This is the best 50 movies in the malayalam language ,selected by cinemaparadiso club members....
Unexpected happenings occur when the forbidden rooms of an old bungalow which is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a revengeful dancer, is opened. (169 mins.)
“ മണിച്ചിത്രത്താഴ് ....(psychological thriller.)
Unexpected happenings occurs when the forbidden doors were reopened in the old haunted bungalow. ” - mechril007
A satire on contemporary Kerala politics where brothers turn local leaders of rival parties, leading to distress to their aged and once-proud parents. (138 mins.)
“ സന്ദേശം (black comedy-political satire)
A railway station master , who returns home after retirement to find his sons Prabhakaran (Sreenivasan) & Prakashan (Jayaram) as jobless and irresponsible . Their political rivalry spills over & begins to dictate every aspect of family life.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandhesam ” - mechril007
Butterflies of the Spraying Rain
Jayakrishnan falls in love with two girls, Radha and Clara, and fights his confusion about whom he should marry and spend his life with. (151 mins.)
“ തൂവാന തുമ്പികള് (Romantic)
The film revolves around Jayakrishnan (Mohanlal) who falls in love with two women; Radha (Parvathy) a distant relative of his and Clara (Sumalatha) an escort in town. This movie based on the novel Udakappola .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoovanathumbikal ” - mechril007
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
The film is based on a legend about the Chekavar warriors.An alternative version of epic battle between two legendary Chekavar's through villain's perspective. (168 mins.)
“ ഒരു വടക്കന് വീര ഗാഥ -English: A Northern Story Of Valor
Its a story of chandhu , who is a negative character in the old stories.
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha presents an alternative version of the same legend, as it presents the incident from Chandu's (Mammotty) perspective, suggesting that grave injustice has been done to Chandu by wrongly accusing him of replacing the rivets ” - mechril007
The heir to a village elder's family squanders his inheritance and bullies all and sundry. (187 mins.)
“ ദേവാസുരം -English: The God Demon
The rivalry between Mangalassery Neelakantan (Mohanlal) and Mundakkal Shekaran (Napoleon) .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devasuram ” - mechril007
The life of a young man turns upside down when he intervenes in a dispute in order to rescue his father (a cop) from a ruthless local outlaw. (124 mins.)
“ കിരീടം-English: The Crown
The film is about a Sethumadhavan ,( played Mohanlal) whose hopes and aspirations are shattered by a combination of fate and human failing. It explores how society type-casts individuals and forces them to act that part whether they like it or not.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kireedam_%281989_film%29 ” - mechril007
Chacko Master(Thilakan)is a school headmaster in Mathematics. He is a very strict teacher and does not... (150 mins.)
“ സ്പടികം-English: Prism.
The movie tells the life between a very strict and disciplined mathematics teacher Chako master (Thilakan) and his son Thoma (Mohanlal ) who is rowdy wanted by the authorities as a prime suspect in many unsolved crimes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spadikam ” - mechril007
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 Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there. (178 mins.)
“ കാലാപാനി -English: Black Water. (historical drama)
The film is about the lives of prisoners in British India who are brought to Kālā Pānī, the Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaalapani_%281996_film%29 ” - mechril007
An uneducated fisherman wants her daughter to be educated and want her to become a doctor but his dreams get shattered when she falls in love with her childhood friend. (150 mins.)
“ അമരം-English: Stern
Amaram is the story of Achootty (Mammootty), a fisherman and his daughter, Radha (Maadhu).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaram ” - mechril007
Rajeev Menon (Mohanlal) is a wealthy orphan, a spoilt rich brat who grew up to be an eccentric millionaire... (154 mins.)
Rajiv Menon (Mohanlal) is born into riches and is an alcoholic with absolutely no aim in life. With no parents to guide him and with the family business being run by a trusted manager.Soon Rajiv gets attached to one of his friend's children and decides that he wants to have a child of his own, but neither does he want to get married nor does he want to adopt a baby. One of his good friends, guide and philosopher Dr. Hameed (Sukumaran), advises Rajiv to rent a womb.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dasharatham ” - mechril007
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.
