Aashiq Abu

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Aashiq Abu
Aashiq Abu.jpg
BornAashiq Abu
(1978-04-12) 12 April 1978 (age 35)
Edapally, Kochi, India
OccupationFilm director
Years active2009 – present
Spouse(s)Rima Kallingal (2013 - present)
AwardsKerala State Film Awards : Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film for Salt N' Pepper (2011)
 
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Aashiq Abu
Aashiq Abu.jpg
BornAashiq Abu
(1978-04-12) 12 April 1978 (age 35)
Edapally, Kochi, India
OccupationFilm director
Years active2009 – present
Spouse(s)Rima Kallingal (2013 - present)
AwardsKerala State Film Awards : Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film for Salt N' Pepper (2011)

Aashiq Abu (born April 12, 1978) is an Indian film director, producer, and ad film maker. He has directed feature films in Malayalam.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Aashiq Abu was born in Edappally, Kerala [2] to C. M. Abu, and Jameela Abu. Aashiq Abu completed his school education from SRV High School, Kochi. As a pre-degree student at Maharajas College, he was elected to the Students' Union, and was a union member for four consecutive years. Aashiq married actress Rima Kallingal on Nov 1st 2013, in a simple function held in Kakkand Registration office, Kochi.[3]

Film career[edit]

After working as an assistant Director to Malayalam Film director Kamal [2] for about five years, Aashiq Abu made his directorial debut with Daddy Cool in the year 2009. Salt N' Pepper was Aashiq Abu's second directorial effort. Salt N' Pepper’s Tamil, Telugu and Hindi remake rights have been bought by actor-director Prakash Raj. In 2012, he directed 22 Female Kottayam which was followed by Da Thadiya.Aashiq Abu has been criticized for copying scenes and ideas from foreign and other Indian language films for almost all of his films. A review on 'Idukki Gold' that appeared on 'The Hindu' stated that "Aashiq Abu seems to have borrowed heavily from Quentin Tarantino for the titling, segmenting and visual effects, but hasn’t quite managed to get right the punch that characterises the master filmmaker’s movies". Aashiq Abu has also done a short film, 'Lost in Bangalore' for Mathrubhumi.

Ad films[edit]

Aashiq Abu has done ad films for Joyalukkas group, Mathrubhumi, Panasonic, Lulu Group, Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group, Media One TV[4] and Club 7. OPM (OPen your Mouth) Cinemas led by Aashiq Abu is a production house launched in October 2012.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Salt N' Pepper, won him the Best Director and/or Popular Director awards on various stages. Apart from these, the film also received awards in various other categories at the 2011 Asianet, Surya, Vanita, Mathrubhumi and Asia Vision Film Awards, and made the top notch news in many media and press reviews. It also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film. He won the Mohan Raghavan Award for Best Director in 2012 for 22 Female Kottayam.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmMalayalam titleCastRoleNotes
2009Daddy Coolഡാഡി കൂള്‍Mammootty, Richa PallodDirector
2011Salt N' Pepperസോള്‍ട്ട് ആന്‍ഡ്‌ പെപ്പെര്‍Lal, Shweta Menon, Asif Ali, MythiliDirectorKerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film
Asiavision Movie Award for Best Family Movie
Mathrubhumi Film Award for Best Path Breaking Movie of the Year
Amrita Film Award for Best Film
2011Lost In BangaloreDr. Roy (New Faces)DirectorShort film for Mathrubhumi newspaper
201222 Female Kottayam22 ഫിമെല്‍ കോട്ടയംFahadh Faasil, Rima KallingalDirectorMohan Raghavan Award for Best Director
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Director
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Director
2012Da Thadiyaടാ തടിയാShekhar Menon, Ann Augustine, Nivin PaulyDirector, ProducerReleased on 21 December 2012
2013Anchu Sundharikalഅഞ്ചു സുന്ദരികള്‍Kavya Madhavan, Biju MenonDirectorReleased on 20 June 2013
2013Idukki Goldഇടുക്കി ഗോള്‍ഡ്‌Lal, Maniyanpilla Raju, Prathap Pothan, Babu Antony, RaveendranDirectorReleased on 11 October 2013[5]
2014GangsterMammootty, Nyla Usha, Aparna GopinathDirectorRelease on April 14, 2014
2014OppanaRima Kallingal, Shekhar Menon,DirectorAnnounced
2014Kodungattuകൊടുങ്കാറ്റ്MohanlalDirectorAnnounced

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/print-edition/sunday-mangalam/26656
  2. ^ a b "Bold and TRENDY"
  3. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/292561/
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/aashiq.abu/posts/127819294060631
  5. ^ "Raju is the hero in Idukki Gold". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  6. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-reviews/idukki-outing-fails-to-strike-gold/article5229495.ece(" Aashiq Abu seems to have borrowed heavily from Quentin Tarantino for the titling, segmenting and visual effects, but hasn’t quite managed to get right the punch that characterises the master filmmaker’s movies".)

http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-reviews/idukki-outing-fails-to-strike-gold/article5229495.ece(" Aashiq Abu seems to have borrowed heavily from Quentin Tarantino for the titling, segmenting and visual effects, but hasn’t quite managed to get right the punch that characterises the master filmmaker’s movies".)

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