Malayali movies are now available on Netflix, Viacom and HBO Now.
Netflix has more than 500 titles, including Malayalis favourite Bollywood films.
Malayalits film-watching habits have evolved as the country has become increasingly self-aware and more accepting of its own history and culture.
Malaysia, with its unique blend of ancient culture and contemporary technologies, has become the world’s largest film-making nation.
But as film lovers across the country, from Malayulaks to Malayi film lovers, have embraced the digital platform, it has come to mean the cinema.
“We have the most content on Netflix.
This has given us more options for our viewing habits,” said Chinnathayam, one of the most influential filmmakers in the country.
“I am more than a movie buff, I am a filmmaker.
I watch films in Hindi and Malaysian because the stories are so unique.”
Malayalees film culture has flourished thanks to Malaysi cinema.
A decade ago, only 20 films were made each year.
Now, the industry has nearly tripled its production and is expanding in every major city.
“In Malayalyas cinema, we are now able to do things we could never have dreamed of doing 10 years ago,” said Naveen, a Malayala filmmaker who is working on a feature-length film.
“It is exciting to be able to have our own voices and see ourselves represented in movies.”
A decade after becoming the first movie in Malayasia to be released on a digital platform to the public, Malayaloge is still growing.
It has gone from a local film to a global one, thanks to the work of many Malayas film directors.
This includes filmmaker, filmmaker-producer and director of cinema, Virender Bhatia.
“As a Malayan I am always looking at the cinema, but the biggest thing is cinema itself,” he said.
“To see a movie like Malayaline, a film so original and so rich, is a dream come true.
I can’t wait for my film to be available on the internet.”
Sources: The Indian Times, Malayan cinema website, cinema.indiatimes.com,india,southeastasia,movie,bollywood,filmssource The Irish Time