Ever noticed that the satisfaction and recreation on the face a Malayalee people while watching Malayalam language movie and it is the time when the rest of the Indians go gaga for Bollywood movies! Actually Malayalam cinema is enriched with quality over quantity on serious note.
Some of the veteran filmmakers including, P. Padmarajan, Bharathan and Adoor Gopalakrishnan, are actually refined audiences choices in the case of Malayalam films; and some of the Malayalam languages cult classic or vintage movies we are having on our kitty which actually makes us particular in the area of choosing movies.
Here is a list of 10 Perfect Films Which Represents The Malayalam Cinema And Its Golden Age:
In the 1981 released movie “Elipathayam”, the director Adoor Gopalakrishnan display the collapse of the feudal system in Kerala. While the protagonist, Unni, tried to bring change in the society through his efforts’ this actually wins audiences’ hearts.
The film Mathilukal is just a masterpiece delivered by the director Adoor Gopalakrishnan in the 80s era. Based on Vaikom Muhammad Basheer’s novel with the same name Mathilukal is the story of a love affair between two prison inmates who are separated by a wall. However, something which is very unique and enthralling about the film is that neither audience nor the hero (Mammootty) gets to see the lover, who is on the other side of the wall.
This movie can be simply considering it as a ‘one man show’ which is only Thilakan’s show as Perumthachan is touted as one of the best movie of the actor till date. Director Ajayan named after a Kerala legend named Perumthachan (the master carpenter) his debut and only film Perumthachan. While it is a love story set on the period of time which is also main premise of the film, but the film depicts more about father and son relationship.
Thalavattam is an emotional drama and storyline of the film is center around the main character Vinod (Mohanlal) and his difficulties he faced for being a mentally challenged man. But he never makes his weakness his hindrances, means Vinod was just a happy go lucky kind of guy.
Priyadarshan helmed the movie very neatly, being realistic film it connected with the mass.
Manichitrathazhu means ‘The Ornate Lock’ is a 1993 released film deal with psychological issue. The film had been directed by Fazil and Priyadarshan. The film dealt with an unusual theme which was not common in Indian cinema in those era still Mohanlal-starer is blockbuster and critically acclaimed film.
Scripted by A.K. Lohithadas and directed by Sibi Malayil, this Mammootty-starer movie will be surely gives you goose bumps if you watch so. In the movie the lead character Balan Master (Mammootty) will became victim of a mental illness which is pass-on to him through his hereditary generations but it was only his imagination.
Out of his fear he considers himself crazy which was only his psychological disorder. Balan is believes lunatic by the society and eventually his own mother compel to kill him.
Among the most highest-grossing film of the nineties, Bharathan’s Amaram was in theatre for 250 days in Kerala. The storyline of the film was that a fisherman played by Achootty was having only a single goal to see his daughter Radha (Maathu) as a doctor but Radha’s fate planned something different for her and she was immortalised by Mammootty.
It was a regular masala drama delivered by Lohithadas-Sibi, indeed the film proved itself as a landmark cinema in the Malayalam movie industry. Kireedam apart from received huge success at the box office it also established itself as a milestone in the Mohanlal’s career to gives him super stardom and the superstar status. Thilakan’s also received spectacular performances on his kitty.
An adaptation of Ramayana, the film narrates the persecution of Bharath, who abandoned the throne of Ayodhya in Ram’s absence. The musical drama was a massive hit movie which collected huge cash at the box office with critically acclamation.
The film featured Mohanlal and Nedumudi Venu in the lead roles and both of them were seen in the skin of the characters.
Chithram was a light-hearted tragic-comedy film but it was dignified and massive entertaining which is still loved by the audiences. Mohanlal featured film released on 23rd December 1988 to became phenomenal successful movie at the Kerala box-office.
The film broke all existing records in Malayalam cinema until then and it is the longest-running film in the history of Malayalam cinema also.
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