He was born in Mala, Trichur to George Parecattil and Rosy George. He did his schooling from GHS, Kuzhur. He studied at the Christ College, Irinjalakuda before commencing his career in the film industry as an assistant director (1991). He married Abba Joju in 2008 and has three children Ian, Sarah and Ivan.
2019 Porinju Mariam Jose
2019 Lonappante Mamodeesa
2018 Ottakkoru Kamukan
2018 Chalakkudikkaran changanthi
2018 Njan Marykutty
2017 Udaharanam Sujatha
2017 Oru Visheshapetta BiriyaniKissa
2017 Ramante Eden Thottam
2017 Kadam Kadha
2017 Take Off
2017 Kunju Daivam
2016 10 Kalpanakal
2016 IDI – Inspector Dawood Ibrahim
2016 Hello Namasthe
2016 History of Joy
2016 Action Hero Biju
2015 Oru Second Class Yathra
2015 Lukka Chuppi
2014 Onnam Loka Mahayudham
2014 Odum Raja Adum Rani
2014 Money Ratnam
2014 Homely Meals
2014 Angry Babies in Love
2014 Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal
2013 David & Goliath
2013 Kili Poyi
2013 Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla
2013 Sound Thoma
2013 Hotel California
2013 Kammath & Kammath
2013 Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum
2013 Escape from Uganda
2013 My Fan Ramu
2013 D Company
2012 Mallu Singh
2012 Jawan of Vellimala
2012 I Love Me
2012 Trivandrum Lodge
2012 Thattathin Marayathu
2012 Run Baby Run
2011 Indian Rupee
2010 Best Actor
2008 Annan Thambi
2007 Rock & Roll
2007 Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri
2006 Baba Kalyani
2005 Finger Print
2003 War and Love
2001 Rakshasa Rajavu
2000 Dada Sahib
2017 Udaharanam Sujatha
Nimisha Sajayan is an Indian actress, known for her role as Sreeja in the Malayalam film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, directed by Dileesh Pothan. Nimisha Sajayan made her acting debut with the film ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’. She plays the lead role in editor B Ajith Kumar’s directorial debut ‘Eeda’, produced by Rajeev Ravi and also has acted in many films such as Mangalyam Thanthunanena and Oru Kuprasidha Payyan.
2017 C/O Saira Banu
2017 Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
2018 Mangalyam Thanthunanena
2018 Oru Kuprasidha Payyan
Hailing from Kodakara, Thrissur, Chola is his debut film and he has acted in two short films, namely, Maangaandi and Poovankozhi.
Editing, Sound Design & Direction | Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Kerala-based Sanal Kumar Sasidharan graduated in Zoology and Law, started his job as a
lawyer. Out of his passion for cinema, in 2001, he formed a film society, ‘Kazhcha Film
Forum’ with his colleagues, for making independent movies through crowdfunding. He has
directed three short films and one feature film through crowdfunding. His initiative cinema
cab, the traveling cinema movement for promoting indie films in Kerala has received much
applauds. He has won the Best Director Award in the Kerala State Film Awards 2014 for his
debut feature film Oraalppokkam(Six Feet High). The film has also received FIPRESCI and NETPAC
awards in the IFFK 2014. His second film Ozhivudivasathe Kali (An Off-Day Game) has won the Best
Film Award in the Kerala State Film Awards. It has also got FIPRESCI award for Best Malayalam Film
in the International Film Festival of Kerala 2015. His critically acclaimed next feature S Durga won the
prestigious Hivos Tiger Award at International film festival of Rotterdam(2017) and the Golden Apricot
at Armenia’s Yerevan International Film Festival in the category International Feature Competition, 2017.
It has also won the Best International Feature Film award at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in
Mexico. His fourth film was Unmadiyude Maranam(Death of Insane).
Chola is his fifth feature film.
Without any formal training in filmmaking, he feels that he is working through his intuitions rather than
1.Wonder World (Short film/2001/Malayalam)
2.Parole (Short film/2008/Malayalam)
3.Frog (Short film/2012/Malayalam)
4.Oraalppokkam (Feature film/2014/Malayalam/English/Hindi/Tamil)
5.Ozhivudivasathe Kali (Feature film/2015/Malayalam)
6.Sexy Durga(Feature film/2017/Malayalam)
7.Unmadiyude Maranam(Feature film/2017/Malayalam)
Producer | Joju George, Shaji Mathew and Aruna Mathew (Co-producer)
Joju George is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Malayalam films. He began his acting career as a junior artist in the Malayalam film Mazhavilkoodaram (1995) and later began appearing in supporting roles. He played the lead role in the 2018 film Joseph, which was a box office success and his breakthrough role. He went on to win the 2018 Kerala State Film Award for Best Character Actor for his performances in Chola and Joseph. He also co-produced the 2015 film Charlie.
Shaji Mathew is a Delhi based businessman with a keen interest in art and culture. He funds art movies and art residencies from his business income. He has established Niv Art Centre in 2008 to support artists in India and abroad. Niv Art center has been conducting Art Residencies and Exhibitions for upcoming talents. Niv Art Movies was initiated as a part of Niv Art Centre and continuously supporting independent art movies. Shaji Mathew was the chief co-producer of the film Oraalppokkam (2014) by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan. Shaji Mathew and his wife Aruna Mathew produced Ozhivudivasathe Kali (2015) and Sexy Durga (2017) by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, which was selected for and awarded the prestigious Hivos Tiger award in the International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2017. Unmadiyude Maranam(2018) was also produced by Shaji Mathew.
