Merryland Studio

Merryland Studio was the second film studio in Kerala, India. It was established in 1950 by the legendary P. Subramaniam in Nemom, who was also known as Bheeshmacharya of Cinema.He was well known for his success in business, political influence and cinema where he went on to produce 70 films, with 59 of them directed by Subramaniam himself. Their home productions were produced under the company Neela Productions. Merryland Studio was famous for their professional rivalry with Kunchacko's Udaya Studio, which was the first movie studio in Kerala.

Merryland Cinemas
TypeFilm production
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded1951 (1951)
FounderP. Subramaniam
HeadquartersNemom, Trivandrum, Kerala
Key people
Visakh Subramaniam


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.[1]

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.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]




The following serials are produced by Karthikeyan and Murugan under the banner of Merryland, Sree Subramaniam Enterprises, Sree Saravana Enterprises and Sree Saran Creations.

Year Title Language Genre Director Channel Notes
2004-2005 Kadamattathu Kathanar (TV series) Malayalam Horror T.S.Saji Asianet
2005 Ezham kadalinakkare Thriller Suresh Unnithan
2005 Krishna Kripa Sagaram Mythology Rajasenan 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 Completed 1000 episodes
2010-2012 Alavudeente Albuthavilakku Fantasy T.S.Suresh Babu
2011-2015 Amma Drama Kannan Thamarakkulam/Dileep Thavanur Completed 1008 episodes
2012 Sabarimala Shri Dharmashastha Mythology Thulasidas
2015-2016 Vazhve mayam Drama Manoj LM DD Malayalam
2015 Sreekrishna vijayam Mythology Manoj LM Janam TV
2015 Durga Drama Kurupp Mararikkulam
2015 7 Rathrikal Horror Manoj LM Asianet
2015-2017 Pranayam (TV series) Drama Sudheesh Sankar/Thulasidas
2016-2018 Sathyam Shivam Sundaram Mythology Manoj LM Amrita TV
2018 Kumarasambhavam Manoj LM
2019–2020 Sabarimala Swami Ayyapan Kannan Thamarakkulam Asianet
2020-Present Paadatha Painkilli Drama Sudheesh Sankar Asianet


  1. ^ Lekshmy Gopalakrishnan (2 January 2009). "Visionary and entrepreneur". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
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