Omar Abdul Vahab, professionally credited as Omar Lulu or simply Omar, is an Indian film director who works in Malayalam cinema. He made his directorial debut in 2016 with Happy Wedding.

Omar Lulu
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Born
Omar Lulu

(1984-10-30) 30 October 1984 (age 37)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm director
Years active2016–present
Spouse(s)Rinshi
ChildrenEshan Ul Omar;Iyrin Omar

CareerEdit

His debut film Happy Wedding starring Sharafudheen, Soubin Shahir, Siju Wilson and Justin John had a good run at the Kerala box-office and crossed 100 days run, it grossed 13.7 crore (US$1.8 million) at the box office.[1] His second film, Chunkzz, starring Honey Rose and Balu Varghese,[2] released on August 2017 and was a commercial success at the box-office, which collected around 20 crore at the box office.[3] His third movie Oru Adaar Love was an international sensation[4] which made Priya P Warrier an internet sensation by a wink scene from the film.[5] It is also the first ever Malayalam film that got released in four different language (Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil) simultaneously all around the world in more than 2000 theatres. The film made a box office hit for Omar and it is dubbed into Chinese, English, Arabic and all Indian languages. Dhamaka was his last movie released on theatres. New movies in planning are Power Star starring Kannada actor Shreyas Manju, Babu Antony and freshers' LoveYathra.[6]

Besides making films, Omar started directing musical albums by the year 2020. His last two albums, Tu Hi Hai Meri Zindagi and Jaana Meri Jaana starring Ajmal Khan and Jumana Khan was shot in Dubai in 2021.[7][8]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Notes
2016 Happy Wedding
2017 Chunkzz
2019 Oru Adaar Love
2020 Dhamaka
2022 Power Star

Music videosEdit

  • Tu Hi Hai Meri Zindagi (2021)'[9]
  • Jaana meri Jaana (2021)[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Happy Wedding' completes 101 days; here's worldwide box office collection of the surprise hit [PHOTOS]". Ibtimes.co.in. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Chunkzz MalayalamMovie CastingCall OmarLulu Heroine ചങ്ക്‌സിന് നായികയെ ആവശ്യമുണ്ട്". Mathrubhumi.com. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. ^ "'Chunkzz first in collection".
  4. ^ "The wink that went viral: Director Omar Lulu on his Priya Prakash Varrier featured Oru Adaar Love". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  5. ^ "The wink that stopped India". BBC News. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Omar Lulu's 'Power Star' will have Babu Antony in the lead - Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Watch New Hindi Song Music Video - 'Tu Hi Hai Meri Zindagi' Sung By Nikhil D'Souza | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Omar Lulu: Didn't expect such a great response for 'Jaana Mere Jaana' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  9. ^ Tu Hi Hai Meri Zindagi | Omar Lulu | Ajmal | Jumana | Nikhil D'Souza | Abhishek Talented | Jubair M, retrieved 31 August 2021
  10. ^ Jaana Mere Jaana | Mahiyil Maha | Omar Lulu |Vineeth Sreenivasan |Jubair Muhammed |Ajmal Jumana Khan, retrieved 31 August 2021

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