How Latin American Movies influence Malayalam film industry?

By Prabha | 15 Mar 2019

How Latin American Movies influence Malayalam film industry?

Malayalam movie realm has benchmarked its presence globally with its fine actors and unique subjects. In the earlier days, the subject matter of presentation in Malayalam movies generally used to stick around with cliché subjects like love, action, drama, family etc. that the makers assumed would satisfy the audience. With the release of Vigathakumaran in 1928, the history of Malayalam film industry commenced and has reached today’s level where the audience has started accepting films that lounge around subjects that stand close to real life. Films like Sudani from Nigeria, Kumbalangi Nights, Ee. Ma. Yu success stories prove so! Mollywood has always shown a proclivity of taking the essence from other cultures and making better movies. All thanks to mediums like Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. where people started closely watching world cinemas. Apart from Hollywood films, the audience and the makers started enjoying Spanish, French, Latin American films. Understanding the pulse of the audience and executing it properly, Malayalam movie could break the ice and create a huge path change and this is exactly the reason why film lovers find it more than satisfying to piddle in theatres and multiplexes. With political thrillers and gritty social commentary, Latin American movies have shown that it is masterful enough to influence world cinema. Latin American movies like El-Mariachi, Ixcanul, Embrace of the Serpent etc. has gained the attention of critics, makers, and the public. Malayalam movies with essence and topping of traits of Latin American movie culture have proved to be a positive indication for a smooth time for Malayalam movie As Terri Windling said, “Film making can be a fine art”. For what he said to be true this trend of getting inspired from other film cultures, imbibing their best and utilizing it for one’s own betterment has to be in pursuit.

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