Jijo Punnoose is an Indian film director and actor from Kerala. He is best known for directing the two landmark films in Malayalam cinema—Padayottam (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.
He is from the Maliampurakkal family of Pulnkunnu, Kuttanad, a family of earlier film producers of Kerala. Late Kunchacko, who was the producer of a number of earlier popular Malayalam films is the elder brother of his father and the grandfather of Mr. Kunchacko Boban, well known Malayalam cinema actor and producer.
With a star studded panel from Malayalam cinema, Padayottam was a wide canvas film produced by Navodaya Appachan. The story was inspired from the novel The Count of Monte Cristo. The cast includes Prem Nazir, Madhu, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Sankar, Lekshmi, Poornima Jayaram, and Govindankutty.
|1984||My Dear Kuttichathan||Yes|
|1991||Stories from the Bible||Yes||Television serial|
|TBA||Barroz – Guardian of D' Gama's Treasure|
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- "Padayottam – Tribute to the centenary of Indian cinema". mathrubhuminews.in. Retrieved 5 May 2016.