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Aemala Manmadharaju Rajah was popularly known as A. M. Rajah or Rajah.
Allahrakka Rahman (born A. S. Dileep Kumar, best known as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, and music producer. A. R. Rahman's works are noted for integrating Indian classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, fifteen Filmfare Awards and seventeen Filmfare Awards South. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2010 by the Government of India. In 2009, Rahman was included on the ''Time'' 100 list of the world's most influential people. The UK-based world-music magazine Songlines named him one of "Tomorrow's World Music Icons" in August 2011. South Indian fans of Rahman refer him with the nickname of "The Mozart of Madras", and "Isai Puyal" (the Musical Storm). With an in-house studio (Panchathan Record Inn in Chennai), Rahman's film-scoring career began during the early 1990s with the Tamil film Roja. Working in India's film industries, international cinema, and theatre, Rahman is one of the best-selling recording artists, with an estimated 200million units sold. In a notable two-decade career, he has been acclaimed for redefining contemporary Indian film music and contributing to the success of several films. Rahman has also become a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising money for a number of causes and charities. In 2017, Rahman made his debut as a director and writer for the film Le Musk.
Aloysius Vincent (14 June 1928 – 25 February 2015) was an Indian cinematographer and director of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films.
Aalroopangal is an Indian Malayalam-language film directed by C V Premkumar with Nandu, Maya Viswanath and Sudheer Karamana in the lead.
Aashiq Abu (born 12 April 1978) is an Indian film director, producer, actor, and distributor, who works in Malayalam cinema.
Aashirvad Cinema is an Indian film production company based in Kerala.
The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the Academy Awards handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Acting is an activity in which a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character—in theatre, television, film, radio, or any other medium that makes use of the mimetic mode.
Adaminte Makan Abu is a 2011 Indian drama film written, directed and co-produced by Salim Ahamed; it is his debut.
Aadaminte Vaariyellu is a 1984 Malayalam film directed by K.G. George and starring Srividya, Suhasini, and Soorya.
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is an Indian film director, script writer, and producer.
Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India.
Alphons Joseph is a music director and playback singer in the Malayalam film industry who got a break as a film music composer after composing for the film Vellithira.
Amal Neerad (born 7 October 1976 in Kollam, Kerala, India) is an Indian cinematographer, film director, and producer.
Amaram (Stern) is a 1991 Indian Malayalam drama film directed by Bharathan and written by A. K. Lohithadas.
Amma Ariyan (Malayalam: അമ്മ അറിയാന്, translation: What i want my mother to know) is a 1986 Malayalam film directed by avant-garde filmmaker John Abraham.
Anantaram (Thereafter: Monologue) is a 1987 Malayalam feature film production written and directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Animation is a dynamic medium in which images or objects are manipulated to appear as moving images.
An anthology film (also known as an omnibus film, package film, or portmanteau film) is a subgenre of films consisting of several different short films, often tied together by only a single theme, premise, or brief interlocking event (often a turning point).
Anwar Rasheed is an Indian film director and producer who works in Malayalam films.
Aranyakam (Malayalam:ആരണ്യകം, English:Forest) is a 1988 Malayalam film directed by Hariharan, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and starring Saleema, Devan and Vineeth.
Asha Bhosle (born 8 September 1933), is an Indian singer.
Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (abbreviated as AMMA) is an association of film actors working in Malayalam cinema.
Albhutha Dweepu (Malayalam: അത്ഭുതദ്വീപ്) is a 2005 Malayalam-language Indian movie, directed by Vinayan.
August Cinema is an Indian film production and distribution company found by actor Prithviraj Sukumaran along with director-cinematographer Santosh Sivan and entrepreneur Shaji Nadesan.
Unnikrishnan Bhaskaran Pillai (born 14 August 1970) is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter who works in Malayalam film industry.
Mohammad Sabir Baburaj (.എസ്.), also known as M. S. Baburaj, was a Malayalam music composer.
Balan is a 1938 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by S. Nottani.
Alokesh "Bappi" Lahiri is an Indian music composer, music director, singer, actor and record producer.
The BFI London Film Festival is an annual film festival held in the United Kingdom, running in the second half of October with cooperation from the British Film Institute.
Bhadran is a village in the state of Gujarat, in far western India.
Bhadran is an Indian film director and screenwriter who has directed over a dozen Malayalam films.
Bharatham is a 1991 Indian Malayalam musical-drama film written by A. K. Lohithadas and directed by Sibi Malayil.
Bharathan (14 November 1946 – 30 July 1998) was an Indian film director, artist, and art director.
Bhargavi Nilayam (ഭാർഗവി നിലയം, The House of Bhargavi) is a 1964 Malayalam horror - romance film written by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer and directed by A. Vincent.
Bichu Thirumala (ബിച്ചു തിരുമല) is an Indian lyricist and poet from Kerala, who works in the Malayalam film industry.
