Abrid Shine is a well known Indian Fashion Photographer and director, from Kerela. Photography has always been his interest, even when he was doing Bachelor of Commerce, at Thalayolaparambu a place in Kerala. He is a huge fan of cricket and an admirer of the legendry cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. He has keen interest in cricket and always keeps himself updated with anything happening related to cricket. He was doing wedding photography in Poothotta and was completing college at the same time. Once he graduated, he became more involved in Photography, and made himself professionally busy.

He started working in a publication at Kochi and planned that it would be his permanent income driver. While he was working for a women’s publication, he assisted Lal Jose for an ensemble film, Kerela Cafe. Abrid expressed his deep intentions to make a film, Lal Jose differentiated him the advantages and risks he was thinking about. He mentioned his friend ‘Martin’ is his inspiration and how slowly he turned into a filmmaker, who gave ABCD. Abrid also has a son named Bhagath Abrid.

He gave up his job in 2011 and created himself a space from all the distractions. He penned the script ‘ 1983’ from his known version for the love of cricket. The story was so much related to his life, and he could only match it with his language of cameras to express it better. When the writing part was over, it came to life with the acting of Nivin Pauly. The story is about a boy, who understands the basic of cricket when he was studying in fourth grade, and his dream progresses with the battles of life increasing by the years. The young boy’s role was played by his son.

The director says with a touch of emotion that, every achiever in the sports had someone who had given up something for that person to come to that phase. He won ‘Best Debut Director’ in ‘Kerala State Awards’ and ‘ SIIMA Awards’ for the movie. This year his second movie, ‘ Action Hero Biju’ essayed by Nivin Pauly was released and had a good response. The flick was pushed into box office collection from the second week after it went public. After this film, he is working on scripting a college story and cast which is yet to be finalized.

K S Sethumadhavan Malayalam Actor

K S Sethumadhavan

K. S. Sethumadhavan is a famous screenwriter and film director in India dedicating his works to Malayalam movies. Madhavan is famous for his movies in Tamil, Oriya, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi also. Some of the landmark films directed by him are Yakshi, Odeyil Ninnu, Achanum Bappayum, Anubhavangai Palichakal, etc. He won 9 Kerala State Film Awards and 10 National Film Awards. He was born in the city of Palakkad in the state of Kerala. His mother's name was Lakshmi and father's name was Subrahmanyam. Initially, he worked as an assistant director. He later worked with many directors like A. S. A. Swamy, L. V. Prasad, and Nandakarni. The first movie for which he worked as a film director was the Singhalese film named "Veera Vijaya" in the year 1960. "Jnanasundari" was his first Malayalam movie. He later directed more than sixty movies. Some of the famous films are "Daaham", "Odayil Ninnu", "Ara Nazhika Neram", "Chattakkari", "Marupakkam", etc. He won the Nargis Dutt Award on National Integration for being the best-featured film in the year 1973 for the film "Achanum Bappayum." In the year 1991, he won the award named National Film Award for the drama feature film named "Marupakkam", the first movie in Tamil to win the award. The Telugu movie named "Stri" directed by him won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in the year 1996 in Telugu. He was awarded with the Kerala State Film Award four times as the best director. The four films are Karakanakkadal, Ara Nazhika Neram, Oppol, and Theeratha Veedu. He became the chairman of the jury in the year 1982 for the Kerala State Film Awards. He was given the J. C. Daniel Award in the respect of his contributions and achievements to the Malayalam Cinema in the year 2009. Kerala Film Critics Association honored him in the year 2011 with the Chalachitra Ratnam Award. In the year 1962, he directed a film named "Kannum Karalum" starring Ambika Sukumaran, Sathyan, Kamal Haasan, etc. He directed two films named "Susheela" and "Nithya Kanyaka" in the year 1963. In the year 1964, he directed three films named "Omanakuttan," "Manavatty", and "Anna." In the year 1965, he directed two films named "Odeyil Ninnu," "Daaham." In the year 1996, he was the director of three films named "Sthanarthi Saramma", "Rowdy", "Archana." He directed many more films till the year 1994. In the year 1994, he directed a film named "Nammavar" starring Gouthami and Kamal Haasan.


Sanjeev Sivan

Sanjeev Sivan is a Malayalam film director. He was born in Kerala, India. He came from a filmmaking family; from his father, Sivan, who is also into filmmaking, his brother, Santosh, is also a film director and cameraman. He was the DOP of Sanjeev in most of his movies and Mani Ratnam's Hindi film, Dil Se. His other brother, Sangeeth, has also directed several Bollywood films including the 2006 Bollywood film, Apna Sapna Money Money. Sanjeev graduated from the New York Film School. He started his career as an Executive Producer for films like Abhayam (1991), Johny (1993), and Keshu (2009). Sanjeev directed his debut feature film Aparichitan (The Stranger), which was released in 2004. After this, he took a long gap and returned with a bang in the year 2012. He directed Venalodungathe, which became the first regional language film that was released in North America through HBO. The film was based on a true story of an old couple, who wanted to have a child by using their dead son’s semen. However, the hospital refused to give them samples. Through the help of some doctors and lawyers, the old couple has won the case. Prior to this, Sanjeev made a documentary of the same story entitled After Life. In 2013, it was announced that he would do the women-centric film, Arabian Safari, which stars Lakshmi Rai and Mallika in the lead roles. In 2014, the film Venalodungathe was screened at the Hidden Gems Film Festival in Calgary and was entitled as Endless Summer. During a long gap, he has completed more than 30 short films and 75 documentaries. He also has a wide production experience for Discovery Channel, Nat Geo channel, Al Jazeera, and much more. He co-directed the 47-minute film, Underground Inferno, together with Umesh Aggarwal. The film won the Best Short Film Award in the Environmental category at the 40th International Film Festival of India. Sanjeev also helmed the Malayalam film, 15 Hours, with Mammootty in the lead role. He also directed a 30-minute documentary film titled The Achtung Baby; an Indo-Aryans story about German women, who traveled to Dhahanu to search for an intelligent blue-eyed man with a long nose and high cheekbones and hope to become pregnant with them. Sanjeev was also involved in directing documentary movies for American Broadcast Corporation. In 2015, Sanjeev directed the EKTA (Emerging Kerala Talent Association) Film Festival and was headed by prominent personalities from the film fraternity.

Sanjeev Sivan Malayalam Actor