Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Generating new Malayalam films failing to click?

What is the film called new generation in Malayalam this?

A young generation of filmmakers who entered Malayalam filmdom introduction of new narrative techniques, avoiding the superstars and go find some new faces at the untold stories appear to have created a buzz in the industry over the past three years.

However, the general feeling among film buffs is the group of
filmmakers who identify with the new brand have failed to create an impact on moviegoers with something substantial to offer.

With the recently released Anchu Sundarikal ', an anthology of five films of young directors Ashiq Abu, Shyju Khalid, Sameer Thahir, Anwar Rasheed and Amal Neerad get a cool response, critics say that the public expects more than mere experiments.

"There is a fetish for visual effects and the way the content of these films," is like director B Unnikrishnan, who makes movies with big stars and popular actors, he says.

Writer John Paul says KG George's films, Bharathan and Padmarajan are way ahead compared to the new generation films in terms of its shock value caused by the fact, commitment levels, new theme and stunning narrative.

Known filmmaker Lenin Rajendran, who since the 1980s had been part of the new wave ushered directors George, Bharathan, Padmarajan and Mohan, says the new film had set a positive trend in the sense that they tried to deny the domain of the superstars and brought new actors and technicians.

Lenin's first films venal "and" Chillu 'were a breath of fresh air for the public.

"But if you study the new movies being branded as new generation, will see how meaningless and empty are in content," Lenin told PTI.

While Malayalam film won accolades around the world, including works by G Aravindan and Adoor Gopalakrishnan, his audience was limited to a select few. It was Bharathan, Padmarajan and Lenin who chose to walk the middle path of success with films attracted the audience, besides fetching honors.

Can the new generation film is described as having created a wave as is the question confuse the minds of the critics.

The first negative response is that most of the films churned out in numbers are simply adaptations and some trash.

"Many of the films just happen to be copies of foreign films," says Lenin.


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