Diphan or Diphan Sivakumar is an Indian film director, known for his outstanding work in the Malayalam cinema. He started his career as a director in the 2003 Malayalam film, The King Maker Leader, where Saikumar and Aishwarya starred in the lead roles. Vijayakumar, Rajan P Dev, and Sadiq also played significant roles in the film. In 2009, Diphan helmed the Malayalam action film, Puthiya Mukham, which features
. He is also the man behind Sukumaran’s Malayalam romantic action comedy film, Hero, in 2012. In 2013, he directed the film, SIM (Sorry I am Mad).
In the same year, he co-directed the Malayalam action portmanteau film entitled D Company. This is a story of three independent short movies where Jayasurya, Fahad Fazil, , and
starred in the lead roles. After his collaboration with Anoop Menon, they spoke about an upcoming project, which was entitled The Dolphin Bar. This was released in 2014 with
and Anoop Menon in the lead roles. Prior to all these, he has worked as an Assistant Director to
in films like Valliettan (2000), The Tiger (2005), and the Sound of Boot (2008).
In the year 2012, he got the opportunity to act as Abiskar in Jai Prakash Mohanty’s Bad Girl – Gote Badnam Jhiara Katha. This 2016, Diphan directed his first full-length action film entitled Sathya. The film features Jayaram, opposite Nikitha Thukral in the lead roles.