Mollywood witness the release of many movies each year. But has anybody bothered to take a look into the titles of each movies? At a glance, we can see that most of the Malayalam movies released/releasing in recent times do not have Malayalam titles. Most of them bear an English title and some of them even adopt Hindi too.
In Kollywood, the movie will not get any tax benefit unless the film name is in Tamil. But no such rule is practised in Mollywood and that can be a reason for the directors to choose English over Malayalam. One finds it difficult to categorise the language of the film as all of them bears an English or any other language title.
Stating with examples, all the recent released movies like Memories, Ladies And Gentlemen, Ordinary, Salt N Pepper, Diamond Necklace, Classmates, etc., and upcoming movies like To Noor With Love, Bicycle Thieves, Angry Babies In love, etc., all bear English titles. Malayalis seem to have become so used to these tiltes that they don't even bother to know the movie title. People are more interested in knowing the cast and crew before deciding to watch a movie.
Now let's take a look at some of the popular movies that bear English titles in the slideshow...
Kunchacko Boban and Biju Menon played priest in this movie. It was a comedy suspense thriller, directed by Boban Samuel and written by YV Rajesh.
Ladies And Gentlemen
Mohanlal, Meera Jasmine, Mamta Mohandas, Krish J Sathaar played lead roles in this film directed by Siddique.
Kammath And Kammath
The movie featured Mammootty and Dileep in the lead. Kammath and Kammath was the second directional venture of Thomson K Thomas.
This is an upcoming movie of Prithviraj. Andrea Jeremiah and Nanditha play female lead in the film directed by Anil C Menon.
22 Female Kottayam
Fahad Fazil and Rima Kallingal played lead roles in this film. The film marked the stepping stone to success for both the actors.
Escape From Uganda
Rima Kallingal will be seen doing the role of a mother for the first time with this film. It is directed by Rajesh Nair. The film is completely shot in Africa.
Angry Babies In Love
Anoop Menon and Bhavana are playing lead roles in this Saji Surendran directed movie. The actors have paired earlier for the movie Trivandrum Lodge.
Crocodile Love Story
Directed by Anoop Ramesh, the movie had Praveen Prem and Avanthika Mohan in the lead. It was the first Malayalam film to use the technique of Animatronics.
The movie was written and directed by Lal Junior (Jean Paul Lal), son of actor-director Lal. Asif Ali, Bhavana, Baburaj, Sreenath Bhasi, Archana Kavi, Balu and Lal were seen in lead roles. The movie is getting a sequel with the same cast.
Kunchacko Boban and Biju Menon played lead roles in the film. The tourist spot Gavi was highlighted in the film.
Mammootty and Lal played lead roles in this film. Kaniha and Padmapriya played the female lead. Lalu Alex, Babu Anthony, Salim Kumar, Maniyan Pilla Raju and others were seen in supporting roles.
Salt N Pepper
This was the first Malayalam movie that was completely based on food! Lal, Shweta Menon, Asif Ali and Mythili played lead roles in this film. It was directed by Ashiq Abu.
Fahad Fazil, Gauthami Nair, Samvritha Sunil and Anusree played central characters in this film. It was directed by Lal Jose.
Prithviraj, Jayasurya and Rahman played lead roles in this film as police officers. The movie was a blockbuster.
Mohanlal, Narain, Priyamani and Mitra Kurien played lead roles in this movie. It was a suspense thriller movie.
Nazriya Nazim made her debut as the female lead with this movie. Lal played her father in this film. Meghna Raj was also seen in the film in a cameo role.
Left Right Left
This was a very controversial movie and was forced to stop screening as it had some political issues highlighted in the film, but in a satirical manner.
Kunchacko Boban, Samvritha Sunil, Bhama and Jayasurya played the lead roles in this film. It was a full time comedy movie.
It was an action thriller film directed by Johny Antony. The film starred Prithviraj, Mukesh and Sasikumar in the lead roles.