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List of Malayalam Documentary Films

Malayalam Documentary Films

Malayalam Documentary Films: 

A documentary is a non-fiction film that re-enacts, comments on or just generally retells history. It is entirely factual, even though it may also state opinions about the facts it presents. Documentaries have been made in one form or another in nearly every country and have contributed significantly to the development of realism in films. Often called Cinema Verite, documentary films are narrative based. Malayalam cinema also has its share of documentary films.

Malayalam Documentary Films

Malayalam Documentary Films

Here is a list of Malayalam documentary films:

Year Documentary Director Producer
1978 Vallathol P. Bhaskaran
1979 Koodiyattam P. M. Aziss
1981 Homage to Trees P. A. Iqball
1982 Krishnanattam Adoor Gopalakrishnan
1983 Rivers of Kerala Mathew Paul James Paul
1984 Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Mathew Paul James Paul
1985 Brown Landscape Aravindan N. Madhavan Pillai
1986 The Catch Aravindan
1987 Basheer the Man M. A. Rahman Kannam Kulam Abdulla
1988 Panchavathyam Mathew Paul Doordharshan, Thiruvananthapuram
1989 Kala Mandalam Krishnan Kutty Pothuval K. R. Mohan
1990 Mohiniyattam Sivan
1991 Mulberriyum Pattunoolum P. P. Govindan K S F D C
1992 Noottandinte Sakshi Salam Karasseri Sasibooshan
1993 Thekku (Teak) Majid Gulisthan K S F D C
1994 Visudhavanangal K. R. Mohanan K S F D C
1995 Pakarnnattam M. R. Rajan, C. S. Venkiteswaran P. G. Mohanan
1996 Silent Screams (A Village Chronicle) O. K. Johny Jose Sebastian
1997 Ayyankali – Mizhavu R. S. Madhu – K. R. Subhash P. Sasidharan – P. D. Raphel
1998 Premji-Ithihasathinte Sparsam M. R. Rajan P. Appukkuttan, Secretary, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy, Thrissur
1999 Kalamandalam Gopi Adoor Gopalakrishnan Films Division
2000 Palathulliperuvallom K. Mohankumar K. Sivaprasad
2001 Kanavumalayilekku M. G. Sasi Tomy Mathew
2002 Jeevanakalayude Pulluvageetham M. Venukumar L. Sivanandan
2003 Nishadam Madhu Eravankara Magic Lantern
2004 Kovilan Ente Achachan M. A. Rahman
2006 Minukku M.R.Rajan Devadasan Kizhapat
2007 Before the Brush Dropped Vinod Mankara
2008 No award
2009 Ezhuthatha Kathukal Vinod Mankara
2010 Making of a Maestro – A documentary on Kalamandalam Gopi Meena Das Narayan K Narayan Nedungadi
2011 Travancore: A Saga of Benevolence B. Jayachandran
2014 Oru Korean Padam
2017 100 years of Chrysostom
2017 Chembal

Documentaries are a rich source of information and inspiration but now they can also serve the purpose of bringing to the fore certain highly-sensitive topics, and in engaging society. Filmmakers are using documentaries as tools for social change by being direct and challenging the status quo in society and questioning government policies, among other issues.

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