The story revolves around a family whose male members have a history of lunacy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaniyavarthanam ” - mechril007
Two youngsters from rival clans fall in love. (150 mins.)
“ Anjooran (N. N. Pillai), and his four sons Balaraman (Thilakan), Swaminathan (Innocent), Premachandran (Bheeman Raghu) and Ramabhadran (Mukesh) are in severe enmity with the Achamma and her Anappara family
But unfortunately Ramabhadran (Mukesh) fell in love with classmate Malu (Kanaka), who is the granddaughter of Anappara Achamma .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfather_%281991_film%29 ” - mechril007
Situations turn a man, who believes in secularism, into an extremist. He plots to bomb a monastery, where the survivors of a riot take refuge.
“ ഗുരു- literally "the religious teacher and spiritual guide"
Guru is a fantasy film. It is highly symbolic and makes a statement on terrorism and the evils of the world.
The film was selected as India's official entry to the Oscars to be considered for nomination in the Best Foreign Film category. It failed to get the nomination and was discarded by the jury.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_%281997_film%29 ” - mechril007
After loosing their jobs, Dasen and Vijayan don't see any chances to get work in Kerala. So both try to escape to middle east but ends up in Tamil Nadu, but can they find luck there? (158 mins.)
“ നാടോടി കാറ്റ്-The Vagabond Wind.
The story revolves around two impecunious young Indian men, Ramdas (Mohanlal) and Vijayan (Sreenivasan) who not being able to find any job in Kerala, plan to immigrate to Gulf to make their fortunes, but get deceived and they end up in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadodikkattu ” - mechril007
Father who stays in US, comes to spend his vacation with his daughter and son in law but is unaware that she has been ditched. This prompts his friend to hire a man to play the role of her husband for the time being. (159 mins.)
“ ചിത്രം- English: Picture
Vishnu (mohanlal ) is actually an escaped convict from jail who is sentenced to death is fell in love with Kalyani (Ranjini), the daughter of a wealthy NRI .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chithram ” - mechril007
Ramji Rav Speaking
Three unemployed men find answers to all their financial problem when they decide to get involved in a kidnapping scheme. (150 mins.)
“ റാംജി റാവു സ്പീകിംഗ്-
The film is about the life of a drama troupe (Urvasai Theater) owner Mannar Mathayi (Innocent) , Gopalakrishnan (Mukesh),Balakrishnan (Saikumar). one day a misdialed call coming to their home from A gang leader called Ramji Rao (Vijayaraghavan) who kidnapped the daughter of a rich businessman Urumees Thampan (Devan) and is asking a ransom of a lakh rupees.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramji_Rao_Speaking ” - mechril007
Narasimha Mannadiar is a village lord famous for his thirst for justice and fearlessness. Hyder Marakkar, a notorious criminal awaiting capital punishment has means to prevent it. Mannadiar must battle to ensure that justice is prevailed.
“ Narasimha Mannadiar (Mammootty) taking revenge against Hyder Marakkar (Tiger Prabhakar), who is killed Mannadiar's brother Veerasimha Mannadiar (Jayaram). ” - mechril007
A man comes to an isolated valley to take revenge on his friend who murdered his wife. (130 mins.)
“ താഴ്വാരം-English: The Valley)
Balan(mohanlal ) is back in search of Raju (Salim Ghouse) to avenge for the death of his wife.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thazhvaram ” - mechril007
Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal
A beautiful and well told love story of a guy who falls in love with the newly moved neighbor girl. But the girl's situation was worst than he thought when he finds that the man who was told to be her father was her stepfather. (137 mins.)
“ നമുക്ക് പാര്ക്കാന് മുന്തിരി തോപ്പുകള്-Vineyards for Us to Dwell In
Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal is a warm and lyrical motion picture centered around a Malayalee Syrian Christian-Nasrani family.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namukku_Parkkan_Munthiri_Thoppukal ” - mechril007
The retelling of epic Ramayana through the lives of two brothers, their affection, their professional rivalry and the eventual transition of each person. (147 mins.)
