Articles by Neelima Menon
Jul 11, 2019
Kumbalangi Nights, Unda, Virus, Ishq: Best Malayalam films of 2019 so far have celebrated big and small starsWhile Prithviraj Sakumaran's directorial debut Lucifer already garnered Rs 200 crore, smaller films like Kumbalangi Nights also made a mark.
Jul 02, 2019
As Kabir Singh battles brickbats, a look at Malayalam cinema's recent subversion of toxic alpha malesKabir Singh is being slammed for its depiction of toxic masculinity. We journey around Malayalam cinema to check how it has fared on this subject over the years.
Jun 18, 2019
Tracing the rise of female producers in Malayalam cinema, from Rima Kallingal to Nazriya and Supriya MenonActors Nazriya and Rima Kallingal, along with a host of other female producers are leading a new wave of ownership in Malayalam cinema.
Jun 09, 2019
How Virus director Aashiq Abu introduced fresh narratives in Malayalam cinema, nurtured fellow filmmakersAashiq Abu, along with Maharajas college mates Anwar Rasheed and Amal Neerad, helped in breaking the hierarchical hegemony in the Malayalam film industry
Jun 06, 2019
Rima Kallingal opens up on her role as producer in Virus: 'I want my art to be strong and hard-hitting'Rima Kallingal on her upcoming film based on Nipah Virus, "I think the film will help reduce the fear."
Apr 26, 2019
Parvathy on playing an acid attack survivor in her latest film Uyare: Telling the truth heals meFilmmakers/actors don’t take that moral responsibility to understand what their choices are doing to cinema, says actor Parvathy
Apr 11, 2019
Sai Pallavi on working with Fahadh Faasil in her upcoming film Athiran and setting boundaries as an actorSai Pallavi says she is not okay with being objectified on screen and so far, her directors have been understanding.
Mar 18, 2019
Lucifer screenwriter Murali Gopy on Mohanlal's gravitas and how he sketches his charactersWriter Murali Gopy discusses his upcoming film, the Mohanlal-starrer Lucifer, working with director Prithviraj Sukumaran and his favourite scriptwriters.
Mar 17, 2019
From Sallapam to Rani Padmini, how Manju Warrier made a successful comeback to regain Malayalam superstar statusFourteen years after stepping away from the industry, Manju Warrier came back to the ‘new wave’ in Malayalam cinema and is finding her footing again. Here’s a quick look at her journey in Malayalam cinema.
Mar 04, 2019
Kerala State Award 2019: A profile of the Best Actor winners, Soubin Shahir and JayasuryaMollywood actors Soubin Shahir and Jayasurya are both winners of the Best Actor award at the recently concluded Kerala State Award this year.