Merryland Studio

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Merryland Studio
Film production
Industry Motion pictures
Founded 1951 (1951)
Founder P. Subramaniam
Defunct 1979
Headquarters Nemom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Merryland Studio (1951–1978) was the second film production studio in the Malayalam language film industry of India. It was established in 1951 by director-producer P. Subramaniam in Nemom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The studio has produced 69 films, with 59 of them directed by P. Subrahmaniam himself. The films were produced under the banner of Neela Productions. Merryland Studio was famous for their professional rivalry with Kunchacko's Udaya Studio, which was the first movie studio of Kerala.

History[edit]

When cinema became a passion, Subramaniam decided to buy some property to begin a studio complex. He bought land at Nemom, Thiruvananthapuram, and founded the studio in 1951, with two floors and a single camera. The first production Atma Sakhi (1952), was given a lukewarm reception by viewers. It was the comedy film Avakashikal that put Merryland on the success chart. Mantravadi (1957) was the first film that made Subramaniam a director. He went on to direct 59 films, out of the 69 films produced by Merryland. The list includes a string of landmark films of Malayalam cinema history.

Hridayathinte Nirangal was the last movie to come out of Merryland. Subramaniam died in 1979, and it spelt the death knell of Merryland Studio as a powerhouse of Malayalam Cinema.

Television[edit]

The following serials are produced by Karthikeyan and murugan under the banner of merry land, sree subramaniam enterprises ,Sree Visakh creations and Sree saran Creations.

Year Title Language Genre Director Channel Notes
2004-2005 Kadamattathu Kathanar (TV series) Malayalam Horror Suresh Unnithan Asianet
2005 Ezham kadalinakkare Thriller Suresh Unnithan Asianet
2005 Krishna Kripa Sagaram Mythology Suresh Unnithan Amrita TV
2006-2007 Swami Ayyappan (TV series) Suresh Unnithan Asianet
2008 Shri Krishna Leela Suresh Unnithan
2008-2010 Shri Mahabhagavatham Thulasidas
2009 Swami ayyappan saranam Thulasidas
2009-2012 Devimahathmyam Viji Thampi, Thulasidas
2011-2015 Amma Drama Dileep Thavanur
2012 Sabarimala Shri Dharmashastha Mythology Thulasidas
2015-2016 Vazhve mayam Drama Manoj LM DD Malayalam
2015 Sreekrishna vijayam Mythology Manjoj LM Janam TV
2015 7 Rathrikal Horror Manoj LM Asianet
2015-present Pranayam (TV series) Drama Sudheesh Sankar Asianet
2016-Present Sathyam Shivam Sundaram Mythology Manoj LM Amrita TV

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