Imagine a scene in a Malayalam film where five brothers speak different dialects of same tongue. Sounds weird? Never, as unspecified number of instances, including in super hits, in which people living in the same place or same house speak different kinds of slang as if they have met the other day only! But the trend is showing a positive change if one goes by the recent movies.
Thus we hear Biju Menon with a Palakkadan slang('Ordinary'), Indrajith with a Thiruvananthapuram slang ('Eee Adutha Kaalathu') and Nivin Pauly with a Thalassery slang ('Thattathin Marayath').
Though a few of the earlier films such as 'Chemeen', 'Kodiyettam' or 'Kolangal' treat dialect in a serious manner, most of the other films had characters sounding the same.
"In those days there were only two types of dialects in Malayalam cinema, one is the standard Malayalam and other, the Valluvanadan. The regional dialects were used by comedians to evoke laughter. Hence characters like 'Thacholi Othenan' or 'Pazhassi Raja' never appeared rolled out slang," says Kalppatta Narayanan, noted writer and an ardent film viewer....more
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