Loved Sara’s? Watch these female-centric movies from Mollywood
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Loved Sara’s? Watch these female-centric movies from Mollywood
Akash Kurup | OTTplay
Jul 07, 2021

Jude Anthany Joseph’s Sara’s, starring Anna Ben, is receiving fantastic responses all over for being an eye-opening social commentary on women’s rights and parenting. The movie was recently released as a direct-to-OTT film on Amazon Prime Video.

The Malayalam industry has recently released a number of female-centric movies that have potent social subjects as their theme. But even earlier, the industry has made incredible female-led movies such as Kanmadam and Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu among others. In this list, we will be taking a look at more recent Malayalam movies that narrated the story from the perspective of a female character.If you have already watched Sara’s and loved the theme of the movie, here is a list for you.

8.2OTTplay Rating
Helen, starring Anna Ben in the titular role, is a survival story. The story revolves around an outgoing girl, Helen, who gets accidentally locked inside the freezer room of a restaurant. The movie follows her struggle to survive until someone comes to save her. Helen essays the story of perseverance and fighting the odds.
Take Off
8.5OTTplay Rating
Parvathy Thiruvothu starrer Take Off, is the story of a few Indian nurses stuck at a war zone in Iraq. The women survive by sheer will power and quick thinking until help can come their way. The movie was inspired by the real life story of Indian nurses held in captivity by militants in Iraq in 2014.
7.8OTTplay Rating
Another movie starring Parvathy Thiruvothu, Uyare revolves around the life of Pallavi, an ambitious girl whose dreams are shattered when she becomes the victim of an acid attack. The movie is a social commentary on violence against women, social prejudices and the struggles women face at the workplace.
C/O Saira Banu
6.6OTTplay Rating
Saira Banu’s adopted son is facing lifetime imprisonment for a crime he did not commit. Saira, a postwoman, decides to take up the task of defending her son. She tries to get help, but it ends in vain. So, even though she has little knowledge in law, Saira decides to advocate for her son herself.
How Old Are You
7.3OTTplay Rating
Manju Warrier’s return to Malayalam cinema asked the viewers a bold question, Who decides the expiry date to a woman’s dream? The movie features Manju Warrier as an ordinary government employee whose life changes when her teenage daughter asks a question to the President. Failures in her life lead her to become a character strong enough to bring about a change in her society.
22 Female Kottayam
7.6OTTplay Rating
Rima Kalligal plays the role of an innocent nurse who turns revengeful after her boyfriend and his boss sexually exploit her. The movie revolves around how betrayal and assault makes Tessa (Rima) turn to a violent and bloody path.

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