Maalai Nera Mallipoo is a 2023 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Sanjay Narayanan and starring Vinithra Menon and Ashwin in the lead roles. It was released on 9 June 2023 through the streaming service aha Tamil.
The film marked the directorial debut of Sanjay Narayanan, an erstwhile assistant director to Selvaraghavan. Narayanan worked on the film aged 21 and had conceptualised during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maalai Nera Mallipoo tells the tale of how the lockdown affected the livelihoods of sex workers, who were left in the lurch by a system that doesn’t treat them with respect and dignity.
Directed by Sanjay Narayanan
Produced by Vijayalakshmi Narayanan
Starring Vinithra Menon, Ashwin, Dhinesh Pandiyar, Samyuktha
Cinematography Noydup Dorjee & Benny Richardson
Edited by Sanjay Narayanan
Music by Hrithik Shakthivel
Production Every Frame Matters
Distributed by aha Tamil
Release date 9 June 2023