Bharatham is interpreted as a modern day adaptation of the Ramayana from Bharath's perspective. How, in the absence of his elder brother, Bharath takes the responsibility of the family and hides his griefs is the core of the story.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharatham ” - mechril007
Pranchiyettan and the Saint
Chirammal Enashu Francis, a.k.a. Pranchiyettan (Mammootty), is a successful businessman based in Thrissur... (140 mins.)
“ പ്രാഞ്ചിയെട്ടന് ആന്ഡ് saint..
Chirammal Enashu Francis, a.k.a. Pranchiyettan (Mammootty), is a successful businessman based in Thrissur. He is a devotee of Saint Francis of Assisi and often has imaginary conversations with the saint. His ancestors were rice traders, but he has grown beyond the small rice shop to expand his business into jewellery, real estate, finance, shopping complexes and lot more. Even though he is successful and wealthy, he is not well-educated (He has not cleared the SSLC exams), is unhappy with his name and also wants to become a celebrity...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pranchiyettan_&_the_Saint ” - mechril007
An emotional thriller based on a road trip from Kochi to Palakkad. Inspired from the real events that happened in Chennai. (122 mins.)
“ The film has its narrative in a hyperlink format.
An emotional thriller based on a road trip from Kochi to Palakkad, which carrying a heart of a medically death person to a girl ,who is waiting for this heart for a replant opeation on operation table...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_%282011_film%29 ” - mechril007
A tourist guide finds himself taking care of a mentally challenged girl with a troubled past. (155 mins.)
“ കിലുക്കം, English: Jingle..
Nandini (Revathy), is an illegitimate child who comes to Ooty, in search of her father who is a retired chief justice of supreme court. She finds Joji (Mohanlal), a tourist guide and acts as though she is mentally retarded and takes shelter in his home. Eventually she reveals her true identity and they slowly begin to fall in love. Other parallel threads includes the life of Joji and Nischal (Jagathy Sreekumar) and also that of Kittunni (Innocent) who leads a miserable and frustrated life as a servant.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilukkam ” - mechril007
A realistic and practical movie about two lovers of different religions;and the life of people around them... (168 mins.)
“ The film revolves around the relationship between a young Muslim taxi driver Rasool (Fahadh Faasil) and a Latin Christian girl Anna (Andrea Jeremiah) from Vypeen.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annayum_Rasoolum ” - mechril007
A man with a serious case of inferiority complex is married to a beautiful girl. Soon, his love and care turns into suspicion. (120 mins.)
“ വടക്കുനോക്കിയന്ത്രം-English:Mariner's Compass
The film is about the marital discord caused by a husband's inferiority complex.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vadakkunokkiyantram ” - mechril007
“ it tells the story of a college student Lal played by Mohanlal, who takes on 3 Masters degree in college and continues as a student in the college as he was an orphan. The story revolves around the college and various events happening in the college.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarvakalashala ” - mechril007
Plot is of a village in Kerala away from facilities .There has been atttack by a leopard every year...
“ മൃഗയ, meaning The Hunt
Mrugaya is tells the story of Varunni (Mammootty), the uncultured and drunkard hunter arrived in the village to kill a man-eating leopard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrigaya_%281989_film%29 ” - mechril007
Sreensan is a goldsmith who is in love with Urvashi. Her father(Innocent) doesn't approve , so Sreenivasan tells her that he will call her out...
“ Bhaskaran(Sreenivasan), the local village goldsmith is in love with Snehalatha(Urvashi) and he giving a gift of gold necklace made of 10 pavans (sovereigns) as a symbol of Bhaskaran's love.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponmuttayidunna_Tharavu ” - mechril007
Left Right Left
Interlinked story of three men (an evil politician, an eccentric cop & a former revolutionist) with different perspectives on life resulted due to confrontation of death in their childhood. (155 mins.)
“ ലെഫ്റ്റ് റൈറ്റ് ലെഫ്റ്റ്
The title signifies the rhythm of one's walk. Left Right Left revolves around the lives of Jayan (Indrajith), Roy (Murali Gopy), Sahadevan (Hareesh Peradi), Anitha (Lena) and Jennifer (Remya Nambeesan). The film is set in three periods – the 60s/70s, the 80s/90s and the present.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Right_Left_%28film%29 ” - mechril007
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. (114 mins.)
