Amazing, Stunning, Astonishing! Malayalam Films With Exceptional Cinematography

Dp foo7166320170110 9577 vnj20i By TheScriber  |  over 4 years ago

The Malayalam film industry is blessed with cinematographers, who have that knack to capture some amazing visuals that stand close to the movie. In fact, many of the cinematographers who started their career in Mollywood have went on to make a mark in Indian film industry.

Rightly, there are certain Malayalam films which were filled with amazing visuals.  Today, we are taking you for a joyous ride through the Malayalam films, in which the cinematographer weaved out some amazing visuals.

Thenmavin Kombathu

This should be the first name that should come while we discuss about the Malayalam films with excellent cinematography. The visuals of this movie are splendid and it should be noted that this movie is from those days when the technology wasn’t that advanced. K V Anand was the man behind the camera for this film and rightly, he went on to win the National Films Award for the Best Cinematographer.

Screenshots Courtesy : Sreeraj


Ananthabhadram was a Malayalam film that was something first of its kind. The film was excellently shot and all credit goes to Santhosh Sivan who handled both the direction as well as cinematography departments of the film. The viewers got to witness some never seen before kind of visuals that gelled well with the genre of the movie.




Kalapani was one such Malayalam film that was released way ahead of its time. The film was shot in the landscapes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the movie had a Hollywood feel associated with it. Due credits must be given to Santhosh Sivan who set some brilliant frames for the movie. Even the song sequences of the movie were a class apart. 



Urumi, a period-based flick, directed by Santhosh Sivan, was a technically-brilliant movie. The film definitely was a big-budget venture and in fact, it was one such movie that made the apt use of the budget that it had. With some breath-taking visuals that captured the beauty of the nature to the full extent, the film made a lasting impression on the viewers.



This might be a surprise inclusion. The film directed by Sangeeth Sivan had its cinematography by Santhosh Sivan. The film, which was loosely based on the Hollywood movie Fugitive, was a taut thriller that released way ahead of its time. Santhosh Sivan did set some frames which were new for thrillers in Malayalam cinema. Hence, Nirnayam should definitely be a part of this list.


Big B

Big B was the real path-breaker in the history of Malayalam cinema. The film brought in that slick and stylish way of cinematography to Malayalam films. The movie and the team behind the film made use of the best available technology to showcase some amazing visuals. Cinematography by Sameer Thahir is definitely one of the big points of the movie. The film does have a fresh feel even now, which rightly proves its quality

Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi

Only very few Malayalam films have stayed closed to the genre of road movies. Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi would definitely fall in to those category of films. The story and the characters of the movie traverses various places in India and the film had some amazing visuals by Gireesh Gangadharan.

Iyobinte Pusthakam

Amal Neerad is one such cinematographer who knows to spell magic with cameras. If you watch the film Iyobinte Pusthakam, you would get to understand the brilliance of the cinematographer in him. He has captured some breath-taking visuals for the movie. The movie wasn’t a big budget venture but the amazing visuals that the film has would give you a feel of watching a real big venture

Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal


Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal is definitely one of the most underrated works. This was the film that captured the beauty of Lakshadweep to full extent, much before Prithviraj's Anarkali did. The cinematography of the movie was handled by Abhinandan Ramanujam who did impress the audiences with some astonishing frames.


The film had some brilliant performances, a well written screenplay and a crafty direction. But, one shouldn’t forget the inputs of cinematographer Jomon T John for the movie. His camera work is the backbone of the film and it takes you freely through this breezy and crazy tale of love. The climax sequence that has captured the Thrissur Pooram is one such scene where the brilliance of Jomon T John was displayed.

Ennu Ninte Moideen

The year 2015 definitely belonged to Jomon T John as he impressed the cine goers with his ability to enthral the audiences with his camera work. Ennu Ninte Moideen was one such film in which the cinematography of the movie played a big role in the humongous success of the movie. Jomon T John was able to bring in that essence of the 1960’s and 1970’s in his own style.



Amen, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery did take all the viewers to a land, which is quite imaginary. Due credit must be given to Abhinandan Ramanujam, who handled the camera department of the movie. The viewers got to witness some visuals that were a class apart. The climax sequences of the film would stand as a testimony for the brilliant work of the cinematographer for the movie.

Usthad Hotel

Usthad Hotel is one such movie that one would like to watch over and again. Kudos to Anwar Rasheed for coming with such a film that had put forward a valid social message. All those who have watched the movie won’t forget the brilliant visuals that the film had. Especially the beach sequences involving Faizi and Uppuppa are worth remembering.

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