Today, I discovered a show on YouTube called 'Cinema Karyangal' (സിനിമ കാര്യങ്ങള്), which is broadcast on Amrita TV. This show provides a very informative behind-the scenes look at the Malayalam film industry. It's hosted by noted director Lal Jose.
My current Malayalam TV package does not include Amrita TV, so I was totally unaware that such a show existed. What a great idea for a show! It's almost like free film school.
Some of the episodes that I've seen covered topics like dubbing, sound effects, stunts, script writing, associate directors, directors, background music etc. There is also an episode covering the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, the world's largest film studio complex.
If you're interested in learning about the workings of the Malayalam film industry or about filmmaking in general, you will love this show.
To view more episodes, go to the Amrita TV channel on YouTube and search for "Cinema Karyangal".