Joshiy is an Indian film director known for his work in the Malayalam Industry.  He has directed more than 80 movies. Joshiy was married to Sindhu. They had a daughter Aishwarya who died in a car accident in 2011 in July in Chennai. The couple has a son named Abhilash, who was married to Varsha. Joshiy was born in Thiruvananthapuram district of Varkala. He started to get related with cinema through the cinema theatre that was owned by their family. In 1969, he completed his first degree and then he went to Chennai for trying his career in cinema. He began his career while working as an assistant for ‘M. Krishnan’. He made his directorial debut with the film “Tiger Salim” that got released in 1978. After that he directed the movie “Moorkhan” and later “Raktham”.

He went on to direct many movies like-“Kaahalam” released on 31st July in 1981, then “Sharam”, “Karthavyam” released in 1990 and then “Dheera” and “Aarambham” etc. In 1983, “Aa Raathri” was produced and for that ‘Mammoothy’ and he worked together, from then till next two decades. After that, a series of movies released which includes - Kodathi, and Minimol Veticanil, a release of 1984. On the behalf of script of ‘ Dennis Joseph’, he directed “ Nirakkoottu”. Joshiy joined hands with Mammoothy for the movie “ New Delhi” in 1987. In the year 1988, Joshiy directed three films, whose script was written by Dennis Joseph and Mammootty was the lead actor. In 1989, Joshiy worked with ‘ Mohanlal’ for the movie “Naduvazhikal”. In the same year, he opted for one another movie “ Nair Saab”, which is a military related film. The shooting of this film was done in Kashmir in which “Mammootty” was the lead role. His third film in this year was “Mahayanam” and it won award for the best actor.

In the year 1990, he directed three movies-Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu, which was written by ‘ Padmarajan’, Kuttettan, a production by ‘K.V. Abraham’ and No. 20 Madras Mail produced by Tharangini films. Then he did his next movie in 1992 named “Kauravar” written by ' A K Lohithadas'. Then in 1992 he tried his luck in Tamil cinemas and in 1993, he did the movie Airport. Then in 1994, he did two movies “Dhruvam”, a production by ‘M. Mani’ and Sainyam which was edited by ‘K. Sankunny’. In 1994, he opted for debut in Telugu cinema with the movie “Angarakshugudu”, in which ‘ Rajasekhar’ played the lead role. Then in 1999, Joshi did two movies- Lelam, a production of seven arts Films and Pathram, a production by ‘K. Gangaduth’ along with journalist “Renji”. In 2001, he did two movies Praja which was written by ‘Renji’ and Dubai a production by ‘ Preethi’. Both the movies were big flops.

After this in 2001, he took break from movies and in 2004 he came along with directing the movie Runway, starred by ‘ Dileep’ after movie Mampazhakkalam”. Then in 2005 he worked for the movie “ Naran” and in 2006 he did movie “ Lion”. Some of his other movies include Pothan Vava in 2006, a production by ‘ Lal’, July 4 in 2007, which was written by ‘ Benny P Nayarambalam’. In 2007, he did movies- Nasrani and Janmam. He directed Twenty: 20 and Robinhood in 2008 and 2009 respectively. His release of 2011 includes Christian Brothers, a production by ‘A.V. Anoop’. “ Run Baby Run” was his directed movie in 2012, then Lokpal during 2013 and Salaam Kashmier in 2014.

Jean Paul Lal Malayalam Actor

Jean Paul Lal

Jean Paul Lal was born to director Lal and Nancy on 2 June 1988 in Kochi. Monica Lal, her younger sister, is doing her post-graduation in London. He has obtained his graduation degree from New York Film Academy. Jean Paul Lal better known as Lal Jr. made his first movie 'Honey Bee' starring Asif Ali, Bhavana, Lal, which was a tremendous success & blockbuster hit. He mainly works in the Malayalam film industry. He also worked in ‘Cobra’ as an actor in 2012 which was directed by his father. He has directed movies “Honey Bee” in 2013, “Hi I’m Tony in 2014, and “King Liar” in 2016.    Jean Paul Lal is a Roman Catholic by religion and an honorable member of the Archdiocese of Verapoly. Jean sports a full beard. According to him, there are at least three people who advise him every day to shave, but he pays no attention to his critics. All the men in Jean’s family have beards and marks his golden ancestry. Lal Jr. married Blessy Susan Varghese on 26 December 2013 in a ceremony conducted at the Vallarpadom Church in Cochin. Blessy was born to Chacko Varghese and Kuttiamma of Chalakkapara Punnakappala. There was also a reception in the evening at the Bolgatti Palace. The entire ground was sparkling with colored lights and flowers, just like any fairy tale marriage. The newly wed couple arrived in true Hollywood style in a luxury sports motorcycle, accompanied by groomsmen. Minister K Babu, Mohanlal, Mammootty, Joshy, Siddique, Jayaraj, Jayasurya and wife Saritha, Asif Ali and wife Zama, Kunchacko Boban and wife Priya, Meera Nanda, Bhavana, Bhamaa and Archana Kavi and many others from the cinematic, social and political field were among those who attended the reception. A three-deck wedding cake and a grand spread completed the evening.


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.

K S Sethumadhavan Malayalam Actor