Two Malayalam films entered the international competition category of the 27th Kerala International Film Festival. The IFFK is organized by the Kerala State Film Academy. One is Nanpakal Neerathu Mayakkam, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. The film stars Mammootty in the lead role. Another is Mahesh Narayanan's Ariyippu, Kunchacko Boban in the lead role. In addition, the Malayalam Cinema Today section of the fair has also been announced.
There are 12 pictures in this category. Here are they:
1. Sanalkumar Sasidharan's Vazhakku.
2. Thamar KV's Aayirathonnu Nunakal.
3. Kamal KM's Pada.
4. Pratish Prasad's Normal.
5. Aravind H's Great Depression.
6. Raarish G's Vettappattikalum Ottakkaarum.
7. Siddhartha Shiva's Aanu.
8. Priyanandanan TR's Dhabari Kyuruvi.
9. Akhil Anilkumar, Kunhila Masilamani, Francis Lewis, Geo Baby, and Jithin Isaac Thomas' anthology film Freedom Fight.
10. Indu VS's 19 (1) (a)
11. Amal Prasi's Baakki Vannavar.
12. Satish Babusenan's, and Santosh Babusenan's Bharthavum Bharyayum Maricha Randu Makkalum.
These have been selected for the Malayalam Cinema Today category. The Malayalam films were selected by a committee consisting of director R. Sarath as chairman, and Jeeva KJ, directors Sherry, Ranjith Shankar, and Anuraj Manohar as members.
At the same time, the film that has raised a lot of anticipation among the audience is the Mammootty Lijo team's Nanpankal Nerathu Mayakkam. The release date of the film is yet to be announced. Mahesh Narayanan's Kunchacko Boban movie Ariyippu will be released as a direct OTT release on Netflix.