Basil Joseph (born 28 April 1990) ) is an Indian film director and actor who works in the Malayalam film industry. He directed three films, Kunjiramayanam (2015), Godha (2017) and Minnal Murali (2021). All three films were a huge success both commercially and critically. Besides direction, Basil is also an actor and has acted in numerous films.
|Alma mater||College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram|
Basil Joseph began his career in 2012 as an actor in the short film CET Life during his engineering days at College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He has also scripted and directed the short films, with Albert S Oru Thundu Padam and Priyamvadha Katharayano during his stint at Infosys, Trivandrum.
Basil started his career in the Malayalam film industry by assisting Vineeth Sreenivasan in his third directional venture, Thira in 2013. His directorial debut was in 2015 with Kunjiramayanam which had malayalam film actor brothers Vineeth Sreenivasan and Dhyan Sreenivasan acting together for the first time. The movie narrated the tale of people from a quaint imaginary village called 'Desom' where myths, legends and superstitions play an major part in their life.The film become a commercial success at the box office among 2015 malayalam film onam releases. Basil Joseph's second directorial venture Godha was a sports comedy movie pivoted around wrestling got released in 2017 which had Punjabi actress Wamiqa Gabbi acting debut in malayalam film.The movie was a commercial success and went on to become the highest grossing film of Tovino Thomas during that period. His third film Minnal Murali has Tovino Thomas plays the role of a homegrown hero with superpowers. The movie, which was announced in 2020 and released on Netflix India on 24 December 2021, and should be noted that it is the first-ever superhero film of the malayalam film industry and had a simultaneous release in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages.
- As director
|2015||Kunjiramayanam||Malayalam||Vineeth Sreenivasan, Dhyan Sreenivasan||Debut film as director|||
|2017||Godha||Tovino Thomas, Wamiqa Gabbi|||
|2021||Minnal Murali||Tovino Thomas, Guru Somasundaram||Also dubbed into Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada|||
- As assistant director
- As actor
|2013||Up & Down: Mukalil Oralundu||Lift Technician||Malayalam||T. K. Rajeev Kumar||Cameo|
|2014||Homely Meals||Editor Basil||Malayalam||Anoop Kannan|
|2015||Kunjiramayanam||Young Politician||Malayalam||Himself||Special appearance|
|2017||Mayanadhi||Director Jinu||Malayalam||Aashiq Abu||Cameo|
|2019||Virus||Dr. Mithun||Malayalam||Aashiq Abu|
|Kakshi: Amminippilla||Adv. Pilakul Shamsu||Malayalam||Dinjith Ayyathan|||
|Love Action Drama||DJ Brijesh||Malayalam||Dhyan Sreenivasan|
|Kettyolannu Ente Malakha||Kunjaambi||Malayalam||Nisam Basheer|
|Mariyam Vannu Vilakkoothi||Malayalam||Jenith Kachappilly|
|2020||Gauthamante Radham||Venkidi Iyer||Malayalam||Anand Menon|
|Kilometers and Kilometers||Kuttan||Malayalam||Jeo Baby|
|2021||Joji||Fr. Kevin||Malayalam||Dileesh Pothan|
|Aanum Pennum||Malayalam||Aashiq Abu|
|Minnal Murali||Young Politician||Malayalam||Himself||Special appearance|
|Jack and Jill||Ravi||Malayalam||Santosh Sivan||Upcoming Film|
|Ullasam||Malayalam||Jeevan Jojo||Upcoming Film|
|Cup||Malayalam||Sanju V Samuel||Announced|
|2012||CET Life||Actor||Malayalam||Arun & Sarath|
|Shhh...||Script writer||Malayalam||Basil Joseph|
|Priyamvadha Katharayano||Actor||Malayalam||Basil Joseph|
|2013||Pakalukalude Rani||Actor||Malayalam||Ritwik Baiju|
|Oru Thundu Padam||Writer||Malayalam||Basil Joseph||Hero: Aju Varghese|
|2014||Happy Onam||Writer||Malayalam||Basil Joseph|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|SIIMA Awards||2019||Best Actor in a Comedy Role (Malayalam)||Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha||Won|
- "Basil Joseph is an actor as well? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
- Sathyendran, Nita (27 September 2012). "It's a techie life: Password to reel adventures". The Hindu.
- "Worldwide box office: Godha set to become Tovino Thomas' biggest grossing movie". International Business times. 31 May 2017.
- "Basil Joseph hits the 30 milestone - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
- "Godha director Basil Joseph to enter wedlock..."
- "Godha director Basil Joseph to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend on August 17 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
- "Basil Joseph calls 'Kunjiramayanam' his "favourite" as the movie completes five years - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
- "Mammootty, Tovino Thomas to star in Godha director Basil Joseph's next". The Indian Express. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
- Nagarajan, Saraswathy (5 September 2020). "Basil Joseph's Tovino-Thomas-starrer 'Minnal Murali' introduces a homegrown hero with super powers". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
- "Film-maker Basil Joseph plays Adv. Pilakul Shamsu in 'OP 160/18 Kakshi Amminippilla' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
- "Manoharam movie review: Vineeth Sreenivasan plays a struggling artist in a nice though tame film - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
- "I couldn't imagine my movie without Basil Joseph: 'Jan-e-Man' writer-director Chidambaram". The New Indian Express. 24 November 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
- "SIIMA Awards 2021: Take A Look At The Full Winner's List". The Hans India. 19 September 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.