List of movies directed by popular Malayalam Director Shaji N Karun


Shaji N Karun is a popular Malayalam director whose movies have won many awards and rewards at national and International levels. In his 25 years as a director, Shaji N Karun has made just only 5 movies. This article provides brief details of the Malayalam movies directed by the cinematographer turned director Shaji N Karun.

The Malayalam film Industry is very much familiar with the name Shaji N Karun not only for making awarding winning classic movies but also for being as the head of the Malayalam cine movie industry. Shaji N Karun has started his career as a cinematographer and has won many awards. In direction, he started as the director of short films and then got into movie direction. Shaji N Karun debuted as a movie director in the year 1988 with the Malayalam classic movie "Piravi". Shaji N Karun has directed only 5 movies until now and out of which the 5th movie is still under shooting. It shows his dedication and commitment towards making a good and award winning movie. Here below you can find the brief details of the Malayalam movies directed by Shaji N Karun.

Piravi -1988


The meaning of Malayalam word 'Piravi' is 'birth', an apt title ofr his debut movie. This movie was released in the year 1988 and has won around 35 national and international awards. The main cast of this movie included Premiji and Archana. Shaji N Karun's inspirational personality G.Aravindan has given music for the movie "Piravi". The story of the movie revolves around an old-man living in a village who is waiting for the arrival of his son who has gone to city for pursuing Engineering. "Piravi" has won the prestigious Camera De Ore award in Cannes film festival.

Swaham – 1994


The movie "Swaham" was made in the year 1994. This movie has been nominated for Cannes Film Festival and has won the award for the best movie in Austrian Movie Festival. Malayalam actress Ashwani has done the character of the mother in this movie. The story of "Swaham" is about a mother who thinks that all her problems will be solved on her son getting a job in military. But unfortunately during the selection at military camp her son dies in a stampede. Malayalam director Shaji N Karun only has the capability of directing such kind of sorrows and tragic moments.

Vanaprastham -1999


The Malayalam superstar Mohan Lal has won the best actor award in National wards for the movie "Vanaprastham". The story of this movie portrays the life story of a low-caste Kathakali artist. An upper-caste lady marries the low-caste Kathakali artist on getting attracted towards him after his performance as Arjuna of Mahabharata. After the birth of a baby, the Kathakali artist comes to know that the lady loved and admired the Arjuna's role and not him. Hence what the artist have done during the last stage performance and the mixture of emotions are the main attractions in this movie.

Kutty Shrank – 2010


The top Malayalam actor Mamooty has show three different emotions and feelings in a single character. The movie "Kutty Shrank" starts with the arrival of a dead body towards the shore of the river and the police inquires about it. Three women identifies the person, the relationship between the three women and the died person is the main story of this movie. This movie is based on three different spirituality, three times geographic conditions and three different times. Movie has won the Best movie award in National level.

Gatha- 2013


"Gatha" is the latest movie from Shail N Karun which is under production. Mohal Lal is playing the lead role in this movie. The short-story Kadal, written by Malayalam writer T.Padmanabhan is the source for this movie. The story of "Gatha" is the invention of human relations in connection with the music traditions like Karnataka music and Opera symphony. The movie is going to be released in Hindi and in Malayalam at the time.


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