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Loved Premalu? Best 5 Malayalam romantic comedies to watch on OTT

Here we present the best 5 romantic comedies to watch on OTT platforms Sun NXT, Manorama Max, ZEE5, and OTTplay Premium, if you loved the recent blockbuster Premalu.

Loved Premalu? Best 5 Malayalam romantic comedies to watch on OTT
Chocolate, Premalu, Om Shanthi Oshaana official posters

Last Updated: 04.49 PM, Apr 20, 2024


The Malayalam film industry has been receiving attention from audiences globally ever since the OTT revolution happened. The massive success of Premalu, the romantic comedy that stars Naslen and Mamitha Baiju in the lead roles, is a big example of the same. The Girish AD directorial has clearly raised the viewers’ curiosity over the romantic comedy genre in Malayalam cinema these days.

Here are the best 5 romantic comedies on Sun NXT, OTT Play Premium, and ZEE5, to watch this weekend...

Om Shanthi Oshaana

Director: Jude Anthany Joseph

Cast: Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Vineeth Sreenivasan


This 2014 coming-of-age romantic comedy film is about the enjoyable journey of a Malayali girl named Pooja Mathew and her romance with a hot-headed yet good-hearted young man named Giri Madhavan. Nazriya Nazim played the central character Pooja in this Jude Anthany Joseph directorial, which featured Nivin Pauly in the role of Giri. You can watch Om Shanthi Oshaana in Manorama Max and OTT Play Premium.


Director: Shafi

Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Roma Asrani, Jayasurya, Samvritha Sunil

The multi-starrer romantic comedy, which hit theatres in 2007, revolves around a problematic student named Shyam Balagopal, who finally gets admission to a women’s college under special reservation. Prithviraj Sukumaran played the role of Shyam, while Roma Asrani appeared as his best friend-turned-love interest, Ann Mathews. Chocolate, which is a fun-filled entertainer, is now available for streaming on Sun NXT and OTT Play Premium.

Queen Elizabeth

Director: M Padmakumar

Cast: Meera Jasmine, Narain, Shweta Menon

Meera Jasmine, the popular actress, made a comeback to cinema after a long gap with this 2023 romantic comedy. The movie revolves around a headstrong, unmarried woman named Elizabeth and Alex, a simple and caring man who is in love with her. Narain played the role of Alex in the movie, which was loved by both audiences and critics. You can watch Queen Elizabeth on ZEE5 and OTTplay Premium.

Elsamma Enna Aankutty

Director: Lal Jose

Cast: Ann Augustine, Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith Sukumaran, Nedumudi Venu, KPAC Lalitha

This Lal Jose directorial, which was released in 2010, depicts the story of Elsamma, a strong young woman from a small town in Kerala who becomes the sole breadwinner of her family. Kunchacko Boban played the role of Unni Krishnan, aka ‘Palunni’, the childhood friend of the protagonist who is secretly in love with her. Elsamma Enna Aankutty is a perfect choice if you want to watch a lighthearted, fun film this weekend. The movie is now available for streaming on Sun NXT and OTTplay Premium.

Salt N’ Pepper

Director: Aashiq Abu

Cast: Lal, Shweta Menon, Asif Ali, Mythili

Aashiq Abu, the popular filmmaker, had his first major hit in his career with the 2011 romantic comedy Salt N’ Pepper, which narrated the love stories of two couples against the backdrop of food. Lal, Shweta Menon, Asif Ali, Mythili, and others played the key roles in this heartwarming film, which is currently streaming on Manorama Max and OTTplay Premium.

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