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Happy Birthday Priyadarshan: The master of adaptations

Director Priyadarshan will turn 61 on Tuesday. The director recently worked with Udhayanidhi Stalin on the Tamil film Nimir, a remake of Malayalam film Maheshinte Prathikaaram.

regional movies Updated: Jan 30, 2018 09:33 IST
Priyanka Sundar
Happy birthday Priyadarshan: The National award winning director recently remade Maheshinte Prathikaaram in Tamil.
Happy birthday Priyadarshan: The National award winning director recently remade Maheshinte Prathikaaram in Tamil.

Priyadarshan is a master filmmaker who has produced stunning work in three languages — Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil. He has worked with top stars in these three industries and his most successful association has been with Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, their most recent collaboration being Oppam in 2016.

The director, whose Tamil film Kanchivaram won the National Award in 2007 and is famous for his adaptations from novels, other Indian and foreign films — and anything that is worth it — turned 61 on Tuesday.

Here is a list of his films, including originals, that are a must watch.

Hindi

Gardish - remake of Mohanlal’s Malayalam film Kireedam

Viraasat - remake of Kamal Haasan’s Tamil film Thevar Magan

Hera Pheri - Saikumar’s Malayalam starrer Ramji Rao Speaking

Malamaal Weekly - Inspired by Waking Ned Dvine starring David Kelly


Aakrosh - Adaptation of Mississippi Burning

Tamil

Kanchivaram - National Award winning Tamil film starring Prakash Raj

Malayalam

Oppam - Malayalam film starring Mohanlal

Thalavattam - Adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Jack Nicholson

Kala Pani - An original Priyadarshan film starring Mohanlal

Thenmavin Kombath - Another original Priyadarshan movie starring Mohanlal

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