Johny Antony

Johny Antony is an Indian film director and actor, known for making comedy films in Malayalam cinema. He is from Changanassery in Kottayam district, Kerala. He worked for about a decade as an associate to directors Thulasidas, Taha, Kamal and Jose Thomas.[1] Antony made his directorial debut with the slapstick comedy C.I.D. Moosa in 2003.[2][3] His other directorial ventures include Kochi Rajavu (2005), Thuruppu Gulan (2006), Cycle (2008), Ee Pattanathil Bhootham (2009), Masters (2012), Thappana (2012) and Thoppil Joppan (2016). Antony made his acting debut with a role in the film Shikkari Shambhu (2018). His acting credits include the films Drama (2018), Joseph (2018), Ganagandharvan (2019), Varane Avashyamund (2020), and Home (2021).[4]

Johny Antony
Born
OccupationFilm director, Actor
Years active1991–present

CareerEdit

He began his film career as an assistant director and assisted around ten leading directors in Malayalam film. Antony became an independent director in C.I.D. Moosa and became a blockbuster comedy movie.[5]Inspector Garud, with Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in lead roles, followed next.[6]

In 2012, he directed two films, one being Masters, a movie starring Prithviraj, Sasikumar, Pia Bajpai, and Ananya, and the other being Thappana, a movie starring Mammootty, Murali Gopy, Charmy Kaur.[7]

FilmographyEdit

As DirectorEdit

Year Title Language
2016 Thoppil Joppan Malayalam
2014 Bhaiyya Bhaiyya Malayalam
2012 Thappana Malayalam
Masters Malayalam
2009 Ee Pattanathil Bhootham Malayalam
2008 Cycle Malayalam
2007 Inspector Garud Malayalam
2006 Thuruppu Gulan Malayalam
2005 Kochi Rajavu Malayalam
2003 CID Moosa Malayalam

As Assistant directorEdit

Year Title Director
2001 Sundarapurushan Jose Thomas
2001 Ee Parakkum Thalika Thaha
1999 Panchapandavar K. K. Haridas
1999 Udayapuram Sulthan Jose Thomas
1995 Manikya Chempazhukka Thulasidas
1995 Thirumanassu Aswathi Gopinath
1994 Poochakkaru Mani Kettum Thulasidas
1992 Ezhara Ponnana Thulasidas
1991 Chanchattam Thulasidas

As ActorEdit

Year Film Role Director Language
1999 Udayapuram Sulthan[5] Unni's friend Jose Thomas Malayalam
2001 Ee Parakkum Thalika[5] Kabuliwalla at police station Thaha Malayalam
2010 Best of Luck Himself M.A. Nishad Malayalam
2013 Lisammayude Veedu Himself Babu Janardhanan Malayalam
2013 Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty Himself Ranjith Malayalam
2018 Shikkari Shambhu[5]

Parish Priest

Sugeeth Malayalam
2018 Drama

Anto

Ranjith Malayalam
2018 Thattumpurath Achuthan

Karate Master/ Political party worker

Lal Jose Malayalam
2018 Joseph Parish Priest M. Padmakumar Malayalam
2019 Ittymaani: Made in China Adv.Tharyan Kurian Jibi–Joju Malayalam
2019 Ganagandharvan Prince Ramesh Pisharody Malayalam
2019 My Great Grandfather Saddham Hussain Aneesh Anwar Malayalam
2020 Varane Aavashyamundu[5] Dr. Bose Anoop Sathyan Malayalam
2020 Ayyapanum Koshiyum Himself Sachy Malayalam
2021 Operation Java Baburaj Tharun Moorthy Malayalam
2021 Home Suryan Rojin Thomas Malayalam
2021 Sathyam Mathrame Bodhipikkoo Venu Sagar Malayalam
2022 Hridayam Balagopal Vineeth Sreenivasan Malayalam
2022 Jo and Jo Baby Palathara Arun D Jose Malayalam
2022 Aarattu Adv. Vettickal Sasi Malayalam
2022 Upacharapoorvam Gunda Jayan Purushan Malayalam
2022 Member Rameshan 9am Ward Jacob Moonjali Malayalam
2022 Pathrosinte Padappukal Kuriakose Malayalam
2022 Meri Awas Suno R.K.V. Moorthy Malayalam
2022 Thirimali Alexander Malayalam
2022 Palthu Janwar[8] Sangeeth P Rajan[9] Malayalam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DIRECTOR: Johny Antony". malayalamcinema.com. 14 July 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Did three films with Dileep, but can't go near him now, says Johny Antony". Kaumudi Online. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Johny Antony: Making a person laugh in real life is an extremely difficult task". Times of India. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e Thomas, Jithu Kuruvila. "Cinema would undergo a revolutionary change when theaters reopen: Johny Antony". OnManorama. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Cycle Movie, Cycle Film, Cycle Malayalam Movie review-Cycle film review-Cycle review-Cycle review". Webindia123.com. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  8. ^ nirmal. "Palthu Janwar Movie : ജോജിക്കു ശേഷം ഭാവനാ സ്റ്റുഡിയോസ്; 'പാല്‍തു ജാന്‍വര്‍' ഓണത്തിന്". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd (in Malayalam). Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Basil Joseph plays a vet in movie produced by Fahadh Faasil? Watch teaser". OnManorama. Retrieved 13 July 2022.

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