151 Remarkable Malayalam Movies Everby rakeshrnath | created - 03 Mar 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
This is an attempt to list down the best 151 Malayalam movies ever made. Though I have not made any discrimination in between parallel and commercial cinema, I might have missed many of the hits in Malayalam. Would be great if u let me know so that I can add into.
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2. Perumthachan (1990)
In Kerala Legend, a pious and respected 'Perumthachan' or master carpenter of mixed background, builds temples and statues which is renowned all over kerala. He falls in love with the '... See full summary »
3. Thaniyavartanam (1987)
A school teacher living in a village belongs to a family with a history of lunatic males, and soon he falls prey despite being normal due to society misinterpreting his actions.
7. Odeyil Ninnu (1965)
175 min | Drama
A poor man living in Kerela follows his heart and instincts to save a child from the gutter, brings her up with love, only to find later in life that inevetibly she becomes spoilt and ... See full synopsis »
8. Piravi (1988)
110 min | Drama
Raghu, the only son of Raghava Chakyar was born late for him. So he poured his entire love and affection on him. Raghu, studying in an engineering college in a far away city has to arrive ... See full summary »
12. Mathilukal (1990)
Confined to the narrow space of a prison cell, Bashir falls in love with a woman in the neighbouring prison compound. They are separated by a high wall so that they never see each other and... See full summary »
17. Kodiyettam (1977)
137 min | Drama
Sankarankutty, a village simpleton, lives a carefree life, indulges in childish pursuits, lives off the money given to him by his sister (working elsewhere as a servant), and eats quite ... See full summary »
22. Bhoothakkannadi (1997)
115 min | Drama
Vidyadharan (Mammootty) is in jail and while working finds a link/hole to the outside world. But his vision is distorted through the eye magnifying lens he uses to view because of his fateful past.
26. Vidheyan (1994)
112 min | Drama
Thommy is a loyal and obedient slave of his aggressive and tyrannical master Bhaskara. He serves his master so faithfully that he goes to the extent of killing Bhaskara's wife on his orders.
27. Ponthan Mada (1994)
119 min | Drama
Set in 1940s, the film is about the irrational bonding of the low-caste Ponthan Mada with his colonial landlord Sheema Thampuran, who was expelled to British India from England during his youth for supporting the Irish Republican Army. Crossing the class boundaries, the two communicate through Thampuran's window, with Mada hanging from a palm tree.
28. Njan Gandharvan (1991)
146 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
The film is an esoteric fantasy about a girl and her passion for a celestial lover, who keeps appearing from a wooden statue that she found on a beach but is invisible to others.
29. Parinayam (1994)
163 min | Drama, History
The film is set in the pre-Independence orthodox 'Namboodiri' Brahmin community. Widowed at 17, only three months after being married to an old man, a young Brahmin girl has, therefore, to ... See full summary »
30. Paadha Mudhra (1988)
Paadha Mudra is a family film where an emotional battle happens to a son due to his father. Mohan Lal plays dual roles, one is a worker in the quarry, while the other is a home business owner.
31. Moonnam Pakkam (1988)
114 min | Drama
An old man spends his life in solitude awaiting his grandson to come for vacation after 6 years. He thought he was the most happiest man in the world until he found out that fate has something unpredictable for him.
35. T.D. Dasan Std: VI. B (2010)
98 min | Drama, Family
The story of a mother and a son in a village. Chndrika, the mother, and Dasan is her son who is eleven years old. Chandrika's husband Divakaran had deserted her and her son, when Dasan was ... See full summary »
37. Ustad Hotel (2012)
151 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An urbane chef from a well-to-do family with very high ambitions goes on to find approval from his conservative father, true love and the real purpose of his life.
38. Oru Cheru Punchiri (2000)
Oru Cheru Punchiri tells the story of a retired estate manager Krishna Kuruppu (Oduvil Unnikrishnan) in his mid seventies and his wife Ammalukutty (Nirmala Sreenivasan) in her mid sixties ... See full summary »
40. 101 Chodhyangal? (2013)
107 min | Drama, Family
Story of a 12 year old boy given a task of framing 101 questions by his teacher- without worrying about the answers. The plot moves around his life and the questions - that are intertwined ... See full summary »
41. Thalappavu (2008)
The movie is based on a true story about the confession of a police constable about gunning down a Naxalite (Arikkad Varghese) in a fake encounter as per the order of his superiors in 1970.
42. Manjadikuru (2008)
120 min | Drama, Family
This is story of homecoming from the late 1970s. Ten-year-old Vicky arrives at his grandparents' home in rural Kerala to attend his grandfather's funeral. The disjointed family gathers ... See full summary »
43. Neelakkuyil (1954)
An untouchable girl is found dead with her illegitimate child, the child is adopted by a postman, a high caste Hindu. No one knows the true identity of the real father of the child, until ... See full synopsis »
48. Innale (1989)
137 min | Drama, Romance
After a serious accident a girl who was hospitalized forgets her past. She stops worrying about her past when she fall in love with a man and finds herself secure with him. But the reality ... See full summary »
49. Aparan (1988)
115 min | Mystery, Thriller
Viswanathan, new in town, soon learns that he is being chased by enemies of his look-alike, who is a con man. Vishwanathan tries to find out Uthaman before its too late, but things don't go as planned.
50. Desatanakkili Karayarilla (1986)
Two school students plan to runaway while on the school trip. But with the entering of an uninvited man in the situation for their help and one of them falls in love with him, something is revealed which is not so pleasant.