Bijibal Maniyil is a National Award-winning Indian composer and playback singer in the Malayalam film industry.
Blessy is an Indian film director and screenwriter who has made several critically acclaimed Malayalam films.
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.
Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India.
The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.
Business Line or The Hindu Business Line is an Indian business newspaper published by Kasturi & Sons, the publishers of the newspaper The Hindu located in Chennai, India.
Channankara Velayudhan Pillai Raman Pillai (C.V.Raman Pillai) (Malayalam:സി. വി. രാമൻപിള്ള) (19 May 1858 – 21 March 1922) was one of the great Indian novelists and playwrights and pioneering playwright and journalist in Malayalam.
C.I.D. Moosa is a 2003 Indian Malayalam-language slapstick comedy film written by the duo Udayakrishna and Siby K. Thomas, directed by Johny Antony, and co-produced by and starring Dileep in the title role.
The Caméra d'Or ("Golden Camera") is an award of the Cannes Film Festival for the best first feature film presented in one of the Cannes' selections (Official Selection, Directors' Fortnight or International Critics' Week).
A camera phone is a mobile phone which is able to capture photographs and often record video using one or more built-in digital cameras.
The Cannes Festival (Festival de Cannes), named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.
Carnatic music, Karnāṭaka saṃgīta or Karnāṭaka saṅgītam is a system of music commonly associated with southern India, including the modern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, as well as Sri Lanka.
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.
Chemmeen is a 1965 Indian Malayalam-language romance film, based on the novel of the same name by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai.
Chennai (formerly known as Madras or) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The Chicago International Film Festival is an annual film festival held every fall.
Chidambaram. (ചിദംബരം) is a 1985 Malayalam film written, directed and produced by G. Aravindan.
Chithram (Picture) is a 1988 Indian Malayalam-language screwball comedy film written and directed by Priyadarshan.
Chithramela is a 1967 Malayalam anthology film directed and produced by T.S. Muthiah.
Chitranjali (ചിത്രാഞ്ജലി) is a film production studio located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
Christian Brothers is a 2011 Indian Malayalam action-thriller film directed by Joshiy.
The Cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India.
CinemaScope is an anamorphic lens series used, from 1953 to 1967, for shooting widescreen movies.
Cinematography (also called Direction of Photography) is the science or art of motion-picture photography by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as film stock.
Color (or colour) photography is photography that uses media capable of reproducing colors.
A commissioner is, in principle, a member of a commission or an individual who has been given a commission (official charge or authority to do something).
A composer (Latin ''compōnō''; literally "one who puts together") is a musician who is an author of music in any form, including vocal music (for a singer or choir), instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms.
Dakshinamurthy दक्षिणामूर्ति is an aspect of the Hindu god Shiva as a guru (teacher) of all types of knowledge.
Desadanam (ദേശാടനം., Journey to wisdom) is a 1996 Indian Malayalam language feature film directed by Jayaraj.
Devasuram (Malayalam: ദേവാസുരം; The God Demon) is a 1993 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by I. V. Sasi and written by Ranjith.
Digital cinema refers to the use of digital technology to distribute or project motion pictures as opposed to the historical use of reels of motion picture film, such as 35 mm film.
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.
Drishyam (English: Visual) is a 2013 Indian Malayalam-language drama-thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph.
Elippathayam (Translation: The Rat Trap) is a 1981 Malayalam film written and directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Experimental film, experimental cinema or avant-garde cinema is a mode of filmmaking that rigorously re-evaluates cinematic conventions and explores non-narrative forms and alternatives to traditional narratives or methods of working.
A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India and aided by the Central Government of India.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.
A film genre is a motion picture category based on similarities in either the narrative elements or the emotional response to the film (namely, serious, comic, etc.). Most theories of film genre are borrowed from literary genre criticism.
A film producer is a person who oversees the production of a film.
A film score (also sometimes called background score, background music, film soundtrack, film music, or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film.
Govindan Aravindan (21 January 1935 – 15 March 1991), popularly known as G. Aravindan, was a film director, screenwriter, musician, cartoonist and painter from Kerala, India.
Paravoor Govindan Devarajan, popularly known as G. Devarajan or Devarajan master, was a Malayalam music composer.
G Venugopal (born 10 December 1960) is an Indian playback singer known for his work in Malayalam films.
Galaxy Films (Malayalam: ഗ്യാലക്സി ഫിലിംസ്) is a film production and distribution company, founded by Milan Jaleel, producing Malayalam language films.
Gireesh Puthenchery (1 May 1961 – 10 February 2010) was a noted Malayalam lyricist and screenwriter.
Gokulam Gopalan is an Indian businessman, film producer and distributor from Kerala.
Gopisundar C. S. (born 30 May 1977), known professionally as Gopi Sundar, is an Indian music director, programmer, singer, songwriter, and performer.
The Government of Kerala headquartered at Thiruvananthapuram is a democratically elected body that governs the Indian State of Kerala.
