Jijo Punnoose

Jijo Punnoose is an Indian film director, producer and actor from Kerala. He is best known for directing the two landmark films in Malayalam cinemaPadayottam (1982) and My Dear Kuttichathan (1984). He is the eldest son of producer Navodaya Appachan. Jijo directed Padayottam was the first indigenously shot 70mm film in India, and My Dear Kuttichathan is the first 3D film in India.[1]

Jijo Punnoose
Alappuzha, India
Film director
Years active1962 – Present


Padayottam was a wide canvas film produced by Navodaya Appachan. The story was inspired from the novel The Count of Monte Cristo. It was the first indigenously shot 70mm film in India. In 1984, he directed My Dear Kuttichathan, India's first 3D film.[2][3][4]


Year Title Actor Director Notes
1962 Bharya Yes
1965 Inapraavugal Yes
1966 Thilothama Yes
1970 Pearl View Yes
1980 Theekkadal Assistant director
1982 Padayottam Yes
1984 My Dear Kuttichathan Yes
1991 Bible Ki Kahaniya Creative director; TV serial
TBA Barroz: Guardian of D'Gama's Treasure[5] Screenplay


  1. ^ "Jijo Punnoose: The man who was a film institute unto himself". dnaindia.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ "'My Dear Kuttichathan': Actor Sonia recalls memories from the shoot of India's first 3D film". thenewsminute. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Casting a Magic spell". The Hindu. 15 May 2003. Archived from the original on 4 November 2003. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. ^ Jha, Lata (14 November 2016). "Children's Day: 10 memorable Bollywood films". Mint. Archived from the original on 17 November 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Mohanlal's directorial debut 'Barroz' to start filming from March 15th". TheCompleteActor.com. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 6 March 2021.

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