Malayalam Moviesby vv-vishnuvijay | last updated - 16 Feb 2013 | Public
A list of some of the great and must watch Malayalam movies. All the movies which I mention here are released after 1980. The list includes both art and commercial movie. These are my favorite movies. The list is in random order.
5. 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 »
6. 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 »
8. Manivatharile Aayiram Sivarathrikal (1987)
Veena, a teenager, goes to visit her maternal grandfather in Ooty with her father to attend her mother's 13th death anniversary, where she learns about her parents' love story.
9. Yaathra (1985)
124 min | Drama, Romance
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 ... See full summary »
16. Vatsalyam (1993)
Raghavan, a farmer, devotes his life to ensure that his brother Vijayakumaran gets educated. But with time and under the influence of his rich wife, Vijayakumaran ends up destroying all relationships.
17. Aranyakam (1988)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
When feudal lords try to exploit the tribal people, a group of naxals put up resistance. The feudal lords decide to suppress the resistance. Who will emerge triumphant in the fight for justice?
19. Meleparambil Aanveedu (1993)
160 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A young man marries a Tamil girl, and fearing his family, he brings her to the house as a servant. Problem starts when his elder brothers falls for her too.
22. No: 20 Madras Mail (1990)
177 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Enroute Madras via train, when three friends get falsely accused of a mysterious homicide, they escape and desperately search for the real killer.
23. Utharam (1989)
One fine morning, not any different from every other day, a promising poet shoots herself. Leaving no trace of motive, her husband's best friend and journalist, Balu embarks on a journey to find the truth.
25. 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 »
28. 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.
29. 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.
33. 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.
36. 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.
40. T.P. Balagopalan M.A. (1986)
The story revolves around a good,down-to-earth T.P Balagopalan(Mohanlal) who has a part time with small salary.The story starts when he falls in love with Anitha(Shobhana) who is in need of... See full summary »
41. Sarvakalasala (1987)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
This story deals with an orphan named Lal who keeps studying in a college even though he has earned three Masters Degrees. Various events happening in the college form the plot of the story.
42. Thalavattam (1986)
147 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Vinod/Vinu (played by Mohanlal) is mentally ill and is hospitalized in the institution run by Dr. Ravindran ( M G Soman). Story progresses as Vinod recovers with the help of Dr. Savithri, ... See full summary »
45. Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam (1987)
A sad teacher couple do not have any children until their family friend's daughter comes to live with them. She was in love with a person and her father turned her out of her house. The couple now accept her as their own daughter.
48. Dhruvam (1993)
Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
51. Spadikam (1995)
150 min | Action, Drama
Chacko Master(Thilakan) is a school headmaster in Mathematics. He is a very strict teacher and does not go easy with his own son Thomas (Mohanlal). Frustrated with his father's ... See full summary »
52. 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 »