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With the presence of several content-oriented movies, the Malayalam film industry has the knack to draw every audience to their films irrespective of language or even regional barriers. With umpteen quality Malayalam movies coming out every year, this section is the right place for you to find out the best ones among the shuffle that are sorted out by reviews and ratings. Welcome to the realm of the best of the best Malayalam movies of this year.

Pada

Pada

10 Mar 2022 | 2 hrs 10 mins

| Malayalam | Crime, Drama, Thriller | UA

Kunchacko Boban, Vinayakan, Joju George, Dileesh Pothan, Prakash Raj

Critic's Rating: 4.0
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Synopsis:Writer-director Kamal KM used a striking incident in the State’s political history and converted it into a good cinema

Dear Friend

Dear Friend

10 Jun 2022 | 2 hrs 2 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Romance | U

Tovino Thomas, Basil Joseph, Darshana Rajendran, Arjun Radhakrishnan, Sanchana Natarajan

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Sharfu, Suhas and Arjun Lal has penned a soothing friendship story filled with nostalgia, idiosyncrasies and laughter

Udal

Udal

20 May 2022 | 2 hrs 2 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Thriller | A

Indrans, Dhyan Sreenivasan, Durga Krishna

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Debut writer-director Ratheesh Raghunandan sets the benchmark high with a brilliantly directed, well-paced movie

CBI 5: The Brain

CBI 5: The Brain

01 May 2022 | 2 hrs 43 mins

| Malayalam | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | UA

Mammootty, Renji Panicker, Saikumar, Asha Sharath, Dileesh Pothan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Ramesh Pisharody

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:The film revolves around a series of ‘basket killings’ that perplex investigators and the case is finally transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Officer Sethurama Iyer is on it again and he, too, doesn’t find it an easy puzzle to crack.

Jana Gana Mana

Jana Gana Mana

28 Apr 2022 | 2 hrs 10 mins

| Malayalam | Drama | UA

Prithviraj Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Siddique, Mamta Mohandas, sri divya, Dhruvan, Shammi Thilakan, Ilavarasu, Vinod Sagar

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Political parties have long been using police vigilantism as a tool to manipulate people’s emotions and bank on them to gain votes, and it needs to be appreciated how a mainstream Malayalam movie, starring top actors, is discussing the issue in an engaging manner

Oruthee

Oruthee

18 Mar 2022 | 2 hrs 15 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Family, Thriller | UA

Navya Nair, Vinayakan, Saiju Kurup

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:The film shows the struggle of Radhamani, who fights against a powerful business group, for justice

Night Drive

Night Drive

11 Mar 2022 | 1 hr 58 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Thriller | U

Roshan Mathew, Anna Ben, Indrajith Sukumaran, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Siddique, Renji Panicker, Muthumani, Santhosh Keezhattoor, Surabhi Santhosh

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Director Vysakh, known for his mass entertainers, like Pokkiriraja and Pulimurugan, gives us a toned down thriller

Naradan

Naradan

03 Mar 2022 | 2 hrs 30 mins

| Malayalam | Thriller | UA

Tovino Thomas, Anna Ben, Indrans, Renji Panicker, Sharafudheen

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Naaradan choses to address certain ugly, behind-the-scene trends in the newsrooms and the reasons that lead to the creation of the kind of journalists that the public love to hate.

Bheeshma Parvam

Bheeshma Parvam

03 Mar 2022 | 2 hrs 24 mins

| Malayalam | Thriller, Crime, Drama | UA

Mammootty, Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Shine Tom Chacko, Nadia Moidu, Lena, Dileesh Pothan

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:The film would be an entertaining outing for Mammootty fans and others looking for some déjà vu-worthy action drama story.

Veyil

Veyil

25 Feb 2022 | 2 hrs 37 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Thriller | U

Shane Nigam, Shine Tom Chacko, Sona Olickal, Suraj Venjaramoodu

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:The film is centred around strained family relationships

Hridayam

Hridayam

21 Jan 2022 | 2 hrs 52 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Romance | U

Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Darshana Rajendran, Aju Varghese

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Hridayam tries to give a realistic, coming-of-age depiction of a Malayali's campus life in Chennai

Meppadiyan

Meppadiyan

14 Jan 2022 | 2 hrs 4 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Thriller | U

Unni Mukundan, Saiju Kurup, Aju Varghese, Anju Kurian, Nisha Sarangh, Indrans

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:While there is an old-fashioned feel to the story telling, it moves along new paths that are twisted enough to keep us interested and also has us clenching our fists

Priyan Ottathilanu

Priyan Ottathilanu

24 Jun 2022 | 2 hrs 20 mins

| Malayalam | Comedy, Family | U

Sharafudheen, Nyla Usha, Aparna Das, Asokan, Harisree Asokan

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Filmmaker Antony Sony's second outing is a fun-filled feel-good movie that reminds one of the 80s and 90s cinema, like Golanthara Vartha

Panthrand

Panthrand

24 Jun 2022 | 2 hrs 26 mins

| Malayalam | Action, Drama, Suspense | UA

Shine Tom Chacko, Vinayakan, Dev Mohan, Lal

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:The cinematography by Swaroop Shoba is the best part of the movie. He has captured the sea, sailing, fishing, beach and the night scenes perfectly

Prakashan Parakkatte

Prakashan Parakkatte

17 Jun 2022

| Malayalam | Drama, Family | U

Mathew Thomas, Dhyan Sreenivasan, Aju Varghese, Dileesh Pothan, Nisha Sarangh, Sreejith Ravi

