Ebbey Abraham, better known by his stage name Vysakh, is an Indian film director who works in Malayalam film industry.[2] He began his career as a television anchor and later as an associate director to Johny Antony. He debuted as an independent director in 2010 with Pokkiri Raja starring Mammootty and Prithviraj Sukumaran.[3] In 2016, his directorial Pulimurugan starring Mohanlal became the first Malayalam film to gross 100 and 150 crore at the box office globally.[4]

Ebbey Abraham[1]

(1980-06-01) 1 June 1980 (age 41)
OccupationFilm director
Years active2005–present
Parent(s)K.C Abraham, Marriyamma Abraham


Ebbey Abraham was born in 1980 in Kalliot, Kanhangad, Kasaragode district, as the son of K.C. Abraham and Mariyamma Abraham. He took the name Vysakh for anchoring the television show Ponpulari aired on Surya TV. Later he began working as an associate director to Johny Antony in films such as Kochi Rajavu and Inspector Garud. He worked with Joshiy for Twenty Twenty and Robin Hood. He debuted as an independent director in 2010 through the action masala film Pokkiri Raja starring Mammootty, which grossed ₹25 crore and became the top grosser of the year 2010 in Malayalam. His next venture was the comedy thriller Seniors starring Jayaram, Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon, and Manoj K. Jayan.[5] His third film was Mallu Singh in 2012. All the three films were commercial success at the box office. He also wrote the screenplay for the drama film Vishudhan.[6]

In 2016, Pulimurugan with Mohanlal in the lead role became the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever and the first film to gross 100 and 150 crore at the box office in Malayalam film history. His following film was Madhura Raja (2019) with Mammootty, a spin-off of Pokkiri Raja. Madhura Raja got mixed reviews and grossed more than 100 crore worldwide. He has announced a number of films after that with the same actors.[7][8]

Personal lifeEdit

He married Neena from Udayapuram, Kanhangad, Kerala, a nurse on 12 November 2007. They have two children.[1]



Year Film Script Notes
2010 Pokkiri Raja Udayakrishna - Siby K. Thomas
2011 Seniors Sachy - Sethu.
2012 Mallu Singh Sethu
2013 Sound Thoma Benny P Nayarambalam
2013 Vishudhan Vyshakh
2014 Cousins Sethu
2016 Pulimurugan Udayakrishna
2019 Madhura Raja Udayakrishna
2022 Bruce Lee Udaykrishna


Assistant DirectorEdit


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  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3946106/
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "It's official: Mohanlal's 'Pulimurugan' first Malayalam movie to enter Rs 100cr club". English.manora,aonline.com. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  5. ^ 'Seniors' opens to pretty good response – Malayalam Movie News. Indiaglitz.com (2011-05-07). Retrieved on 2013-08-27.
  6. ^ Aswin J Kumar (24 November 2013). "Visudhan movie review". Indiatimes. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Pulimurugan box office: Mohanlal film beats Rajinikanth's Kabali, Salman Khan's Sultan in UAE, nears 100 crore mark". Indianexpress.com. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Pulimurugan movie review: Don't miss this Mohanlal thriller". Indianexpress.com. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2018.