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Minnal Murali, Kunjeldho, Meow and Thuramukham: Here’s the full list of Christmas 2021 releases of Mollywood

The audience can choose from many as seven films starring Mohanlal, Mammootty, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nivin Pauly and Tovino Thomas in theatres and OTTs this Xmas season

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Nov 23, 2021
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Malayalam Christmas releases

Mollywood has already seen two Vishu, Onam and Eid seasons go without theatres reopening, but this year’s Christmas promises a festive treat for those planning to catch films in cinema halls as well as those who would prefer being in the comfort of their homes and stream new releases. As many as seven star-studded films are set to release in theatres as well as streaming platforms during the week of Christmas. 


Director Rajeev Ravi’s big budget period film is as star-studded as they come. With a cast featuring Nivin Pauly, Indrajith Sukumaran, Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan, Poornima Indrajith, Darshana Rajendran and Arjun Ashokan in the lead, the film set in the 1940s and 1950s revolves around the chappa system that prevailed in the Cochin port. The movie is set to release in theatres.

Release date: December 24

Minnal Murali

Tovino Thomas and director Basil Joseph’s superhero film, which is set in a fictional village of Kurukanmoola, is touted as Mollywood’s first such movie of the genre. However, it’s not just the superhero elements that make this film a must-watch. Those who have already seen the movie is raving about the comedy and entertainment that Minnal Murali, which is set to release on Netflix, promises. 

Release date: December 24


The team of Swanthandhryam Ardharathriyil – Antony Varghese and Tinu Pappachan – reunite for this action entertainer which is set against the backdrop of a temple festival. Featuring Antony, Chemban Vinod Jose and Arjun Ashokan in lead roles, the film’s story spans a day and has all the makings of a ‘mass’ action-entertainer that is sure to send fans into a tizzy in theatres. 

Release date: December 23


RJ Mathukutty’s directorial debut Kunjeldho, which has Asif Ali as the lead and Vineeth Sreenivasan as its creative director, is a coming-of-age tale set against a campus backdrop. The movie also featured a bunch of newcomers, along with artistes such as Vineeth Sreenivasan and Roopesh Peethambaran. The makers have been adamant to release the movie in theatres as they are convinced it has all the elements to make for a family entertainer. 

Release date: December 24


The Lal Jose directorial has Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas plays Dasthakeer and Sulekha respectively. Set extensively in the UAE, the film revolves around the couple who have three children and a cat. Meow scripted by Iqbal Kuttipuram, shows the vibrant college life of Dasthakeer who comes to the UAE to settle down. The movie promises to be a treat for families this festive season in theatres. 

Release date: December 24

Bro Daddy

Prithviraj and Kalyani Priyadarshan in a still from Bro Daddy

The feel-good family entertainer marks the second directorial by actor Prithviraj Sukumaran and has Mohanlal in the lead. The duo plays father and son in the film that also has Kaniha, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Mallika Sukumaran, Unni Mukundan, Soubin Shahir and Jagadish. The film’s producer had announced that the film is set for an OTT release and reports suggest Disney+ Hotstar has bought its rights. 

Release date: Not yet decided 


The Nadirshah will mark Jayasurya second straight OTT release after Sunny this year. The film, which is reportedly a thriller shot in Kochi and Dubai, also has Namitha Pramod and Jaffer Idukki. Shot extensively at night, the movie was conceived for an OTT release. The makers are yet to announce the streaming platform in which the movie will drop. 

Release date: Not yet decided

Kesu Ee Veedinte Nadhan

Dileep’s family entertainer will have the actor play a sexagenarian who runs a driving school. The movie, which also has Urvashi and Swasika Vijay, as part of the cast. Though the movie was initially set for a theatrical release, recent reports suggest that the film will be an OTT release. 

Release date: Not yet announced

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