Pavada to Traffic: Anoop Menon movies to stream on his birthday
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Pavada to Traffic: Anoop Menon movies to stream on his birthday
Akshay Krishna
Aug 03, 2021

Anoop Menon became a household name in Kerala with his roles in various Malayalam serials in the early 2000s. Though he had made his acting debut in 2002 in Kattuchembakam, his roles in the 2003 soap Swapnam made him a popular actor. With time, Anoop Menon made his mark in Malayalam cinema as an actor and also made his debut as screenwriter in 2008 with Pakal Nakshatrangal. Menon also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Thirakkatha in 2008.

As the actor, director, screenwriter and lyricist celebrates his birthday, these are some of his movies available on OTT:

Trivandrum Lodge
6.7OTTplay Rating
The story follows the lives of a few people from different walks of life who are all inmates of Trivandrum Lodge, a lodge in Kochi. They are sent into a tizzy after the arrival of Dhwani (Honey Rose), a divorcee who plans on enjoying life. With a story that dabbles with multiple human emotions and combines elements from different genres like romance, thriller and black comedy, Trivandrum Lodge was also written by Anoop Menon.
7.3OTTplay Rating
Ravi Abraham (Menon) is a successful architect and leads a good family life. Everything is going fine until one fine morning, the family decides to help out a stranger (Jayasurya) by giving him a lift in their car.
6.6OTTplay Rating
Pambu Joy (Prithviraj) is an alcoholic and his married life is in shambles because of his addiction. He meets Pavada Babu (Menon), another alcoholic at a rehabilitation centre. The two decide to help each other out and strike a friendship. Everything is fun and games until they realise their lives are connected.
8.2OTTplay Rating
Narrated in a hyperlink format, Traffic is considered as a defining movie of the Malayalam New Wave. When a superstar's daughter needs a heart transplant, the lives of a few people get intertwined, with the only way for the heart to reach the girl is through the busy roads of Kerala. This fast-paced thriller is directed by Rajesh Pillai.
8.2OTTplay Rating
Rameshan (Nivin Pauly) is a massive fan of cricket and has great memories from the 1983 cricket World Cup. Even though a talented batsman, he fails to become a cricketer in life. When his son shows interest in the game, he does everything he can to fulfil his dreams through his son. Directed by Abrid Shine, this coming-of-age sports drama is one not to miss.
Hotel California
5OTTplay Rating
The story follows a pirated CD of an upcoming movie titled Hotel California. When Jimmy (Jayasurya) is asked to smuggle the CD out of the city, the story is clouded with questions and confusion. Answers for these questions are revealed towards the end of this crime comedy, written by Anoop Menon and directed by Aji John.

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