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The secret to making successful movies

Most film directors when asked about the secret to their success say that there is no such formula. Some movies click and some don’t. If they knew the formula, there would be only super hit movies all the time. Due to the lack of knowledge of the magic formula, various movies still flop, including those done by Mammotty and Mohanlal.

But finally, in a moment of “Eureka”, few Malayalam film directors have found the secret to success. Once you know this secret, you don’t need a good script, good actors or good technicians. You can just sit and make any movie you like and it is guaranteed to be a financial success.

So what is this great secret? Numerology!

Directors Joshiy and Jayaraaj have each added an extra letter to the spellings of their names. The results of this change, however, have been very different.

Joshiy has scored unprecedented success as his two recent releases “Mambazhakalam” and “Naran” starring Mohanlal have been super hits. On the other hand, four Jayaraaj releases after the spelling change of his name have bitten the dust.

The person to perhaps benefit most by numerology is young director Rosshan Andrrews. He says even the spelling of his debut film “Udayanaanu Tharam”, one of the biggest hits of recent times, was suggested by a numerologist.

Now director Vinayan has followed by adding two extra letters to the title of his new film. The new title is “Boyy Friennd” and the film is expected to rake in more collections than a mere “Boyfriend” could have mustered! [Numerology hits Malayalam cinema]

So, Jayaram, if you need a hit, you know what to do.

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6 Responses to “The secret to making successful movies”

  1. […] One mystery for the movie watcher is why Shobhana agreed to do this role. Maybe no Malayali heroines and imports were available. There is nothing extra ordinary in Sanjeev Shankar’s camera work and even a bad film like Mayilattom had better cinemotography. Out of the seven songs by M.Jayachandran, Kandu Kandu is excellent and Kantha Njanum Varan is worth listening. The film is directed by Joshiy, who changed the spelling of his name to bring more luck, but in the process seems to have lost his talent for making excellent movies. […]

  2. […] Commissioner was the crowning glory of this team and this movie became one of the biggest hits in 1994. In 1995 Shaji and Ranji did ‘The King’ with Mammooty and something happened after that for Ranji never did a movie with Shaji Kailas again. His next movie was Lelam (1997) with Joshi (aka Joshiy) as director. […]

  3. […] Lion on the other hand is a political thriller with Dileep donning the role of a young politician. He potrays the role of a straight forward politician (ha ha) fighting his father who is also a politician, but corrupt to the core. Lion is Dileep’s party’s election symbol (just in case you were worried about any Narasimham like morphing). Kavya Madhavan plays Dileep’s love interest and the movie is directed by Joshiy (formerly Joshi) with the script by the duo Siby K Thomas and Udayakrishnan. Following Hindi/Tamil/Telugu movie trends, this movie has a song picturised in New Zealand […]

  4. […] The location had nothing to do with the story and using this technique Kamal fell to depths only seen by Hindi film directors. Then this trend was picked up by Joshi (aka Joshiy) and Dileep. The energetic song, Shavaa Shavaa (Afsal, Sunitha Sarathy, Suresh Peters), in the film Runway was filmed in abroad with Dileep and Kavya Madhavan dancing in the streets of Thailand and the beaches of Phuket. While other language heroines are scantily dressed in such scenes, since Kavya does not expose like other Malayali heroines, she remained dressed conservatively in the song. […]

  5. […] Commissioner was the crowning glory of this team and this movie became one of the biggest hits in 1994. In 1995 Shaji and Ranji did ‘The King’ with Mammooty and something happened after that for Ranji never did a movie with Shaji Kailas again. His next movie was Lelam (1997) with Joshi (aka Joshiy) as director. […]

  6. […] The location had nothing to do with the story and using this technique Kamal fell to depths only seen by Hindi film directors. Then this trend was picked up by Joshi (aka Joshiy) and Dileep. The energetic song, Shavaa Shavaa (Afsal, Sunitha Sarathy, Suresh Peters), in the film Runway was filmed abroad with Dileep and Kavya Madhavan dancing in the streets of Thailand and the beaches of Phuket. While other language heroines are scantily dressed in such scenes, since Kavya does not expose like other Malayali heroines, she remained dressed conservatively in the song. […]


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