S. N. Swamy

S. N. Swamy is an Indian screenwriter and actor who works in Malayalam cinema. Particularly known for scripting films in the thriller genre.[1] He has frequently collaborated with directors K. Madhu and Joshiy.

S. N. Swamy
Kochi, Kerala, India
Years active1985 –
Known forCBI film series
August 1


Swamy is the creator of some of the well-known fictional characters in Malayalam cinema including Sagar Alias Jacky (portrayed by Mohanlal) and Sethurama Iyer (portrayed by Mammootty). Sagar Alias Jacky, a notorious gold smuggler, was the protagonist in Irupatham Noottandu (1987) and the eponymous Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded (2009), it spiritual successor. Sethurama Iyer, a CBI officer and the protagonist of the CBI film series, was based on a real-life police officer called Radhavinod Raju who retired as Chief of India's National Investigative Agency. The film had four sequels.[2] The character Inspector Balram appeared in the 1986 film Avanazhi and sequel Balram vs. Tharadas. Another character which has a cult following is Ali Imran, a cop played by Mohanlal in Moonnam Mura (1988).


Year Title Film Director 1984 Chakkarayumma Sajan
1985 Koodum Thedi Paul Babu
1985 Oru Noku Kaanan Sajan
1985 Kandu Kandarinju Sajan
1986 Akalathe Ambili Jeasy
1986 Snehamulla Simham Sajan
1986 Geetham Sajan
1986 Ennum Nathante Nimmi Sajan
1987 Irupatham Noottandu K. Madhu
1988 Oru CBI Diary Kurippu K. Madhu
1988 August 1 Sibi Malayil
1988 Oohakachavadam K. Madhu
1988 Moonnam Mura K. Madhu
1988 Charithram G.S. Vijayan
1989 Naduvazhikal Joshiy
1989 Jagratha K. Madhu
1989 Carnivel P. G. Viswambharan
1989 Adikkurippu K. Madhu
1989 Mounam Sammadham K. Madhu
1990 Kalikkalam Sathyan Anthikkadu
1990 Parampara Sibi Malayil
1991 Chanchattam Thulasidas
1991 Apoorvam Chilar Kaladharan
1991 Adayalam K. Madhu
1993 Dhruvam Joshiy
1994 Sainyam Joshiy
1995 Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary K. Madhu
1996 Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan Thulasidas
1997 Oral Mathram Sathyan Anthikkadu
1998 The Truth Shaji Kailas
2001 Nariman K. Madhu
2004 Agninakshathram Kareem
2004 Sethurama Iyer CBI K. Madhu
2005 Nerariyan CBI K. Madhu
2006 Balram vs. Tharadas I. V. Sasi
2006 Baba Kalyani Shaji Kailas
2007 Janmam Joshi
2008 Positive V.K. Prakash
2009 Rahasya Police K. Madhu
2009 Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded Amal Neerad
2010 Janakan Sanjeev N.R
2011 August 15 Shaji Kailas
2013 Lokpal Joshiy
2020 CBI 5 K. Madhu

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Year Project Category Outcome
Movie Street Film Award 2019 N.A Lifetime Achievement Award[3][4] Won


  1. ^ "The trio in action again". The Hindu. 26 August 2005. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Never Say Never Again". The Indian Express. Retrieved 1 March 2011
  3. ^ http://www.kairalinewsonline.com/2019/02/03/223572.html
  4. ^ https://www.thenewsrupt.com/film-news/2019/02/04/script-writer-sn-swamy-homoured-with-life-time-achievment-award-in-movie-street-awards

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