Previous Friday witnessed something which is not that common in the Malayalam film industry. The industry saw the release of two small films in the form of Ozhivudivasathe Kali and Lens, with good amount of hype.
Both the films, which had already made a mark of their own as quality films, have managed to impress the normal audiences also.
Ozhivudivasathe Kali, directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, won the Kerala State Film Awards for the Best Film for the year 2015. The film was finding it hard to make it to the theatres and with the timely intervention of Aashiq Abu, the film finally made it to the the theatres.
The film has been getting good responses from the audiences post its theatrical release, with viewers turning up in good numbers in theatres. In fact, in certain centres, the number of shows were increased after the first day of release.
On the other hand, Lens directed Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan has been getting amazing reviews from all the quarters. The film has been tagged as one of the best revenge thrillers in the recent times and according to various reviews, it is one of the best movies released this year, so far.
Lens, was spotted by Lal Jose, who after watching the initial preview of the film, decided to take up the distribution of the film.
Well, the success of small films like Lens and Ozhivudivasathe Kali is definitely a good sign for Malayalam cinema ahead.