Director Siddique – Siddique, Director of the Malayalam film industry, said goodbye to the world. According to official sources, he died on 8 August 2023. His age was 63 years old at the time of his death. He was a remarkable director, who has worked in several Malayalam movies and short films. Let me inform you that his directorial debut was in 1989 with the movie ‘Ramji Rao Speaking’. Besides Malayalam, he has also worked in several Tamil and Hindi-language movies.
Siddique (Director) Death and Paying Tribute
Director Siddique has been suffering from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis since last month. He was taking medications for the disease from the Amrita Hospital. On 7 August 2023, he suffered a heart attack and was taken to the hospital immediately. Sadly, he died on the very next day (8 August 2023) in Kochi.
His death is a huge loss to the film industry because he was a skilled and amazing person. In addition to this, he was survived by his 3 kids and wife named Sajitha. He was wedded to Sajitha in 1984 and was with her in the ups and downs of life. In addition to this, the names of the three children are Sara, Sukoon, and Sumaya.
Siddique’s Amazing Directorial Work
Director Siddique Ismail was fond of the film industry but behind the cameras. He decided to be a director because he loves creating stories and movies. He teamed up with Lal to direct several movies. He has worked in Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi film industries and gained immense love from the people. He started his work in the industry as a screenwriter and story writer in 1986 with the film Pappan Priyappetta Pappan.
Later, in 1989, he debut his work as a director for the film ‘Ramji Rao Speaking’. Some of his other movies are Makkal Mahatmyam, In Harihar Nagar, Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu, Chronic Bachelor, Bodyguard, Finger Print, Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu, Kaavalan, and many more. One of his most iconic works is with the renowned Bollywood actor Salman Khan, where he directed the film ‘Bodyguard’.
Filmography (As a Director)
|1986||Pappan Priyappetta Pappan|
|1988||Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal|
|1989||Ramji Rao Speaking|
|1995||Mannar Mathai Speaking|
|1998||Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu|
|2013||Ladies and Gentleman|
|2015||Bhaskar the Rascal|
|2018||Bhaskar Oru Rascal|
Director Siddique Work ‘As an Actor’
The deceased director has also worked a lot in the industry as an actor as well. He played supporting roles in various movies such as Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal, Five Star Hospital, Varsham 16, Masterpiece, Gulumaal: The Escape, Innale Vare, etc. Talking about his television appearances, he has featured in various shows as a host and judge. He acted as a Judge in Mammootty the Best Actor Award, Comedy Festival, Top Singer Super Night, and more.
Malayalam Director Siddique Background
Director Siddique was born in a Muslim household to Ismail Haji and Zainaba in Kochi on 1 August 1960. He was very respectful towards his family members and always tried his best to make them proud. After his primary education, he completed his bachelor’s degree at St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery. He had an interest in directing since his college days and decided to pursue his passion after completing his education.
Let us inform you that Director Siddique Ismail also won a few awards for his amazing work. In 1991, he won Kerala State Film Awards for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value. Later, in 2012, he won Zee Cine Awards for Best Debut Director for the Bodyguard movie.
A Heartfelt Farewell
Director Siddique’s passing has left a void in the hearts of fans and colleagues alike. He was known not only for his filmmaking brilliance but also for his gentle soul, incredible humor, and his ability to touch the lives of millions through his work. As the news of his demise spread, condolences poured in from celebrities like Mammootty and Mohanlal, who paid tribute to the director’s contributions to the industry and the lives he touched.
Siddique Ismail’s mortal remains will be available for public homage at Kadavanthra’s Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium before the final farewell at his residence and the subsequent funeral at the Ernakulam Central Juma Masjid. His legacy lives on through the timeless classics that continue to bring joy and laughter to generations of moviegoers. As Malayalam cinema bids adieu to a true visionary, Director Siddique Ismail’s work will remain a testament to his extraordinary talents and unending contributions.