Malayalam cinema is known as Mollywood in India. It is the fourth largest film industry based in the State of Kerala. Malayalam films are often known for their cinematography, style and story-driven realistic plots. Works such as Marana Simhasanam and Vanaprastham were screened and garnered coveted prizes in Cannes Film Festival (1999). Besides, Malayalam film industry is noted for its pioneering works like Newspaper Boy (1955), a neo-realistic film. Padayotatam (1982), which is often considered as India’s first indigenously, produced 70 mm film. The country first 3 D movie, My Dear Kuttichattan (1984) was from Kerala. Besides, the India’s first animation hybrid film is O’Faby which was released in 1993. According to experts, out of 51 National Film Awards for Best Director given, Malayalam directors have bagged around 12.
Mollywood Upcoming Movies
Ajayante Randam Moshanam
Ajayante Randam Moshanam which means Ajayan’s second theft, is a period action film written by Sujith Nambiar and directed by Jithin Laal, starring Tovino Thomas in triple role alongside, Krithi Shetty, Basil Joseph and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead roles.The movie is expected to release in 2023.
Barroz: Guardian Of The Treasures
Barroz: Guardian of Treasures is an upcoming children's fantasy film directed by Mohanlal in his directorial debut. It stars Mohanlal in the title role, with Maya, Sara Vega, Tuhin Menon, Guru Somasundaram, and Cesar Lorente Raton in other important roles. It is the story of Barroz, a treasure guardian, who has been protecting Vasco da Gama's hidden treasure for 400 years and has been entrusted to hand over the wealth only to a true descendant of Gama. The movie is planning for a 2023 release.
Kaathal: The Core
Kaathal: The Core is a drama film directed by Jeo Baby and written by Adarsh Sukumaran and Paulson Skaria, starring Mammootty in the lead role with Jyothika. The movie is expected to hit the screens in 2023.
King of Kotha
King of Kotha, also known as KOK, is a gangster film directed by Abhilash Joshiy, written by Abhilash N. It stars Dulquer Salmaan, Shabeer Kallarakkal, Gokul Suresh and Aishwarya Lekshmi in lead roles. The movie is expected to be released in 2023.
Poovan is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language film directed by Vineeth Vasudevan starring Antony Varghese, Sajin Cherukayil, Vineeth Vishwam, Varun Dhara and Vineeth Vasudevan. The film is scheduled to be released on 6th January 2023. Poovan, according to the film's creators, uses humor to tackle some important social concerns in its screenplay, which was written by Varun Dhara.
Ram is an action thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph. The film stars Mohanlal in the title role, along with an ensemble cast including Trisha, Indrajith Sukumaran, Samyuktha Menon, Adil Hussain, Durga Krishna, Prachi Tehlan, Anoop Menon, Saikumar, Suman, Chandhunadh, and Siddique. The film focuses on the efforts by the R&AW to track down a former agent and spy of the organization, Ram Mohan, who went rogue and disappeared.