Aashiq Abu is an Indian film director, producer, actor, and distributor, who works in Malayalam cinema. Aashiq Abu started as an ad filmmaker. He made his directional debut with Daddy Cool. He is best known for his films Salt N' Pepper, 22 Female Kottayam, Idukki Gold, Mayaanadhi and Virus. Abu is known for his collaboration with screenwriters Syam Pushkaran and Dileesh Nair. Abu produces and distributes under the banner OPM and OPM Dream Mill Cinemas.