born on new years day 1950 as the eldest son of Mr. N. Karunakaran and Mrs. Chandramati in Kollam district of the state of Kerala, India. The family moved to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state in 1963. He did his schooling in Palkkulangara H.S., and took a batchelor's degree from University College...
“ National Award-winning Indian film director and cinematographer ” - vishalissac
P. Padmarajan
P. Padmarajan was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam, along with Bharathan, in the 1980s, which created films that were widely received while also being critically acclaimed...
“ One of pioneers of matured Malayalam cinema ” - vishalissac
“ One of the most influential and prolific filmmakers of Malayalam cinema ” - vishalissac
“ Best know for his art-house films which have references to history and undertones of politics and feminism ” - vishalissac
I.V. Sasi
Director, Devasuram
“ A film maker who is known for his films of the 1970s, 80s and early 90s super hit movies ” - vishalissac
“ One of the pioneers of of modern Malayalam cinema ” - vishalissac
T. Hariharan
Hariharan entered the Malayalam film industry in 1965, and has so far directed more than 60 films, many of which were highly successful both commercially and critically. His movies have mostly explored the complexities of social issues and human relationships, set in the backdrop of Kerala's rich cultural heritage...
“ Know for his periodic movies ” - vishalissac
Director, Naran
“ A notable commercial film maker ” - vishalissac
“ Son of veteran director Appachan, founder of Navodaya Studio and the director of India's first 3D movie. ” - vishalissac
“ Best known for his family genre films ” - vishalissac
Prathap Pothen
Born into a well to do business family of Thiruvananthapuram in 1952, He went to a boarding school in Ooty at the age of five, where he took up painting. Pratap gained admission to Madras Christian College.His father died when he was 15 Pratap remained friends with those he went to school with at MCC...
“ A notable film maker of 80s ” - vishalissac
“ One of the Pioneers of new age Malayalam Cinema ” - vishalissac
Director, Spadikam
“ Known for his super hits in 90s ” - vishalissac
Director, Hungama
“ Known for his commercial super hits and also for the award winning realistic movies ” - vishalissac
Director, Celluloid
“ A notable Film director and Script writer ” - vishalissac
“ A notable award winning film maker ” - vishalissac
Director, Thanmathra
“ A critically acclaimed film maker ” - vishalissac
“ A brilliant script writer and director ” - vishalissac
“ One of the trend setters in Malayalam cinema ” - vishalissac
Director, Desadanam
“ A notable film maker ” - vishalissac
Santosh Sivan
Cinematographer, Ashoka the Great
“ A notable cinematographer, director and producer ” - vishalissac
Lal Jose
Director, Vikramadithyan
Lal Jose, a proficient Indian film maker, was born in Valapad in Thrissur district, Kerala to Jose and Lilly. Later the family moved to Ottapalam owing to personal commitments. Lal Jose did his schooling at NSS KPT School and NSS College Ottapalam. He is married to Leena. The couple has two daughters...
“ A directed who is appreciated by critics and also mass audience ” - vishalissac
“ Know for his critically acclaimed films ” - vishalissac