Jeethu Joseph (born 10 November 1972) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He has also worked in a few Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. Jeethu made his directional debut with the 2007 police procedural, Detective. He is best known for the crime thrillers, Drishyam and Drishyam 2. Drishyam became the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever, at its time of release. It was the first Malayalam film to cross the ₹50 crore mark, at the box office. Drishyam 2 was released directly through Amazon Prime Video, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the prequel, it was highly acclaimed and appreciated, worldwide.
His other works include Mummy & Me (2010), My Boss (2012), Life of Josutty (2015), Memories (2013), Oozham (2016), Aadhi (2018). Jeethu made his Tamil debut with Papanasam (2015) which is a remake of his 2014 film Drishyam, Hindi debut with The Body (2019), and Telugu debut with Drushyam 2 (2021).
Born on: 10 November, 1972
Born in: Mutholapuram, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India