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Fahadh Faasil movies to watch while you wait for Malik

Akash Kurup | OTTplay

Akash Kurup | OTTplay
Jul 04, 2021

Fahadh Faasil is known all over the country for his pragmatic and feel good movies that are examples of excellent filmmaking and acting. He is currently one of the biggest names in Mollywood and has a number of highly successful movies to his name. His selection of films are diverse and sometimes unconventional. Fahadh Faasil is also the recipient of a National Awards and two Kerala State Film Awards.

Fahadh Faasil’s next movie, Malik, was recently announced as a direct-to-OTT release on Amazon Prime Video. While you wait for the release of Malik, we have compiled a list of six best movies from Fahadh Faasil’s decade long career.

Take a look:

1
North 24 Kaatham
8OTTplay Rating
North 24 Kaatham tells the story of three very different people who accidentally meet and decide to embark on a journey together, on a hartal day. Fahadh Faasil played Harikrishnan, who is a software company employee with OCD. The company sends him for an important meeting in Trivandrum, but the journey there was not as easy as Harikrishnan expected. North 24 Kaatham is one of the most underrated movies in Fahadh Faasil’s career.
2
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
8.5OTTplay Rating
Maheshinte Prathikaram, directed by Dilees Pothan, was a movie that revolutionized Malayalam cinema. It proved that movies can be very realistic and showcase humans and stories as natural as they are. Fahadh Faasil plays the role of a photographer named Mahesh Bhavana who lives in a small rural village. He has done nothing extraordinary in his life, which makes him one of us. Mahesh loses in a fight with a stranger, which enrages him. Soon enough, he sets out to take revenge, but his revenge is as simple as it can get.
3
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
8OTTplay Rating
Another Dileesh Pothan directorial, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum also followed the realistic style that Maheshinte Prathikaram had. The movie stars Suraj Venjaramoodu, Fahadh Faasil and Nimisha Sajayan in the lead roles. Fahadh Faasil plays the role of a thief named Prasad, who snatches a gold chain and swallows it. The following series of events follow how he is arrested and the chain goes missing again with the involvement of the cops.
4
Athiran
7.2OTTplay Rating
Athiran is a thriller revolving around an isolated mental asylum run by Fr. Benjamin Diaz (Atul Kulkarni). Fahadh Faasil plays the role of Dr. Kannan Nair, who was recently appointed to monitor the mental asylum. Dr. Nair does not approve of Dr. Diaz’s treatment methods and finds flaws in his practices. Fahadh Faasil brilliantly portrayed the role of a doctor who is close to his emotional side.
5
Kumbalangi Nights
8.8OTTplay Rating
One of the most popular movies of Fahadh Faasil, Kumbalangi Nights is the story of four brothers, their relationships, their problems and affairs. Fahadh Faasil played the role of Shammi, a character who had a negative shade. Fahadh’s excellent performance as the wicked and abusive Shammi was one of the best in his career and was an unconventional role for a mainstream movie star. Kumbalangdi Nights still strikes a chord with the viewers with its beautiful cinematography and music.
6
Trance
7.8OTTplay Rating
Trance, directed by Anwar Rasheed, is a potent story about religious leaders and godmen. Fahadh Faasil plays the character of motivational speaker Viju Prasad, who later becomes one of the richest religious leaders. Fahadh Faasil’s performance in Trance was exhilarating but also very grounded and natural. He portrays the different emotions and stages of life of Viju Prasad with ease.
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