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anonymous asked:

Hey! So I'm one of the people who got pulled into cinema from the south and obviously a tad bit late since I never knew it was so much better than most of the shitty Bollywood films these days. Anyways, I've watched a few such as drishyam and Bangalore days which I absolutely loved. And others like Manam where I fell more on love with Shriya (who knew). Could you please recommend me some movies to get started with because I'm not familiar with anything really. Thank you -xo

another nice compliment to my ‘done with Bollywood post’ lol I’m really glad you enjoyed the movies you saw :) Welcome to the wonderful world of South Indian Cinema :)

Now I’ve made a few dozen of these film recommendations in the fast. I’ve noticed (as is the case with me) that a person watching films from an industry they’re not familiar with tends to have seen one movie they really liked, which has an actor or actress they really liked- and then work there way from there using that said actor/actresses filmography. 


My top 3 must watch: Bangalore Days (rom com drama)→ Ohm Shanti Oshaana (rom com from the female perspective) → Drishyam (crime thriller)

Dulquer Salmaan: 
OK Kanmani (modern romance) *in Tamil I know- but he is a Malayali actor* → Usthad Hotel (coming-of-age)→ Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi  (roadtrip/romance) → Vikramadithyan (coming-of-age drama)→ Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram/VMP (fantasy romance) or the segment from 5 Sundarikal (romantic anthology)

Nivin Pauly: 
Thattathin Marayathu (cross religion romance) →  Premam (romance) → 1983 (cricket drama) → Mili (heroine-centric motivational)  → Da Thadiya (body image motivational)

*I have a feeling Ennu Ninte Moideen will be somewhere up here but I haven’t seen it yet* Indian Rupee (satire)→ Classmates (nostalgia/romantic thriller)  → Ayalum Njanum Thammil (medical drama) → Mumbai Police (crime thriller) → Urumi (historical fiction) or Celluloid (biopic) or Memories (crime thriller) or Ananthabhadram *lol I found a Hindi dubbed + subbed version* (fantasy/horror) or Thirrakatha (romantic drama/biopic?) or Picket 43 (war/friendship) or Chocolate (rom com) *I’m sorry, this man has been in over 80 films, it’s hard to narrow down*

I’ll also do the Tamil one for Prithvi *again because he is a Malayali actor*:
Mozhi (drama) → Kaaviya Thalaivan (historical drama)→ Raavanan (thriller apparently? but it’s more a drama)

Fahadh Faasil:
Annayum Rasoolum (romance)  → Amen (fantasy/satire romance)   → Iyobinte Pusthakam (historical drama)  → North 24 Kaatham (roadtrip)→ Oru Indian Pranayakadha (romance)

Nazriya Nazim:
*because she has a fairly short filmography I’ll mix the languages- and make an exception on the doubling up rule*  BD/OSO →  Raja Rani (romantic drama) → VMP/SAH → Neram (comedy thriller)

Rima Kallingal:
*I feel like Rani Padmini will also ft. here soon* 22 Female Kottayam  → Nidra  → Zachariyude Garbhinakal  → Chiragodinja Kinavukal August Club or Happy Husbands *it’s so stupid it makes me laugh okay*

Pranchiyettan and the Saint (satirical comedy) → Amaram (drama)→ Oru CBI Diary Kurripu (investigative thriller)→ Pappayude Swantham Appoos (family drama) → Munnariyipu (crime drama) or Paleri Manikyam (mystery) or Harikrishnans (investigative thriller/comedy) *It’s hard to narrow this one down as well with some 350+ to choose from*

and for the Tamil one: Thalapathi  → Kandukondain Kandukondain

Kilukam (rom com) → Chitram (rom com/drama) → Nadodikattu (comedy) → Thanmatra (family/medical drama) → Devasuram (action/drama) or Kireedam (drama) or Thoovanathumbikal (romance) or Nammaku Parkan Munthiri Thoopikal (romance) AND Iruvar (biopic) in Tamil

Manichitrathazhu (psychological thriller) → Thira (thriller) → Innale (romance drama) →  Kanamarayathu (romance drama) → Meelaparambil Aanveedu (rom com) or Mazhayethum Munpe (romance drama) or Thenmavin Koombathu (rom com) or Yathra (romance drama) or Rudraveena (musical drama) *in Telugu*

But let’s try something different this time, a game of sorts- let’s make a pan-South Indian film rec list. The rules are simple. You say which industry you will be focusing on. You list your 3 most recommended (do not put them in again- only use one movie once throughout all the lists). Then you list the most ‘tumblr famous’ actors/actresses from that industry and/or your favourites. Under each name you list your 5 (lol if you can) most recommended films of theirs in order of personal liking- remembering to bracket the genre of the film. And if you’re a good sport like I am you’ll even add the English subbed link. I’ve focused on Malayalam because I’ve grown up on Malayalam films- but if we’re totally lacking in ideas, I can chip in on Dhanush’s, Suirya’s, Yash’s, Tamannah’s, Ram Charan’s and Prabhas’ rec lists (because I’ve basically seen everything with these people in it- but I’d prefer someone from the industry’s fandom doing it). Please feel free to chip in my dear South Indian Squad