One of the leading film directors in Indian Cinema. He directed over 70 movies in Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil. The National Award for Best Film in 2007 was won by Tamil movie ‘Kancheevaram’ directed by him. Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, Thalavattam, Ninnishtam Ennishtam, Vellanakalude Nadu, Mukundetta Sumithra Vilikkunnu, Chithram, Vandanam, Kilukkam, Mithunam, Thenmavin Kombathu, Kalapani and Oppam are a few of his much-appreciated movies.