More often than not, we have heard the word versatility being tagged to actors alone, as far as film industry is concerned. But, the same word can be used to measure the ability of a film-maker, too.
When is a film-maker termed as versatile? The answer is pretty
simple, when he/she comes up with movies of different genres, one
after the other.
Taking this definition in to consideration, we can easily say
that Priyadarshan is the most versatile director of Mollywood and
his movies do speak volumes about that. Over the years, the
film-maker has made films of different genres and thereby proving
his immense talent.
Here, we are listing the different genres that Priyadarshan has
tried a hand at, which is more than enough to prove his versatility
as a director. Read on..
Comedy entertainers are Priyadarshan's forte. Many of his movies
like Kilukkam, Thenmavin Kombathu, Boeing Boeing, Mazha
Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, Chandralekha etc., had comedy as
the central theme and he is a master of the films of this
Any doubts about his ability in doing action films? Well, you
have to see the movies Abhimanyu and Aaryan, both
the films which were based on the underworld in Mumbai.
Priyadarshan came up with movies that were different from all its
At a time when he was at the peak of his career, he came up with
a magnum opus in the form of Kaalapani. The film, which
was a period drama, was made on a large scale. Kaalapani,
released in the year 1996, still looks fresh and undoubtedly is one
of the best period dramas of Malayalam cinema.
The recently released Oppam saw Priyadarshan handling
the genre of crime thriller, with ease. The director was hugely
successful in keeping the viewers at the edge of their seats, which
definitely shows the success of the film.
Love element is an important part in most of the movies done by
Priyadarshan. But, when it comes to the most touching love stories
of Priyadarshan, two films that would come in to our minds are,
Chithram and Thalavattam. These movies would
definitely speak volumes about the talent of the director in
handling love stories.
Apart from the above mentioned films, he has also made
critically acclaimed films like Kaanchivaram and Sila
Nerangalil, out of which the former fetched him many
It also has to be noted that Priyadarshan has tasted success in
most of the above mentioned genres. Whenever he tried a hand at
different genres, he came out successful in providing some quality
In fact, the most recently released Oppam, which had Mohanlal in the lead role, marked the powerful comeback of the director to full-form, by providing a completely different film.