Graand Production is a film production company which produces Malayalam language films, founded by Indian film actor Dileep and his brother Anoop.
Grandmaster is a 2012 Indian thriller film written and directed by B. Unnikrishnan and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.
Ajay Kumar, known as Guinness Pakru, is a Malayalam comedy actor.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
Guru (literally: The Teacher / Spiritual Guide) is a 1997 Indian Malayalam-language fantasy film directed by Rajiv Anchal and written by C. G. Rajendra Babu from a story by Anchal.
Hariharan is a veteran Indian film director who has directed over 50 Malayalam films.
Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST: Hindī), or Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: मानक हिन्दी, IAST: Mānak Hindī) is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language.
His Highness Abdullah is a 1990 Indian Malayalam musical thriller drama film written by A. K. Lohithadas and directed by Sibi Malayil.
Hitler is a 1996 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Siddique, produced by Ousepachan Valakuzhy and Lal, and starring Mammootty in the lead role and Mukesh, Shobhana, Saikumar, Jagadish, and Vani Viswanath in supporting roles.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Home video is pre-recorded video media that is either sold, rented or streamed for home entertainment.
A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit a physiological reaction, such as an elevated heartbeat, through the use of fear and shocking one’s audiences.
Irruppam Veedu Sasidaran (28 March 1948 – 24 October 2017), better known as I. V. Sasi, was an Indian film director who made over 150 films in various Indian languages.
Ilaiyaraaja (born 2 June 1943 as Gnanathesikan) is an Indian film composer, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, orchestrator, conductor-arranger and lyricist who works in the Indian Film Industry, predominantly in Tamil.
An independent film, independent movie, indie film or indie movie is a feature film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI, short for Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) is an association of national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for "the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of professional interests." It was founded in June 1930 in Brussels, Belgium.
Iruttinte Athmavu (ഇരുട്ടിന്റെ ആത്മാവ്, The creature of Darkness) is a 1967 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by P. Bhaskaran and written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair based on his own short story of the same name.
Italian neorealism (Neorealismo), also known as the Golden Age, is a national film movement characterized by stories set amongst the poor and the working class, filmed on location, frequently using non-professional actors.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
Jalachhayam is a 2010 Indian Malayalam-language Experimental film, produced and directed by Sathish Kalathil under the banner of The People's Films.
Krishnan Nair (25 July 1939 – 16 November 1980), better known by his stage name Jayan, was an Indian film actor, naval officer, stunt performer and cultural icon of the 1970s.
Jayarajan Rajasekharan Nair, professionally credited as Jayaraj, is an Indian filmmaker, who predominantly works in Malayalam film industry.
Jeethu Joseph (born 10 November 1972) is an Indian film director and screenwriter, who works in Malayalam cinema.
Jeevitha Nouka (The Boat of Life) is a 1951 Malayalam film directed by K. Vembu and jointly produced by K. V. Koshi and Kunchako.
Jerome Thomas Veleeparambil, more popularly known by his stage name Jerry Amaldev (born 15 April 1939) is a three-time Kerala State Film Awards winning Indian composer of film scores who has given music to some of the most important motion pictures of Malayalam cinema.
Pillavalu Gajapathi Krishnaveni, more famously known as Jikki, was a popular playback singer from Andhra Pradesh.
John Abraham (11 August 1937 – 31 May 1987) was a Malayali Indian filmmaker, short story writer and screenwriter.
Johnson is a surname of Danish, English, Scottish and Swedish origin.
Johnson (26 March 1953 – 18 August 2011) was an Indian film score composer and music director who has given music to some of the most important motion pictures of Malayalam cinema, including those for Koodevide, Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal, Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam, Vadakkunokkiyantram, Perumthachan, Njan Gandharvan, Ponthan Mada, and Bhoothakkannadi.
Johny Antony is an Indian film director known for his comedy films in Malayalam cinema.
Jos Theatre is the first permanent movie theatre in Kerala.
Joshiy is an Indian film director who works in the Malayalam film industry.
Jyotsna Radhakrishnan (born September 5, 1986) is a playback singer in Malayalam cinema.
Kulakkatil Geevarghese George (born 1946 in Thiruvalla, Travancore) is an Indian film director and screenwriter.
Kattassery Joseph Yesudas (born 10 January 1940) is an Indian musician and film playback singer.
Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala.
Kaazcha (Malayalam: കാഴ്ച) is a 2004 Indian Malayalam-language drama film written and directed by Blessy, in his directorial debut.
Kaithapram Damodaran (born 4 August 1950), popularly known as Kaithapram, is a lyricist, music director, actor, singer, screenwriter, and performer of Carnatic music.
Kamal (born Kamaluddin Mohammed Majeed) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who works in Malayalam cinema.
Kamaladalam is a 1992 Indian Malayalam musical drama film written by A. K. Lohithadas and directed by Sibi Malayil.
Kamukara Purushothaman (4 December 1930 – 26 May 1995) was an Indian singer.
