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Malayalam films have a special affinity towards the word nostalgia. Having said that, it should be noted that, Malayalam film-makers are experts in this section and hence deliver some quality products.
Here, we take you through some of the recent Malayalam films that successfully made use of nostalgic elements.
Premam was largely successful in working out the nostalgic elements and the big success it enjoyed stands as a testimony to that. The film took many youngsters back to their school and college days, by presenting on screen some of the elements which were the identity of that generation.
The story of Kohinoor was set in the late 1980's and the makers did bring in elements to attract the viewers. Even the looks of Asif Ali did remind us of Mohanlal of those days. The song Hemanthamen and Dum Dum had tunes that took back us to the olden days.
The name Sachin is more than enough to bring nostalgic memories to the minds of people. 1983 brought such fantastic cricketing memories and also the days of street cricket that connected well with the audiences.
The story of Pathemari went through the various stages of the character Pallikkal Narayanan's life. The film did certainly bring in memories to all those gulf expatriates who worked hard staying away from their near and dear ones.
Idukki Gold was all about friendship. The few sequences that the film had were solely enough to bring back the memories of school days. The song Maanikya Chirakulla is just an example of that.
This film would surely bring back the memories of those good old childhood days. Anjali Menon did strike the right chords telling the story of three cousins who meet for the first time.
Nostalgic elements in Malayalam films are very commonly found nowadays. Such elements are now a necessity in Malaylaam films and it guarantees certain amount of success for the film.
Premam, which went on to be the biggest blockbuster in the history of Malayalam cinema underlined this fact, as viewers could identify themselves with the characters and the events in the film.
Interestingly, now film-makers are grabbing any opportunity that they get to include references to stars like Mammootty & Mohanlal and also their old films.
Kunchacko Boban's upcoming film Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti is said to have its story set on the late 1980's and early 1990's. The songs and their visualisations have received much acclaim.
Ore Mugham which is the new film of Dhyan Sreenivasan is also said to be a college story set in the early 90's.
Another film Hallelooya which has Narain and Meghna Sunder Raj, is also banking on the word nostalgia, to offer a memorable journey for the viewers.