I have a new found liking to Malayalam movies these days. It’s not that it’s the first time I am watching the Malayalam movies. It used to our weekend ritual growing up at home with dad on Asianet. There was only one problem then, even though I would know the story plot, but neither I nor dad would know the name of the movie.
My reason was obvious one I can’t read Malayalam, his was he would always join right after the 1st scene would start off. For a while I stopped watching Malayalam movies as most of the movies were nonsensical comedies. Mass-movies, packed with silly humor but there were a few that still struck a chord with me. One of them being Achanurangatha Veedu (2006), this translates to ‘the house where the father doesn't sleep’.
Achanurangatha Veedu is a simple story of a man, whose wife passes away, leaves him to raise their three daughters alone. The story turns when his youngest daughter disappears, in search of the truth of what really happened to her and the impact it has on him and his other daughters.
However the scenario in the Malayalam movie industry in the recent past has changed dramatically. Some of the new generation of movies coming out of Kerala film industry might not to be blockbusters movies, but having superb storyline with a touch of realism to it.
What makes it more special is that movies of these movies cast the new generation of Malayalam movie-stars. Dulquer Salmaan, Rima Kallingal, Fahadh Faasil, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Asif Ali, Nivin Pauly, Mamta Mohan and Samvrutha Sunil are few to name. Even though being new comers but their work is just pure brilliance and I am no analyst, just a girl who loves to watch good cinema.
If you are keen a movie enthusiast and love watching world cinema, then why not try out some of these movies listed here, let’s support the good cinema within our country. This is a list of movies that I have really enjoyed watching in the recent past and I am sure you too would love at least one of these listed below.
- Ustad Hotel
- Ayalum Njanum Thammil
- Salt N' Pepper
- Chappa Kurishu
- 22 Female Kottayam
- Banking hours 10 to 4
- Kerala Café
- Annayum Rasoolum
- Thattathin marayathu
- Indian Rupee
I would really love to hear your recommendations too of your favorite Indian regional movies irrespective of the language, as they say language has no barriers and subtitles come handy!
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