Kanchana Sita (Golden Sita) is a 1977 Indian Malayalam feature-length film scripted and directed by G. Aravindan.
Kandam Becha Kottu (കണ്ടം ബെച്ച കോട്ട്, The Patched-up Coat) is an Indian film in Malayalam language by T. R. Sundaram, starring Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair and Aranmula Ponnamma.
Kannur Rajan was a notable music composer from Kerala, India.
Kathapurushan (Translation: The Man of the Story) (1995) is an Indian Malayalam language period drama film directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Kattukkaran Varunny Joseph (Known as also Jose Kattookkaran and shortly, Kattukkaran Varunny) who is known as "Father of malayalam Cinema Theater Industry" was an industrialist who established the former film exhibiting company in Kerala named Royal Exhibitors.
Kavalam Narayana Panicker (28 April 1928 – 26 June 2016) was an Indian dramatist, theatre director, and poet.
Kerala is a state in South India on the Malabar Coast.
Kerala State Chalachitra Academy (Motion Picture Academy of the Kerala State) is an autonomous non-profit institution working under the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala.
Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Indian Malayalam-language epic historical drama film based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century.
Kilukkam (Jingle) is a 1991 Indian Malayalam-language musical romantic comedy film directed by Priyadarshan and written by Venu Nagavalli.
Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south-west coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea.
Kolilakkam (Shockwave) is a 1981 Malayalam disaster drama film, written and directed by P. N. Sundaram, and starring Jayan.
Kozhikode Abdul Kader (Malayalam: കോഴിക്കോട് അബ്ദുൾ കാദർ) (born Lesli Andrews) was an Indian playback singer who was active in Malayalam cinema during the 1950s.
Kulathoor is a village in Thiruvananthapuram district in the state of Kerala, India.
Kummatty (Bogeyman) is a 1979 Malayalam film written and directed by G. Aravindan.
Kunchacko was an Indian film producer and director who worked in the Malayalam film industry.
Kunjikoonan is a 2002 Malayalam film directed by Sasi Shanker and starring Dileep and Navya Nair.
Lal Jose is an Indian film director and producer who works in Malayalam film industry.
Lata Mangeshkar (born 28 September 1929) is an Indian playback singer and occasional music composer.
Laxmikant–Pyarelal were a popular and successful Indian composer duo, consisting of Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (1937–1998) and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (born 1940).
Lenin Rajendran (ലെനിൻ രാജേന്ദ്രൻ) is an Indian film director and screenwriter who has worked in Malayalam cinema.
Lijo Jose Pellissery is an Indian film director, popular for his Malayalam films.
This is a list of cinema of the world by continent and country.
Hollywood-inspired nicknames, most starting with the first letter(s) of the location and ending in the letters "-ollywood" or "-wood", have been given to various locations around the world with associations to the film industry - inspired by the iconic Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, whose name has come to be a metonym for the motion picture industry of the United States.
India has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1957, a year after the incorporation of the category.
The Malayalam cinema industry has produced movies in the Malayalam language since 1928.
Literature, most generically, is any body of written works.
Live action is a form of cinematography or videography that uses actors and actresses instead of animation or animated pictures.
Location shooting is the shooting of a film or television production in a real-world setting rather than a sound stage or backlot.
Malabar Gopalan Nair Radhakrishnan (. ജി.; 29 July 1940 – 2 July 2010) was a senior music director and Carnatic vocalist from Kerala.
M G Sreekumar (born 25 May 1958) is a two-time National Award-winning Indian playback singer and music director who works in Malayalam cinema.
Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan (24 June 1928 – 14 July 2015), also known as M.S.V., was an Indian music director, composer, and singer.
Madath Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair (born 9 August 1933), popularly known as MT, is an Indian author, screenplay writer and film director.
Madhuranombarakattu is a 2000 Malayalam language film directed by Kamal, starring Biju Menon and Samyuktha Varma in the lead roles.
Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken across the Indian state of Kerala by the Malayali people and it is one of 22 scheduled languages of India.
The Malayali people or Keralite people (also spelt Malayalee, Malayalam script: മലയാളി and കേരളീയൻ) are an Indian ethnic group originating from the present-day state of Kerala, located in South India.
Manichitrathazhu (The Ornate Lock) is a 1993 Indian Malayalam-language epic psychological thriller film directed by Fazil, written by Madhu Muttam, and produced by Swargachitra Appachan.
Manjari (മഞ്ജരി) (born 17 April 1986) is an Indian playback singer and Hindustani vocalist.
Mankada Ravi Varma (4 June 1926 – 22 November 2010) was an Indian cinematographer and director who worked in Malayalam cinema.
Mankombu Gopalakrishnan is an Indian film lyricist,poet and script writer in Malayalam movies.
Prabodh Chandra Dey (1 May 1919 − 24 October 2013), known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an Indian playback singer.
