Malayalam Actors Real Names
Malayalam cinema is the Indian film industry based in the southern state of Kerala, dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Malayalam language. Although the industry's gross box-office is smaller, when compared to larger market driven Indian industries such as Hindi cinema, Telugu cinema, and Tamil cinema
Malayalam films have gained unique recognition in world cinema for their technical finesse and craft. Malayalam films are released in India, and a handful of them being released in the United States, Australia, Germany, U. K . and the Persian Gulf. Works such as Marana Simhasanam and Vanaprastham were screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival Marana Simhasanam had garnered the coveted Caméra d'Or ("Golden Camera") for that year.
During the early 1920s the Malayalam film industry was based in Trivandrum, although the film industry started to develop and flourish only by the late 1940s. Later the industry shifted to Chennai (formerly Madras), which then was the capital of the South Indian film industry.
By the late 1980s, the Malayalam film industry returned and established itself in Kerala with a major chunk of locations, studios, production and post-production facilities in Kochi and Trivandrum. Several media sources describe Kochi as the hub of the film industry, while Kerala government publications state that Trivandrum is the center.