“ English: The Third day, Malayalam: മൂന്നാം പക്കം
Its the story of a grandfather Thampi (Thilakan) and his grandson Bhasker aka Pachu (Jayaram) in a vacation time.During one day Pachu and and his friend gets pulled into the ocean and only his friend manages to escape..
Ajayan ” - mechril007
The story unfolds as Unnikrishnan (Mammootty), a convict, now free from the jail tells his tragic love story to his fellow passengers in a school bus... (124 mins.)
“ Malayalam: യാത്ര, meaning The Journey
The story unfolds as Unnikrishnan (Mammootty), a convict, now free from the jail tells his tragic love story to his fellow passengers in a school bus. An orphan and a forest officer by profession, he falls in love with a local girl, Thulasi, during his stay at a forest area. They decided to get married and he sets off to inform his marriage to his best friend. On his way back the police arrests him as a suspected criminal, who has some visible similarities of Unnikrishnan. There he accidentally kills a police man and gets life imprisonment. During his early days at jail, he writes a letter to Thulasi asking to forget him. When his prison term was about to complete, he wrote a letter to light a lamp if she still waits for him. After long years of torments in the jail he goes to meet Thulasi, and does she still waits for him? That's the question of his fellow passengers too. She waits for him and they get united
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yathra ” - mechril007
Familial strife follows a marriage across social classes.
“ its tells the story of a big brother..
The shooting of the film Devaasuram was nearby, wherein Cochin Haneefa and Janardhanan played roles in the film.
Geetha had to reject the lead female role in the film Akashadoothu for completing this film. ” - mechril007
After exposing the wrong-doings of two corrupt politicians, Delhi-based Journalist, Vijay Kumar, is... (143 mins.)
“ The film is about a Delhi-based journalist who is imprisoned in a mental asylum after exposing the wrongdoings of two corrupted politicians, and his subsequent attempts at revenge ” - mechril007
Oru CBI Diary Kurippu
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) led by Sethuram Iyer investigate an unnatural death. (137 mins.)
“ This film is the first in the series of the CBI investigative thrillers featuring Mammootty as CBI officer Sethurama Iyer. ” - mechril007
A henpecked politician wants his name attached to a new bridge, even if that means destroying another, perfectly serviceable bridge. (140 mins.)
“ The film is a satirical comedy with intentionally exaggerated story line and caricature-like characters.
The film tries to caricature the political scenario in the state of Kerala and especially corruption by politicians. ” - mechril007
“ (Malayalam: പാലേരി മാണിക്യം: ഒരു പാതിരാക്കൊലപാതകത്തിന്റെ കഥ, English: Manikyam of Paleri: A Midnight Murder Story)
It is based on a best selling Malayalam novel of the same name by T. P. Rajeevan, which said the true story of the first recorded murder case in Kerala.Mammooty plays three characters in the filmThe film tells the story of a private detective, who returns to his birthplace, a village called Paleri, to solve a murder mystery that occurred on the same night he was born ” - mechril007
A millionaire (Mammootty) returns to his village without disclosing who he was in the village. (120 mins.)
“ അഴകിയ രാവണന്
Shankar Das (Mammootty) is a rich businessman who returns to his native village in (Alappuzha). No one in the village is aware of his past. During his childhood he was a servant of the local feudal lord Chatothu Panickar (Rajan P. Dev). He left the job after getting severely punished for kissing the lord's young daughter. He fled to Mumbai and there he became a successful businessman. ” - mechril007
Yavanika (The Curtain)...is the search for the truth..the truth behind the curtain (as it always be..)... (147 mins.)
“ (Malayalam: യവനിക, English: When the Curtain Falls)
The film explores backstage drama of a travelling drama group. The plot is structured around the search for an unpopular tabla player of the troupe who suddenly disappears. ” - mechril007
ACP Antony Mosses finds the killer of his friend ACP Aryan Jacob and just before revealing it, he meets with an accident, causing him to forget everything. Days later, he is forced to investigate the murder once again. (145 mins.)