Marana Simhasanam (മരണസിംഹാസനം, Throne of Death, Le Trone de la mort) is a 1999 Malayalam drama film, directed by Murali Nair.
Marthanda Varma is a 1933 black and white Indian silent film directed by P. V. Rao based on 1891 Malayalam novel by C. V. Raman Pillai.
Mathilukal (Malayalam: മതിലുകൾ, meaning Walls) is a Malayalam novel written by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer in 1965.
Mathilukal (English: Walls) is a 1990 Indian feature film written, directed and produced by Adoor Gopalakrishnan based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer.
Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainments (P) Ltd. is an Indian film distribution company formed in 2009.
Meesha Madhavan (Malayalam: മീശ മാധവൻ, English: Mustache Madhavan) is a 2002 Indian Malayalam romantic comedy film directed by Lal Jose and written by Ranjan Pramod; starring Dileep in the title role.
Meghamalhar is a 2001 Indian Malayalam-language musical romance film directed and written by Kamal.
Merryland Studio (1951–1978) was the second film production studio in the Malayalam language film industry of India.
Mohan Sithara is a Malayalam film music composer.
Mohiniyattam, also spelled Mohiniattam (മോഹിനിയാട്ടം), is one of two classical dances of India that developed and remain popular in the state of Kerala.
Moonnamathoral (മൂന്നാമതൊരാള്; translation: A Third Person) is the first digital Malayalam movie.
Mukhamukham (Translation: Face to Face) (1984) is a Malayalam feature film written and directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Mulakuppadam Films is an Indian film production and distribution company founded by businessman Tomichan Mulakuppadam.
Murali Nair (born 10 January 1966) is an Indian film director and screenwriter.
Murappennu is a 1965 Malayalam film written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, directed by A. Vincent and produced by Shobhana Parameswaran Nair in the banner of Roopavani.
The music of India includes multiple varieties of classical music, folk music, filmi, Indian rock and Indian pop.
Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai (1900–1979) was a Malayalam dramatist, poet, screen play writer and actor who was well known in the role of Ashaan in Kavyamela.
My Dear Kuttichathan (English: My Dear Little Ghost) is a 1984 Indian Malayalam fantasy film directed by Jijo Punnoose.
Nakhakshathangal (Malayalam: നഖക്ഷതങ്ങള്) is a 1986 Malayalam film directed by Hariharan, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and starring Monisha, Vineeth and Saleema.
Nandanam (The Flower Garden) is a 2002 Malayalam film co-produced, written, and directed by Ranjith, starring Navya Nair and Prithviraj Sukumaran along with Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Revathi, and Aravind Akash.
The National Film Award – Special Jury Award (Feature Film) is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India.
The National Film Award for Best Cinematography is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India.
The National Film Award for Best Direction is an honour presented annually at India's National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), an organisation set up by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The National Award for Best Feature Film is one of the categories in the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in India.
The National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer is an honour presented annually at the National Film Awards of India since 1968 to a female playback singer for the best renditions of songs from soundtracks within the Indian film industry.
The National Film Award for Best Lyrics (the Silver Lotus Award) is an honour presented annually at the National Film Awards by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) to a lyricist who has composed the best song for films produced within the Indian film industry.
The following is a list of winners of the National Film Award (Silver Lotus Award) for Best Male Playback singer.
The National Film Award for Best Music Direction (the Silver Lotus Award) is an honour presented annually at the National Film Awards by the Directorate of Film Festivals to a musician who has composed the best score for films produced within the Indian film industry.
Naushad Ali (26 December 1919 – 5 May 2006) was an Indian music director for Hindi films.
Maliampurackal Chacko Punnoose, known as Navodaya Appachan (06 February 1925 – 23 April 2012) was an Indian film producer, director and entrepreneur.
Navodaya Studio is a film production studio in the Malayalam language film industry of India.
Neelakuyil (The Blue Cuckoo; നീലക്കുയിൽ) is a 1954 Malayalam film jointly directed by P. Bhaskaran and Ramu Kariat.
Nemom(നേമം) is a suburb of the city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
In art, neorealism refers to a few movements.
New generation films (2011–present) is a Malayalam film movement developed in the early 2010s, characterized by fresh and unusual themes and new narrative techniques.
Newspaper Boy is a Malayalam–language Indian drama film released in 1955.
Nirmala is a 1948 Indian Malayalam film directed by P. V. Krishna Iyer and produced by P. J. Cherian.
Nirmalyam (നിര്മ്മാല്യം, meaning "Remains" or "Yesterday's Offerings") is a 1973 Malayalam film written and directed by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and starring P. J. Antony and Shanta Devi.
Nizhalkuthu (Shadow Kill, Le Serviteur de Kali) is a 2002 Indian film directed, written and co-produced by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
O' Faby (also known as Ofabi, Ofabee and O' Faaby) is a 1993 Indian Malayalam-language India's first full length live-action/animation hybrid feature film.
