It is always an exciting idea to make films about films. Well, the film-makers of Mollywood have made use of this idea to good effect and there are good number of movies, which used this prospect.
But, only few of them could be termed as quality works or in
other words there are only few movies that stayed loyal to this
particular genre. On this particular note, here we list the 5 best
Malayalam films based on films and the industry.
Udayanaanu Thaaram (2005)
Well, nothing much has to be said about this movie, which is a
real masterpiece. Rosshan Andrewws and Sreenivasan came up with
this satire, which criticized many of the practices in Malayalam
film industry. The film showcased the struggles faced by an
upcoming director and also projected the fact that film-makers are
the real heroes.
Celluloid, directed by Kamal was a biography of J C
Daniel, who is considered as the Father Of Malayalam Cinema. The
movie talked about the hardships faced by J V Daniel, in the due
course of making the movie Vigatha Kumaran. The movie
again had opted for a realistic approach, which worked well with
Hats off to Ranjith for giving us a quality movie like
Thirakkatha. The movie, that had opted for a non-linear
narrative pattern moves through three different people. The film
takes you through the life of an actress, who was once a lady
superstar. Thirakkatha has many such sequences that show
how films were made in the 80's and the 90's.
Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback (1983)
Back in the year 1983, K G George came up with this
path-breaking movie, which was loosely based on a real life
incident. In fact, the movie was first of its kind in Mollywood and
the Malayalam audiences got to know about the movie world through
Best Actor (2010)
Mammooty played the lead role in this movie, which narrated the
story of a middle-aged man who wants to make it big in films, as an
actor. Directed by Martin Prakkat, the film had an entertaining
track and at the same time, the film also gave due respect to the
ambitions of an aspiring actor.
In fact, most of the movies mentioned in the above list were box
office successes, as well. This proves the fact that films of this
genre do have good demand. Apart from the above movies, there were
movies like Makeup Man, Ringmaster etc., which had opted
for a comic angle.
Even Kattapanayile Rithwik Roshan, which hit the theatres on November 18, 2016, has its story line connected to the film industry. The movie narrates the story of a young guy who wants to make it big in the industry as an actor. Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan has emerged as a big success at the box office.