P. K. R. Pillai

P. K. R. Pillai is an Indian film producer, distributor, businessman, and actor, who worked in Malayalam film industry. Founder of film production company Shirdi Sai Creations and distributed films through Shirdi Sai Release. He is credited with producing eight of Mohanlal's films in the 1980s, best known for producing Chithram. He has produced 22 films.[1][2][3]

P. K. R. Pillai
  • Film producer
  • distributor
Years active1984 – 2002
Notable work


Pillai hails from Koothattukulam, Kerala. He began importing business in Bombay in his early years itself. It rose to become a large company called Starnight Group of Industries. He was also active in politics and was a member of the Indian National Congress. He maintained close friendship with prime minister-stateswoman Indira Gandhi. He was an ardent devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba and had built a temple and an eponymous auditorium near his house in Koothattukulam. He had a 26 horses racecourse. His first marriage was with Sarojam, who died in an accident. He has four children (Rajesh, Preethi, Saju, Sidhu) with his second wife Rama. His son Sidhu, an actor, died in 2018. Pillai's debut production was Vepraalam in 1984, in which he also played an important role. He also acted in his second film Thathamme Poocha Poocha (1984).[4][5]



  1. Vepraalam (1984)
  2. Thathamme Poocha Poocha (1984)
  3. Ezhu Muthal Onpathu Vare (1985)
  4. Puli Varunne Puli (1985)
  5. Onathumbikkoru Oonjaal (1985)
  6. Oru Yugasandhya (1986)
  7. Shobhraj (1986)
  8. Amrutham Gamaya (1987)
  9. Chithram (1988)
  10. Vandanam (1989)
  11. Arhatha (1990)
  12. Kizhakkunarum Pakshi (1991)
  13. Aham
  14. Rapid Action Force (2000)
  15. Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002)
  16. Pranayamanithooval (2002)


  1. Ezhu Muthal Onpathu Vare (1985)
  2. Ayanum (1985)
  3. Jaalakam (1987)
  4. Vellanakalude Nadu (1988)
  5. Aey Auto (1990)
  6. Vishnulokam (1991)
  7. Ennum Sambhavami Yuge Yuge (2001)
  8. Achanurangatha Veedu (2006)


  1. ^ "10 Mollywood films that ran for the longest time". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Hope of a revival for Malayalam film industry".
  3. ^ "Malayalam cinema, Kerala cinema, Malayalam cinema news, Malayalam cinema actress, upcoming Malayalam movies". www.kerala.com.
  4. ^ കെ., രഞ്ജന (10 February 2019). "'ചിത്ര'ത്തിന്റെ നിർമാതാവ് മരുന്നിനും ഭക്ഷണത്തിനും വേണ്ടി അലയുകയാണോ?- ഇതാണ് വാസ്തവം". Mathrubhumi (in Malayalam). Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  5. ^ Onmanorama staff (9 February 2019). "This producer of super hit movies seeks financial aid with no memories from the past". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 11 August 2019.

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