Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Love-struck once again !

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
-          Traffic
-          Salt N' Pepper
-          Chappa Kurishu  
-          22 Female Kottayam
-          Theevram
-          Banking hours 10 to 4
-          Kerala Café
-          Annayum Rasoolum
-          Celluloid
-          Thattathin marayathu
-          Indian Rupee
-          Snehaveedu

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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38 comments:

  1. Is the traslation of the malayalam movie title correct? coz I believe it means.. 'a house where father sleep'.. Just a question out of curiosity..

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    1. I think we'll have to help you brush up your Malayalam language skills ... Your class will begin on 22nd when we meet :D

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    2. oh poor girls....sangy is rt....

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    3. U can also try molly aunty rocks...its also different movie....

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  2. You're right. After quite a long gap, we have a new set of Malayalam actors who seems to have some talent AND are unafraid of taking different roles.

    On an unrelated note, Fahad Faisal was just here in my hospital shooting for a movie two days ago. Intense when the cameras are rolling, but seems to be quite laidback off screen. Just my opinion.

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    1. Oh I love Fahad Faisal .. it was after 22 Female Kottayam that I released that I have been missing out on some real good movies !!

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  3. Wow.. Now that's something to look forward to.. I am aware of the fact that there are some superb movies and talented actors in the regional sector of our country.. But I never had the chance to see Malayalam movies ever.. I really need to take out time to watch these movies though.. Thanks for sharing some of your favorite movies here.. Will surely give time to see these.. And as far as my choice regarding regional cinema is concerned I simply love Marathi cinema.. There is this huge amount of talent in the new Marathi film industry.. Some who also act in Hindi films..the stories are simply amazing which one can relate to.. I would surely love to write about it in some of my post later.. Thanks for throwing light on the talent of regional cinema in our country.. It's surely worth a watch.. Keep writing..!! :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Why don't you recommend some your favourite marathi movies .. I would love to watch them :D

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  4. Though I'm a naive person regarding this post,would love to give it a try :)Thanks for the list Sageetha.:-)

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    1. Do try at least one of them .. these day they come with subtitles you won't feel lost ..

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  5. Add "Neelakasham Pacha Kadal Chuvanna bhoomi" to your list!

    http://howdypancakes.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion .. I am off to kochi today for a cousins wedding .. will pick it up from there :)

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  6. good share.. but i dint Ustad Hotel that much.. anyways will look out for the movies in your list.. :)

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    1. Try chappa kurishu or 22 Female Kottayam that won't disappoint I guess ..

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    2. thanks for the suggestion. sure will see to it :)

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  7. I'm not fond of movies in general. When I have nothing else to do, I watch them. But I could not take very kindly to the new generation movies in Malayalam. I found them rather hollow, not touching any depth, not striking any chord within...

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  8. i recently saw Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi (Blue Skies, Green Waters, Red Earth)...though I needed DH's help in understanding the movie , but I must say it was quite different and I liked it .

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  9. Movies have changed with times but I always felt that soulful movies have come from the south specially from the Malayalam movie industry.

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  10. sangeetha,

    malayalam movies have actually evolved , that too for good ..oh yeah fahad is my fav. too .. the way his eyes speak is just amazing .. as a matter of fact , i have told my hubby many times that i am in love with fahad post 22 female kottayam ..HEHE...

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  11. I have watched all the movies you listed...agree the new gen movies are making a mark and they are a lot better than the 200 crore blockbusters of Bollywood..!

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  12. Thanks Sangeetha! I love watching Malayalam movies too, but these days I am unable to watch for the kids and their father do not understand Malayalam at all. So, it's only once in a blue moon kind of thing now. You said rightly that some of these new actors/actresses are indeed marvelous and they do real justice to the character portrayed.

    I have taken a note and let me see when and how I can watch these. :-)

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  13. Thanks for the list of must-watch movies. If I find any with subtitles I'll watch one or two. Here's a small international list of movies I've enjoyed. Movies from Iran - Kite Runner or Children of Heaven, Japan - Let's Dansu (you'll never watch the American version after watching this sensitive movie) and France - Amelie

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  14. It is ages since I saw a regional movie. I love watching Malayalam movies, but nobody else understands at home except me. :(

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  15. Oh, i din't like Ustad Hotel much, it was almost like the other movies. 22 Female Kottayam was worth watching. Thattathin Marayathu was nice because of the way Vineed treated the storyline. :D

    I yet have so many movies to watch.

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  16. I have had a hard time when I look for subtitles of regional movies...Will check out for the subtitles first, then I'll start searching for this movie...Thanks for recommending...next in my watch list... :P

    If you want some good Punjabi movies, then u can try "Yaar Anmulle", "Dharti", "Jatt n Juliet" and "Carry on Jatta".

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  17. Wohoo..never tuought about this part of the cinema. Seems an interesting idea now, good stories are a rarity in bollywood. Will try some hindi dubbed versions, if available!

    Cheers!
    Indigenoy

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  18. Good list Thanks ! Will catch up on those I have missed !

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  19. I think some of well known Bollywood comedies are copies from Malayalam movies.
    Regards,
    Jahid
    Flashbacks

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  20. thanks for the list gal. have been wanting to watch some good malayalam cinema but was not sure which to pick

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  21. As someone who doesn't understand the language... I liked Ustaad Hotel & Annayum Rasoolum last month at a fest in Delhi...

    Another recent film I've liked is Paleri Manikyam...

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  22. This comes at the unfortunate time when I got excited about Diamond Necklace because of the love I have for Fahadh Fazal's work (read: 22, Female, Kottayam) and being sorely sorely disappointed in it.

    But yes, the Malayalam movie industry has constantly managed to explore and recreate more storylines and plots which extend beyond the usual boy meets girl fluff that our other cinema industries seem to be stuck on.

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  23. Thank you so much for the over-whelming response to this post ... Cheers to all the Indian movie lovers ...

    Sarab - thanks a lot for the suggestions, will catch up!!

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  24. Here’s one more:
    My Dear Kuttichathan. Old film, and India’s 1st 3D film! It’s from 1984, but it’s mad cute!! But I think mallu movies have improved dramatically nowadays and I find myself liking them. Before not much of a fan, and stuck with mainly Hindi films, but it’s funny now that Hindi films have gone afar from their authenticity and suck pretty much, and the regional films are getting better. Have seen Malayalam, hindi tamil, and telegu films, as well as Russian, French, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, and of course Hollywood, and because of that I really agree that it’s not the language that matters, it’s the quality!

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  25. I can suggest you some Old Malayalam movies which has got far more depth than these new-gen movies :)

    Panchagni
    Dasaratham
    Manichithrathazhu(you might've seen this)
    Devadhoothan
    Utharam
    Nammuku Parkkan Munthirithoppukal
    Chithram
    Njan Gandharvan
    I can think of a lot more :D Only if you want me to

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