1. Alphonse Putharen
He is a reputed director, editor, scriptwriter and actor who is familiar to the Malayali audience through his two blockbuster films. He started his career with a couple of short films in Tamil. His first picture was Neram, which was a bi-lingual project, made in Malayalam and Tamil. It starred
Nivin Pauly and
Nazriya Nazim in the lead roles and witnessed a huge success in both Malayalam and Tamil. His second movie Premam made a much deeper impression on the audience. With Nivin Pauly as the hero, it made a huge profit and received positive reviews.
He is a leading fashion photographer and director based in Kerala. Initially, he has worked as a photographer for a leading Malayalam magazine, Vanitha. He has also assisted the veteran director
Lal Jose in one of his projects. Abrid Shine made his first independent movie with Nivin Pauly named ‘
1983’. It became a top hit of the year 2014, and also won him a Best Debut Director Award in the 2014 State Film Awards. His second venture, ‘
Action Hero Biju’ also featured Nivin Pauly as the hero. This picture became a blockbuster at the box-office, collecting about 30 crores.
Jude Anthany Joseph
Jude is well-known in Kerala for his directorial debut film
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, which starred Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim in the lead. The movie became a top hit in 2014, winning many awards including a State Award for the Most Popular Film. He started as an Assistant Director and worked in a couple of pictures like Crazy Gopalan,
Thattathin Marayathu, and Malarvaadi Arts Club. Now, he is busy with the work of his upcoming movie, Oru Muthassi Gada starring
Vineeth Sreenivasan and
With a single film called
Ennu Ninte Moideen, this new director has won a place in the heart of the Malayali audience. It is indeed the talent of this director that made the movie a huge success along with the brilliant cast. Ennu Ninte Moideen features
Prithviraj Sukumaran, '
Bala Kumar, and
Tovino Thomas in the lead roles. He won four awards in the year 2015 for this picture. He announced his next venture, a historical film named Karnan starring Prithviraj Sukumaran.
He is one of the most renowned cinematographers in Malayalam film industry. He made his directorial debut through the 2016 movie, James &and Alice. It became a box-office hit and got many praises for the brilliant cinematography.
Sujith Vaassudev has worked as a cinematographer in many pictures like Ayaal, Memories, Drishyam, 7th Day, and Anarkali. He also received a State Film Award for Best Cinematographer in 2013.
K R Sachidanandan is a famous scriptwriter-turned-director in Malayalam industry. He started his film career as a scriptwriter, combined with Sethu. Many of their scripts became top hits in Malayalam cinema. Chocolate,
Makeup Man, Seniors, and
Robin Hood are some of their best scripts. In 2015, Sachy directed the movie Anarkali starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and
Priyal Gor in the lead roles. It became a chartbuster at the box-office, making a huge profits.
7. Nadir Shah
Nadirshah is a familiar face to the Malayali film audience over the past many years. He is a comedian and a television artist, also a singer who frequently appears on the mini screen. He made his directorial debut through the 2015 film,
Amar Akbar Antony with Prithviraj Sukumaran, '
Indrajith Sukumaran', and '
Jayasurya' in the lead. It proved to be a blockbuster at the box-office and also received many positive comments and reviews.
He is one of the youngest directors in Malayalam film industry. His debut movie,
Adi Kapyare Kootamani, hit a top success at the box-office, collecting more than 13 crores. It has
Neeraj Madhav, Aju Varghese and
Vineeth Mohan as the main characters. The director himself made the story also, which takes place in a college hostel.
He started his career as an assistant director under the veteran film director, 'V. K. Prakash'. His first film is Konthayum Poonoolum that features
Kunchacko Boban and '
Bhama' in the lead roles. Though it did not make much profit at the box-office, his attempt was appreciated. His second movie
Darvinte Parinamam became a hit at the box-office in 2016.
Vinay also started his career as an Assistant Director under 'V. K. Prakash'. His first film, Kili Poyi starred '
Asif Ali' and Aju Varghese in the main roles. The second picture of Vinay, Kohinoor also had Asif Ali as the hero. It was an average hit at the Box-Officebecame an normal hit at the theaters. He is an alumnus of the Loyola College in Chennai.