Ottaplakkal Neelakandan Velu Kurup (27 May 1931 – 13 February 2016), popularly known as O. N. V. Kurup or simply and endearingly O. N. V., was a Malayalam poet and lyricist from Kerala, India, who won the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award in India for the year 2007.
Odayil Ninnu (From the Gutter) is a Malayalam novel written by P. Kesavadev in 1942.
Oridathu (1987) is an Indian Malayalam satirical drama film written and directed by G. Aravindan.
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (English: A Northern Story Of Valor) is a 1989 epic historical period drama Malayalam film directed by Hariharan, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and starring Mammootty, Balan K. Nair, Suresh Gopi, Madhavi, Geetha and Captain Raju.
Mechery Louis Ouseppachan (born 13 September 1955), mononymously known as Ousepachhan, is an Indian film composer and singer who mainly sets scores for Malayalam films.
Prathivadi Bhayankara Sreenivas (22 September 1930 – 14 April 2013) was a veteran playback singer from India.
Pulloottupadathu Bhaskaran alias as P. Bhaskaran (21 April 1924 – 25 February 2007), was a Malayalam poet, lyricist of Malayalam film songs and filmmaker.
Paliyath Jayachandrakuttan, popularly known as P. Jayachandran, is an Indian playback singer and classical musician from Kerala.
Porayathu Leela (19 May 1933 – 31 October 2005), popularly known as P Leela, was an Indian playback singer, who sang mainly in South Indian films.
Pulapaka Susheela (born November 13, 1935), commonly known as P. Susheela, is an Indian playback singer associated with the South Indian cinema for over six decades.
Padayottam is a 1982 Indian Malayalam-language epic historical film directed by Jijo Punnoose and produced by Navodaya Appachan.
Padmarajan (23 May 1945 – 24 January 1991) was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema.
The Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.
Panchagni (Five Fires) (Malayalam:പഞ്ചാഗ്നി) is a 1986 Malayalam drama thriller film scripted by M.T. Vasudevan Nair and directed by Hariharan, music by Bombay Ravi and lyrics by O N V Kurup.
Peruchazhi (Bandicota) is a 2014 Indian Malayalam-language political satire comedy film written and directed by Arun Vaidyanathan.
Perumazhakkalam (English: The season of heavy rains) is a 2004 Malayalam language drama film directed by Kamal.
Piravi (The Birth) is a 1989 Indian Malayalam feature film directed by Shaji N. Karun.
A playback singer is a singer whose singing is pre-recorded for use in movies.
Politics (from Politiká, meaning "affairs of the cities") is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group.
Ponthan Mada is a 1994 Malayalam-language Indian feature film written and directed by T. V. Chandran.
Poovachal Khader is a Malayalam lyricist from Kerala who works mainly in Malayalam film industry.
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.
A portmanteau or portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words,, p. 644 in which parts of multiple words or their phones (sounds) are combined into a new word, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog, or motel, from motor and hotel.
Prashant Pillai (born 8 September 1981) is a music producer and composer from India.
Prem Nazir (born Abdul Khader; 7 April 1926 – 16 January 1989) was an Indian film actor, known as one of Malayalam cinema's definitive leading men of his generation.
Priyadarshan (born Priyadarshan Soman Nair; 30 January 1957) is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter.
Pulimurugan is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language action adventure film directed by Vysakh and starring Mohanlal in the title role.
The Puranas (singular: पुराण), are ancient Hindu texts eulogizing various deities, primarily the divine Trimurti God in Hinduism through divine stories.
Rajagopala Kulashekhara (Tamil: ராஜகோபால குலசேகரா) (21 June 1933 – 30 September 1976) was an Indian music composer who worked mainly for Malayalam movies.
Rafeeq Ahamed (born December 17, 1961) is a Malayalam poet, lyricist and novelist.
Rafi Mecartin are a screenwriter and director duo best known for their comedy films in Malayalam cinema.
Rahul Raj is an Indian music composer.
Rajesh Murugesan (born 14 May 1988) is an Indian music composer, best known for his compositions in Malayalam cinema, with films such as Neram and Premam.
Rajiv Anchal (born 20 December 1956, Kerala, India is a film director, screenwriter, and sculptor who works in Malayalam language cinema. In 1997, he made Guru, India's official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His first English language film was Beyond The Soul (2003).
Ramu Kariat (alternatively Ramu Karyat) (1 February 1927 – 10 February 1979) was a legendary Malayali Indian film director for almost three decades from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Ranjith Balakrishnan (born 5 September 1964) is a veteran Indian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor who works in Malayalam cinema.
Madhavan Raveendran (born Kulathupuzha, Kollam, 9 November 1943 – died Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 3 March 2005), fondly known as "Raveendran Master", was a popular South Indian music composer and playback singer from Kerala.
Ravi Shankar Sharma (3 March 1926 – 7 March 2012), often referred to mononymously as Ravi, was an Indian music director, who had composed music for several Hindi and Malayalam films.
