Priyadarshan

Priyadarshan

Priyadarshan is a well known and senior film director, screen writer and producer

He began his careen in Malayalam film industry

  • Name Priyadarshan
  • Original Name Priyadarshan Soman Nair
  • Date of Birth 30 Jan 1957
  • First Movie Poochakkoru Mookkuthi
  • Awards National Award for Best Director,Vanitha Filmfare award,Kerala State Award and UJALA ASIANET Award

Priyadarshan is a well known and senior film director, screen writer and  producer in a career spanning over three decades, he has directed more than 95 films in various Indian languages, predominantly in Malayalam and Hindi, while also having done six films in Tamil and two in Telugu. Priyadarshan has been working since 40 years in Indian cinema as a director and screenwriter. He has directed over 90 Films in 4 Indian languages namely, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi & Telugu

He married to popular actress Lissy in 1990. Their kids Kalyani and Siddharth are well educated, daughter Kalyani have debutant role in Kunjali Marakkar 

Priyadarshan began his career in Malayalam cinema in the early 1980s and was active throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Towards 2000s, he moved to Bollywood (Hindi-language cinema) and remained active throughout the decade.

His collaborations with Mohanlal were highly popular in Malayalam cinema during the 1980s and 1990s, with most notable films being Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, Thalavattam, Vellanakalude Nadu, Chithram, Vandanam, Kilukkam, Abhimanyu, Mithunam, Thenmavin Kombath, Kala Pani, and Chandralekha.

Other Malayalam actors he frequently collaborated with are: Kuthiravattam Pappu, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, Sankaradi, M.G. Soman, Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Innocent, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Sukumari, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Shobhana, KPAC Lalitha, Revathi, Lissy, Cochin Haneefa, Maniyanpilla Raju, Mukesh, Jagadeesh, C.I. Paul, Vineeth, Ganesh, Shankar, and Mammukoya.

 He is known for adapting stories from Malayalam films into Bollywood, from his own work as well as other films. Most notable such Bollywood films include Hera Pheri, Hungama, Hulchul, Garam Masala, Bhagam Bhag, Chup Chup Ke, Dhol, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. 

Movies from Malayalam to Bollywood remake
Malayalam Movie Bollywood Movie
Hera Pheri (2000) Ram ji Rao Speaking (1989)
Hungama (2003) Poochakkoru Mookuthi (1984)
Hulchul (2004) Godfather
Garam Masala (2005) Boeing Boeing(1985)
Bhagam Bhag (2006) Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995)
Chup Chup Ke (2006) Punjabi House (1998)
Dhol (2007) In Harihar Nagar (1990)
Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) Manichithrathazhu (1993)

 

Priyadarshan latest Movies

Marakkar : Arabikadalinte Simham

Marakkar : Arabikadalinte Simham is upcoming big budget movie of malayalam film industry. This film would be collaboration of leading film-stars and director. The lead roles by Mohanlal, Sunil Shetty, Arjun Sarja, Prabhu and Manju warrier.

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