'August Cinema', which is headed by Shaji Nadesan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Santhosh Sivan and Arya, has had a credible outing in Malayalam cinema, so far. They have always made it a point to give quality films that would transcend in the times to come.
Their latest project Darwinte Parinamam directed by Jijo Antony of Konthayum Poonulum fame, has hit the theatres today. Considering the track record of this banner, the viewers are sure to get a quality film.
Here is a list of films which has been produced/distributed by August Cinema which stand as a testimony to their credibility in project selections.
'August Cinema' couldn't have asked for a better debut. Urumi, which was their first production venture was a film made under a huge budget. The film directed by Santhosh Sivan did went on to win much appreciation from various quarters.
Indian Rupee (2011)
Indian Rupee had vintage Ranjith helming the project and 'August Cinema' rightly decided to produce this film. The film probably reinvented, Prithviraj the actor. His portrayal of JP was sublime giving the character a different dimension. Indian Rupee went on to win the Kerala State award for Best Film and National award for Best Malayalam film.
Sapthamashree Thaskaraha (2014)
A quality film with a quality storyline. There were areas of experimentation in the film, especially in the climax sequences, which required the backing of a credible production house like 'August Cinema'. They were right in their assumption and this Anil Radhakrishna Menon directorial went on to make it big in the box office.
Lukka Chuppi (2015)
Lukka Chuppi easily features in the most underrated films of 2015. The film didn't make it big at the box office, but it surely has registered a cult fan following after its CD/DVD release. August Cinema distributed this film to the theatres.
Double Barrel (2015)
Forget about its performance at the box office, this film is definitely a gamechanger in Malayalam cinema. An experimental stuff by Lijo Jose Pellissery that explored the craziness of film-making. Kudos to August Cinema for producing this project, which is definitely a movie that released much ahead of its time.
'August Cinema' was originally established in the year 2010 when they started off with Malayalam film Urumi, directed by Santhosh Sivan. It was during Double Barrel that Tamil actor Arya joined the team of producers. They have been an active player in production and distribution of Malayalm films.
Apart from producing projects with Prithviraj in lead roles, they have also produced films like Kadal Kadannoru Maathukkutty which had Mammootty doing the main role. Incidentally, their next production venture after Darwinte Parinamam is Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, which has Asif Ali and Biju Menon in the lead roles. Let's wish them all the best and hope that their association with good projects continue.