Are you tired of scrolling through the same old movie titles in hope to find an entertaining movie? Don’t worry we’ve all been there. If you want the best Malayalam movies to watch, here are the top 10 picks of various genres for you, available on Amazon Prime
Best Malayalam Movies On Amazon Prime
Kumbalangi Nights is a feel good Malayalam film packed with drama and romance. The movie revolves around four brothers who share a love-hate relationship with each other. Franky’s elder brothers, Saji, Bobby and Bony lead a messed up life with their downright arrogance, differences, and disagreements with each other. Each one deals with the struggle of his own. Their relationship progresses to another level when Saji, Boney, and Franky decide to help Bobby stand by his love. Franky’s wish for a beautiful home gives a sense of hope. This film was rated 8.5/10 on IMDb and is perfect for those who love melodrama.
Thattahin Marayathu, which translates to ‘behind the veil’ , tells the story of a Hindu Nair boy, Vinod who falls in love with a Muslim girl Aisha. Though they love each other, after a while, the Hindu-Muslim religion barrier acts as an obstacle between them. The musical tells this love story smoothly and overall comes packed with romance, drama and a hint of comedy. If you’re all for love and drama this a good pick.
This Malayalam thriller film is based on real life events during the 2018 NIPAH Virus outbreak in Kerala. It portrays heroic moments from a group of courageous people that helped in effectively controlling the Virus from spreading further before leading to total annihilation. The film explores the collective paranoia created by the Virus outbreak and how it disrupted the life of individuals, both victims and health care professionals. It’s also depicts the saga of a group of brave people who stood up in the face of adversity, risking their own lives, fighting with all their will. However comparing it to the current situation will be futile as it is dramatically exaggerated for the plot.
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Android Kunjappan is the story of a conventional, conservative small town villager and his son Bhaskara, who has to move away from home to Russia, due to his profession. However, when his son brings home a robot to care for his father, he develops an unlikely bond with the machine. Their relationship gets an endearing twist when it enters their lives and fills their emptiness. This Malayalam dramatic comedy is filled with excitement, emotion and a surprising twist of science fiction.
When Viju is unable to handle the suicide of his brother Kunjan, who had been mentally ill, he moves to Mumbai to clear his mind and search for better job opportunities. He is a motivational speaker but is hired by a pseudo corporate duo, Solom and Isaac, who plans to mint money out of people’s blind beliefs towards religion. While for which he undergoes rigorous training for this scam, his popularity grows and he sinks into the depths of darkness and delusion. This brand new Malayalam action and drama movie is entertaining and is an interesting watch.
If you are sensitive towards visually disturbing movies, this may not be the film for you. But there are many people out there who have a keen interest in such films. Helen, is a survival thriller about a young, energetic and ambitious girl, who dreams of going abroad, working in a food outlet part-time to meet her financial needs. The film depicts a charming father-daughter relationship and her love life in the first half. It then takes a turn into a survival drama where she is missing and is forced to survive in inhumane conditions. Helen’s dad and her boyfriend long search for her makes the nail-biting plot. Helen shows that one smile can mark the difference in life, and the movie is the first one of a kind thriller in Malayalam.
Maheshinte Prathikaram is a Malayalam drama movie set in a rustic background. It is a about Mahesh, an innocent studio photographer, who takes wedding photos and Family get together pics. One day he gets beaten up by a stranger when he tries to solve an issue in his village. Later, he sets out to take revenge on the stranger as he feels insulted after the incident, only for his plans to change when he sees someone. Filled with romance and drama overall it is a short and sweet film.
Set in Chellanam, Kochi, the story of Ee. Ma. Yau revolves around the death of Vavachan Mesthiri in a coastal village. It showcases the events that unfold between two evenings and looks at death from different perspectives. This movie is filled with satire, drama, morbidity and dark humour. Rated 8.3/10 on IMDb, this Malayalam is a bit slow but is good in terms of a satire concept which is what distinguishes itself from other drama movies.
When a reporter Anuradha finds evidence against a corrupt minister, she is framed for murder. After which, her husband, Lawyer Nanda is kidnapped as part of a political conspiracy. The only person she can rely on is an unknown man who claims he can be of help. This thriller Malayalam movie is great for those who have an interest in watching murder, mystery, crime and suspense thriller films.
This movie is about Ambili, who is a naive and wide-eyed young man, and adored by everyone for his quirky traits. He hopes to marry his childhood love, Tina, and restore the lost bond with his friend and Tina’s brother, Bobby. Filled with comedy and drama, Ambili is basically a feel good film about unidentified love around us. The film is a heartwarming portrait of the life and times of a good-hearted simpleton.
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