Malayalam cinema

The Other Kerala Story

Divya Unny

A new breed of Malayalam filmmakers achieves a perfect balance between box office success and original storytelling

Lijo Jose Pellissery: Director’s Special

Malayalam auteur Lijo Jose Pellissery’s film, a fable about a wandering warrior, has ignited a fierce debate. He defends his art in a conversation with

Mammootty film on gay man in loveless marriage evokes strong opinions, gets banned in the Gulf

Malayalam film Kaathal explores the lives of a man forced into a traditional marriage and his wife who waited for 20 years to start anew

Dulquer Salmaan: The Smouldering Star

Artistic and commercial success across four languages is rare but Dulquer Salmaan has achieved it, cementing his national heartthrob status, most recently in a Hindi movie

Prithviraj Sukumaran: Southern Dynamo

In a career spanning almost two decades, Prithviraj Sukumaran has done it all, from playing the loving brother to a sex god to a hard-nosed cop. The actor speaks to Kaveree Bamzai about the joy of a good script and the thrills of contemporary Malayalam cinema.

‘The tide is shifting away from male supremacy in movies,’ says Parvathy

Parvathy is done with the whataboutery of the Kerala film industry. The straightshooting actor shares her hopes and frustrations with Ullekh NP

Fahadh Faasil: Eyes Wide Open

Fahadh Faasil’s new movie is a 90-minute thriller, shot during the lockdown and wrapped up in 18 days. The actor personifies the New Wave of Malayalam cinema

Who Exactly is the ‘Other’?

A swift tour of India’s memorable cultural trends in literature and movies

Men Who Don’t Learn

On an impending meeting in which male Malayalam stars will embarrass themselves further

A Conspiracy of Men

A Malayalee star accused of a sexual crime is welcomed back by his peers


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