Murali Gopy is an Indian screenwriter, actor, author, singer and journalist. He is the scriptwriter of Ee Adutha Kaalathu, directed by Arun Kumar Aravind, which won Mohan Raghavan Foundation Award for The Best Script, NETPAC Award for Best Malayalam Film, Nana Film Award for the Best Script, P. Bhaskaran Foundation Award for The Best Story and six Asiavision Movie Awards, including The New Sensation in Script.The script is considered a pathbreaker in Malayalam cinema, for its innovative method of weaving story threads together.
Ee Adutha Kaalathu was opined to be the cinema of 21st century by stalwart writer N. S. Madhavan.Murali's performance in the movie, also won him numerous awards including Reporter Film Award for The Best Supporting Actor. Left Right Left, also directed by Arun Kumar Aravind was released on June 14th, 2013 and received excellent reviews. The basic essence of the movie is that a man is part DNA, part unknown and part what he sees and goes through as a child. It is a social thriller set in three periods – the 60s/70s, the 80s/90s and the present.
He will also pen the script for Mohanlal starrer Lucifer, to be directed by Rajesh Pillai. Murali is the son of legendary film actor Bharath Gopi and Jayalakshmy.
As an actor, Murali has been praised for his attention to minute details and realistic acting style. He made his debut as an actor and screen writer in the Lal Jose movie 'Rasikan' (2004). He has also sung the song ‘Chaanju nikkana’ in this movie. His second movie was Blessy’s Bhramaram in which he played the role of Dr.Alex Varghese, which won him the 2009 Sathyan Memorial Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He won Asianet Film Award for The Best Villain for his performance in Thappana.