Sanal Kumar Sasidharan


Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is an Indian film director and poet. His film career started in 2000 as an Art Assistant in the malayalam film Mankolangal. After that he made his first short movie Wonder world in 2001. The cinematography was by Sunny Joseph and editing by Beena Paul. The short fiction was produced by Kazhcha Chalachithra Vedi by way of crowd funding. There was a long gap after his first short movie. In 2008 he directed Parole produced by a group of friends from Malayalam blog community. His third short film Frog, won a Kerala State Television Award for best short film in 2008. In 2014 Kazhcha Chalachithra Vedi produced his first feature-length movie Oraalppokkam for which he had been awarded the Best Director . The film has got fipresci and Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema awards for the best Malayalam film in the International Film Festival of Kerala 2014. He has also bagged the Kerala State Film Award for Best Director in 2014. His second movie Ozhivudivasathe Kali (An Off-Day Game), which was completed in 2015 has been officially selected to International Film Festival of Kerala and Mumbai Film Festival. It has also bagged the Kerala State Film Awards for best film in 2015. The film was in the Film Basar Recommends in the Film Basar in Goa. He got internationally reputed Tiger Award in the International Film Festival Rotterdam for his film Sexy Durga.

KNOWN FOR
Ozhivu Dhivasathe Kali
(Malayalam - 2016)
Director, Screenplay Writer
Oraalpokkam
(Malayalam - 2015)
Director, Writer
S Durga
(Malayalam - 2018)
Director, Writer
Chola
(Malayalam - 2019)
Director, Screenplay Writer
Kayattam
(Malayalam - 2020)
Director, Editor