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Malayalam Cinema Today: An Outsider’s View

3 January 2011 10:15 AM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

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I’m not a Malayalam Cinema regular. I only get a chance to watch these films at film festivals. My exposure is limited to directors such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, G. Aravindan and John Abraham. And honestly, I’ve never seen these many Malayalam films ever in one single year!

Watching nine Malayalam films carefully chosen by the 15th International Film Festival of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram was quite an experience in itself. As a Hindi speaker, I often feel deprived of my native cinema. My cinema…if I’ve to call Hindi cinema my own; it is meant for masses who speak many languages, and hence it has an all encompassing quality that also makes it uprooted.

What fascinates me about Malayalam cinema is its imagery, its depiction. Even the films starring superstars of commercial cinema present a truthful picture of the country life. If one has to form an »

- Bikas Mishra

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