As we look back at 2010, we don’t see a pretty picture. There were just few terrific movies, instead of a whole lot. The number of people who can think originally, write creatively and execute perfectly are getting reduced. As we move to 2011, we think Malayalam cinema is becoming a small scale industry in terms of ideas. We hope Ranjith, MT, Lal Jose etc prove us wrong.
That said, here is a look at the winners, losers and the ones in between. Do you have anything to add to the list? If so leave a comment.
- Lal Jose: for still creating good movies
- Ranjith: for still writing awesome scripts
- Mammootty: for his choice of movies and for knack of finding new directors who are good
- Anne Augustine: finally a new heroine who can speak malayalam and act
- Jayasurya: for experimenting with characters.
- Yesudas: for singing ‘Pinne Ennodonnum Parayathey’ in Shikaar
- Chitra: For that divine voice, which continues to entrall us
- M.G.Sreekumar: For Singing less and talking more(in ISS)
- Joshi, Sathyan Anthikkad: for being relevant even after three decades in this industry
- Mohan Raghavan, Jeethu Joseph: f or keeping the oxygen flowing to Malayalam cinema through movies like T D Dasan Std VI B and Mummy and Me
- Nayantara: For giving a wonderful Body to Guard
- Shweta Menon : bold, courageous and talented actress
- Major Ravi: for directing 4 movies and still remaining clueless about script
- Mohanlal: time and again failing to spot a role which is backed by a good script. Since Bhramaram in 2009, his movies didnt’ do well at box office
- People who saw Khandahar in theater
- Meera Jasmine: for disappearing.
- Suresh Gopi: For continuing to be a One Act Pony
- Thilakan: For taking civility to new lows
- Indrajith: For not being able to create a single hit though he is more talented and less annoying than his brother.
- Suraj Venjaramoodu: For irritating us in every movie of the year.
- Rajasenan: “Oru Small Family”. Cannot go lower than this.
- Samvritha: for being all the right movies, but failing to make any impact
- Lal – for inflicting Harihar Nagar sequels on us
- Vinayan – his politics is more entertaining than Yakshiyum Njanum
- Sibi.K.Thomas and Uday Krishna : for carefully writing scripts ensuring lack of originality
- Sasi Paravoor – Kadaksham make us wonder if Nottam was a flash in the pan?
- Pokkiri Raja – Mammotty and Prithvi try to ape Ranjikanth and Vijay. Apes had the last laugh
- Dileep. For still providing minimum guarantee, but for not ‘acting’
- Kavya: For bouncing back , but for still sticking to ‘Pappi Apacha’
- Prithviraj: For almost becoming a superstar, without being able to produce a memorable character.
- Salim Kumar: You are absolutely terrible and your ‘comedy’ is unbearable. But we like you better than Suraj..