Scriptwriter and director Dennis Joseph passes away

Scriptwriter and director Dennis Joseph passes away

Dennis Joseph started his career as a sub-editor in Cut Cut magazine.

Malayalam screenwriter-director Dennis Joseph passed away on Monday evening at a private hospital in Kottayam following a stroke.

Besides scripting popular films like Nirakkoottu, Rajavinte Makan, Shyama, New Delhi, No.20 Madras Mail, Kottayam Kunjachan, Akashadoothu, Palayam, and F.I.R, Dennis Joseph also helmed five movies, including Mammootty-starrer Manu Uncle which won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film.

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Dennis Joseph started his career as a sub-editor in Cut Cut magazine. He made his debut into cinema in 1985, through Eeran Sandhya as a story writer followed by Nirakkoottu (screenplay) in 1985. Directed by Joshiy, Nirakkoottu had a strong cast line including Mammootty, Urvashi, Lizzy and Sumalatha.

Dennis Joseph was active throughout eighties and early nineties with several films of his becoming success. Joshiy directed most of his scripts in these years. T.S Suresh Babu was another director with whom, Dennis Joseph joined hands most frequently in those days.

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