Journey of Love 18+, which stars Naslen K Gafoor and Mathew Thomas, will be available to stream on SonyLIV starting September 15
Last Updated: 02.01 PM, Sep 09, 2023
Coming-of-age films are a recent trend in the Malayalam film industry. The success of Thaneer Mathan Dinangal began this trend, and later many films that evoke memories of school romances and friendships were released. The latest is Journey of Love 18+, starring Naslen K Gafoor and Mathew Thomas, which is about what happens when a young, much-in-love couple wants to run away from home and get married.
The film, which also stars Meenakshi Dinesh and Nikhila Vimal, will be available to stream on SonyLIV starting September 15. This makes it a great time to explore some other Malayalam romantic comedies on OTT.
June: Disney+ Hotstar
June follows a young girl from the ages of 16 to 26. Rajisha Vijayan plays the titular character, June, and she effortlessly brings all the emotions to life. The film shows the anger, love, innocence, and arrogance that every girl goes through during her adolescent years. A teenager's evolution into a woman is shown through a tale of romance and friendship. While the film is about June's life, it highlights the theme of friendship. The performances of all the actors, including Joju George as the father of June, make the movie a must-watch.
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana: Disney+ Hotstar
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana is the story of a high school girl, Pooja (Nazriya Nazim), who falls in love with a farmer, Giri (Nivin Pauly). Giri has macho characteristics and dismisses Pooja's interest in him as infatuation. The performances of supporting actors like Renji Panicker, Vineeth Sreenivasan, and Aju Varghese are also noteworthy, making this coming-of-age romantic comedy one for your watchlist
Super Sharanya: ZEE5
Super Sharanya revolves around Sharanya, an introverted village girl, and her eventful college life. The film depicts how Sharanya faces ragging, stressful academics, and culture shock in college. Sharanya, unlike other heroines, is an eccentric character with mood swings and insecurities. She is unable to reject the proposal from a toxic man at college. Super Sharanya is different because the film tries to depict the real hostel life of female students. It is filled with hilarious situations and situations that college students can relate to.
Thanneer Mathan Dinangal: JioCinema
Thanneer Mathan Dinangal is based on higher secondary school students. The film revolves around Jaison (Mathew Thomas), who tries to win over his classmate Deepthi (Anaswara Rajan). Jaison, who keeps failing in his quest for love, also has to deal with a new teacher who seems like he is out to get him. Everyone will be able to relate to the different events in the film that evoke memories of school. Themes like friendship, romance, and cricket are effectively used in this movie.