Script | K V Manikandan and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
K V Manikandan is a novelist and a short story writer. He is from Potta Village, Chalakudy, Thrissur. Professionally, he is an engineer and he had been working on Elevator and Escalator Industry from 1996. As part of professional life, he had worked in UAE for 15 years. Now he is working as Construction Engineer at OTIS Elevators India Ltd.
His first novel ‘Moonnamidangal’ bagged the DC Kizhakkemuri Janmasathabdi award in 2014 and he has written a short story collection titled ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’, which has been published by DC Books.
He has also scripted for Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s earlier short film ‘Parole’, based on his short story.
Cinematography | Ajith Aacharya
Ajith Aacharya is an Indian cinematographer and editor from Kottayam, Kerala. He started his career as a consultant editor for the movie Kunthapura(2013) and also has worked for many advertisements and cooperative films. His first independent movie as a cinematographer is Chola.
Audiography | Sonith Chandran
After working on the technology and product management side of audio in leading MNCs till 2016, Sonith decided to actively explore his creative side thereafter. He is an aspiring musician, multi-instrumentalist and an audio, gadget & technology enthusiast. “Chola (Shadow of water)” is his debut at audiography for a feature film.
Production Design | Dileepdaz
Dileepdaz is a Delhi based designer/ Creative Director with 18+ years of experience in Advertising. As Production Designer, Chola is his second project with Sanal Kumar Sasidharan. He was working with Sanal in all his previous films as Publicity Designer. Known for his distinct style and symbolism, Dileepdaz is currently emerging as one of the most sought-after publicity designers in Malayalam Independent Cinema.
Music (Songs) | Basil C J
Basil C J is a Composer, Arranger and Music Producer from India, working primarily in Malayalam Films. He is a trained Pianist and Flautist. He composed for many films including Ozhivudivasathe Kali, Ayal Shashi, S Durga, Athishayangalude Venal, Vith etc.
Music Composer | Sergey Cheremisinov
Sergey Cheremisinov is a composer from the snowy Russia. He creates instrumental and electronic music.
2016 La Ramona (Short) (as Sergei Cheremisinov) (completed)
2018 Perfektion (Short) (music by)
2018 Do Walls Make Good Neighbors (Documentary short)
2018 Gemopst (Short)
2018 Following Habeck (Documentary)
2017 White As Snow (Short) (as Sergei Cheremisinov, music by)
2017 Another Way (Short)
2017 Drakskogen (Short)
2017 Zivot od milijun dolara (Documentary) (as Sergei Cheremisinov)
2017 The Allowance Principle (Short)
2017/II Remembrance (Short)
2016 She Needs Me (Short)
2016 Pitfalls of Time Travel (Short) (as Sergei Cheremisinov)
2017 The Fantasmagori (TV Series) (additional music – 2 episodes)
– Charon by Lord Dunsany (2017) … (additional music – uncredited)
– The Unfortunate Man by Harriet S. Caswell (2017) … (additional music – uncredited)
2018 The Albion Tales (Short) (performer: “Gates”) / (writer: “Gates”)
Sound Mixing | Tapas Nayak
Tapas Nayak is a well-known sound designer of India. He was born on 12-12-1950. He is famous in both Bollywood and Tollywood for his great work. He started his career in the year 2000, and he completed his 18 years in the industry.
While he was working as a sound assistant with H. Sridhar, He got his first career BREAKTHROUGH with the movie of LAGAAN, release in 2001 with an Aamir Khan starring movie it was the biggest movie of that year.
In his whole career, he did great work with movies, and he did work with many films like ADHIVUM-ANUVUM, AMMANI, ANIU SUNDARIKAL, BAVAMA IRUKKU, COMRADE IN AMERICA, KA, KA, KA…AABATHIN ARCURI, KAVAL, KESHAVA, MAZHAYATHAN, MCA, MEE SAVA MURUKKU, and last year release movie MERSAL also sound design by tapas Nayak.A movie did well on box office and collected better collection. MERSAL starring with Vijay, Samantha Ruth, and film by Atlee. He also won awards for Kerala government in 2014 for best sound design for IYOBINTE PUSTHAKAM film. He also works with more Hindi movies like Delhi in a Day (2012), and Bheja Fry 2 (2011). In the year 2018, he also works with some movies like VARATHAN, BHARAT ANE NEDU, AND HER, HIM THE.
Colorist| Liju Prabhakar
Liju Prabhakar is a Digital Intermediate (DI) colorist, founder and president of post-production house RangRays Mediaworks. He has performed color grading/color correction on many commercials and feature films.
Beginning his film career as the colorist of Reliance MediaWorks, Mumbai, he worked many Bollywood movies including Student of the Year. Later he moved to Kerala and joined Megamedia Film Studio, Kochi and did many South Indian movies. Later, he started his own post-production house RangRays Mediaworks.
VFX | Shinud
He has been a Visual Effects artist since 2006 and has worked in the capacity of lead compositer, vfx artist and 3D modeler for many animated tele series and feature films. He was part of the vfx team for the Hollywood projects “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “Resident Evil After Life”.”Sound Story”,” Unmadhiyude maranam” and”Chola” are some of his recent films.
Production Controller | Jiju Antony
Jiju is the director of Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani produced by Kazhcha/Niv, which received rave reviews and screened in major international film festivals in India.
Stills | Arunsol and Ann Prabhath
Arunsol is an Indian film Actor, Producer, Graphic Designer, and Candid Photographer best known for his work in Malayalam cinema and Candid Photography. He started as a Candid Photographer in 1999 and started his own venture “Sol Brothers” in 2014. He made his acting debut with “Ithihasa”(2014). He is best known for his role in “S DURGA”(2017), he also directed short films Memories of mission and Memories of morality. He is the director of the first wedding music album in Kerala.
Ann Prabhath is the man behind the stills of S Durga and has done some short films.