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Other namesAshokan Thaha
  • Director
  • Writer
Years active1985–present

Thaha is an Indian film director and writer, known primarily for his slapstick comedy movies. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]



Earlier Thaha worked as an assistant director in films including Rajavinte Makan , Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar , Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal , and Varnam to directors such as Kamal and Thampi Kannanthanam. In 1991, he co-directed with Ashokan the film Mookkillarajyathu , as Ashokan-Thaha. Later he went on to direct films independently.


As assistant director

1985 Aa Neram Alppa Dooram Thampi Kannanthanam Thriller
1986 Rajavinte Makan Thampi Kannanthanam Thriller
1987 Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar Thampi Kannanthanam Thriller
1988 Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Kamal Drama
1988 Orkkapurathu Kamal
1989 Varnam AshokanComedy
1989 Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas Kamal Drama

As director

YearTitleCastOther notes
1990 Saandram Suresh Gopi, Parvathy, Innocent, Kalpana, Kuthiravattam Pappu, Jagadish, Sai Kumar, Mamukkoya Co-directed with director Ashokan.
1991 Mookkillarajyathu Mukesh, Thilakan, Jagathi Sreekumar, Siddique, Vinaya Prasad, Suchitra, Rajan P. Dev Co-directed with director Ashokan.
1994 Varaphalam Paravoor Bharathan, Mathu, Mukesh, Jagathi Sreekumar, Sreenivasan, Thilakan Debut as an independent director.
1997Gajaraja Manthram Premkumar, Jagadeesh, Kalabhavan Mani, CharmilaWriters: Batten Bose (story),Kaloor Dennis (screenplay)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
1997 Five Star Hospital George Vishnu, Jagadeesh, Jagathi Sreekumar, Thilakan, Devan
2001 Ee Parakkum Thalika Dileep, Nithya Das and Harisree Asokan It was a box office hit in Malayalam Film of 2001.
It was also remade as Aaduthu Paaduthu in Telugu, Sundara Travels in Tamil and Dakota Express in Kannada.
Writers: V.R. Gopalakrishnan (screenplay), Mahesh Mithra (story)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
2002 Sundara Travels Murali, Vadivelu Tamil film; remake of Ee Parakum Thalika
2004 Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku [6] Jayasurya, Girly, Harisree Asokan, Cochin Haneefa Writers: Kaloor Dennis, Girish Puthenchery (story)
Genre: Comedy
2004 Thekkekkara Superfast Mukesh, Dileep, Jagathi Sreekumar, Rajan P. Dev,Writers: Rajan Kiriyath & Vinu Kiriyath, Thaha (story)
Genre: Comedy
2009 Kappal Muthalaali Ramesh Pisharody, Mukesh, Jagadeesh, Suraj Venjaramood, Jagathi Sreekumar, Salim Kumar, Bheeman Raghu Writers: Saji Damodaran & Thaha.
Genre: Comedy, Drama.
2009 Hailesa Suresh Gopi, Lalu Alex, Muktha George Writers: Saji Damodaran & Thaha.
Genre: Comedy
2011 Pachuvum Kovalanum Mukesh, Suraj Venjaramood Writer: Francis T Mavelikkara.
Genre: Comedy, Drama.

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