A firebrand script-writer, actor, director, and producer, that’s Renji Panicker for you. He made his debut with movie ‘Bhattacharya IPS’ in 2005. He started his career as a journalist after getting his post graduate degree in it. He, with
Shaji Kailas, has given gem of movies to the Malayalam industry. He is also the managing director of the Malayalam newspaper Metrovarthaa. He was born on 21 January 1958 to Keshava Panicker and Laalamani at Nedumudi, Alleppey.
He pursued his bachelor’s degree in Malayalam literature from S.D. College, Alleppey and diploma in Journalism from The Press Club Institute of Journalism, Trivandrum. He did his post graduation in Journalism from Kerala University, Karyavattom. He married Anitha Mario Thomas, a psychologist by profession who was his classmate at Kerala University and has twin sons, Nathan Panicker, and Nikhil Panicker. He lived in Chengannur before shifting to Cochin.
Renji has the style of showing his heroes in the script as the strong man who never get angry and scold officials who are corrupt and all the wrong doers. He pens long dialogues and always makes it a point to use English words and then translate them into Malayalam.
He uses powerful and impact making words while writing his dialogues which impress his viewers and fans. The movie ‘ Commissioner’ which had dialogues penned by Renji is still remembered and praised by everyone. He focuses more on giving the story a political background and always add the latest political crisis in his scripts. His recent flick was Jacobite Swargarajyam in which he worked as an actor. He has given the Malayalam film industry great movies, whether as an actor, director, writer or producer.
His work is really appreciable, and he has done many movies starting from the year 1990. He is the gem of the industry and an all rounder in all aspects.