A. K. Sajan is an Indian screenwriter and film director who is best known for his directorial debut Stop Violence (2002).[1] The movie had debutant Prithviraj Sukumaran and Chandra Lakshman in the lead roles.[2] He is also best known for scripting many superhits in the industry. His notable works include Dhruvam (1993), Butterflies (1993), Kashmeeram (1994), Crime File (1999), Chinthamani Kolacase (2006), Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri (2007) and Puthiya Niyamam (2016).[3] His brother A. K. Santhosh is also a scriptwriter and have scripted various movies like Sooryaputhran, Minnaminuginum Minnukettu, and a Tamil - Malayalam bilingual movie Vande Matharam.[4]

A. K. Sajan
Kerala, India
Years active1989 – present
RelativesA. K. Santhosh (brother)


Began his film career as a story writer for some movies in late 1980s. In the early 1990 he pitched the story idea of Dhruvam (1993), and began to pen the script.[5] By mid 1991 with the completed draft he approached Joshiy, and the film started to roll. His next movie Butterflies (1993 film) with Mohanlal also turned out to be a blockbuster. In 1994, Kashmeeram (1994) with Suresh Gopi in the lead emerged as a super hit which reaffirmed stardom for Suresh Gopi. From there on, they both established as a pair and later worked on several films together. Their notable films were Kashmeeram (1994),Crime File (1999), Chinthamani Kolacase (2006) and Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri (2007). His directorial debut was in 2002 with the movie Stop Violence starring Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead. The movie depicted the life of dark underworld prevailed in the city of Kochi. upon its release it garnered critical acclaim for its bold and realistic approach in making.


Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Screenplay Story Dialogue
2018 Neeyum Njanum  Y  Y  Y  Y [6]
2017 'Sathya  Y  Y  Y  Y
2016 Puthiya Niyamam  Y  Y  Y  Y [7]
2013 Veedi Kumaranthe Kadha  Y  Y  Y
2012 Asuravithu  Y  Y  Y  Y [8]
2012 Osho  Y  Y  Y  Y [9]
2010 Dhrona 2010  Y  Y  Y [10]
2010 Pampa  Y  Y  Y  Y
2009 Red Chillies  Y  Y  Y
2007 Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri  Y  Y  Y
2006 Lanka  Y  Y  Y  Y
2006 Chinthamani Kolacase  Y  Y  Y
2004 Aparichithan  Y  Y  Y
2002 Stop Violence  Y
2001 Sharja To Sharja  Y  Y  Y
1999 Crime File  Y  Y  Y
1998 Meenathil Thalikettu  Y  Y
1998 Sooryaputhran  Y  Y  Y
1997 Janathipathyam  Y  Y  Y
1995 Manikya Chempazhukka  Y  Y  Y
1994 Kashmeeram  Y  Y  Y
1993 Butterflies  Y  Y  Y
1993 Dhruvam  Y  Y [11]


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  3. ^ "Mammootty-Nayanthara film begins filming - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  4. ^ "It's a new genre in M-Town: G Kamaraj - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  5. ^ thomas, elizabeth (26 October 2015). "Dhruvam, my favourite Malayalam movie: Vikram". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Review : Neeyum Njanum review: It has some nice moments and there are (2019)". www.sify.com. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Nayanthara and Mammootty's acclaimed Malayalam movie Puthiya Niyamam to get a Bollywood remake!". in.com. Archived from the original on 31 March 2019. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  8. ^ "A K Sajan with different projects". www.indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Osho discipline role played by Biju Menon in his next". News18. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Review: Drona 2010 is disappointing". Rediff. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  11. ^ Menon, Akhila (10 January 2017). "Mammootty & AK Sajan Are Back Together!". www.filmibeat.com. Retrieved 11 July 2019.

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