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Residence  Thrippunithura
Name  Jeethu Joseph
Nationality  Indian
Role  Film director

Years active  2007–present
Spouse  Linta Jeethu
Religion  Christianity
Parents  V. V. Joseph, Leelamma
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Born  10 November 1972 (age 43) (1972-11-10) Mutholapuram, Elanji, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam, Kerala
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter
Children  Katina Jeethu, Catherine Jeethu
Alma mater  St. Berchmans College, Nirmala College
Movies  Papanasam, Drishyam, Life of Josutty, My Boss, Memories
Similar People  Gautami, Nishikant Kamat, Dileep, Asha Sarath, Mohanlal
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Jeethu Joseph (born 10 November 1972) is an Indian film director and screenwriter best known for his work in Malayalam cinema.

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Jeethu made his directional debut with the 2007 film Detective and later went on to direct five successful films: Mummy & Me (2010), My Boss (2012), Memories (2013), Drishyam (2013) and Life of Josutty (2015). Jeethu gained popularity after the release of Drishyam, produced by Aashirvad Cinemas, which is currently the second highest grossing Malaylam film, it was the first Malayalam film to cross 50 crore mark at the box office. Jeethu made his Tamil debut with Papanasam (2015), which is the remake of Drishyam.

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Career

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Jeethu Joseph started as an assistant director to Jayaraj in the film Bheebhathsam. After that, he got a chance to direct a film starring Dileep but it did not materialized and he was back where he started. Meanwhile, Jeethu developed the one-line plot of Detective. But after failing to find any producers, his mother Leelamma Josesh offered to co-produce the film, which became his debut directorial. A month into the project, a producer evinced interest and took on the production. Detective was released in 2007. The film fared well at the box-office.

His next film Mummy & Me was a success at the box-office. Mummy and Me, although it took close to three years in the making, marked a turning point in his career as director. "My first film was easy compared to the struggle I had to go through for my second, Mummy and Me." There were offers to make films like Detective, but Jeethu declined. "I wanted to do a different film" It was for this reason that, though he had one line scripts of Mummy and Me and Memories ready in 2008, he chose to make Mummy and Me.

His third film My Boss was also a success in theatres. This film was a scene-by-scene copy of the Hollywood film The Proposal (2009). Jeethu's fourth movie Memories, a suspense thriller, was released in 2013 which did well in box office.

Post-Drishyam (2013–present)

Towards the end of 2013, the drama-thriller Drishyam starring Mohanlal was released, which was well received critically and commercially. It was the highest-grossing Malayalam film, until 2016. Drishyam was remade in Tamil by Jeethu with Kamal Haasan enacting Mohanlal's role. It was also remade to Telugu, Kannada and Hindi by other directors. Jeethu then directed Dileep-starrer Life of Josutty. Jeethu has announced films with Prithviraj and Meera Jasmine.

Personal life

Jeethu was born to V. V. Joseph, former Muvattupuzha MLA and Leelamma. He spent his childhood in Mutholapuram in Elanji panchayat, 10 kilometres from Piravom. Jeethu wanted to attend the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) although his father wanted him to become an engineer. He attended Fathima Matha English Medium School and later graduated with a bachelor's in economics from Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha. Jeethu is married to Linta, and they have two daughters.

Awards

  • 2013 – 44th Kerala State Film Awards - Best Popular Film - Drishyam
  • 2013 – Vanitha Film Awards – Best Director – Drishyam
  • 2013 – Kerala Film Critics Association Awards – Best Director – Drishyam
  • 2013 – Jaihind TV Film Awards – Best Director – Drishyam
  • References

    Jeethu Joseph Wikipedia


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