The year 2016 so far, has been a good one for Mollywood in many aspects. The number of hit films have increased in comparison with the previous years and more importantly, most of the films turned out to be quality works.
Another aspect for which Malayalam film industry can be proud of
is the increasing number of debut film-makers. Many new talented
film-makers have made a mark in this year so far.
Here, we list some of the debut directors, who made a lasting
impression in the year 2016 so far, by making quality films. Go
through the slides to read more..
Maheshinte Prathikaram, was a film that explored the
capabilities of a simple storyline. Most of you would agree to the
fact that the film is one of the best in the recent times and the
brilliance of Dileesh Pothan has been written all over the
Not many would have expected a small film named Happy
Wedding, to make it big at the box-office. Omar Lulu, who
captained the film, showed his expertise in making a perfect
entertainer and he definitely finds a place in this list.
Lens, directed by Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan did receive
glorious reviews upon its release. The director took up one such
subject with due social importance and moulded it into a thriller,
which wouldn't make you bored even for a second.
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam is one of the best feel-good
entertainers in the recent times. Khalid Rahman, brother of
renowned cinematographer Shyju Khalid, went on to do a splendid job
without showing any inhibitions of a debut film-maker. The film
received praises from critics as well as audiences.
Shanavas K Bavakutty
Much was expected from Shanavas K Bavakutty and he rightly
delivered the goods. Kismath, the directorial debut of
Shanavas K Bavakutty, has hit the right chords and the
writer-director deserves a grand applause for the good
Johnpaul George came with a small movie Guppy, which so
far has won the hearts of the people who have watched the film. The
director is receiving praises for his craftsmanship and hopefully,
more honours would come in the way of the director in the coming
In the past two weeks, Mollywood witnessed the arrival of two
debut directors in the form of Johnpaul George and Shanavas K
Bavakutty. Their films Guppy and Kismath respectively, have been
receiving glorious reviews from the critics.
Many more young film-makers are in the pipeline to make their
debut this year. This week's release IDI, starring Jayasurya would
mark the debut of actor Sajid Yahiya as a director. Actor Soubin
Shair is also making his debut as a director, with an upcoming film
It is also a positive sign to see stars opting to do films of debut film-makers. Prithviraj's upcoming film Ezra is being directed by debutante Jayakrishnan. Similarly, Mammootty's next project would be directed by debutante Haneef Adeni.