Latest trends in Malayalam cinema in recent timesDuring the golden era of Malayalam cinema , we were having our own quality in all the areas of filmmaking such as stories , techniques , artists , music , etc. But in recent times , Malayalam film industry is adapting technology , styles , stories , artists , technicians , music etc from other languages and Hollywood. Our titles were also having the same quality as poetical , musical and nostalgic feelings. For example ; Vigatha Kumaran , Neelakkuyil , Jeevithanouka , Kandam bacha coat , Iruttinte aathmavu , Nirmaalyam , Swayam varam , Manjil virinja pookkal , Kaanamarayath , Namukku paarkkan munthirithoppukal , Njan gandharvan , Rathinirvedam , January oru ormma , Peruvazhiyambalam , Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil , Kariyilakkaattu pole , Manichithrathaazhu , Manivathurile aayiram shivaraathrikal , Vellanakalude naadu , Sanmanassullavarkk samaadhanam Rakthasakshikal Sindabad , Sughamo devi , Thoovanathumbikal etc.
But in the movie titles , there is also a strong presence of English nowadays. Before also English names were present in the Malayalam movies , but that all were perfectly appropriate and not as bulk as now. The first movie came with English name in Malayalam film industry was Newspaper Boy in 1955. After that , some fine films appeared with English titles such as CID , Daisy , Boeing Boeing , Godfather , Ramji rao speaking , In harihar nagar , Season , Vietnam colony , No. 20 Madras mail , His Highness Abdulla Summer in Bethlehem , etc. The case of these days are something entirely different. Most of the films releasing nowadays bear English titles. In other languages , the trend of naming the titles in their own language is high. Even Tamil nadu government allowed exemption in entertainment tax for those films having Tamil titles. Nowadays almost all the movies releasing in Tamil nadu are with Tamil titles. Here no authority is there to control this trend which in turn kills our language. In 2010 , almost 35 films out of 90 are with English titles while in 2011 , almost 42 out of 95 is there. In 2012 , 27 out of 58 are there even it is not passed half of the year. The major film in recent years are CID Moosa , Classmates , Notebook , Chocolate , Passenger ,Angel John , Twenty 20 , Love in Singapore , Happy husbands , Bodyguard , In ghost house inn , Alexander the great , Mummy and me , Ring tone , plus two , Pranchiyettan and the Saint , Cocktail , Best of luck , College days , Traffic , Make up man , Race , Christian Brothers , China town , Living together , Bang cock summer , Doubles , City of god , Seniors , The train , Violin , 3 Kings , Salt n pepper , Teja bhai and family , Sandwich , Sevens , Dr Love , Indian Rupee , Beautiful , Spanish Masala , Casanova , Second show , Ordinary , King and Commissioner , Masters , Outsider , Cobra , Crime story , Track , Lumiere Brothers , 22 female Kottayam , Grandmaster , Diamond Necklace , Snake and Ladder , Hero , Spirit , Bachelor Party , Silent valley etc. A large list of upcoming movies are waiting in the queue with English titles.
This issue should be taken care because our language , Malayalam may slowly disappear from movies , which may lead to the death of Malayalam. Unlike in other states , our language is already disappeared from advertisement boards , Sign boards , Bus boards , Name boards , Shopping malls , Hospitals , Offices , Railways , ATMs etc. For an argument , we can say that the development demands the global language for easy communication. But can you imagine a tomorrow where our Malayalam has no role to do in Kerala? Just think about it.