Syam Pushkaran

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Syam Pushkaran
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Shyam Pushkaran In 2018 at Al Jamia Santhapuram ArtFest Ceremony
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 2011–present
Unnimaya Prasad (m. 2012)
Awards National Film Award for Best Screenplay
Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay

Syam Pushkaran is an Indian scriptwriter who works in Malayalam cinema. He made his debut with Salt N' Pepper (2011) co-written with Dileesh Nair.[1] He has written screenplays for popular films such as 22 Female Kottayam (2012), Da Thadiya (2012), Idukki Gold (2013), Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014), Rani Padmini (2015),[2] Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016) [3] and Mayaanadhi (2017).

Personal life

Syam Pushkaran was born as the second child to Ms. Geetha Devi P.L and Mr. N Pushkaran on 6 September 1984 in Thuravoor town at Alappuzha district, Kerala. Pushkaran did his schooling at Government U.P School and T.D Higher Secondary School, Thuravoor. He completed graduation in Fashion Designing from Mangalore University. Due to his keen interest in cinema, he followed up with Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Film Making from DC Film School at Trivandrum. He then totally followed his passion and initially landed up being an Assistant Director after which the idea of the film 'Salt N Pepper' was given birth marking his path towards screen writing.[citation needed]

He is married to Architect Ms. Unnimaya Prasad[4] from 2012. Unnimaya made her acting debut with the film ‘Sethulakshmi’ in the anthology film ‘Anju Sundarikal’. She played the character of Sara in ‘Maheshinte Prathikaaram’, Maya teacher in the film ‘Parava (film)’ and acted as the assistand director in Mayaanadhi. And also she was the assistant director and the casting director for Maheshtinte Prathikaram.

Film career

Syam Pushkaran penned the script for Salt N' Pepper along with Dileesh Nair. In 2012, he wrote the script for Da Thadiya (2012); another film directed by Aashiq Abu, along with Dileesh Nair and Abhilash S Kumar. He wrote Sethulakshmi (Segment) in the anthology film 5 Sundarikal.[5] He was also the writer for another Aashiq Abu film Idukki Gold (2012).[6] He wrote dialogues for Iyobinte Pusthakam directed by Amal Neerad. He has penned the script for Rani Padmini which starred Manju Warrier and Rima Kallingal in the lead roles.


Year Title Role Director Awards
2011 Salt N' Pepper Co-written with Dileesh Nair Aashiq Abu
2012 22 Female Kottayam Co-written with Abilash S. Kumar Aashiq Abu
Da Thadiya Co-written with Dileesh Nair and Abhilash S Kumar Aashiq Abu
2013 5 Sundarikal For segment Sethulakshmi, co-written with Muneer Ali Aashiq Abu
Idukki Gold Co-written with Dileesh Nair Aashiq Abu
2014 Iyobinte Pusthakam Co-written with Gopan Chithambaran Amal Neerad
2015 Rani Padmini Co-written with Ravisankar Aashiq Abu
2016 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Screenwriter Dileesh Pothan Won: National Film Award for Best Screenplay
Won: Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay
2017 Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Creative Director, Dialogues Dileesh Pothan Won: National Film Award for Best Screenplay
Won: Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay
Mayanadhi Co-written with Dileesh Nair Aashiq Abu


  1. ^ "Recipe for success". Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  2. ^ "Theertha to play the childhood of Manju Warier". 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  3. ^ "Anusree is a nurse in Maheshinte Prathikaram". 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Stories from the heart". 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  6. ^ "High on nostalgia". Retrieved 2015-07-31.

External links

  • Syam Pushkaran on IMDb
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