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Sathyan Anthikad

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Sathyan Anthikad is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist best known for his family dramas in Malayalam cinema

Sathyan has created many critical and commercially successful films, especially when working with Sreenivasan as the scriptwriter His popular films include T P Balagopalan MA 1986, Gandhinagar 2nd Street 1986, Nadodikkattu 1987, Varavelpu 1989, Mazhavilkavadi 1989, Sasneham 1990, Sandesam 1991, My Dear Muthachan 1992, Santhanagopalam 1994, Thooval Kottaram 1996, Irattakuttikalude Achan 1997, Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal 1999, Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal 2000, Manassinakkare 2003, and Rasatanthram 2006

Actors Mohanlal and Jayaram embodied the typical Sathyan Anthikkad protagonist in most of the films On the other hand, Sathyan Anthikad had tried making movies in different genres as well but because of their lower success rate at the box-office he hasn't pursued to make more of them Some of his such films include Pappan Priyappetta Pappan 1986, Samooham 1993, and Pingami 1994


  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Recurring collaborators
  • 4 Filmography
    • 41 Direction
    • 42 Lyrics
  • 5 Awards
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Personal life

Satyan was born to M V Krishnan and M K Kalyani at Anthikad in Thrissur district of Kerala He is married to Nimmi Sathyan and has three sons


In 1973, Sathyan debuted as an assistant director to Dr Balakrishnan in Rekha Cine Arts He was the Associate Director Of director P Chandrakumar for more than twenty films till 1982He also assisted director Jeassy in few films Sathyan kickstarted his film direction with Kurukkante Kalyanam in 1982 The legend has it that he started shooting his first film in 1981, named Chamayam Due to some unfortunate series of events this movie was never completed He teamed up with Sreenivasan and made some of the most memorable films in Malayalam film history, with Sreenivasan as the screenwriter Thalayanamanthram, Nadodikkattu and Sandesam are some of the films born from this team, covering socially relevant matters with a comic touch Sathyan made two novels into films: Appunni starring Mohanlal a film adaptation of V K N's novel and Irattakkuttikalude Achan starring Jayaram and Manju Warrier an adaptation of C V Balakrishnan's novel Of late, he has ventured into screenwriting and made films like Rasathanthram, Vinodayathra, Innathe Chintha Vishayam and Bhagyadevatha, with credits of story, dialogues and screenplay

He is a favourite of family filmgoers because of his selection of plots in family-life backgrounds with social relevance and because of his comedic tastes

Recurring collaborators

Sathyan Anthikad often includes certain actors and technicians more than once in his films Innocent holds the record of working in maximum films with Sathyan Anthikad He rarely makes movies without Innocent in the cast Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Mamukkoya, Nedumudi Venu and K P A C Lalitha are common cast in his films His association with screenwriter and actor Sreenivasan's is one of the most successful combinations in Malayalam cinema Among the lead actors, he has worked with Mohanlal the most, closely followed by Jayaram The trio of Sathyan, Mohanlal and Sreenivasan have produced some of the most memorable hits in Malayalam cinemaAmong actresses, Sathyan has teamed up with Meera Jasmine for four consecutive films, the four turning hitsHe has also cast Urvashi in his seven films and Shobhana in five filmsManju Warrier teamed up with him in three films

Either Vipin Mohan or Venu has served as cinematographer for almost all of Anthikkad's films Johnson has provided music for most all his films till Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal Their combination is said to be one of the most successful in Malayalam film history Many memorable songs and film scores of nineties emerged from this combo In Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal, Anthikkad roped in one of his favourite composers Ilaiyaraaja to compose music However, he returned to Johnson himself for his next films Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka and Yathrakarude Sradhakku He again brought back Ilaiyaraja in Manassinakkare, as Johnson took a sabbatical from film scoring




As a lyricist, Sathyan has penned about 100 popular Malayalam film songs, including the following:

Year Title Writer Notes
1982 Kurukkante Kalyanam
1983 Kinnaram
1983 Mandanmar Londonil
1984 Veruthe Oru Pinakkam
1984 Appunni
1984 Kaliyil Alpam Karyam
1984 Aduthaduthu
1985 Adhyayam Onnu Muthal
1985 Gaayathridevi Ente Amma
1986 Pappan Priyappetta Pappan
1986 T P Balagopalan MA Story
1986 Revathikkoru Pavakkutty
1986 Gandhinagar 2nd Street
1986 Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam Story
1987 Sreedharante Onnam Thirumurivu Story
1987 Nadodikkattu
1988 Kudumbapuranam
1988 Pattanapravesham
1988 Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu
1989 Lal Americayil
1989 Varavelpu
1989 Artham
1989 Mazhavilkavadi
1990 Sasneham
1990 Kalikkalam
1990 Thalayanamanthram
1991 Ennum Nanmakal
1991 Kanalkkattu
1991 Sandhesam
1992 My Dear Muthachan
1992 Snehasagaram
1993 Samooham
1993 Golanthara Vartha
1994 Pingami
1994 Santhanagopalam
1995 No 1 Snehatheeram Banglore North
1996 Thooval Kottaram
1997 Irattakuttikalude Achan
1997 Oral Mathram
1999 Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal
2000 Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal
2001 Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka
2002 Yathrakarude Sradhakku
2003 Manassinakkare
2005 Achuvinte Amma
2006 Rasathanthram Yes
2007 Vinodayathra Yes
2008 Innathe Chintha Vishayam Yes
2009 Bhagyadevatha Yes Story by Rajesh Jayaraman
2010 Kadha Thudarunnu Yes
2011 Snehaveedu Yes
2012 Puthiya Theerangal
2013 Oru Indian Pranayakatha
2015 Ennum Eppozhum
2017 Jomonte Suvisheshangal
Song Film Year Composer
"Oru Nimisham Tharoo Ninnilaliyan" Sindooram 1976 AT Ummer
"Pooveyil mayangum ponnushashin" Saritha 1977 Shyam
"Yaminee Neeyunaroo" Agni Vyooham 1979 AT Ummer
"Tharake Mizhiyithalil Kanneerumayi" Choola 1979 Raveendran
"Manasa Devi" Dhruvasangamam 1981
"Sharathkaala Megham" 1981
"O Mridule" Njan Ekananu 1982 MG Radhakrishnan
"Pranaya Vasantham Thaliraniyumbol" 1982
"Kannodu Kannaya Swapnangal" Kaliyil Alpam Karyam 1984 Raveendran
"Manatharil Ennum" 1984
"Manasse Ninte Maninoopurangal" Veruthe Oru Pinakkam 1984
"Aalolam Chanchadum" Aduthaduthu 1984
"Illikkadum Chellakkattum" 1984
"Thanka Noopuramo" Thooval Kottaram 1996 Johnson
"Viswam Kakkunna Nadha" Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal 1999


Year Award Category Film Refs
2001 National Film Awards Best Feature Film in Malayalam Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal
1986 Kerala State Film Awards Best Story T P Balagopalan M A
1999 Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal
2005 Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value Achuvinte Amma
2007 Best Screenplay Vinodayathra
2008 Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value Innathe Chintha Vishayam
2003 Filmfare Awards South Best Film Manassinakkare
Best Director
2003 Asianet Film Awards Best Director
2005 Best Film Achuvinte Amma
1999 Best Film Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal
2006 Mathrubhumi Film Awards Best Director Rasathanthram


  1. ^ "സ്‌നേഹ സാന്ത്വനം പോലെ, Interview - Mathrubhumi Movies" Archived from the original on 2012-08-12 Retrieved 1 November 2015 
  2. ^ "കഥ തുടരുകയാണ്, Interview - Mathrubhumi Movies" Archived from the original on 2011-07-11 Retrieved 1 November 2015 
  3. ^ "നന്മയുടെ പുതിയ തീരങ്ങള്" Archived from the original on 5 January 2013 Retrieved 1 November 2015 
  4. ^ a b "Weblokam : Sathyan Anthikkad Birthday | Weblokam profile" Archived from the original on 19 January 2007 Retrieved 1 November 2015 
  5. ^ "Chamayam 1981" enmsidborg Retrieved 1 November 2015 
  6. ^ "Weblokam : Sathyan Anthikkad Birthday" Archived from the original on 19 January 2007 Retrieved 1 November 2015 

External links

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  • Sathyan Anthikkad on IMDb
  • Weblokam articles by Sathyan Anthikkad

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