Rediff.com is an Indian news, information, entertainment and shopping web portal, founded in 1996 as "Rediff On The NeT".
Revathy Kalamandhir is a Malayalam Movie Production house, founded by Malayalam producer G Suresh Kumar in 1993.
Rosshan Andrrews (born 6 January 1975) is an Indian film director who mainly works in Malayalam cinema.
Sistla Janaki (born 23 April 1938), popularly known as S. Janaki, is an Indian playback singer and occasional music-composer from Andhra Pradesh.
Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam (born 4 June 1946) mostly referred to as S.P.B. or Balu is an Indian playback singer, music director and film producer who works predominantly in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada cinema.
Salil Chowdhury (সলিল চৌধুরী; 'Solil Choudhuri' in phonetic Wiki-Bengali; 19 November 1922 – 5 September 1995) was an Indian music composer, who mainly composed for Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam film and other films.
Salim Ahamed is an Indian film director, screen writer and producer.
Shantha P. Nair (5 September 1929 – 26 July 2008) was a playback singer in Malayalam cinema.
Sargam is a 1992 Indian Malayalam-language musical-drama film written and directed by Hariharan, and produced by his wife Bhavani Hariharan.
Sasi Shanker (1957 – 10 August 2016) was an Indian film director.
Sathish Kalathil is an Indian film and documentary director and producer in Malayalam.
Sathyan Anthikad is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist best known for his family dramas in Malayalam cinema.
A screenplay or script is a written work by screenwriters for a film, video game, or television program.
Shaan Rahman (born 30 December 1979) is an Indian music composer and singer, best known for his compositions in Malayalam cinema, with films such as Malarvaadi Arts Club (2010), Thattathin Marayathu (2012), Thira (2013), Om Shanthi Oshaana (2014), Ormayundo Ee Mukham (2014), Aadu (2015),Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015) Adi Kapyare Kootamani (2015), Vettah (2016), Jacobinte Swargarajyam (2016), Annmariya Kalippilaanu (2016), Godha (2017), and Velipadinte Pusthakam (2017).
Shaji Kailas is an Indian film director best known for his hard-hitting Malayalam commercial films of the 1990s.
Shaji Neelakantan Karun (born 1 January 1952) is a National Award-winning Indian film director and cinematographer.
Sujith Vasudevan I, better known by his stage name 'Sharreth' (ശരത്), is a music director and singer.
Shweta Mohan (born 19 November 1985) is an Indian playback singer.
Samuel Joseph, better known as Shyam, is a Malayalam music composer from Tamil Nadu, India.
Shyamaprasad (born 7 November 1960) is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor from Kerala.
Sibi Malayil (born 2 May 1956) is an Indian film director who works in Malayalam cinema.
Not to be confused with Siddique (actor) Siddique (born 1 August 1960) is an Indian film director and screenwriter who mainly works in Malayalam cinema.
Siddique–Lal are a screenwriter and director duo, consisting of Siddique and Lal.
Sify Technologies Limited is an Indian information and communications technology company providing end to end ICT solutions including Telecom Services, Data Center Services, Cloud & Managed services, Transformation Integration Services and Application Integration Services.
The Sinhalese (Sinhala: සිංහල ජාතිය Sinhala Jathiya, also known as Hela) are an Indo-Aryan-speaking ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka.
A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film.
A soundtrack, also written sound track, can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program or video game; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film, video or television presentation; or the physical area of a film that contains the synchronized recorded sound.
South India is the area encompassing the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana as well as the union territories of Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry, occupying 19% of India's area.
Spadikam (English: Crystal) is a 1995 Indian Malayalam-language action drama film written and directed by Bhadran and starring Mohanlal in the lead role.
Sreekumaran Thampi (born 16 March 1940)http://www.mangalam.com/life-style/success/14967 is a lyricist, director, producer, and screenwriter in Malayalam cinema.
Sreenivasan (born 6 April 1956) is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director and producer who works in Malayalam films.
A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes usually on television, theatre, or cinema.
Subtitles are text derived from either a transcript or screenplay of the dialog or commentary in films, television programs, video games, and the like, usually displayed at the bottom of the screen, but can also be at the top of the screen if there is already text at the bottom of the screen.
Sujatha Mohan (credited as Sujatha) is an Indian playback singer who is popular for singing in Malayalam and Tamil movies.
Edappal Ponnamkuzhi Veettil Sukumaran Nair (10 June 1948 – 16 June 1997), popularly known as Sukumaran, was an Indian film actor and producer.
The Sutherland Trophy was created in 1958 by the British Film Institute as an annual award for "the maker of the most original and imaginative film introduced at the National Film Theatre during the year".
Swaham (My Own) (1994) is an award-winning feature film directed by Shaji N. Karun.
Swayamvaram (italic) is a 1972 Indian Malayalam-language drama film co-written and directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, starring Madhu and Sharada in the lead roles.
