The nominees for Best Film are:
Salt N' Pepper ( Sadanandan Rangorath & Debobroto Mandal / Lucsam Cinema )
Melvilasom ( Muhammed Salim / Mark Movies )
Indian Rupee ( Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan, Shaji Natesan / August Cinema )
Adaminte Makan Abu ( Salim Ahamed Ashraf Bedi / Allens Media )
Traffic ( Listin Stephen / Magic Frames )
You know how sometimes, you look at the Best Film category at certain awards functions, and you wonder how some of those films got there? Not this time. Five absolutely terrific, top-notch films.
These five films easily made my list of Top Ten Malayalam films for 2011. A couple of these films easily could take top spot as my favorite film of the year.
The problem? They are all so good, that one minute, I think one is best; another minute, another film.
So, if you're looking for good Malayalam films to watch, you can do no worse than any one of these five. Though I'd probably suggest you start with Salt N' Pepper. Or maybe Traffic.
No, seriously. Go watch them all. But I won't be surprised if Indian Rupee ends up winning the SIIMA for Best Film.