Here are the latest Malayalam films that have made their way onto Netflix.
Last Updated: 08.05 AM, Mar 14, 2023
It’s a great time to be an ardent fan of Malayalam cinema. Although the pandemic had left many wondering about the future of the film industry, Mollywood seems to have risen above the ordeal and came out the other end as strong as ever. Despite the pandemic putting a stop to theatrical showings, OTT thrived, and the industry saw some of the best films make its way onto the digital sphere. Although cinephiles can enjoy their favourite films on the big screen now, there are many who still prefer to binge on their favourites in the comfort of their home. If you’re one of them, fret not, as Netflix has a selection of some popular Malayalam releases that have made their way onto the platform recently. Here is the list of Malayalam films which have been released on Netflix.
After falling in love with a young man in her locality, Rekha’s life is turned upside down when an unspeakable tragedy occurs. Finding herself irreparably changed after the incident, Rekha decides to find the young man who betrayed her and investigate her dark suspicions about him. Directed by Jithin Issac Thomas, the film stars Vincy Aloshious and Unni Lalu.
Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam
After an afternoon nap on a bus carrying a group of travellers returning to Kerala after a journey to Velankanni, a man named James suddenly wakes up and asks to get down at a small village. Once there, he starts to behave like Sundaram, a village native who went missing almost two years ago. The film, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, stars Mammootty.
Iratta features Joju George in a dual role- as Vinod, a harsh and disliked police officer who is found dead in a police station with multiple gunshot wounds, and as the deceased’s twin brother, Pramod. After his brother’s death, Pramod becomes a part of the murder investigation, where three police officers who were present at the scene of the crime become suspects. As Pramod digs deeper into his brother’s life, shocking secrets emerge. The Rohit MG Krishnan directorial also features Sabumon Abdusamad, Anjali and Manoj KU.
After moving to a new city, Anand and his wife Binu find out that the latter has been named a criminal under the Kerala Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act. Efforts to clear Binu’s name leads the young couple to become involved with Kotta Madhu, a major crime boss in the city. Directed by Shaji Kailas, the film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Asif Ali, Anna Ben, Aparna Balamurali and Dileesh Pothan in prominent roles.
Devika, a physical education teacher, wakes up after a successful sports event at her school with an uneasy feeling. After her attempts to find out what happened that night she experienced a blackout yields some devastating answers, Devika goes on a crusade to get back at those who wronged her. The Vivek directorial features Amala Paul as the titular character, marking the actress’ first Malayalam film in almost 5 years. Chemban Vinod Jose, Hakkim Shah and Manju Pillai also star.
Directed by Mahesh Narayanan, Ariyippu follows the story of a Malayali couple, Hareesh and Reshmi, who work at a medical gloves factory in Delhi, and dream of building a life abroad. However, the couple’s lives are turned upside down when a scandalous video surfaces, which also involves Reshmi. Starring Kunchacko Boban, Divya Prabha, Danish Husain, Loveleen Mishra and Sidharth Bhardwaj, Ariyippu marks Mahesh’s most recent collaboration with Kunchacko, after Take Off.
Starring Aishwarya Lekshmi, Shine Tom Chacko and Swasika Vijay, this Nirmal Sahadev directorial follows the story of the titular protagonist, a young woman who is brought to a village ruled by a feudal family after her marriage. She soon becomes a pawn in a deadly game played between two demonic forces. Kumari was released in theatres on October 28.
Padavettu follows the story of Ravi, a former athlete, whose low self esteem and apathy has made everyone around him, including his aunt who he lives with, lose respect for him. When a political party offers to renovate his house a turn of events forces Ravi to take a stand. Written and directed by Liju Krishna, the film stars Nivin Pauly, Aditi Balan and Shammi Thilakan in pivotal roles and was released in theatres on October 21.
Oru Thekkan Thallu Case
Amminipilla, one of the most respected figures in his village, earns the enmity of Podiyan when the former interferes in the latter’s personal affairs. Determined to take revenge for his humiliation, Podiyan vows to return the favour. The film stars Biju Menon,Padmapriya, Nimisha Sajayan and Roshan Mathew in pivotal roles. Oru Thekkan Thallu Case was released on the big screen in September 2022.
Attention Please follows the story of aspiring screenwriter Hari, who has to bear the brunt of the ridicule of his friends after failing to make a spash in the industry even after years of trying. When he decides to narrate a few of his stories to his friends over a round of drinks, things take a shocking turn when the young man’s frustrations finally bubble over. The Jithin Issac Thomas directorial stars Vishnu Govind.
Starring Tovino Thomas, Shine Tom Chacko, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Lukman Avaran and Binu Pappu, Thallumaala revolves around the story of Waseem and his friends, who can’t help but get into fights for the pettiest of reasons. Their inclination to use their fists rear their heads in some of the most important events of the group’s lives- including Waseem’s wedding. Khalid Rahman has directed the film.
Tovino Thomas and Keerthy Suresh star in this Vishnu G. Raghav directorial which follows the story of lawyers Ebin and Madhavi, who find themselves on opposite sides of a single case, which puts their marriage to the test.
A group of Bengaluru based friends, who aim at starting a start up firm, seemingly have a close bond with each other. However, when one among them gets into trouble, their entire friendship is tested as secrets start to come to the surface. The film stars Tovino Thomas and Darshana Rajendran in pivotal roles.