From ‘Kaliyattam’ to ‘Joji’: A list of Malayalam adaptations of Shakespeare

From ‘Kaliyattam’ to ‘Joji’: A list of Malayalam adaptations of Shakespeare
MollywoodDirector Jayaraj tops the list, having adapted three celebrated plays of the Bard into his films.Tnm StaffStills from 'Kaliyattam', 'Annayum Rasoolum' and 'Joji'Actors and writers of theatre have time and again forayed into the world of cinema, bringing with them the magic of the stage. Makers of Malayalam cinema have adapted several renowned plays into films. And William Shakespeare, the Bard loved all over the world, has also influenced a number of movies. Director Jayaraj tops the list, having adapted three celebrated plays of the Bard into his films. There have been others down the lane. Here is a list of Malayalam films adapted, loosely or otherwise, from Shakespeare plays. 1. Kaliyattam (1997): This Jayaraj movie of Suresh Gopi and Manju Warrier is perhaps the first noticed Shakespearean adaptation in Malayalam. The actors play a married couple, in this adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello. Suresh Gopi plays Kannan Perumalayan, a Theyyam artiste,
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