5 Mollywood Directors Every Cinephile Must Follow

5 Mollywood Directors Every Cinephile Must Follow

By Devisree Jayakumari30 May, 2020 3 min read
5 Mollywood Directors Every Cinephile Must Follow

Mollywood has always had remarkable filmmakers adorning the industry. We were lucky to have witnessed the works of brilliant Mollywood directors like K G George, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, P Padmarajan, I V Sasi and Bharathan who gave us beautiful films to cherish. Their legacy is still kept intact, thanks to the fine taste of the Malayalee audience. New generation cinema has seen some novel creations by some extremely talented filmmakers who we know are here to stay. In this piece, we speak of our favorite Mollywood directors and their best works. Follow them right away.

Aashiq Abu –  Virus

Aashiq Abu could be considered one of the few filmmakers who transformed the face of contemporary Malayalam cinema. Through direction and production, he has delivered quite a few extremely fantastic films. Of all the films he has directed, Virus stands out, mainly for its content and the conviction in which he recreated an epidemic. What makes the film extraordinary is how the filmmaker made an engaging film out of a theme that is equally real and disturbing. This film based on the Nipah outbreak in Kerala is a must-watch.

Streaming on Amazon Prime

Lijo Jose Pellissery – Angamaly Diaries

Lijo Jose Pellissary has always been consistent in delivering impeccable films. Working around ordinary themes and making them extraordinary is his forte, prime example being the 2017 film Angamaly Diaries. The film which featured only newcomers grabbed eyeballs for its perfect portrayal of Angamaly. The 11-minute long take climax is its USP and overall, it is quite an engaging film. If you want to explore the potential of the director, this film can be the starter.

Streaming on Netflix

Rajeev Ravi – Kammattipaadam

The nationally acclaimed cinematographer stepped into directing movies with Annayum Rasoolum and immediately gained attention from critics and filmgoers alike. All of Rajeev Ravi’s movies have impressed the audience, of which Kammattipaadam remains class apart. The film focuses on the Dalit community in Kammattipaadam a slum in Kochi and the struggles they face due to urbanisation of the city. This film also explored the real talent of Vinayakan and took him to another level. Featuring a classic act from the actor and also Dulquer Salmaan, this film is something you should not miss.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

Dileesh Pothan – Maheshinte Prathikaaram

Dileesh Pothan is only two films old, but he has made an impact in Malayalam cinema with his not-so-typical films. He is familiar to us as an actor as well; his acting and direction, both are equally good. Pothan’s debut directorial Maheshinte Prathikaaram is a sweet, feel-good film which revolves around Mahesh, a photographer. His second film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum is excellent too and has won many accolades.

Streaming on ManoramaMax

Anjali Menon – Bangalore Days

Anjali Menon who debuted with a heart-warmingly beautiful ‘Manjadikuru’ marked her place in Malayalam cinema through ‘Bangalore Days’. She had already proved her mettle with her script for Ustad Hotel; Bangalore Days was just another golden feather in her cap. The film that revolves around three cousins is extremely sweet, relatable, relevant and way too new gen. It features young, talented actors including Dulquer Salmaan, Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil and Parvathy Thirvoth and has grabbed many accolades.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

Tags: #Aashiq Abu #Angamaly Diaries #Anjali Menon #Bangalore Days #Dileesh Pothan #Dulquer Salmaan #Fahadh Faasil #Kammattipaadam #Lijo Jose Pellissery #Maheshinte Prathikaaram #Malayalam #Nazriya Nazim #Nivin Pauly #Parvathy Thirvoth #Rajeev Ravi #Virus
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