Malayalam film ‘Valatty’ tops Google’s Most Searched Adventure Movie list

'Valatty' is an experimental movie which portrays that dogs do have feelings. It is directed by Devan and produced by Friday Film House.

ByArjun Ramachandran

Published Nov 13, 2023 | 1:29 PM Updated Nov 13, 2023 | 1:30 PM

Valatty tops Google's most searched adventure movie list

Malayalam film Valatty has achieved a rare feat. It bagged the top slot in Google’s Most Searched Adventure Movie list.

It is an experimental movie which portrays that dogs do have feelings. It is also vocal about the stray dog menace and how human beings deal with the problem without any proper mandate.

Valatty was released on 23 July and is an adventure-comedy romance film written. It is directed by Devan and produced by Friday Film House.

Upon its release, the movie evoked a good reception from critics and the audience.

After its premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on November 7, in other Indian languages too, Valatty received a tremendous response from the viewers.

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Valatty is a story based on dogs

‘Valatty’ is a story based on dogs. (Supplied)

The film made it to the number one spot on Google’s Most Searched Adventure Movie after getting a good response from the OTT audience.

The second place is bagged by Dungeons and Dragons: Honour followed by Bleach (3rd), Blue Beetle (4th) and Barbie in fifth place. 

The makers claimed that Valatty is the first Indian film to use real dogs as actors without VFX. The makers also used AI technology to make dogs talk.

Several mainstream actors in Malayalam have lent their voices to the dogs and other animals in the flick.

The film has the voices of Roshan Mathew, Raveena Ravi, Soubin Shahir, Sunny Wayne, Saiju Kurup, and Aju Varghese.

Director Devan, also an animal lover, in a conversation with South First wondered why dog films weren’t being made in India unlike in other countries.

“I wondered why such a concept has not been adopted in India yet, especially since Bollywood is a big industry. So, I developed the story and the script,” he said.

Related: We had set up a ‘dog park’ to train the canines in ‘Valatty’, says Malayalam director Devan