Thodupuzha, Hollywood of Kerala


     Thodupuzha  largest town of Idukki district in Kerala and famous shooting location of Malayalam film industry. In most of the Malayalam films, we could see green scenery, hill stations and beautiful rivers and these shooting locations are none other than its Thodupuzha where shootings takes place invariably and this makes Thodupuzha to call as Hollywood of Kerala.


           In Idukki district  kudayathoor is a place situated near to thodupuzha is the most famous filmy spot. Kudayathoor or which can be also named as keralas kodaikanal has been and is always considered as the luckiest place for Mollywood. Vellimoonga, ohm Shanthi Oshana, Drishyam, Kunjikoonan, Rasathanthram and Kadhaparayumbol are some movies pictured from here.

A comprehensive picturization of shooting locations in Thodupuzha



famous Malayalam movie Drishyam was picturised from this place. The beautiful locations and background scenes of the film is an unforgettable view for every malayalees. Another film names purappadu (actor-mammoth)was also shooter from this place. This film made kudayathoor a highlight for Mollywood.

About Kudayathoor

Kudayathoor is a place situated near Thodupuzha in Idukki can reach this place by routing through Thodupuzha-Puliyanmala road.

Famous Malayalam  Movies Captured In Thodupuzha

Kunjikoonan, valsalyam, lakshmiyum njanum, vismaya thumbath, Drishyam, Kadhaparayumbol, Rasathanthram, nadan pennum nattupramaniyum, Vellimoonga, veruthe alla bharya.


Malankara Dam

One of the most attractive tourist spot of kudayathoor is malankara dam.


Mesmeric Song “aattinkara” From Mollywood Hit Rasathanthram Film

One of the hit songs of 2006 is “aattinkara”which was captured near river flowing through  Malankara dam.


More about Malankara Dam

it’s the most famous dam of Idukki district which was mainly constructed for power generation purpose.


The mukkavala and the bridge in kudayathoor can be seen in all movies.The village is also famous for its rural beauty.The most eternal attraction of this place is the greenery which can be seen in all climatic conditions.

Kaipa kavala

The main location of Drishyam movie is kaipa kavala,near kudayathoor.The police station and the tea stall of the film was also set up in this place. Other movie named Meerayude dukham muthuvinte swapnam was also shooted from here.

How to reach kaipa kavala

This place is one and half km away from kanjar, Anakkayam, Thodupuzha route.

Kadha Parayumbol movie and it’s shooting location

The climax scene of the movie was captured in the rubber plantations of kaipa kavala.


In the film Kadha parayumbol (acted by Mr. Sreenivasan), actors house was setup in rubber plantations of kaipa kavala.


Thengumpally kavala is located 1km away from kaipa kavala town. Mollywood movie kunjikoonan acted by Mr Dileep was taken from this place. The telephone booth and surroundings was set up in this place.

Mammootty’s Movies

Jawan of vellimala, Daivathinte swantham cleetus, palunku, arayannangalude veedu are some films captured from Kudayathoor.


Jayaram Hits

Veruthe oru bharya, manasinakkare, swapna sanchari are his movies shooted from here.


Kalabhavan Mani’s Superhit

This place is famous for its cinematography with huge success of movie Vasanthiyum lakshmiyum pinne njanum.


Dileep hits

Swale, Merikundoru Kunjadu are some movies captured from this place.


Lal Jose’s Favourite

kudayathoor and its nearby locations are favorite shooting location for laljose. His movie  ‘Elsamma enna aankutty’ was picturized from here.


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