Baby Mathew Somatheeram is a Malayalam film producer who was earlier associated with Ayurveda and Tourism and has also founded Somatheeram Group of Companies. He also floated the first ever Ayurvedic Hospital in a Resort Ambiance in Kerala.
Baby Mathew, till date, has made quite a few art films which are very intense and reflected on the richness of the Kerala culture. Of late, he has been trying to maintain the balance between art house and commercial cinema through his latest release of ‘ Pinneyum Click to look into! >> Read More... ' and ' Crossroad Click to look into! >> Read More... '
Baby Mathew Somatheeram soon got associated with film production. His first film was ‘Future of Destiny’ with director Paul Cox, who has also written the story of the movie. Paul Cox is a renowned documentary filmmaker and was also an IFFK jury ceriman in Kerala. Mathew was a co-producer of the film ‘Future of Destiny’ along with other producers.
He was also a producer of a Malayalam – Russian language documentary in 2016 which was known as ‘In Return: Just a Book’ which was written by Paul Zacharia Paul Zacharia is an Indian story writer. He was bo >> Read More... and directed by Shiny Benjamin. The film was based on Perumpadavam Sreedharan's novel ‘Oru Sankeerthanam Pole’ which was written in 1993. The film was screened at the International film festival of Goa.
In the year 2016, Mathew got associated with art filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan Born into a family in Kerala, Adoor Gopalakrishnan >> Read More... to make a Malayalam crime movie 'Pinneyum'. Although it was a love story of Dileep and Kavya Madhavan Kavya Madhavan is an Indian artist but shines in t >> Read More... , the film had a severe twist as it was adapted from real incidents of criminal 'Sukumara Kurup'. Pinneyum is touted to Adoor Gopalakrishnan's first digital film and it was a comeback for the director after a gap of eight years with actor Dileep.
In the year 2017 ‘Crossroad’ released in theatres and it was an anthology film with the tales of 10 women. The film was a women-centric movie and had ten feature films each with 15 minutes duration. Hence each 15-minute movie needed a prominent female artist to play the role of a protagonist who had to be handled by prominent directors.
In the Malayalam film industry Mathew is known for financing the films and fortunately, he too agrees to take up the project. Unlike other producers, Mathew’s non-interference in the creative process of making the film is what motivates film directors to work towards making the film better.