Malayalam cinema or Malluwood is one of the noteworthy apparatus of the Cinema of India and contributed immensely to the art and as mass medium. It has been producing some significant films with the passage of time. Popular actors here are Adoor Bhasi, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Bharath Gopi, M.G. Soman, Madhu, Prem Nazir and the actresses are Seema, Sharada, Sheela among others. Musical legends of the region are K J Yesudas, Devarajan, M S Baburaj, Ravindran who have significantly contributed to the film music here. Musicians Vayalar-Devarajan are legendary for their melodies for many decades. Lyricist Sreekumaran Thambi, Yusaf Ali Kechery, and P. Bhaskaran are recognized in the industry for their skill.