We have heard many times about the actors and actresses crossing regional boundaries and making a mark in other language film industries. What about the directors of Malayalam film industry?
Today, we are going to list some Mollywood directors, who went on to make films in Bollywood.
Well, we have to start with this man, who is equally popular in Bollywood. With back-to-back hits he became hugely successful in Bollywood. Interestingly, he is next only to David Dhawan, in the list of directors who have made the maximum number of Hindi films.
I.V. Sasi ventured to Bollywood during the peak time of his career. He debuted in Bollywood through the film Mann Ka Angan which released in the year 1979. He went on to make 4 Bollywood films of which Karishma starring Kamal Hassan is the most prominent one.
The master director Joshiy too, has had a stint in Bollywood. He went on to direct the Hindi version of his own Malayalam film New Delhi. The Hindi version had Jeetendra in the lead role.
The man who gave us films like Yodha and Nirnayam, has had a successful outing in Bollywood. Kyaa Kool Hai Hum directed by Sangeeth Sivan went on to be a huge hit and the film has had two sequels so far.
T.K. Rajeev Kumar
He debuted in Bollywood through a film named Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar Ho Gaya starring Aravind Swamy in the lead role. Later, he went on to remake Malayalam films like Varavelppu and Mutharamkunnu P.O. in Bollywood.
Siddique got a dream entry to Bollywood, through the film Bodyguard starring Salman Khan, which incidentally was the remake of Malayalam film Bodyguard. The film went on to become a big success.
The director who gave us the trendsetter Traffic, made a successful debut in Bollywood through the remake of the same film. The Hindi version of Traffic did release recently and it won glorious reviews.
Most popular Mollywood director in Bollywood circles is Priyadarshan. The director went on to make a big mark in Bollywood, becoming one of the highest paid directors of Bollywood.
Most of his films in Bollywood have been remakes of hit Malayalam films. The remake versions also went on to become huge hits and made him a star director in Bollywood.
Recently, we heard that director Blessy is all set to make his debut in Bollywood. Reports suggest that Blessy is going to remake the Malayalam film Thanmatra in Bollywood.
It has to be noted that Malayalam films are having huge demand in Bollywood in terms of remake rights. Most of the hit films from the past have been remade in Bollywood.
This further enhances the scope of Mollywood directors in Bollywood. Nowadays, directors are prefering to make the Hindi version of their films by themselves.