Ranjith Sankar

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Ranjith Sankar
Born14 February
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active2009 - present
Notable work Passenger (2009)
Punyalan Agarbattis (2013)
Varsham (2014)
Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam (2015)
Pretham (2016)
Ramante Edanthottam (2017)
Njan Marykutty (2018)

Ranjith Sankar is an Indian Filmmaker who works in Malayalam films. He started his movie career with the 2009 thriller film Passenger . [1] Sankar followed Passenger up with Arjunan Saakshi (2011), [2] Molly Aunty Rocks (2012), Punyalan Agarbattis (2013), Varsham (2014), Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam (2015), Pretham (2016), Ramante Eden Thottam (2017), Punyalan Private Limited (2017), Njan Marykutty (2018) Pretham 2 (2018), Kamala (2019) and Sunny (2021). Sankar launched his production house Dreams N Beyond in 2012 and his distribution house Punyalan Cinemas in 2017.



Born in Thrissur, Kerala, India, Ranjith Sankar completed his education at St. Thomas College in Thrissur and studied BTech Civil Engineering at Mar Athanasius College of Engineering Kothamangalam.[ citation needed ] Shankar's writing career began with television series such as Nizhalkal and American Dreams. He won the Kerala State Award for Best Screenplay for American Dreams. [3]

In 2009 he made Passenger .[ citation needed ]

Molly Aunty Rocks (2012) starring Revathy and Prithviraj was Dreams n Beyond's first production, a critical and commercial success [4] His next film was Punyalan Agarbattis (2013), a satire featuring Jayasurya, Nyla Usha, Innocent, Rachana Narayanankutty and Aju Varghese.

His next movie Varsham starring Mammootty, Asha Sarath and Mamta Mohandas was released in November 2014. The film was a huge commercial and critical success [5] and Mammootty won several awards for his role in it.[ citation needed ] This was followed by a biographical film Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam in November 2015.

Ranjith Sankar's third film with Jayasurya, a horror comedy titled "Pretham" was released in August 2016. It has been remade in Telugu.[ citation needed ]

Ramante Edanthottam was his next, a best-selling movie on female empowerment. He followed it up with sequels to Punyalan and Pretham titled Punyalan Private Limited and Pretham2. He launched his distribution company Punyalan Cinemas with Punyalan Private Limited which was another major commercial success.

In 2018, Ranjith Sankar directed the film "Njan Marykutty," which is recognized as the first commercial movie in India to feature a transgender protagonist. The lead character of Marykutty was portrayed by actor Jayasurya, and the film went on to win two Kerala State Awards and received significant recognition at film festivals.

The experimental thriller Kamala was released in 2019.


12009 Passenger Dileep, Sreenivasan, Mamta Mohandas, Jagathy Sreekumar
22011 Arjunan Sakshi Prithviraj, Ann Augustine, Mukesh, Biju Menon
32012 Molly Aunty Rocks Prithviraj, Revathy, Lalu Alex
42013 Punyalan Agarbattis Jayasurya, Nyla Usha, Aju Varghese
52014 Varsham Mammootty, Asha Sarath
62015 Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam Jayasurya, shivada, Aju Varghese
72016 Pretham Jayasurya, Aju Varghese, Sharaf U Dheen, Shruthi Ramachandran
82017 Ramante Edanthottam Kunchako Boban, Anu Sithara, Joju George, Jayasurya (cameo), Aju Varghese
92017 Punyalan Private Limited Jayasurya, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Aju Varghese
102018 Njan Marykutty Jayasurya, Jewel Mary, Aju Varghese
112018 Pretham 2 Jayasurya, Saniya Iyappan, Amith Chakalakkal, Durga Krishna, Aju Varghese
122019 Kamala Aju Varghese, Anoop Menon, Ruhani Sharma, Biju Sopanam
132021 Sunny Jayasurya, Aju Varghese, Shritha Sivadas, Sshivada Amazon Original
142022 4 Years Priya Prakash Varrier, Sarjano Khalid


Kerala State Awards
Dubai AMMA Awards
Asianet Film Awards
Kerala Film Critics Awards
World Malayali Council - Kairali Awards
Surya TV Awards

Best Debut director

V Santharam Awards

Best Debut director (Nomination)

Filmfare Awards

Best Director (Nomination)

SouthScope Awards

Best Director (Nomination)

Other awards

2009: First Lohithadas Puraskaram for best screenplay

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