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International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. ISSN 2250-3226 Volume 11, Number 1 (2021), pp. 7-15 © Research India Publications https://dx.doi.org/10.37622/IJHSS/11.1.2021.7-15 Misogyny in Malayalam Films Greeshma D. Guest Lecturer Sri Sathya Sai Arts and Science College Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Abstract Malayalam movies are always praised for the complexity of characters and their mesmerising scripts. But many raised voices against the misogyny that is still prevalent in the industry. Actresses have little or no role unless it is a female-centric movie. This condition reflects the deeply rooted gender discrimination and patriarchy in the state which upholds modernity only in the superficial level. Audience imitates their heroes and worships them as demi-gods. So, it is essential in their part to deliver healthy content. Even today, there is a lack of strong female characters in Malayalam movies, they are only reduced to ornaments and plot devices. Superstars and f...