51. Yavanika (1982)
147 min | Drama
Yavanika (The Curtain)...is the search for the truth..the truth behind the curtain (as it always be..), slowly unfolds as the story progress in a rapid pace and finally splits wide to it's ... See full summary »
53. Adaminte Makan Abu (2011)
101 min | Drama
Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim. Now in their late 70s, they decide that they will go for ... See full summary »
54. Ozhivudivasathe Kali (2015)
105 min | Crime, Drama
Five friends get together on a general election holiday for a booze party. As they started to booze, their inner characters started to come out. The fun mood dramatically changes.The game ... See full summary »
56. Agni Sakshi (1999)
Unni accepts Devaki as his wife and brings her into the fold of his Namboothiri illam. Bound by a plethora of traditional beliefs, customs and rituals that constitute life within four walls... See full summary »
59. Ottaal (2014)
81 min | Drama
Ottaal (The Trap) is an adaptation of one of Anton Chekhov's timeless works, Vanka. A story of the 18th century, but one that has travelled the time and space to be retold in the present ... See full summary »
61. CR No: 89 (2013)
A Jeep breaks down over the road through an old Forest road... Two men get out and look for a mechanic... They find one.. but when he reached at the spot he finds something fishy.. and the story revolves around these men...
65. Koodevide? (1983)
150 min | Drama
Alice, who lives with her brother, is a teacher at a convent school in Ooty. A neglected and unruly son of a MP, Xavier Puthooran joins the school in Alice's class. Alice manages to turn ... See full summary »
66. Thirakkatha (2008)
Film director Akbar, after his extremely successful first film, decides to base his second film on the life of a very popular yesteryear actress Malavika, whose present whereabouts are not known.
69. Kerala Cafe (2009)
140 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Ten stories meet at Kerala Cafe.
Directors: Uday Ananthan, Lal Jose, Shaji Kailas, Anjali Menon, M. Padmakumar, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Anwar Rasheed, Revathy, Shyamaprasad, B. Unnikrishnan | Stars: Sathyan Anthikad, Augustine, M.A. Baby, Nandan Chalissery
70. Veettilekkulla Vazhi (2011)
95 min | Drama, Family
The plot revolves around a doctor with a haunting past. Now working at a Prison Hospital, the Doctor is assigned the case of a woman a surviving member from a notorious terrorist group. .... See full summary »
72. Kaazhcha (2004)
137 min | Drama
Pavan is a boy who reached Kerala after he lost everything in the Gujarat earthquake on Republic Day. Operator Madhavan happens to meet the boy among the beggars. Initially he dislikes the ... See full summary »
75. Ozhimuri (2012)
127 min | Drama, Family
A 55-year old woman files a divorce petition against her 71-year old husband, after over 30 years of married life. Their son, and a female advocate searches for the reason and circumstances, changing their perception about some people.
76. Philips and the Monkey Pen (2013)
140 min | Comedy, Family
Ryan Philips is a school boy who is always up to mischief when it comes to studying the maths subject. His life is turned around when he discovers a magical pen at his antique collecting grandfather's house.
79. Kala Pani (1996)
178 min | Action, Drama
Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses the sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there.
80. Perumazhakkalam (2004)
146 min | Drama
A man accidentally kills his friend while fighting with a man who absconded with his money and is sentenced to death. His only way out is to obtain a letter of pardon from his friend's wife.
82. Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016)
120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Mahesh, a studio photographer and studio owner gets into a fight and loses. He ends up taking revenge which leads to certain realizations in his life.
83. Amma Ariyan (1986)
The story revolves around the incidents following the death of a young Naxalite, upon whose death his friends travel to the village where his mother lives to inform her of the death of her only son.
85. Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum (2017)
135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Prasad and Sreeja enter wedlock and move to a new place to continue the rest of their lives. Unfortunate events begin to take place after Prasad, a small-time thief, robs Sreeja's gold chain during a bus journey.
86. Ain (2014)
This cinema discusses the relationship between individual and society in the background of Muslim Community in Malabar area. Maanu is one who cannot identify his belonging anywhere. Umma (... See full summary »
89. Nirnnayakam (2015)
111 min | Drama, Family
Nirnayakam is a strong family drama dealing with a major social issue, shot at the National Defense Academy Pune, Mysore and Cochin. It is the story of a young man and the bond he shares with his parents.
90. Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho (2016)
147 min | Comedy, Drama
Ayappa's strongly wishes to travel by airplane. Kochavva helps the child to achieve this through his optimistic and practical ways. Ayappa learns what you love is important than what you wish in life.
92. Mrigaya (1989)
142 min | Drama
Plot is of a village in Kerala away from facilities .There has been atttack by a leopard every year .To get an end to this the villager calls for a hunter , Cheeru (mammoty) the son of a ... See full summary »
93. Pranchiyettan and the Saint (2010)
140 min | Comedy, Drama
Pranchiyettan is a successful businessman who often has talks with an imaginary St. Francis of Assisi. The story deals with how he goes about changing his embarrassing image to making a name for himself using wealth and contacts.
95. Angamaly Diaries (2017)
132 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
Vincent Pepe who wanted to be a powerful leader of a righteous gang that ruled the city, like his seniors. And then there's the rival clan with the malicious gangsters of Angamaly a locale on which the film is based.
98. Traffic (2011)
122 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
The lives of some different people get intertwined when a girl is in urgent need of a heart transplant with the only heart donor being many miles of traffic away.