Malayalam Cinema is also officially known as the Mollywood. It is a part of the Indian Film Industry and is based on the Malayalam language. This language is formally spoken in the state of Kerala in India. A movie plays an important role in its industry. Also, if it has an excellent plot story, action sequences, and beautiful and terrific locations that match the scene, then the film performs well. However, for all these things, a movie needs a big budget. This budget is decided and contributed by the producers of the movie. You will find the top 10 famous producers in Mollywood in this article.
1. Salim Ahmed
Salim Ahmed is a famous Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director. He was born on the 1st of October 1970 in Mattannur, India. His graduation was completed in commerce, and he earned a professional diploma in Travel and Tourism. After working as a travel consultant for so long, he joined a television channel as a director and screenwriter. He made his film debut with Adaminte Makan Abu, for which he received National Film Award for best feature film. He has received numerous awards, including
National Film Awards
, Kerala State Film Awards, Academy Awards, Filmfare Award South, Asiavision Awards, Shihab Thangal Cultural Award, and others.
2. Asif Ali
Asif Ali is an Indian producer and actor who mainly appear in the Malayalam film industry. Asif was born on the 4th of February 1986 in Thodupuzha, where he studied and graduated in Business Administration from Marian College, Kuttikkanam. He debuted as a film producer in 2015 with the movie Kohinoor under his production company Adam’s World of Imagination. His notable acting works are Ritu, Kadha Thudarunnu, Apoorvaragam,
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
, Best of Luck, and so on. He is a recipient of various awards, including the Asianet Film Awards, Film Critics Awards, Vanitha Film Awards, and others.
Rahul Ramachandran is a famous Indian film producer, director, and screenwriter working mainly in Malayalam cinema. Ramachandran got engaged to actress
on the 22nd of January, 2023. Rahul started his career as a director with the movie Chin Sin Si in 2017 and later moved to production work. His short film ADAM got the selection for an International Document and short film festival held in Kerala. Some of his notified works include Jeem Boom Bhaa, released in 2019, Njan Kanda Superman in 2019, SG 251 in 2021, and others. Having a short film career, he has produced very few films.
Vijay Babu is a famous Indian film actor, producer, and businessman, working predominately in the Malayalam film industry. He was born in 1976 in Kollam. Vijay founded the film production company Friday Film House. He is best known for producing films, that include Philips and the Monkey Pen, Adi Kapyare Kootamani, Mudhugauv, Aadu, Sufiyum Sujatayum, and many others. Sufiyum Sujatayum which was created under his production house banner Friday Film House was the first Malayalam movie to release directly on Amazon Prime Video, an OTT Platform. He is a recipient of the Kerala State Film Award for the best children’s movie Philips and the Monkey Pen.
Kunchacko Boban is an Indian Film producer and actor working predominately in Malayalam films. He was born on the 2nd of November 1976 in Alappuzha. He is the grandson of great film producer Kunchacko and graduated with a B.Com degree from Sanatana Dharma College in 1997. For over two decades, he has worked in more than 100 films. He debuted as a child artist in the movie Dhanya released in 1981. He has worked in many films, including Harikrishnans, Nakshatratharattu, Niram, Prem Poojari, Gulumal: The Escape, Traffic, etc. He has received Locarno Film Festival, South Indian International Movie Awards, Filmfare Award, Indian Film Institute, and others.
Arun Bose is a popular Indian film producer, screenwriter, director, and editor who work mainly in the Malayalam film industry. He was born on the 21st of December 1982 in Muvattupuzha. He debuted with the Malayalam film Luca in 2019 as a director. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from St. Joseph’s College, Hyderabad, and later a degree in communication from Madras Christian College, Chennai. At the early stage of his career, he worked as a program officer in National Folklore Support Centre. His notified works include Luca, Alaiyin Thisai, The Story of Mudugar, Pedana Kalamkari, Mindiyum Paranjum, and others.
Fahadh Faasil is an Indian Film producer and actor who attentively work in the Malayalam film industry. He was born in 1982 in Alappuzha, Kerala. He has starred in more than 50 films, including some Telugu and Tamil films also. Fahadh is the son of filmmaker Fazil. He completed his schooling at SDV Central School, Alappuzha, and graduated with Master in Philosophy from Miami University. He started his career with the movie
in 2009 and then starred in many movies, including Annayum Rasoolum, Amen, North 24 Kaatham, and others. He receives various awards, including four Kerala State Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards, and a National Film Award.
8. Joseph George
Joseph George, also known as
, is an Indian film producer, actor, and playback singer who works predominately in Malayalam films. He was born on the 22nd of October 1977 in Mala. He completed his schooling at GHS, Kuzhur, and later graduated from Christ College, Ininjalakuda. Joseph debuted with the movie Mazhavikoodaram in 1995 and acted in various movies, including Independence, Ravanaprabhu, Pattalam, Black, Vaasthavam,
, and others. He is a recipient of multiple awards, including the National Film Award, Kerala State Film Award, Kerala Film Critics Award, Filmfare Award South, South Indian International Movie Award, and many others.
Siddharth Roy Kapur is a famous Indian film producer and the founder of Roy Kapur Films, who mainly works in the Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi film industries. He was born on the 2nd of August 1974 in Mumbai. Siddharth completed his study at G.D. Somani Memorial School and graduated in commerce from Sydenham College. His notified works include
and Aranyak web series, Yeh Ballet, Husband in Goa, Grandmaster, Mugamoodi, and others. He has received various awards, including Filmfare Award, IIFA Award, National Film Award for Best Children’s Film, BIG Star Entertainment Award, Zee Cine Award, and many others.
Arun Kumar Aravind is an Indian film producer, editor, and director who appear mainly in Malayalam films. He was born on the 22nd of May 1977 in Thiruvananthapuram. Arun did his schooling at M.G. College, Trivandrum, and graduated with a B.Sc degree in physics. He started his film career as a visual effect artist in Pentamedia. His notified films include Cocktail, Ee Adutha Kaalathu, Left Right Left, Kaattu, Under World, Vedivazhipadu, Mere Baap Pehle Aap, Vettam, and others. He has received several awards, including Asiavision Award for Special Jury, NETPAC Award for Best Malayalam Film – Ee Adutha Kalathu, and many others.