As filmmaker Siddique celebrates his birthday, here are his popular movies to watch
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As filmmaker Siddique celebrates his birthday, here are his popular movies to watch
Akshay Krishna
Aug 01, 2021

Siddique is a fan favourite director who is known for making movies that have a way to tickle the funny bones. Starting his career by co-directing with Lal, the duo of Siddique-Lal made some of the most celebrated Malayalam movies of all time like Godfather, Ramji Rao Speaking and In Harihar Nagar. Siddique went on to direct movies after the duo split and continued making movies that were funny and profitable at the same time. Movies like Hitler, Friends, Chronic Bachelor and Bodyguard were some of his solo directorial ventures and spawned many remakes into other regional languages.

On the directors birthday, here are some of his movies available on OTT

Vietnam Colony
8.3OTTplay Rating
Co-directed by Siddique and Lal, the movie follows Krishnamurthy (Mohanlal), who is appointed by a real estate company to help them vacate Vietnam Colony. He infiltrates the colony home to squatters and goons, with the idea of working from the inside. He soon realises the company is being unjust and takes a stand with the people of the colony.
6.9OTTplay Rating
Jayakrishnan (Dileep) is a loyal bodyguard to a rich and powerful man. He is tasked with protecting the boss's daughter, Ammu (Nayantara). He soon falls in love with someone over the phone, who he has never met. Little does he know that the woman he falls in love with is Ammu.
7.5OTTplay Rating
Madhavankutty is a rich, eligible bachelor who is extremely protective of his sisters. He is also given the name “Hitler” because of his tough personality towards the young men of the area, who often try to woo and stalk his five sisters. Things take an ugly turn when his sisters turn against him.
In Harihar Nagar
8.8OTTplay Rating
Co-directed by Siddique and Lal, this hilarious comedy followed four easy-going friends. They start competing with each other trying to woo the neighbouring girl who has just moved in. Everything is fun and games until they run into some trouble. This iconic comedy spawned remakes in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil.
Chronic Bachelor
6.8OTTplay Rating
Written and directed by Siddique, this comedy tells the story of Sathyaprathapan (Mammootty), a rich bachelor. He lives with Kuruvila (Innocent), another bachelor. Their bachelor lifestyle is put to the test when Sreekumar (Mukesh) and Ugran (Harisree Ashokan) move into their house.
7.7OTTplay Rating
Aravindan (Jayaram), Chandu (Mukesh) and Joy (Sreenivasan) are close friends who value friendship highly. Due to pressure, they move away and take up a painting job at a mansion, where Aravindan falls for Nandini (Meena). Things soon start to change. This comedy-drama is written and directed by Siddique.

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