My interest in watching Malayalam films has grown recently, and believe me when I say that they never fail to impress when it comes to strong material and outstanding acting. When I first saw Bangalore Days, I became more interested in Malayalam cinema.
I know I’m late to the party, but I’m not one to let good things pass me by, so I kept watching and finishing flicks like C u Soon, Charlie, Premam, Ustad Hote, and others in less than a week.
Since then, I’ve been keeping track on new releases, and here are some of the fantastic films that I’ve seen that are easily available on OTT platforms and have high IMDb ratings. Keep these movies in your bookmarks and stay away from the dull stuff. Continue reading.
Operation java 8.3
The film is a crime drama that follows a group of police detectives from Kochi’s cyber unit as they investigate a series of inexplicable incidents and illegal operations. The film has an emotional consistency that keeps the running duration from feeling too long. When the final cards are dealt, you will applaud. Tharun Moorthy is the director of the film.
The movie is a finger which is pointed towards the entire political system which is corrupt. It centres around three cops who must flee for their lives after being falsely accused during a political election. The film portrays the life of a typical Kerala police officer in a realistic manner! Martin Prakkat directed the film, which stars Kunchako Boban, Joju George, and Nimisha Sajayan in the key roles.
Maheshinte Prathikaaram 8+
The film is a Romance/Drama about a photographer who is beaten up by a stranger while attempting to solve a problem. He vows to exact revenge on him after being insulted, and he falls in love with his sister as a result. And the story goes on. The unique filmmaking and a neat performance by the cast is on point. The movie is directed by Dileesh Pothan and has won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam.
Joji is a crime/drama about an engineering student who abandons his studies. He comes from a wealthy family and is the youngest of his siblings. He is motivated by avarice and mindless ambition, and as a result, he does something unexpected at a family gathering. The cast gives excellent performances in the film. Joji is directed by Dileesh Pothan and is available on Amazon Prime.
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum 8.2
The film redefines the concept of right and wrong. The plot of the movie revolves around a newly wed couple who are trying very hard to cope up with their financial crisis. The film can be as simple or as sophisticated as you wish. Dileesh Pothan directs the film, which received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam.
Kumbalangi Nights 8.6
Kumbalangi is a charming love and relationship story. Saji, Bonny, Bobby, and Franky are siblings that do not get along throughout the film. However, a tragedy occurs, forcing them to put their egoism aside and support one another. Madhu C. Narayanan is the director.
Drishyam 2: 8.7
The story follows a father who enjoys his life with his wife and daughters. Things take a turn for the worst when his family commits an unintentional crime, forcing him to keep it hidden and protect them. The film is, without a doubt, the best suspense thriller ever made. Jeetu Joseph was the director of the film.