The Malayalam Movies Of The 2010s Every Non Malayali Needs To Watch

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1. Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum (2017)

135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Prasad and Sreeja enter wedlock and move to a new place to continue the rest of their lives. Unfortunate events begin to take place after Prasad, a small-time thief, robs Sreeja's gold chain during a bus journey.

Director: Dileesh Pothan | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Suraaj Venjarammoodu, Nimisha Sajayan, Alencier Ley Lopez

Votes: 2,800

2. Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Mahesh, a studio photographer and studio owner gets into a fight and loses. He ends up taking revenge which leads to certain realizations in his life.

Director: Dileesh Pothan | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Aparna Balamurali, Soubin Shahir, Alencier Ley Lopez

Votes: 4,583

3. Take Off (2017)

139 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

In 2014, a group of Malayali nurses was captured when terrorists took over the city of Tikrit in Iraq. This movie recounts the ordeal suffered by the nurses following their capture.

Director: Mahesh Narayan | Stars: Parvathy, Fahadh Faasil, Kunchacko Boban, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 3,406

4. Angamaly Diaries (2017)

132 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

Vincent Pepe who wanted to be a powerful leader of a righteous gang that ruled the city, like his seniors. And then there's the rival clan with the malicious gangsters of Angamaly a locale on which the film is based.

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery | Stars: Antony Varghese, Sarath Kumar, Tito Wilson, Reshma Rajan

Votes: 3,406

5. Kammatti Paadam (2016)

Not Rated | 177 min | Action, Drama

Krishnan embarks on a journey to find his childhood friend Ganga, whose life he suspects to be in danger.

Director: Rajeev Ravi | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Vinayakan, Shaun Romy, Anil Nedumangad

Votes: 2,921

6. 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.

Director: Rajesh Pillai | Stars: Sreenivasan, Kunchacko Boban, Sudip Joshy, Rahman

Votes: 3,562

7. Mumbai Police (2013)

145 min | Mystery, Thriller

ACP Antony is the only one who knows the truth behind ACP Aaryan's murder. Antony meets with an accident, losing his memory and is unable to reveal the killer. He is forced to investigate the murder again hoping that he remembers something.

Director: Roshan Andrews | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jayasurya, Rahman, Mukundan

Votes: 4,397

8. Memories (III) (2013)

Not Rated | 132 min | Mystery, Thriller

Sam Alex, a drunkard ex-cop, is forced to investigate a series of murders which are committed in the same pattern. His search leads to a serial killer, and something more than what he expected.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Sreejith Ravi, Vijayaraghavan, Suresh Krishna

Votes: 4,646

9. Munnariyippu (2014)

112 min | Drama, Thriller

Anjali, a freelance journalist meets C.K. Raghavan, an interesting inmate who's outstaying his sentence in jail for a crime he says he didn't commit. His vastly different views peak her interest and she documents his life and happenings.

Director: Venu Gopalan | Stars: Mammootty, Aparna Gopinath, Saiju Kurup, Joy Mathew

Votes: 3,335

10. Ee. Ma. Yau (2018)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

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.

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery | Stars: Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinayakan, Dileesh Pothan, Kainakary Thankaraj

Votes: 1,149

11. Sudani from Nigeria (2018)

123 min | Comedy, Sport

Story of an African football player and a local football club manager from Malappuram, Kerala.

Director: Zakariya Mohammed | Stars: Soubin Shahir, Samuel Abiola Robinson, Savithri Sreedharan, Sarasa Balussery

Votes: 1,929

12. Parava (2017)

147 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The story of Parava revolves around pigeon race, a game, which is prominent in Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala.

Director: Soubin Shahir | Stars: Amal Shah, Govind V. Pai, Dulquer Salmaan, Shane Nigam

Votes: 2,431

13. Charlie (VII) (2015)

130 min | Drama, Musical, Thriller

A young, nonconforming woman named Tessa gets entangled in a cat-and-mouse chase in the by-lanes of Kerala, hunting for a mysterious artist who previously lived in her apartment.

Director: Martin Prakkat | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Parvathy, Aparna Gopinath, Nedumudi Venu

Votes: 5,305

14. Bangalore Days (2014)

171 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three cousins set out to fulfill their Bangalore dreams.

Director: Anjali Menon | Stars: Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil

Votes: 12,964 | Gross: $0.13M

15. Premam (2015)

156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man has three opportunities to find love. Will the third time be the charm?

Director: Alphonse Puthren | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian, Anupama Parameshwaran

Votes: 13,744 | Gross: $0.18M

16. Neram (2013)

Unrated | 117 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Can a young man escape from the clutches of a loan shark on time?

Director: Alphonse Puthren | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Lalu Alex, Bobby Simha

Votes: 3,942

17. ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi (2013)

Not Rated | 166 min | Comedy

The journey of two young American Malayalees to their Motherland.

