Ali Akbar (director)

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Ali Akbar (born 20 February 1963) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist who works in Malayalam cinema.[1][2][3][4] He directed more than 20 Malayalam movies, including Grama Panchayath,Bamboo Boys, Junior Mandrake, Kudumba Vaarthakal and Pai Brothers.[5][6][7][8][9] In 2020, Ali Akbar announced a new movie to be produced through crowd funding. Movie name is 1921-Puzha Muthal Puzha Vare, based on the 1921 Malabar Rebellion occurred in the Northern Kerala. Ali Akbar received the Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director in the year 1988 for the movie Mamalakalkkappurathu[citation needed].

Ali Akbar
Born (1963-02-20) 20 February 1963 (age 58)
  • Director
  • screenwriter
  • lyricist
Years active1988 – present
AwardsNational Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards

Personal lifeEdit

Ali Akbar has contested in 2014 parliament elections from Vatakara constituency in the Aam Aadmi Party banner.[10] He contested in the election to the Kozhikode Corporation as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.[11]

In 2015, Akbar said that he was a victim of child sexual abuse, he was abused by an usthad (teacher) at his madrasa at Meenangadi, Wayanad when he was eight years old.[12][13]


List of films directed by Ali Akbar
Year Title Writer Lyricist Other Notes
1988 Maamalakalkkappurath Yes Yes
1992 Mukhamudra
1993 Ponnuchaami
1995 Pai Brothers Yes
1997 Junior Mandrake Yes
1998 Gramapanchayath Cameo appearance
1998 Kudumba Vaarthakal
1999 Swastham Grihabharanam
2002 Bamboo Boys Yes Yes
2010 Senior Mandrake Yes Yes Yes Also editor
2011 Achan Yes Yes Also editor and cinematographer
2012 Ideal Couple Yes Yes Yes Also editor
2021 1921-Puzha muthal puzha vare Yes Yes Yes Based on Malabar rebellion in 1921 [14]


Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director 1988 for Maamalakalkkappurath


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  2. ^ "Director Ali Akbar Plans To Complete Shooting Of Achan In Two Weeks". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Review". Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Ali Akbar". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Profile of Malayalam Director Ali Akbar". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
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  7. ^ "സിനിമയില്‍ നിന്നൊരു സ്ഥാനാര്‍ത്ഥി കൂടി;അലി അക്ബര്‍". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  8. ^ "IndiaGlitz - Ban on Ali Akbar - Malayalam Movie News". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  9. ^ "തിലകന്‍ മമ്മൂട്ടിയെക്കാള്‍ നല്ല കമ്യൂണിസ്റ്റാണ്". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
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  11. ^ "Kerala Live Malayalam Online TV Channels News Kerala Serials Kerala Friends Chat". Archived from the original on 17 September 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
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