Malayalam Cinema

‘Most people want movies to behave like a circus now’: Filmmaker Mahesh Narayanan

In a candid conversation, filmmaker Mahesh Narayanan opens up about writing and shooting for Malayankunju, and releasing it at a time when the choices of audiences and OTT platforms have changed.

published on : 28th July 2022

Malayalam cinema wins 14 laurels at National Film Awards

62-year-old Nanchamma bags national honour for Kalakkatha from Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Director Sachy awarded posthumously.

published on : 23rd July 2022

'Kaduva' will be a refreshing change for Malayalam cinema: Prithviraj

The title of the film, which features Prithviraj and Samyuktha Menon in the lead and Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi playing a pivotal role, means Tiger in Malayalam.

published on : 27th June 2022

Actor-producer Vijay Babu arrested by Kerala Police in rape case involving Malayalam actress

A day earlier, the Association for Malayalam Movie Artists invited wrath after it extended support to the actor-producer saying any action would be taken only after the court's verdict.

published on : 27th June 2022

WCC in Tamil cinema? No way, says Chinmayi Sripada

Next door, Tamil cinema has also been witnessing many crucial legal battles that stemmed from the #MeToo campaign.

published on : 6th May 2022

Time to act against sexual abuse in Malayalam cinema

While the plight of women in cinema is getting plenty of spotlight, the struggles of female artists who face discrmination and ridicule because of their gender is hardly discussed

published on : 6th May 2022

John Paul's entry made Malayalam cinema more literature-based

John Paul gifted Malayalam cinema a glorious era through screenplays noted for their artistic merit.

published on : 24th April 2022

John Paul: Composed writer who portrayed life in true colours

John Paul was a man of composure and the nature of his screenplays, which defined the Malayalam cinema of the 1980s, rightly reflected his personality.

published on : 24th April 2022

I find acting easier than writing, says actor-screenwriter Anoop Menon

Anoop Menon on juggling writing and acting duties, his directorial debut, upcoming release Twenty One Gms, and more

published on : 8th March 2022

 Malayalam cinema’s favourite Amma

In a filmography that spanned over 500 films, picking one favourite would be an exercise in futility.

published on : 24th February 2022

RIP KPAC Lalitha: Versatile performer who made acting look simple

Marrying filmmaker Bharathan, who straddled between commercial and parallel movies with elan, in 1978 proved to be a turning point in her career as well.

published on : 23rd February 2022

Scaling new heights

Jan-e-Man producer Lakshmi Warrier about her enriching experience with the runaway hit and her inspiring career trajectory

published on : 22nd February 2022

Actor abduction case: Survivor moves Kerala HC against Dileep's petition to quash further probe

The trial court had earlier granted permission to conduct further investigation in the case based on the Crime Branch's request citing director Balachandra Kumar's revelations against Dileep.

published on : 21st February 2022

New case against Malayalam film actor Dileep for ‘conspiring to kill’ officers who probed case

Film director P Balachandrakumar had earlier alleged that actor Dileep had conspired to kill the officers who probed the abduction and rape of an actor inside a moving car in Kochi in 2017.

published on : 10th January 2022

Welcome 2022: Malayalam cinema to see the most awaited ones

For Malayalam cinema, 2022 will be a year of much-celebrated reunions and a bunch of big names joining hands with first-timers.

published on : 1st January 2022

Cinemascope 2021: When Malayalam cinema had more OTT hits

Digital streaming giants like Amazon Prime, Netflix, SonyLIV and Disney Hotstar and various new platforms have brought new Malayalam movies to the viewers to watch them in the comfort of their homes. 

published on : 1st January 2022

2021 in a nutshell: When Malayalam cinema saw the bold and the beautiful

While platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix gravitated towards relatively more mainstream affairs, platforms like SonyLiv, Zee5 and Neestream looked towards independent content.

published on : 31st December 2021

Music director Kaithapram Viswanathan dies of cancer at 58 in Kozhikode

Hailing from Kaithapram, near Pilathara in Kannur, Viswanathan had around 25 films to his credit including Kannaki, Thilakkam, Deshadanam, Ekaantham and Madhyavenal

published on : 29th December 2021

Ajagajantharam: Immaculately staged depiction of unchecked fury

Like his mentor Lijo Jose Pellissery, Tinu proves once again that he is one of the few filmmakers in Malayalam cinema right now supremely adept at staging chaos

published on : 24th December 2021

Canvas of nameless lives

Magdalene Mariyam, the short film by Arun Pandari, talks about the freedom of women trapped in religious systems

published on : 10th December 2021
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