Raghunath Paleri is an Indian novelist and screenwriter. He was born on 17th February 1954 in Kochi. He entered the Malayalam film industry in the year 1998. He is known for his screenplays and dialogues in his power-packed scripts. He currently lives in Kozhikode. He wrote his first screenplay for the movie Naseema when he was 24 years old. The first Indian 3D movie My Dear Kuttichatan is his first noted screenplay. He collaborated with T.K.
for scripting this movie. It was released in the year 1984 and was a huge success.
It later got dubbed into many regional languages. Its Hindi version was named Chota Chetan. He has directed two movies named Vismayam in 1998 and Onnu Muthal Poojaym Vare in 1986. He received an award for the Best Debut Director at the Kerela State Awards for the movie Onnu Muthal Poojaym Vare.
The movie also won awards for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, and Best Sound Recording. It was the first film of the popular actress and award-winning filmmaker
and she won the State Award for Best Child Artist. His works as a writer include My Dear Kuttichathan, which was released in the year 1984.
This movie is considered as a milestone in the Indian cinema. Raghunath Paleri and Mohanlal worked together in notable movies Pingami, Vanaprastham, and Devadoothan directed by
, Shaji N Karun and
respectively. Raghunath Paleri's collaboration with Sathyan Anthikad is till date one of the most victorious associations in the history of Malayalam Cinema.
Their first movie Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu was a huge hit and the success story continued with Mazhavil Kavadi. His recent works as a writer include Madhuchandralekha released in 2006 and Dus Tola released in 2010. Raghunath Paleri has authored several amazing books in the Malayalam language.
Few of his published works include- Ananda Vedam, Vismayam Pole, Etho Rathriyude Pakal, Arundhathiyude Nagarathil, Akasathekkoru Jalakam, Avasyamillatha Achanammamar, and Orkkunnuvo En Krishnaye. In all, he has written dialogues for 32 movies, done screenplays for 32 movies, written stories for 21 movies, and directed 3 movies. He has also written lyrics for a song named Mookkilla Naakkilla for the movie Vismayam. He has worked with actors like
, Urvasi, Mohan Lal and much more. This veteran writer has created amazing scripts for movies that left us awestruck.