Malayalam Film Reviews

I came to Malayalam films through Dulquer Salmaan.  I saw him in Mani Ratnam’s OK Kanmani (a Tamil film), and when I sought out his other films, at that time they were all Malayalam.  I first watched Ustad Hotel and then Bangalore Days.  Malayalam Cinema is a small industry, but with an audience that demands quality scripts.  I love the “indie” film vibe of Malayalam cinema, and the collaborative film community.  A director on one film delights in taking a small supporting role in a friend’s film.  This alphabetical list has links to my video reviews on my Pardesi Reviews YouTube Channel, or older blog reviews.  My top films of 2017 and 2018 for all Indian cinema were films by director Lijo Jose Pellissery – Angamaly Diaries and Ee Ma Yau.