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Kunithala Ranjith (born 1964), often credited simply as Ranjith, is a popular Indian screen writer and film director in Malayalam cinema[1]. Ranjith's entry into films was accidental. Alex Kadavil, late theatre director and film producer, Ranjith’s close friend and classmate at the School of Drama, Thrissur instilled cinema into him. After his graduation from School of Drama, he and a group of juniors, produced a film, `Oru Maymasa Pulariyil', which was written by him and directed by V.R. Gopinath.

He is most famous for scripting films such as Devasuram, Aaram Thamburan and Narashimham. His directional debut was Ravanaprabhu, the sequel to Devasuram, in 2001. His other films include Nandanam, Mizhi Randilum, Black, Kaiyoppu, and Thirakkatha. In 2008, he acted the lead role in Jayaraj's Gulmohar[2]. He also had done the central character in Edward Bond’s ‘The Bundle,’ translated into Malayalam by Vayala Vasudevan Pillai, and directed by Alaknanda Samarth, a theatre director from London. He had also worked as an actor when one of his seniors Ramesh, directed Henrik Ibsen’s ‘Ghost.’ V.K. Prakash also made him act in one his advertisements. [3]


Directed films

Year Film Cast
2009 Kerala Cafe Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Prithviraj, Sreenivasan
2009 Paleri Manikyam : Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha Mammootty, Mythili, Srinivasan, Siddique, Gowri Munjal, Shweta Menon
2008 Thirakkatha Anoop Menon, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Priyamani, Samvrutha Sunil, Vijayaraghavan
2007 Rock & Roll Mohanlal, Lakshmi Rai, Mukesh, Siddique, Jagathy Sreekumar, Manoj K. Jayan, Anoop Menon, Shweta Menon
2007 Kaiyoppu Mammootty, Kushboo, Mukesh, Nedumudi Venu, Mamukkoya, Anoop Menon
2006 Prajapathi Mammootty, Aditi Rao Hydari, Nedumudi Venu, Srinivasan, Sandhya, Saikumar
2005 Chandrolsavam Mohanlal, Meena, Ranjith, Kushboo, Saikumar, Samvrutha Sunil, Cochin Haneefa
2004 Black Mammootty, Sriya Reddy, Lal, Rahman, Babu Antony, Janardhanan, Prem Kumar
2003 Mizhi Randilum Dileep, Indrajith, Kavya Madhavan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Revathi
2002 Nandanam Prithviraj Sukumaran, Navya Nair, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Siddique, Jagathy Sreekumar, Revathi
2001 Ravanaprabhu Mohanlal, Vasundhara Das, Revathi, Napoleon, Vijayaraghavan, Siddique, Saikumar, Manoj K. Jayan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Jagadish

Scripted films


National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Other Awards:


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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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From Sanskrit, meaning "victor in wars".

Proper noun




  1. A male given name used in India.

Related terms

  • Ranjit
  • Ranjith


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