The government of India honoured him by giving the Padma Shri in 2012 for his contribution towards the arts.
National Award for Producer Best Film and Director Best Film in 2007
Zenith Asia Honor - From Asian Film Festival Pune
Makings of a prolific director
A director with many aces up his sleeve, Priyadarshan was a man who discovered comic potential in most of the actors he had worked with and giving them a totally new avtar.
Priyadarshan's films still resides in the minds of people in Kerala.His films have always made us spell
bound and most of his films has been remaked in many other Indian Languages. His films
always carry within it a freshness that lingers with the audience and that’s why his
films are always blockbusters. He is the one who introduced attractive cinematography
and background music to Malayalam Movies.
With more than three Decades of Experience
and an established brand name in Indian film industry
Priyadarshan has emerged as a most promising director. Every movie he made leaves a
cinematic signature. Other than films his resume also includes creative director of many
events including International events like Miss World beauty contests. A graduate from
M.G. College Thiruvananthapuram, Priyadarshan is a keen follower of sports too.
Priyadarshan has scripted and irected many movies which have successfully played in
theaters.Talking about his career PoochakkoruMookkuthi his first film in itself
was a blockbuster.
Priyadarshan with his skills in Direction, Production and Screen Writing is an inevitable
part of Indian film industry. With over 80 films to his career that also in several languages.
He began his career in Malayalam Film Industry and later he concentrated in Hindi films.
He is best known for his comedy films. He is the first one to introduce rich color grading,
clear sound and quality dubbing through his early Malayalam films.
Marakkar - Lion of the Arabian Sea
The first ever 100-crore movie in the Malayalam Film Industry. Marakkar Lion of the Arabian Sea is a historical action movie releasing on May 21st 2021. Mohanlal plays the role of Kunjali Marakkar the fourth in this film which is produced by Antony Perumbavur along with Dr. C.J. Roy and Santhosh. T. Kuruvilla.
Bringing a product into life by giving it an identity and establishing a connection with the audience in a limited span of time is not an easy task.
He has over 21 years of experience in advertising. He has done over 150 ad films, both Indian and Foreign agencies for brands like, Reid & Taylor, Vimal, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Miranda, Dettol, Bacardi,Fair & Lovely, Clinic Shampoo, Samsung, Videocon, Tata Tea, Berger Paints, Polycab Wires, etc. etc…and Foreign Ad film companies from Australia, Vietnam and Dubai. Last ad film shot is for Lloyds Television with Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle.
Videos made on the poems written by Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee – the former
Prime Minister of India with him as a main cast.
Other Creative Contributions
Priyadarshan was the Creative Director of Miss. World Pageant in 1996 (Broadcasted in 151 Countries)
Priyadarshan has Conducted interaction workshops for film students in
Toronto Film Festival, Canada,
Dubai Film Festival,
Revathi Kala Mandir Film Institute – Kerala.
International Film Festival of Kerala.
International Film Festival of India – Goa.
Honorary Chairman in Janam TV - Prominent Indian Cultural News and Entertainment Television Channel of Kerala.
He is the Proprietor of Four Frames Sound Company,Chennai which deals with Movie Post Production which includes Movie Sound Mixing, Movie Projections and Equipments hire on lighting and cinematography, Sound mixing studios, recording studios and film projection Theatres and film productions for the past 25 years.
There was a time when he harboured an ambition of being a cricketer playing on the national and international levels but destiny had a different plan
Priyadarshan is also known for his love towards cricket. He was A Division player when
he was at University College Thiruvananthapuram. Having known his passion towards
cricket he was chosen by Manorama to write its cricket column and this started
during England – India match.
Undoubtedly one of the finest film makers of the Indian Film Industry, most of the blockbuster movies that the director made were scripted by him
Priyadarshan has also tried his hands in Scripting which has been
published as books. Kilukkam, Kanchipuram,Thenmavin Kombathu etc.
HitukaludeRajakumaran is the book published by DC Books. This is about Priyadarshan,
his movies, his life in movies etc. Ormakilukkam, a book published by DC books, is based on a weekly column that came in Manorama. Ormakkilukkam also shares some interesting incidents from his real as well as reel life.
We can only make a living by what we get but we have the power to mould a great life by what we give.
Priyadarshan is an active member of world’s biggest Leprosy eradication program. The name of the
charity is Rising Star which is associated with Marriot group of hotels in the name
Rising star is here to bring hope and dignity to children and families of those afflicted
by leprosy. This is a non-profit organization. This NGO was mainly formulated with
initiatives like economic rehabilitation through micro grants, Medical Care,
educating children and then giving service opportunities to volunteers