Director Siddique recently bagged the Fr. Abel Award instituted by Kalabhavan’s Fr Abel Art Foundation. He is the first recipient of this award which is set up to honor artists and filmmakers who have started off their career with Kalabhavan. Siddique has directed 19 films and penned 34 movies in various languages. His films such as Pappan Priyappetta Pappan, Ramji Rao Speaking, Kabooliwala, Godfather, Vietnam Colony, Bodyguard, and Bhaskar the Rascal are few of every Malayali’s favorite.