Mollywood has a rare distinction among other industries on account of its vast no:of marvelous scenic locations that adds beauty to the core of movies. Like-that several locations have been used in enormous films as their major shooting spots. Most of them still rules the industry and waits for another tons of films.
1. Varikkaserry Mana
The most celebrated shooting spot of Mollywood, Varikkaserry Mana. This traditional asset is known for its rich heritage and liveliness. It is situated at Ottapalam in Palakkad district of Kerala. More than hundred films have been shot here which includes super-hits such as Devasuram, AaramThampuran, Madambi, Raapakal etc.
2. Fernhills Palace
The erstwhile summer residence of the Maharaja of Mysore, The Ferhills Palace situated in the hill station of The Nilgiris. Built in 1844, due to its natural beauty of dense forest, tea gardens and rich green valley, the place has always been in the top list for shooting. Popular movies such as Kilukkam, Minnaram, In Ghost House Inn, Ulladakkam etc were shot here.
3. Olappamanna Mana
The centurion traditional Illam, Olappamanna Mana is situated at Vellinezhi in Palakkad district of Kerala. The place is filled with culture and is the birth place of famous poet, Olappamanna. Superhit movies like Aaramthampuran, Narasimham, Aakashaganga, Naran, Drona etc were shot here.
4. Bekal Fort
The largest fort in Kerala, Bekal Fort which is situated in Kasaragod district. The fort is surrounded by sea and the major portions are drenched. The famous song ‘Uyire’ (Tamil) from the movie Bombay (film) has been shot here. Many such films, music albums, and commercial advertisements are being shot at Bekal Fort.
5. Hill Palace
Hill Palace is Kerala’s first heritage museum known for its royal collections of the Maharaja of Kochi. It is also known as Thripunithara Palace and is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. Movies such as Manichitra thazhu, Manathe kottaram were shot here.
Thalassery is one of the popular city situated on the Malabar Coast of Kannur. The place is well known for its architecture, cuisine and famous places.Superhit movies such as Malarvadi Arts Club, Thattathin Marayathu, Oru Vadakkan Selfie were shot here.
Located in Tamil Nadu, Pollachi is a famous place with lots of markets. Its weather condition, numerous villages, small towns and ancient palaces make it an ideal location for a village-themed movie and song sequences.Several advertisements, albums and movies such as Bombay, Roja, Ivan Maryadaraman etc were shot here.