Director: Martin Prakkat | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Jacob Gregory, Aparna Gopinath, Lalu Alex

Votes: 2,149

18. Ozhivudivasathe Kali (2015)

105 min | Crime, Drama

Five friends get together on a general election holiday for a booze party. As they started to booze, their inner characters started to come out. The fun mood dramatically changes.The game ... See full summary »

Director: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan | Stars: Pradeep Kumar, Girish Nair, Arun Nayar, Baiju Neto

Votes: 315

19. Amen (I) (2013)

165 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Amen tells the story of people around an ancient Nasrani Church. The plot is set in a village, Kumarankary, where its inhabitants are always garbed in white - a motif which the film deftly ... See full summary »

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Indrajith Sukumaran, Kalabhavan Mani, Swathi Reddy

Votes: 2,447

20. Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Set in the pre-independent India, Aloshi returns from the war to his estranged family and childhood love, only to find his elder brothers taking the side of a ruthless business man to overthrow their father.

Director: Amal Neerad | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Jayasurya, Lal, Isha Sharvani

Votes: 1,535

21. Action Hero Biju (2016)

144 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

The life of an honest and determined police officer Biju and the various criminals he puts behind bars.

Director: Abrid Shine | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Anu Emmanuel, Devi Ajith, Baby

Votes: 2,677

22. Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015)

166 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Based on the real life love story of Moideen and Kanchanamala, which happened in 1960s in the backdrop of Calicut.

Director: R.S. Vimal | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Parvathy, Saikumar, Tovino Thomas

Votes: 4,136 | Gross: $0.07M

23. Pranchiyettan and the Saint (2010)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

Pranchiyettan is a successful businessman who often has talks with an imaginary St. Francis of Assisi. The story deals with how he goes about changing his embarrassing image to making a name for himself using wealth and contacts.

Director: Renjith | Stars: Mammootty, Jesse Fox Allen, Priyamani, Siddique

Votes: 4,059

24. Spirit (I) (2012)

165 min | Comedy, Drama

Raghunandan is an ex-Bank of England employee who resigned his lucrative job because he was bored with the rather sedentary and mundane nature of his work. he chose journalism as his next ... See full summary »

Director: Renjith | Stars: Mohanlal, Kaniha, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Nandu

Votes: 1,598

25. Salt n' Pepper (2011)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The story of a few foodies, whose fondness of food bonds them together.

Director: Aashiq Abu | Stars: Lal, Mythili, Asif Ali, Baburaj

Votes: 1,541

26. Da Thadiya (2012)

Drama

The big, fat, cute Luke John falls in love with his childhood crush Ann. Realizing she is not so fond of his fatness, Luke embarks on a 'quest' to loose his weight.

Director: Aashiq Abu | Stars: Sekhar Menon, Sreenath Bhasi, Nivin Pauly, Ann Augustine

Votes: 498

27. 22 Female Kottayam (2012)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A 22 year old nurse who was betrayed and raped exerts some extreme revenge on her tormentors.

Director: Aashiq Abu | Stars: Vijay Babu, Rima Kallingal, Fahadh Faasil, Prathap Pothen

Votes: 1,734

28. Diamond Necklace (2012)

157 min | Drama, Romance

The story of a young doctor who lives a luxurious life based on credit cards, chasing girls and his bad intentions once he goes bankrupt.

Director: Lal Jose | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Samvrutha Sunil, Anusree, Gauthami Nair

Votes: 1,421

29. Second Show (2012)

126 min | Action, Crime

Lalu's life changes after gangster Vishnubuddhan makes him a part of his gang. However, when Vishnubuddhan murders his friend, Lalu sets out to seek revenge.

Director: Srinath Rajendran | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Sunny Wayne, Gauthami Nair, Sudesh Berry

Votes: 1,432

30. Blue Skies, Green Waters, Red Earth (2013)

137 min | Adventure, Drama

Kasi and Suni go for the ride from Kerala to Nagaland in search of Kasi's girlfriend. En route, they encounter different people who change their lives forever.

Director: Sameer Thahir | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Sunny Wayne, Bala Hijam, Shane Nigam

Votes: 2,568

31. 100 Days of Love (2015)

Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Romance

A man, who just got dumped, falls in love with another girl who he bullied in his childhood.

Director: Jenuse Mohammed | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menon, Sekhar Menon, Aju Varghese

Votes: 1,490

32. CIA: Comrade in America (2017)

134 min | Action, Adventure

A comrade's illegal journey to the United States to stop his girlfriend's wedding doesn't turn out to be easy as hurdles welcome him on every step.

Director: Amal Neerad | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Karthika Muraleedharan, Siddique, Chandini Sreedharan

Votes: 1,963

33. Godha (2017)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Captain, a former wrestler, sends his son Das to Punjab for higher studies. Once there, Das falls in love with Aditi, a champion wrestler, who inspires him to pursue the sport.

Director: Basil Joseph | Stars: Tovino Thomas, Renji Panicker, Wamiqa Gabbi, Aju Varghese

Votes: 1,251



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