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R. S. Vimal is an Indian filmmaker who works in Malayalam film industry. He made his directorial debut in 2015 with the Malayalam film Ennu Ninte Moideen, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Malayalam.

R. S. Vimal
Years active2015–present


He made documentary films for a Malayalam television channel for a period of time. Prior to making his feature directorial debut, Vimal made a documentary on the same subject, titled Jalam Kondu Murivettaval.[1] He made his directorial debut in 2015 with the Malayalam film Ennu Ninte Moideen, which was based on the real-life story of Moideen and Kanchanamala that took that place in the 1960s in Mukkam, Kozhikode. The film starred Prithviraj Sukumaran and Parvathy.[2] In January 2016, announcement of his second directorial was held at a function in Burj Al Arab, Dubai. The high-budget film titled Mahavir Karna was based on the epic Mahabharata was initially launched as a Malayalam language film with Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead role.[3][4] Later in the year, Vimal said that the film's budget estimate is around 300 crore.[5] In 2017, for reasons unknown, Prithviraj opted out of the project and Vikram was signed in as a replacement, thus making the film a Tamil-Hindi bilingual production.



Year Film Award Category Result
2015 Ennu Ninte Moideen Asianet Film Awards Best Director Nominated
Best Screenplay Won
Filmfare Awards South Best Director – Malayalam Won
1st IIFA Utsavam Best Director Nominated
Asiavision Awards Best Director Won
Best Screenplay Won
Vanitha Film Awards Best Director Won
Kerala State Film Awards Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value Won


  1. ^ "Prithviraj – R S Vimal multilingual film 'Mahavir Karna' to cost 300 Crore". Cinema Bulletin. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Ennu Ninte Moideen unfolds in the first person account of Kanchanamala". The Times of India (17 July 2014). Retrieved on 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ Saseendran, Sajila (17 January 2016). "Karnan: Biggest, most expensive Malayalam film". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  4. ^ "After Ennu Ninte Moideen, Prithviraj-RS Vimal join hands for Karnan; movie to be launched in Dubai". Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  5. ^ K. S., Aravind (21 September 2016). "Karnan to cost Rs 300 crore". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 7 January 2018.

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