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M. Knight Shyamalan Famous Filmmaker: From Pondicherry to Penn Valley

M. Knight Shyamalan or what we shall call “Manoj Neliattu” is a great American filmmaker, philanthropist and actor. M. Knight is known for his contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings, great films like “The Sixth Sense”, “Unbreakable”, “Split”, etc. Shyamalan was born in Mahe, Pondicherry, India and grew up in Penn Valley . Pennsylvania.

Shyamalan was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

Shyamalan made his directorial debut in 1992 with the film “Prayer with Anger”, followed by “Wild Awake”, a comedy drama in 1998. His most recognized works include “Sixth Sense” for which Shyamalan received an Academy Award nomination. For Best Director and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, “Unbreakable” superhero thriller, “Signs” science fiction thriller, “Village” period-piece thriller etc.

M. Knight’s Creations: The Good the Bad and the Best

After some great works like Unbreakable, Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village, and more Shyamalan, some were poorly received, but sometimes financially successful films such as Lady in the Winter in 2006, 2008, The Last Airbender took place in 2010, an adaptation of the Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender in 2013, after Earth. But the journey released in 2015 revived Shyam’s career and was enhanced by Split’s very famous psychological thriller, then he was going with Glass in Masterpiece in 2019. These three films grossed a total of $ 625 million in box office in the total budget of these three films, which proved to be quite successful.

Glass was the third and final chapter of his unbreakable film series that included three installments “Unbreakable”, “Split” and “Glass”.

Shyamalan’s creations on television:

M Series is the executive producer of Cervant. He directed several episodes including the pilot. The Servant was renewed with one more season and completed filming for it in 2020 under the Corona Protocol.

Shyamalan was also instrumental in the production of the series Wayward Pines (2015-2016), he produced and directed the pilot episode and the series became the most-watched show.

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