Award Name : National Film Awards
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Arts
Location : Attingal, Kerala, India
Joshy Mangalath is a National Award Winning Indian film screenwriter who made his debut with the feature film Ottaal for which he got the National award for the Best Screenplay (adapted). In 2015, he received the National Film Award for Best Screenplay (adapted) for the 2015 Malayalam film Ottaal, at the 62nd National Film Awards. He was born in Attingal, Kerala, as the son of Sudheendran and Lillykutty. oshy's school education was in Nattakom Government Model high school at Kottayam District, Kerala, after his schools he studied in Changanacherry S.B College, and later pursued a diploma in Electronics from Calicut D.G.E & T center. He got graduation in B.B.A, and later he did post graduation M.B.A in human resources management (Edexel University U.K). During his school & college years he used to write short stories and poems. Later he started writing drama scripts. Apart from writing he used to sing songs & conduct many stage programs and television channel programmes.
Joshy started his career as HR & Admin.Manager in a US based company Dubai. During his free hours, he spend time for writing stories and poems but failed to make a mark in that genre. He soon moved into movie screenwriting. Ottaal is his first screen play realized as film, which won him National recognition, eventhough Ottaal was not his first screenplay. Ottaal story is based on the world famous Russian writer Anton Chekhov's short story 'Vanka'. 'Vanka' is a tale of an orphan boy who works under a cobbler and the hardships he endures. It was film Director Jayaraj who has asked Joshy to do a Screenplay based on Vanka.