Pulimurugan, Ezra and Veeram- A new wave of technically superior movies in Mollywood
Pulimurugan, apart from being a superstar vehicle, was a revelation in Malayalam cinema. The technical values used in the movie was something unseen in our industry. When dealing with a man vs wild story, there is huge responsibility on the shoulders of the technical team. There is only a thin line and even the slightest of mistakes would have affected the totality of the movie. Within the budget constraints of our industry, Pulimurugan team delivered a visual treat for the audience. The huge success of Pulimurugan has inspired many producers in Mollywood to come forward and invest in big budget movies. Pulimurugan showed that with the right technicians and a popular star, big budget movies can yield tremendous success in the box office.
This horror thriller starring Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead role, is a never before seen kind of movie. A horror thriller sans any unwanted humour track was a revelation in Mollywood. Add to that, the Jewish backdrop in the movie. It is probably the first time a horror thriller with a Jewish backdrop is made in Indian cinema. The top notch technical values of the movie and the presentation of a complex theme is praiseworthy. Ezra could easily find it’s name in the finest horror thrillers in South Indian cinema.
Director Jayaraj’s epic historic drama is an international movie in all sense. Many popular technicians from Hollywood have worked in the movie. The movie is adapted from William Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth. It features Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor in the lead role of Chandu Chekavar, a warrior from the Vadakkan Pattukal of North Malabar region in Kerala. Production value for the Vfx and graphics for the movie alone accounted to around 20 crores. The movie was released yesterday and is garnering appreciation from all corners for the director’s efforts to conceive the movie in such a big canvas within the budget limitations of Malayalam film industry.