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Remembering AK Lohithadas – Best movies of the filmmaker to stream on Sun NXT

AK Lohithadas is one of the finest talents produced by the Malayalam film industry. Here are the best films of the legend to stream on Sun NXT and OTTplay Premium.

Remembering AK Lohithadas – Best movies of the filmmaker to stream on Sun NXT
Kasthooriman poster, Lohithadas, Mammootty in Kauravar.

Last Updated: 09.37 AM, Jul 01, 2024

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AK Lohithadas, the writer-director revolutionized the Malayalam film industry, with its powerful writing. The multi-faceted talent started his career as a screenwriter with Mammootty-Sibi Malayil duo’s Thaniyavarthanam, in 1987. After a highly successful stint as a writer, Lohithadas made his directorial debut with the National Award-winning Mammootty starrer Bhoothakannadi in 1997. The rooted narratives that delved into the complex human relationships made the filmmaker’s films special. Now, let us have a look at the best Lohithadas films that you can stream on Sun NXT and OTTplay Premium.

Best Lohithadas films to stream on Sun NXT

Kauravar

Director: Joshiy

Writer: AK Lohithadas

Cast: Mammootty, Thilakan, Vishnuvardhan, Murali

Mammootty, Vishnuvardhan, Babu Antony, and Thilakan in Kauravar poster.
Mammootty, Vishnuvardhan, Babu Antony, and Thilakan in Kauravar poster.

Lohithadas penned the super hit film 1992-released film Kauravar, directed by Joshiy. The much-loved gangster drama featured Mammootty in the role of Antony, an ex-convict. Kannada superstar Vishnuvardhan made an extended cameo appearance as Haridas IPS, a police officer who adopts Antony’s daughter. Kauravar remains one of the finest gangster films ever produced in the Malayalam cinema to date.

Soothradharan

Director: AK Lohithadas

Cast: Dileep, Meera Jasmine, Bindu Panicker, Salim Kumar

Dileep and Meera Jasmine in Soothradharan.
Dileep and Meera Jasmine in Soothradharan.

Dileep played the role of Rameshan, a young man who takes shelter in a brothel run by Devumma (Bindu Panicker), due to some issues in his hometown. He soon falls for Shivani (Meera Jasmine), a young woman who lives there. Soothradharan, which is written and directed by Lohithadas was a failure at the box office. But the movie, which hit the theatres in 2001, impressed cine-goers after its television premiere.

Kasthooriman

Director: AK Lohithadas

Cast: Kunchacko Boban, Meera Jasmine, Shammi Thilakan, Cochin Haneefa

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Lohithadas penned and directed Kasthooriman, the romantic drama that narrated the unique love story of Sajan Joseph Alukka, an ambitious young man, and Priyamvada, a selfless, hardworking girl. Kunchacko Boban and Meera Jasmine played the lead roles in the Kasthooriman, which hit the theatres in 2003. The movie emerged as a major critical and commercial success, and Meera won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress, for her performance.

Nivedyam

Director: AK Lohithadas

Cast: Vinu Mohan, Bhama, Nedumudi Venu, MB Padmakumar

This romantic drama, which hit the theatres in 2007, is the final film written and directed by AK Lohithadas. Nivedyam revolves around the love story of a young temple priest named Mohana Krishnan and Sathyabhama, a young woman who is desperate to escape the clutches of her abusive cousin. Popular actors Vinu Mohan and Bhamaa made their acting debut with the film, which was a major box office hit.

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