The year is 2021, and the entire world has never seen anything like it. The global population has caught on to the fact that most of their favorite movies are available in a whole new form. In a world where every country seems to have their own version of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Go, everyone’s favorite part of their day is no longer sitting down on the couch to watch TV or choose from Netflix’s ever-growing list of options.

Nowadays people are choosing instead to spend much more time staying up late watching new movies than they do sleeping in for work the next day.

Some of the most Popular Malayalam films and about them :

1. Kammattipaadam:

An old-school cop who makes it his life’s mission to take down the man responsible for the death of his sister, Shiva (Biju Menon) teams up with a reformed criminal named Kathiresan (Sreenivasan) and get into a bloody war with KK (Jagathy Sreekumar), the most powerful smuggling kingpin in Kochi. The movie is dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

2. Traffic: 

The rules are different on the roads of Kochi, India. Some need to get somewhere fast, others just want to get there. So they all break the rules, many times over. The traffic policemen have their work cut out for them – be it routine checks, handing out fines or chasing down a car which has just mowed down a few people. 

Traffic is the biggest Bollywood hit in recent times and regarded as one of the greatest Indian films ever made. The movie has been dubbed into Malayalam and released on Amazon Prime Video.

3. Club 60 : 

A road-trip movie about 2 college buddies, Rajeevan and C.K. (Mammootty), who decide to take a vacation together after being apart for a long time. Along the way, they gather new friends and have crazy adventures in cities like Mumbai, Goa and Kochi. The movie released on 5 February and was one of the biggest hits of 2016 with a huge opening of around Rs 30 – 40 crores in Kerala.

4. Iyobinte Pusthakam: 

The story is based on the life of Malayalam poet P Kunhiraman Nair before he got married to Thankamma (Nimisha Sajayan). It revolves around the couple’s courtship and marriage, which caused a lot of controversy when it was released in 2002. Today, the movie has found an audience after being dubbed in Malayalam and released on Prime Video.

The most recent best selling Malayalam film is Puthiya Niyamam. It was released on 28 January 2018 and reportedly earned Rs 30 crores within 13 days of its release. 

5. M.I.K. 

This film stars Mammootty in his 100th movie and Rahul Ravindran in his debut role as a cop. The movie was released on 8 January 2018 and has had a good run at the box-office so far. The catchiest song of the movie is “Mikiya Kotta Kotta”.

6. Puthiya Niyamam: 

Set in the backdrop of Kochi’s seaside, this film revolves around two lovers who get separated due to family issues and later reunited but then circumstances bring them back together where they must face a bad situation. Directed by Abrid Shine, the film was released on 28 January 2018 and reportedly had a collection of Rs 30 crores within 13 days of its release.

7. Vismayathumbathu: 

Directed by Abrid Shine and starring Jayasurya in the lead role, this film deals with the lives of five medical students – Arun, Bipin, Prakashan, Shekharan and Jeevan who unite and decide to rebel against the malpractices occurring in their college. The movie was released on 11 November 2017.

8. Maya Nadhi: 

Directed by Abrid Shine and starring Mohanlal in the lead role, this film is about a person named Mayaan (Mohanlal) who is kidnapped from his home by his neighbors because of an unpaid loan. The movie was released on 8 December 2017. It was a box office success.

9. Drama : 

This movie released on 15 August 2017 and stars Mammootty, Prithviraj and Tamil actor Dhanush in the lead roles. The story revolves around 3 different stages of life of a man named Anand (Mammootty). It had huge opening collections at the Kerala box-office and also received critical acclaim from critics upon its release.

10. Vivah: 

This movie released on 4 November 2017 and stars Mammootty, Prithviraj and Kavya Madhavan in the lead roles. The story revolves around an old lady named Narayanan’s wish to get reincarnated as her son’s wife.

11. Aparan: 

This movie released on 31 October 2018 and stars Mohanlal in the main lead, who plays a person from the tribe of fishermen called ‘Aparans’ who are considered untouchables by other tribes in Tamil Nadu. The film was critically acclaimed for its plot and treatment among audiences as well as Mohanlal’s acting skills.

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