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:The story gets teeth in the second half, when there is an accident involving the young brothers, and that is when we are taken on an emotional and relatable journey of how a family behaves and pulls together when put in a fatally stressful situation

Heaven

Heaven

17 Jun 2022

| Malayalam | Crime, Thriller, Mystery | U

Suraj Venjaramoodu, Sudheesh, Alencier Ley Lopez, Vinaya Prasad, Sudev Nair, Jaffer Idukki, Joy Mathew

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Unni Govindraj makes a good attempt with his maiden directorial, creating a thriller where the suspense holds up till the last lap of the movie

Kochaal

Kochaal

10 Jun 2022 | 2 hrs 27 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Thriller

Krishna Sankar, Shine Tom Chacko, Murali Gopy, Sharafudheen, Indrans, Renji Panicker

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Apart from cutting the length, tighter screenplay and editing would have lifted the movie and made it more interesting

Kuttavum Shikshayum

Kuttavum Shikshayum

27 May 2022 | 2 hrs 18 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Crime | U

Asif Ali, Sunny Wayne, Sharafudheen, Alencier Ley Lopez, Senthil Krishna

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:The film unfolds to demonstrate how policing demands various skills, but the theft case doesn’t seem mysterious or interesting enough to make the investigative procedures compelling

John Luther

John Luther

27 May 2022 | 2 hrs 15 mins

| Malayalam | Crime, Thriller | UA

Jayasurya, Athmeeya Rajan, Drishya Raghunath, Deepak Parambol, Siddique

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Debutant filmmaker Abhijit Joseph, who has also written the film, has decently crafted a movie that appeals to crime and investigative-thriller fans

Varayan

Varayan

20 May 2022 | 2 hrs 23 mins

| Malayalam | Action, Drama | U

Siju Wilson, Leona Lishoy, Maniyanpilla Raju, Vijayaraghavan, Bindu Panicker, Joy Mathew, Jude Anthany Joseph

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:The main drawback of the movie, directed by debutant Jijo Joseph and written by a priest Danny Capuchin, is that things are portrayed unbelievably

Meri Awas Suno

Meri Awas Suno

13 May 2022 | 2 hrs 10 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Romance | U

Jayasurya, Manju Warrier, Sshivada, Johny Antony, Sudheer Karamana

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Some scenes remind you of Jayasurya-Prajesh Sen’s earlier venture Captain

Pathaam Valavu

Pathaam Valavu

13 May 2022 | 2 hrs 2 mins

| Malayalam | Crime, Drama, Thriller | UA

Indrajith Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Ajmal Ameer, Aditi Ravi

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:The two-hour movie is not quite an edge of seat thriller, but more an emotional tale of two families and men, one who has lost his child and another set to become a father

Makal

Makal

29 Apr 2022 | 2 hrs 22 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Family | U

Jayaram, Meera Jasmine, Innocent, Sreenivasan, Siddique, Sreedhanya, Balaji Manohar

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:The film can be a relatable story for many about the hurdles in connecting or reconnecting with a parent after the ties are severed for whatever reason

No Way Out

No Way Out

22 Apr 2022 | 1 hr 37 mins

| Malayalam | Mystery, Thriller | UA

Basil Joseph, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Ramesh Pisharody

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:The film shows how a man, who got embroiled in an unforeseen financial dilemma during the lockdown, attempts handling it in his own maniacal ways

Aviyal

Aviyal

07 Apr 2022 | 2 hrs 5 mins

| Malayalam | Drama, Romance | UA

Joju George, Anaswara Rajan, Anjali Nair

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:In the Joju George – Anaswara Rajan starrer Aviyal, we watch the life story of a young Krishnan transforming into a sensible ‘grown-up,’ over a handful of episodes from different stages in his life.

Twenty One Grams

Twenty One Grams

18 Mar 2022 | 2 hrs 13 mins

| Malayalam | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Anoop Menon, Leona Lishoy, Anu Mohan, Renji Panicker, Lena

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:DySP Nanda Kishore is investigating a murder case soon after a death in his family. As he proceeds, he is surprised to see how certain connections emerge that hint the case is linked to his own life as well.

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Member Rameshan 9aam Ward

25 Feb 2022 | 2 hrs 9 mins

| Malayalam | Comedy, Drama | U

Arjun Ashokan, Gayathri Ashok, Chemban Vinod Jose, Indrans, Johny Antony

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Rameshan (Arjun Ashokan), a young painting labourer, is roped in as a candidate for local elections to everyone’s surprise. Though initially puzzled, he tries to do what he can to help his ward.

Aaraattu

Aaraattu

18 Feb 2022 | 2 hrs 47 mins

| Malayalam | Action, Comedy, Drama | U

Mohanlal, Vijayaraghavan, Saikumar, Siddique, Riyaz Khan, Indrans, Shivaji Guruvayoor

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Director B Unnikrishnan has put in every effort to give the film massy appeal, so basically, this is a film that rests on Mohanlal’s shoulders

Archana 31 Not Out

Archana 31 Not Out

11 Feb 2022 | 1 hr 50 mins

| Malayalam | Comedy, Drama | U

Aishwarya Lekshmi, Indrans, Ramesh Pisharody

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:The film deserves credit for staying free of extremely drippy sentimentality, which we have seen in films for years, when similar situations emerge on the screen.

Super Sharanya

Super Sharanya

07 Jan 2022 | 2 hrs 41 mins

| Malayalam | Comedy, Romance | U

Anaswara Rajan, Arjun Asokan, Mamitha Baiju, Sajin Cherukayil

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:The film ably meets its intention of showing the personality development and maturing of Sharanya, and the other characters