Happy Birthday Director Aashiq Abu

Director Aashiq Abu is a prominent name in the Malayalam film industry. His movies have made a significant impact, not just in Kerala but also across the country. As the director celebrates his birthday, let’s take a look at his contributions to Malayalam cinema. Aashiq Abu was born on April 12, 1978, in Edappally, a suburb of Kochi in Kerala. After completing his schooling, he pursued a diploma in sound recording and engineering. He started his career as an assistant director and worked under several renowned filmmakers before making his directorial debut.

Directorial Debut and Success

Aashiq Abu made his directorial debut with the film ‘Daddy Cool’ in 2009. The film was a commercial success and was praised for its storyline and performances. His second film, ‘Salt N’ Pepper’, released in 2011, was a game-changer for him. The movie was a critical and commercial success, and it brought Aashiq Abu into the limelight. Aashiq Abu is known for breaking stereotypes in his films. His movies often deal with taboo topics and are a reflection of society. ’22 Female Kottayam’ is one such film that challenged societal norms and raised important questions about women’s safety. The movie was a commercial success and won several awards.

Reviving Malayalam Cinema

Aashiq Abu is credited with reviving Malayalam cinema. He has played an essential role in bringing back the golden era of Malayalam cinema. His films have a fresh approach and deal with contemporary issues. ‘Virus’, released in 2019, was a movie that captured the attention of the audience and critics alike. The film was a fictional representation of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala in 2018.

Awards and Accolades

Aashiq Abu’s contribution to Malayalam cinema has been recognized and appreciated by the film industry. He has won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam for ‘Mayanadhi.’ He has also won several Kerala State Film Awards.

Personal Life

Aashiq Abu is married to popular Malayalam actress Rima Kallingal. The couple has been very vocal about their opinions and has been actively involved in social causes. Aashiq Abu is also an avid traveler and is passionate about photography.