Syam Pushkaran is an Indian scriptwriter best known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He made his debut with Salt N' Pepper (2011) co-written with Dileesh Nair. He has written screenplays for popular films such as 22 Female Kottayam, Da Thadiya, Idukki Gold, Iyobinte Pusthakam, Rani Padmini and most recently Maheshinte Prathikaaram. He wrote dialogues for Iyobinte Pusthakam directed by Amal Neerad.
Unni. R. is an Indian short story writer and screen writer best known for his work in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema.
He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay for the film Charlie (2015), and also won the prestigious Kerala Sahithya Academy Geetha Hiranyan endowment for his Short Story collection Ozhivudivasathe Kali, which has been made into the film of the same name. It was directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan. It won the 46th Kerala State Award for Best Film. His notable short stories are Leela, Kalinadakam, and Bahujeevitham. He has acted as a supporting role in Aparahnam, Chappakurishu, Munnariyippu etc.