“ The movie opens with ACP Antony Moses aka Rascal Moses (Prithviraj) getting into an accident which causes him, a partial memory loss. Before the accident, he had solved the murder case of his friend, Assistant Commissioner Aaryan John Jacob (Jayasurya), who was killed during a gallantry awards ceremony at police/parade grounds possibly by a Long range rifle... ” - mechril007
He was the best father any son would dream of. His dream was to see his son as an IAS Officer. And he almost saw it.....almost (160 mins.)
“ Based on Padmarajan's short story "Orma", which portrays the effects of Alzheimer's disease on the life of an individual and his family ” - mechril007
“ ചിന്താ വിഷ്ടയായ ശ്യാമള(English: Shyamala lost in thought)
The film is about an irresponsible husband and his neglected family. ” - mechril007
In Harihar Nagar
4 unemployed men who are in hariharnagar( a place ) tries to impress a newly came girl next door.The story goes to next level villan comes and asks his box containing money (133 mins.)
“ Mahadevan (Mukesh), Govindan Kutty (Siddique), Appukuttan (Jagadish) and Thomas Kutty (Ashokan) are four young men who live in the town 'Harihar Nagar . Maya (Geetha Vijayan) is the neighbor of Mahadevan (Mukesh), To get her notice, these four friends makina an imaginary story about her brother...but its leads them to an unexpected situations.. ” - mechril007
“ ഹിസ് ഹൈനെസ്സ് അബ്ദുള്ള
The story follows Abdullah (Mohanlal) who is hired by the members of a wealthy royal family to assassinate the family head Maharaja Udayavarma (Nedumudi Venu). Abdullah comes into the royal palace under the disguise Ananthan Namboothiri, a classical singer, and tries to use this mask to softly kill the Maharaja. ” - mechril007
Pavan is a boy who reached Kerala after he lost everything in the Gujarat earthquake on the Republic Day... (137 mins.)
“ its the story of Madhavan (Mammootty) and a six-year-old boy (Yash) who is displaced from his native Gujarat and separated from his family after the devastating earthquake... ” - mechril007
In Kerala Legend, a pious and respected 'Perumthachan' or master carpenter of mixed background, builds... (140 mins.)
“ its the story of a Perunthachan" (പെരു - Peru/big, തച്ചന് - thachan/craftsman) meaning the master carpenter or the master craftsman is an honorific title that is used to refer to an ancient legendary carpenter (ആശാരി Asari), architect, woodcarver and sculptor (stone/wood) from Kerala, India ” - mechril007
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.
“ The film is a tribute to the yesteryear actresses who had been graceful, popular figures in cinema during their younger age with patronage and later got completely disregarded by the industry, media and the masses alike. Ranjith has drawn inspiration from the life of many actresses
Akbar Ahmed (Prithviraj) is a film director .Akbar decides to base his second film on the life of yesteryear actress Malavika (Priyamani), who was once a very popular actress and whose present whereabouts are unknown. Akbar and his friends go tracking Malavika’s biography. ” - mechril007
The Magnifying Lens
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. (115 mins.)
“ It tells the story of Vidyadharan (Mammootty), a clocksmith's incapability to deal with the harsh realities of his life ” - mechril007
“ The film revolves around three men, Zechariah (Mammootty), Bilal (Ashokan), and Gopi (Nedumudi Venu), who go to a brothel in a remote village and the problems they had to face there in the next 24 hours. ” - mechril007
Pappayude Swantham Appoos
The movie explores the relationship between a father who is depressed after the death of his wife and his neglected son. (146 mins.)
“ The movie explores the relationship between a father who is depressed after the death of his wife and his neglected son.. ” - mechril007
A man coming from dubai tries to do social service to people by buying a bus but miserably fails due to the act to many politicians. (144 mins.)
“ The story follows Murali (Mohanlal) who starts a bus service, and the problems he had to face with the trade unions. ” - mechril007