Top 10 Best Malayalam Movies Released in 2022

Mollywood, or the Malayalam Film Industry, has been making waves in India ever since the lockdown started. Individuals were introduced to the brilliance of Malayalam cinema as they watched content in their homes 24 hours a day. The outstanding performances and breathtaking plotlines of Malayalam films have made them legendary for centuries, but only recently have they begun to receive the recognition they deserve. Various other film industries have reproduced some of the most well-known Malayalam films, including Manichitratazhu and Drishyam, to great critical and popular acclaim.

Malayalam films have generally had a terrific year in 2022. Due to the lockdown, the content has become accessible to a completely new audience, and as a result, the quality of Malayalam films has significantly improved, resulting in some treasures which will be treasured for a very long time. The best 10 Malayalam films of 2022 are listed below.

Best Malayalam Movies Released in 2022

1. Padavettu

The 21st of October 2022 saw the release of the political action film Padavettu in Malayalam. Sunny Wayne, Vikram Mehra, Siddharth Anand Kumar, and Liju Krishna served as the film’s producers. Nivin Pauly, Shine Tom Chacko, and Aditi Balan all play leading roles in Padavettu’s excellent ensemble cast. With a 9.1 out of 10 rating, it has the highest Malayalam movie rating on IMDb.

2. Jana Gana Mana

Jana Gana Mana, one of the most eagerly awaited Malayalam films of 2022, has been a smash hit since it released trailer. Upon its premiere, people flocked to the movie theatres in droves due to the actors’ obvious excitement and the frightening tone that permeated the entire trailer.
Director Dijo Jose Antony and producers Supriya Menon and Listin Stephen collaborated on the courtroom thriller, Jana Gana Mana. Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu are among the stars of Jana Gana Mana.

3. Vichitram

On October 14, 2022, the Malayalam film Vichitram, a horror comedy, was released. Achu Vijayan, who also produced the film, is the director and producer. It has many leading actors, such as Shine Tom Chacko, Balu Varghese, and Lal. A woman and her five sons visit their family house in the story Vichitram, but as soon as odd things begin to occur inside the villa, the plot suddenly changes.
Vichitram is a film with a lot of unexpected twists and turns, as well as subtle humor and horror aspects. Its excellent acting and sharp storytelling will keep you interested throughout. Having received an 8.9 out of 10 on IMDb, it is one of the highest-rated Malayalam films.

4. Hridayam

The love drama film Hridayam was released in Malayalam on January 21, 2022. Pranav Mohanlal, Mohanlal’s son, and Kayani Priyadarshan, Priyadarshan’s daughter, played the key parts in the film, which was directed by Vinneth Sreenivasan and produced by Visakh Subramaniam. Hridayam was well received by the general public and was a box office hit, grossing nearly 53 crore rupees. It is one of the highest-rated films on IMDb and has received two Kerala State Film Awards.

5. Nna, Thaan Case Kodu

A satirical Malayalam film titled Nna, Thaan Case Kodu was released on August 11, 2022. Santosh T. Kuruvilla served as the producer, and Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval served as the director. Kunchako Boban and Gayathrie Shankar are among the main actors in Nna, Thaan Case Kodu.
In the film, Nna, Thaan Case Kodu, a small-time criminal who marries a woman and falls in love with her decides to put an end to all of his evil deeds and lead a life of intention. One day, he climbs over the barrier of an MLA’s home and finds himself on his land; as a result, he is charged with larceny. The courtroom drama that ensues features humor as the main character, Kozhymmal Rajeevan (Kunchacko Boban), battles to prove his innocence.

6. Bheeshma Parvam

Bheeshma Parvam, one of the actors in Mammooty’s recent hits, continues his stellar year of box office success. With Mammooty playing the major role, it was released on March 3, 2022. Amal Neerad was responsible for the writing, directing, and producing of one of 2022’s highest-grossing films, Bheeshma Parvam, which is expected to make around 100 crore rupees. In terms of box office take, it ranks third all-time among Malayalam films.

7. Pada

The 1996 hostage crisis involving the Palakkad district collector, which is the basis for the Malayalam film Pada, actually occurred. The key actors in the film Pada are Kunchako Boban, Joju George, Vinayakan, and Dileesh Pothan. It was directed by Kamal K. M. and produced by Mukesh R. Mehta, A. V. Anoop, and C. V. Sarathi.
The commentators commended Pada for presenting the facts as they were and for not exaggerating the entire situation. The characters of Kunchako Boban and Dileesh Pothan, who gave their all in this Malayalam film, were also highly acclaimed by critics.

8. Rorschach

The country has been buzzing about the recent Malayalam film Rorschach. Rorschach, a psychological thriller Malayalam film with Nissam Basheer as its director and Mammooty as its producer, was released on October 7 of that same year and stars the latter in the lead. The protagonist of the tale is an NRI businessman named Luke Anthony who is seeking retribution for the strange disappearance of his wife.

9. Jo and Jo

Released on May 13, 2022, Jo and Jo is a comedy film in the Malayalam language. Leading actors Nikhila Vimal and Matthew Thomas were featured in the film, which was directed by Arun D. Jose and produced by Imagine Cinemas and Signature Studios. In the film Jo and Jo, the two leads, Jomol and Jomon, experience a rift as a result of a few miscommunications about their relationship as siblings.

10. Puzhu

Another Malayalam film with Mammooty as the lead is called Puzhu. Ratheena was the director, and S. George was the producer. Puzhu is a narrative about the chemistry of a father-son pair and how their tense relationship, together with the potential for an execution, serves as the foundation of the narrative. Puzhu was published on May 13, 2022. The general public praised the film, in particular Mammooty.

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