Siddique (director)

Not to be confused with Siddique (actor)

upper-body photo of smiling man with dark hair, moustache and beard wearing dark-colored button down shirt
Native name സിദ്ദിഖ്
Born Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1984 – present
Spouse(s) Sajitha (1984–present)
Children Sumaya, Sara, Sukoon

Siddique (born 1 August 1960) is an Indian film director and screenwriter who mainly works in Malayalam cinema.[1] He started his career as an assistant director to Fazil. The duo of Siddique and Lal was spotted by Fazil when he saw them performing in the Cochin Kalabhavan troupe.[2] Siddique later teamed up with Lal to create many films and was credited as Siddique-Lal. The duo has since split up, Siddique has continued with his directorial ventures, while Lal has turned to acting and producing. Siddique's films are all in the comedy genre. Siddique's films in Tamil have mostly been remakes of his Malayalam films.

His film Bodyguard in Malayalam has been remade into Tamil as Kaavalan by Siddique himself.[3] He also remade the film into Hindi as Bodyguard; all three versions receiving tremendous response at the box-office.[4]

Personal life

Siddique Ismail was born to Ismail Haji and Zainaba. He got married to his first cousin Sajitha on 6 May 1984. The couple have three daughters Sumaya, Sara, and Sukoon.[5]




Year Film Director Script Story Notes
1986 Pappan Priyappetta Pappan Yes Yes
1987 Nadodikkattu Yes
1989 Ramji Rao Speaking Yes Yes Yes Remade in Tamil as Arangetra Velai
Remade in Hindi as Hera Pheri
1990 In Harihar Nagar Yes Yes Yes Remade in Telugu as Madhuranagarilo
Remade in Tamil as MGR Nagaril
Remade in Hindi as Parda Hai Parda and Dhol
1991 Godfather Yes Yes Yes Remade in Telugu as Peddarikam and in Hindi as Hulchul
1991 MGR Nagaril Yes Remake of In Harihar Nagar
1992 Parda Hai Parda Yes Remake of In Harihar Nagar
1992 Vietnam Colony Yes Yes Yes Remade in Tamil with same name
Makkal Mahatmyam Yes Yes
1993 Kabooliwala Yes Yes Yes
Manichithrathazhu Second-unit director
1995 Mannar Mathai Speaking Yes Yes
1996 Hitler Yes Yes Yes
1997 Hitler Yes Telugu remake of Hitler
1998 Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Yes
1999 Friends Yes Yes Yes
2000 Hera Pheri Yes Hindi Adaptation of Ramji Rao Speaking
2001 Friends Yes Yes Yes Tamil remake of Friends
2001 Snehamante Idera Yes Telugu remake of Friends
2003 Chronic Bachelor Yes Yes Yes
2004 Engal Anna Yes Yes Yes Tamil remake of Chronic Bachelor
2004 Hulchul Yes Hindi Story adapted from Godfather
2005 Varsha Yes Kannada remake of Hitler
2005 Finger Print Yes
2005 Maaro Yes Yes Yes Release delayed. Film announced as Satyam Sivam Sundaram[6]
2006 Bhagam Bhag Yes Hindi Story partially adapted from Mannar Mathai Speaking
2007 Dhol Yes Story partially adapted from In Harihar Nagar
2008 Sadhu Miranda Yes Yes Yes
2010 Bodyguard Yes Yes Yes
2011 Kaavalan Yes Yes Yes Tamil remake of Bodyguard
2011 Bodyguard Yes Yes Yes Hindi remake of Bodyguard
2011 Bodyguard Yes Kannada remake of Bodyguard
2011 Bodyguard Yes Telugu remake of Bodyguard
2013 Ladies and Gentleman Yes Yes Yes
2015 Bhaskar the Rascal Yes Yes Yes
2016 King Liar Yes Yes

As an actor


  1. "Best Siddique movies list (as director) @ MoviesList.IN". Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. "Vijay's Kaavalan in December". 17 September 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  4. "Siddique". Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  5. Sebastian, Shevlin. "'Siddique never loses his cool'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  6. "Wall Papers – Teugu cinema Satyam Sivam Sundaram". 8 October 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011.

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