Driving Licence, Oru Thekkan Thallu Case and more; these Malayalam movies explore male ego and its negative consequences.
Posters of Ayyappanum Koshiyum and Angamaly Diaries
Debutant Ramkumar Balakrishnan’s Tamil film Parking is garnering immense appreciation, especially for the performances by Harish Kalyan and M S Bhaskar. The cat-and-mouse game that is the result of two people's excessive pride and selfishness is another aspect of this drama thriller that is receiving praise for keeping the audience intrigued.
If you enjoyed this film, you should see these Malayalam movies that explore male ego and its negative consequences.
Ayyappanum Koshiyum's outstanding performances, compelling story, and incorporation of socio-political elements made it both a critical and commercial success. The movie depicts the conflict between a devout police officer and a spoilt wealthy young man, as well as the lengths they would go to in order to feed their egos. (Streaming on Amazon Prime)
Oru Thekkan Thallu Case
While it may not have been able to bring in a large number of viewers to theatres, this action-comedy film revolved around Ammini Pillai's quest for revenge against Podiyan Pillai, who had hacked him after the former had slapped the latter, hurting each other's egos. (Streaming on Netflix)
Another Prithviraj Sukumaran-starrer that portrayed the worst aspects of a flared-up male ego. Motor Vehicle Inspector Kuruvila Joseph, an ardent fan of actor Hareendran, agrees to deliver the actor's driving licence illegally, but their first interaction does not go well. They get into a dispute that negatively impacts their lives. (Streaming on Amazon Prime)
Lijo Jose Pellissery's crime drama Angamaly Diaries is a skillfully crafted film that successfully blended the right elements to appeal to the audience. It narrates the tale of a young man named Pepe, whose life takes a bad turn following an altercation with a rival pig merchant. Numerous actors made their feature debuts in this movie. (Streaming on Netflix)
The movie, which starred Tovino Thomas, Shine Tom Chacko, and Kalyani Priyadarshan, was notable for its jovial setting and action-packed moments, even though it lacked a compelling story. The majority of its fight scenes are the result of minor ego conflicts and misunderstandings. (Streaming on Netflix)