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Best Malayalam movies to watch on OTT

From Kumbalangi Nights to Manichitrathazhu, here's an interesting list of the best Malayalam movies that you can also watch through OTTplay Premium

Best Malayalam movies to watch on OTT

Manichitrathazhu, Ustad Hotel

Last Updated: 09.39 PM, May 30, 2024


Malayalam cinema is experiencing its golden age, both critically and commercially. Known for its quality productions and the willingness to explore unconventional themes, Malayalam movies boast of having many films that have been remade in other languages. This industry has a rich tradition of filmmaking across various genres and makes films that continue to resonate with audiences.

Best Malayalam movies to watch on OTT:


IMDb rating: 8.7/10

OTT plaforms: Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar


Starring Mohanlal and Shobana, this horror-comedy begins with a bone-chilling twist when Nakulan visits his ancestors’ property along with his family. Just when his cousin’s behaviour takes a disturbing turn, Nakulan seeks help from a psychiatrist friend, determined to unfold the truth.

Pathonpatham Noottandu

IMDb rating: 6.8/10

OTT platforms: Aha, Amazon Prime

Starring Siju Wilson, Kayadu Lohar, and Deepti Sati, this action drama is set in 19th-century Kerala, when a fearless warrior named Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker rose to fame. His fight was not on a battlefield but against a deeply established social order that discriminated against people and oppressed them.


IMDb rating: 6.6/10

OTT platforms: Aha, Amazon Prime

Starring Joju George, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and Nyla Usha, this action thriller follows a ruthless underworld kingpin, Victor Ricci, and his reliable gang as they get involved in a troublesome situation that threatens their operation. Now Victor must take some really intense decisions to protect his gang by any means.

Kumbalangi Nights

IMDb rating: 8.5/10

OTT plaform: Amazon Prime

Starring Fahadh Faasil, Soubin Shahir, and Shane Nigam, the story follows four brothers: Saji, Bobby, Bonny and Franky, whose lives get entangled in complexities. Despite their deep-rooted family dispute, an unexpected situation compels them to set aside their personal differences and join forces as a family to come out of the circumstance.


IMDb rating: 8/10

OTT platform: Aha, Amazon Prime

Starring Fahadh Faasil, Meenakshi Raveendran, and Nimisha Sajayan, the story is about how Sulaiman becomes a powerful figure in his seaside village after calling out the corruption that takes a deadly turn in the community. But soon his influence is challenged when his own estranged nephew is charged by the opposition with a mission to destroy him.

Bangalore Days

IMDb rating: 8.3/10

OTT plaform: Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, and Dulquer Salmaan, the movie follows three cousins: Divya, Kuttan and Arjun, who are bound by their childhood memories. Finally, they see their dream to visit Bangalore come true. But after their initial excitement, some unexpected incidents take place. However, they are ready to face the challenges thanks to their strong bond.

Ustad Hotel

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

OTT plaform: Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Jagapathi Babu, Dulquer Salmaan, Thilakan, Nithya Menon, and Mamukkoya, the story follows Faizi, who has culinary dreams. However, unable to get any support from his father, Faisi finds an opportunity to fulfil his dreams of cooking with his grandfather, Kareem, while working at his hotel and helping him run the family business.

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