From Thaalavattom to Cocktail, the list is long

Inspiration is a two-way road 50 Malayalam films inspired by other movies
Features Mollywood Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 12:32

In any conversation on movies, if there is a Keralite, he/she is bound to praise the number of remakes of Malayalam movies or how Mollywood films ‘inspired’ movies in other languages.

While it is true that Malayalam cinema has broken many a barrier and has been top-notch, film makers in Malayalam have also been inspired by movies from other languages.

Some have been forthcoming and have revealed their ‘inspirations’. Others have been a tad untruthful and claimed their movies were original. 

Anyway, here is a list of movies that have apparently been inspired from cinema in other languages. (You can agree or disagree).

The list is pretty long starting with movies in the 80s like Alakadallinakkare starring Mammootty, Nazir and Madhu, to Akashadoothu that tugged at your heartstrings to latest movies like Cocktail and Backlor Party.


A New Indian Express story also gives you the shameless tale of inspiration. 

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