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Kannur Squad, Phoenix, Falimy: Malayalam OTT, theatrical releases this week

While Kannur Squad is making its digital debut, Falimy and Phoenix will be released in theatres on November 17

Kannur Squad, Phoenix, Falimy: Malayalam OTT, theatrical releases this week

Malayalam OTT, theatrical releases this week

Last Updated: 04.53 PM, Nov 15, 2023


Malayalam cinema audiences can go on a movie marathon this weekend with exciting new releases. While Mammootty’s blockbuster investigative thriller Kannur Squad makes its way to the digital space, Kalyani Priyadarshan’s comedy drama Sesham Mikeil Fathima will hit cinemas on November 17. Kalyani’s comedy film will knock heads with Basil Joseph’s family drama Falimy, which features an ensemble star cast including Jagadish, Manju Pillai, Sandeep Pradeep and Meenaraj Palluruthy. 

With several releases lined up, here's the list of theatrical and OTT releases to watch this weekend.


Kannur Squad

Director: Roby Varghese Raj

Release platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Mammootty’s biggest hit of the year, Kannur Squad, helmed by Roby Varghese Raj, will be available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar starting November 17. The investigative thriller revolves around ASI George Martin and his team, known as the Kannur Squad, who are on the lookout for a missing man in the Kannur-Virajpet forest area. Besides Mammootty, Kannur Squad also stars Rony David Raj, Shabareesh Varma, Azees Nedumangad, Vijayaraghavan and Kishore. The impressive screenplay and compelling performances make it a must-watch.


Director: Nithish Sahadev

Release platform: Theatres

Malayalam actor-director Basil Joseph is all set for the release of his road trip comedy drama film, Falimy, that is directed by Nithish Sahadev. The comedy also stars Jagadish, Manju Pillai, Sandeep Pradeep and Meenaraj Palluruthy. The movie revolves around Basil's character, who is enthusiastic about getting married. Jagadish plays his carefree father. Basil's character's brother suggests he skip an arranged marriage and consider getting into a live-in relationship, deeming it less time-consuming and more convenient. The narrative unfolds as the family embarks on a journey from Thiruvananthapuram to Varanasi in search of a suitable bride for Basil's character. The film is set to be released in theatres on November 17.


Director: Vishnu Bharathan

Release platform: Theatres

Aju Varghese is gearing up for the release of his horror drama Phoenix, which is helmed by debutant director Vishnu Bharathan. The movie is the story of John (Aju) and his family, who relocate to an island village. However, things take a turn for the worse when a new member joins them, leading to a series of horrifying events. The movie unfolds when the family tackles the obstacles that come their way. The film takes place in two different timelines and has garnered much attention from audiences due to its intriguing posters. After Boothakalam, Aju Varghese’s Phoenix is here to treat horror genre lovers to a spine-chilling movie experience. The film is set to release on November 17.

Sesham Mikeil Fathima

Director: Manu C Kumar

Release platform: Theatres

Kalyani Priyadarshan is ready to charm audiences with her fun-loving Malabar Muslim character, Fathima, whose ambition to be a football commentator is cut short when she is rejected for speaking in a particular slang. The film narrates the story of how Fathima breaks free from stereotypes to pursue her dreams. Directed by Manu C Kumar, Sesham Mikeil Fathima is about chasing one's dreams and passions. The film will be released in theatres on November 17.

Velukkakka Oppu Ka

Director: Ashok R. Kalitha

Release platform: Theatres

Malayalam actor Indrans stars emotional drama is making its way to theatres on November 17, following its critical acclaim after its digital debut in 2021. The film is about Velukkakka (Indrans), who faces ridicule in his village due to his name, and the plight faced by his son. The film explores the themes of societal prejudice and familial bonds. It received critical acclaim for its thought-provoking storyline. Indran's performance was particularly well received.

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