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Going through a break-up? You are not alone, watch these movies to feel better

Malavika Menon

Malavika Menon
Jul 17, 2021

Stills from Maayanadhi and Ishq

Remember, that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. It is okay to take a step back and pounce forward stronger. From Maathan yearning for his love to Kunjimalu being ditched by another woman, here are a few Malayalam movies you can watch if you’re going through a heartbreak.

1
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
7.6OTTplay Rating
This box office hit directed by Khalid Rahman stars Biju Menon, Asif Ali, Asha Sharath and Rajisha Vijayan. The story revolves around two young people who are in love that later loses their spark and two middle-aged people who are yearning for the lost love. The paradigm shift in the state of affairs is highlighted throughout the movie.
2
Ishq
7.7OTTplay Rating
Ishq is a 2019 Indian Malayalam language romantic thriller film starring Shane Nigam and Ann Sheetal is a manifestation of our society’s disinterest in regular folk who react regularly to sexual violence aimed at them or their loved ones. The aftermath of those actions are not in anybody’s favour, in fact, the impulsive decisions made are later regretted and the things once done for love are now unrequited.
3
Mayaanadhi
8.3OTTplay Rating
This beautifully crafted movie under the direction of Aashiq Abu starring Tovino Thomas and Aiswarya Lekshmi was a blockbuster hit. The movie is about two individuals, Tovino who is a criminal on the run and Aiswarya as an aspiring actress who tries reconnecting with each other again. Amid that, they get lost in the myriad of mishaps until the greatest misfortune happens and the quest for love continues.
4
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
8.5OTTplay Rating
All relationships aren't meant to be for a lifetime, love finds one another in different forms and ways. Maheshinte Prathikaram, directed by Dileesh Pothan starring Fahadh Faasil, Anusree, Aparna Balamurali and Soubin Shahir is a blend of comedy, revenge, long lost love and finding love.
5
Kappela
7.7OTTplay Rating
Kappela is a very relatable movie amongst so many, especially youngsters in this generation. It is about falling prey to the hand of an evil man whom you thought is in love with you and oftentimes the one whom you find to be your enemy is your true friend. This OTT release is directed by Muhammed Musthafa starring Anna Ben, Srinath Bhasi and Roshan Mathew.
6
Neelathamara
6.3OTTplay Rating
Neelathamara is a 2009 romantic drama film written by the famous M.T. Vasudevan Nair and directed by Lal Jose. Archana Kavi who played the role of Kunjimalu in the movie has done an impressive job. She works as a maid in an upper-caste traditional household wherein the resident of the house seduces her into being his partner, and later his love shifts to another woman arranged by his mother and Kunjimalu is left heartbroken.
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