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5 Best Malayalam films from the 2000s to watch on Sun NXT - Chronic Bachelor, Chotta Mumbai and more

Here are the 5 Best Malayalam films from the 2000s, to watch on Sun NXT and OTTPlay Premium. The list includes Mammootty’s Chronic Bachelor, Mohanlal’s Chotta Mumbai, and more.

5 Best Malayalam films from the 2000s to watch on Sun NXT - Chronic Bachelor, Chotta Mumbai and more
Chotta Mumbai, Chronic Bachelor posters

Last Updated: 10.41 PM, Apr 26, 2024


The 2000s was not a great time for the Malayalam film industry, both creatively and commercially. The much-loved rawness of Malayalam cinema was lost somewhere during this time, and the industry was trying so hard to be like the other South film industry. However, even during those dark times, some enjoyable films hit the theaters and entertained the audience. Here we present the 5 Malayalam films which were released during the 2000s, that you can watch on Sun NXT and OTTPlay Premium.

Best Malayalam films from 2000s to watch on Sun NXT and OTTPlay Premium

Chronic Bachelor

Director: Siddique

Cast: Mammootty, Mukesh, Indraja, Rambha, Bhavana


Mammootty and Siddique, the popular actor-director duo teamed up once again in 2003 the romantic comedy-drama Chronic Bachelor. The movie depicts the story of Sathya Prathapan aka SP, played by the megastar, who decided to never get married after he was cheated by his lady love Bhavani and her cunning father.

Chotta Mumbai

Director: Anwar Rasheed

Cast: Mohanlal, Saikumar, Kalabhavan Mani, Jagathy Sreekumar

Mohanlal teamed up with hitmaker Anwar Rasheed for the comedy-entertainer Chotta Mumbai, in 2007. The movie depicted the adventurous life of Vasco D’Gama aka Thala, a local goon with the heart of gold, his rivalry with CI Nadeshan (Kalabhavan Mani), a corrupted police officer which creates a great impact in the lives of his loved ones.


Director: M Padmakumar

Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Navya Nair, Saritha, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Sukumari, KPAC Lalitha

Prithviraj Sukumaran and Navya Nair shared the screen for the second time in M Padmakumar’s 2003-released drama, Ammakkilikoodu. The movie revolves around the life of Vivek, an orphan young man who takes charge of an old-age home named Karunalayam, and an independent girl named Akhila and her struggling mother Janaki (Saritha), who enter his life.

Chathikkatha Chanthu

Director: Rafi-Mecartin

Cast: Jayasurya, Vineeth, Navya Nair, Bhavana, Madhu, Siddique

Jayasurya teamed up with the Rafi-Mecartin duo for the 2004-released romantic comedy Chathikkatha Chanthu, which emerged as a major commercial success. The movie, which narrates the life of a dimwitted young man named Chanthu and the two women who enter his life, also featured Vineeth, Navya Nair, and Bhavana, in the pivotal roles.


Director: Sibi Malayil

Cast: Dileep, Nedumudi Venu, Jayasudha, Navya Nair, Balachandra Menon

Dileep and Nedumudi Venu played a loving father-son duo Pavan and Krishnan Kutty Menon in the Sibi Malayil directorial Ishtam, which was released in 2001. Navya Nair made her acting debut with the movie depicts the story of a son who is determined to reunite his father with his long-lost love Sridevi, played by senior actor Jayasudha.

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