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Best Malayalam films of 2020s to stream on Sun NXT - Varane Avashyamund, Anjaam Pathiraa, and more

Here are the Best Malayalam films released in the 2020s, including Varane Avashyamund, Anjaam Pathiraa, and others, to watch on popular streaming platforms Sun NXT and OTTplay Premium.

Best Malayalam films of 2020s to stream on Sun NXT - Varane Avashyamund, Anjaam Pathiraa, and more
Anjaam Pathiraa, Varane Avashyamund official posters

Last Updated: 10.46 PM, May 26, 2024


The Malayalam film industry has been going through an excellent phase, with the back-to-back releases of some extremely well-made films. However, the beginning of 2020s was not so good for the industry, just like the rest of the world, was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, still some critically commercially successful films hit the theatres, amidst all the chaos. Here are the Best Malayalam films of 2020s so far, to watch on Sun NXT and OTTplay Premium.

Best Malayalam films of 2020s to stream on Sun NXT and OTTplay Premium

Varane Avashyamund

Director: Anoop Sathyan

Cast: Suresh Gopi, Shobana, Dulquer Salmaan, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Urvashi, KPAC Lalitha

Suresh Gopi and Shobana, the iconic onscreen pair reunited after a very long gap for this romantic comedy movie directed by Anoop Sathyan. Dulquer Salmaan and Kalyani Priyadarshan played the pivotal roles in Varane Avashyamund, which narrated the unique relationship of Neena and her daughter Nikhita, and two men named Major Unnikrishnan and Bibeesh P aka Fraud, who enter their life.

Anjaam Pathiraa

Director: Midhun Manuel Thomas

Cast: Kunchacko Boban, Sreenath Bhasi, Sharaf U Dheen, Unnimaya Prasad, Remya Nambeesan

This slasher crime thriller directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas depicted the story of a criminal psychologist named Anwar Hussain, who join hands with Kochi City police to track down a serial killer, who leaves the figurine of a Lady Justice in the crime scene. Anjaam Pathiraa, which has been considered one of the finest crime thriller ever made in Malayalam, is set to get a sequel very soon.

Jan. E. Man

Director: Chidambaram

Cast: Basil Joseph, Arjun Ashokan, Ganapathi, Lal, Balu Varghese

Manjummel Boys director Chidambaram, featured actor-director Basil Joseph, Arjun Ashokan, and Ganapathi, in the lead roles. Jan. E. Man revolves around the life of Joemon, a Canada-based NRI nurse, who visits his hometown in Kerala on a vacation. He decides to celebrate his birthday with his friends in one of their houses, to which they agree reluctantly due to selfish reasons.


Director: Martin Prakat

Cast: Nivin Pauly, Asif Ali, Shanvi Srivastava, Lal, Siddique, Lalu Alex

Nivin Pauly played the role of Swami Apoornanandhan, a time-travelling monk in this Abrid Shine directorial. This experimental fantasy film revolves around a strange, yet funny case filed against monk Apoornanandhan, which leads to series of hilarious incidents. Even though Mahaveeryar failed to perform well at the box office, it is indeed considered a path-breaking attempt.


Director: Prajesh Sen

Cast: Jayasurya, Siddique, Samyuktha, Baiju Santhosh, Sreelakshmi

This biographical drama directed by Prajesh Sen featured Jayasurya in the role of Murali, an alcoholic who becomes a headache to both his family and friends due to his addiction. However, his life begins to change after Dr. Subramaniam (played by Siddique), a leading medical practitioner who runs a de-addiction center, enters his life.

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