Talat Mahmood (24 February 1924 – 9 May 1998) is considered one of the greatest male Indian non-classical and semi-classical singers.
Tamil cinema is Indian motion pictures produced in the Tamil language.
Tamil Nadu (• tamiḻ nāḍu ? literally 'The Land of Tamils' or 'Tamil Country') is one of the 29 states of India.
Telugu (తెలుగు) is a South-central Dravidian language native to India.
Thacholi Ambu is a 1978 Malayalam-language film starring Prem Nazir, Sivaji Ganesan, Ravikumar and Jayan.
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (17 April 1912 – 10 April 1999) was an Indian novelist and short story writer in the Malayalam language.
Thampu (The Circus Tent) is a 1978 Malayalam-language film written and directed by G. Aravindan.
The Guard (Malayalam:ദി ഗാർഡ്) is the world's first film with a single actor in the cast.
The Hindu is an Indian daily newspaper, headquartered at Chennai.
The Kid is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written by, produced by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick.
The King is a 1995 Malayalam political thriller film.
Thirunainar Kurichi Madhavan Nair was an Indian poet novelist and lyricist.
Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Kerala.
Thrikkakkara is a suburb of the city of Kochi, as well as a municipality in Ernakulam District in the Indian state of state of Kerala.
Thrissur (originally Thiru Siva Peroor and previously known by its anglicised form as Trichur), is the fourth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala (Pop. 1,854,783) and the 20th largest in India.
Tourism in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) district in the Indian state of Kerala promotes the area's hill stations, back waters, beaches, lagoons, and wildlife sanctuaries.
The Kingdom of Travancore was an Indian kingdom from 1729 until 1949.
Twenty:20 is a 2008 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film written by Udayakrishna and Siby K. Thomas and directed by Joshiy.
Udaya Pictures is the oldest film production studio in the Malayalam film industry of India.
Ulladakkam (Content) is 1991 Indian Malayalam language psychological thriller film directed by Kamal and written by P. Balachandran from a story by Cheriyan Kalpakavadi.
Un Certain Regard is a section of the Cannes Film Festival's official selection.
Unni Menon is an Indian film playback singer.
Usha Khanna (उषा खन्ना; born 7 October 1941) is an Indian music director in Hindi cinema.
Uttarayanam (Throne of Capricorn) is a 1975 Malayalam-language film directed by G. Aravindan and written by Thikkodiyan.
Venkateswaran Dakshinamoorthy (9 December 1919 – 2 August 2013) was a veteran carnatic musician and composer and music director of Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films, predominantly in Malayalam films.
Vanaprastham - The Last Dance (Pilgrimage) is a 1999 Indian-French-German co-production Malayalam language drama film directed by Shaji N. Karun.
Vasthuhara (The Dispossessed) is a Malayalam social film by the late G. Aravindan which looks into the lives of partition refugees from East Bengal to West Bengal.
Vayalar is a village in Cherthala taluk, Alapuzha district, Kerala state, India.
Vayalar Ramavarma (25 March 1928 – 27 October 1975), often known as Vayalar, was a Malayalam language poet and lyricist from the southern Indian state of Kerala.
Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma is a noted Malayalam film lyricist.
Veena Vaadanam (Recital of Music) is an Indian documentary film in Malayalam language, directed by Sathish Kalathil.
Vidheyan (The Servile) is a 1993 Indian Malayalam language Drama film directed and written by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Vidyasagar is an Indian composer, musician and singer who works predominantly in the Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi film industries.
Vigathakumaran (italic) is a 1928 Indian silent film written, produced and directed by J. C. Daniel Nadar.
Vijay Yesudas is an Indian film playback singer and occasional actor.
Villain is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language crime drama film that was written and directed by B. Unnikrishnan, and produced by Rockline Venkatesh.
Vinayan is an Indian film director and producer, mainly of Malayalam movies.
Vineeth Sreenivasan (born 1 October 1985) is an Indian playback singer, actor, director, producer and screenwriter, who works in Malayalam cinema.
Vishal Bhardwaj (born 4 August 1965) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer.
Yavanika (When the Curtain Falls) is a 1982 Indian Malayalam mystery thriller film co-written and directed by K. G. George and starring Bharath Gopi, Mammootty and Jalaja.
Yusufali Kechery (Yūsaphali Kēccēri; 16 May 1934 – 21 March 2015) was a poet, film lyricist, film producer and director from Kerala, India.
The 42nd Cannes Film Festival was held from 11 to 23 May 1989.
The 52nd Cannes Film Festival was held from 12 to 23 May 1999.
A three-dimensional stereoscopic film (also known as three-dimensional sangu, 3D film or S3D film) is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception, hence adding a third dimension.
70 mm film (or 65 mm film) is a wide high-resolution film gauge for motion picture photography, with higher resolution than the standard 35 mm motion picture film format.
8K resolution, or 8K UHD, is the current highest ultra high definition television (UHDTV) resolution in digital television and digital cinematography.
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