Malayalam Cinema: Frames of Small Things

Divya Unny

Social realism without inflated heroism powers the new wave in Malayalam cinema

Lijo Jose Pellissery: ‘I make films. I don’t make moral lessons’

Malayalam filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery is one of India’s most original auteurs

Icons Must Fall

Paul Zacharia’s first novel in English is a roller-coaster ride of ideas


A short story

Men Who Don’t Learn

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

Benyamin: The Smell of Jasmine

The Malayalam writer Benyamin returns to the Arab Spring for his new novel

Parvathy: Girl Power

Parvathy, the winner of the Silver Peacock in Goa, is an actor with a social conscience who won’t let trolls silence her

The Aspiring Brahmin

On the strange ambition of a Malayalam movie star turned politician

Between History and Memory

A master storyteller from the south crunches time in an unusual superstructure of a novel within a novel

Meera’s Romance

Love and revenge with a feminist flavour


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