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From Manichitrathazhu to Athiran: Watch these Malayalam psychological thrillers online

Megha Mukundan

Megha Mukundan
Jul 19, 2021
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Malayalam cinema has witnessed many edgy psychological thrillers in its timeline. Many of them have won their audience and also, gained a permanent position in the hearts of movieholics. Films like Manichitrathazhu and Memories still stays afresh among Malayalis. 

Here are some of the psychological thrillers in Malayalam, which anyone would love to rewatch.

1
Manichitrathazhu
8.9OTTplay Rating
The epic psychological thriller in Malayalam is directed by Fazil, starring Mohanlal, Shobana and Suresh Gopi. The film dealt with a theme that was rare for its period. The plot revolves around a husband and wife who moves to a supposedly haunted mansion and the following events. The movie was later remade in four languages – Kannada (Apthamitra), Tamil (Chandramukhi), Bengali (Rajmohol) and Hindi (Bhool Bhulaiyaa).
2
Memories
8.1OTTplay Rating
Jeethu Joseph’s Memories is about a police officer investigating a murder series of similar patterns. The major cast of the film includes Prithviraj Sukumaran, SP Sreekumar, Miya, Vijayaraghavan, and Suresh Krishna.
3
Grandmaster
7.2OTTplay Rating
This movie of B Unnikridhnan is about an IPS officer facing a serial killer, who sends him challenging notes before committing crimes. The cast includes Mohanlal, Priyamani, Anoop Menon and Narain.
4
Anjaam Pathiraa
8.2OTTplay Rating
The 2020 movie written and directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas deals with a serial killer’s brutal crimes of a similar pattern and a criminologist trying to chase him. The cast includes Kunchacko Boban, Unnimaya Prasad, Jinu Joseph and Sharaf U Dheen.
5
Athiran
7.2OTTplay Rating
The movie is about a psychiatrist visiting a mental asylum and uncovering the mysteries of a patient’s past. Under Vivek’s direction, Fahadh Faasil, Sai Pallavi, Atul Kulkarni and Renji Panicker has starred in the movie.
6
Forensic
7OTTplay Rating
Forensic, directed by Akhil Paul and Anas Khan is about a psychotic murder series and a medico-legal advisor trying to solve them using his forensic skills. The cast includes Tovino Thomas, Mamta Mohandas, Reba Monica John, Thamanna Pranod and Giju John.
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