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Screenwriter and director Dennis Joseph passed away, The ‘King’ of Hits


Prominent screenwriter and director Dennis Joseph (63) has passed away. Death following a heart attack. He fell ill at his home in Cheruvandoor, Ettumanoor. He was rushed to hospital but could not be saved. The creator of the biggest hits of all time in Malayalam cinema passed away unexpectedly. Manu Uncle, directed by Dennis Joseph for the first time, has won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film in 1988. Aakash Doot, written by Dennis, also won the 1993 National Award for Socially Relevant Film. Dennis Joseph was born in Ettumanoor, Kottayam district on October 20, 1957, the son of MN Joseph and Eliamma Joseph. He also holds a Diploma in Pharmacy. He started his career as a journalist with the film magazine Cut Cut. Later a press conference was held for some time. She made her film debut in 1985 with a screenplay for Jesse’s Eran Sandhya. Subsequent films, such as Color, Syama, and The King’s Son, made Dennis the most valuable screenwriter of the time. Directed by Joshi and Thampi Kannanthanam, Dennis created a winning streak.

Dennis Joseph with Mammootty

The journey of Malayalam cinema from the 1980s to the 90s was through Dennis’ pen. The magical victory of color gave Dennis great star value. The characters who made Mammootty and Mohanlal superstars fell out of Dennis’s pen. Ravi Varma of Nirakootu and GK Krishnamurthy of New Delhi became Mammootty’s all-time best characters. Vincent Gomez, the son of the king who made Mohanlal a superstar, put Dennis’ writing into the best winning formula. It was a time when Joshi and Dennis, Thampi Kannanthanam, and Dennis became the best hit duo. Rajinikanth went to a hotel room in Chennai to listen to Dennis’ story and Mani Ratnam was waiting for the script for a long time. Kottayam Kunjachan, directed by TS Sureshbabu, is a new way of breaking formulas. Dennis is also known for his hits like Sangam, Nairsab, No. 20 Madras Mail, Indrajalam, and Aakashadoothu. Manu has directed five films including Uncle and Atharva. Memoirs have been written under the title No Colors.


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