Catch Malayalam movies of top stars such as Mammootty, Nivin Pauly, Arjun Ashokan and Asif Ali in theatres and on OTTs this week
Last Updated: 04.17 AM, Mar 10, 2023
From fans of Mammootty to Malavika Mohanan, this week has enough in store in Malayalam cinema to please all sections of audience. Some eagerly anticipated films such as Nivin Pauly’s Thuramukham and Asif Ali’s Maheshum Marutiyum are finally hitting theatres, while the OTT platforms too have content from Mammootty’s Christopher to Roshan Mathew and Swasika Vijay’s erotic thriller Chathuram streaming.
With as many as six releases on OTT and in theatres, fans of Malayalam cinema will be spoilt for choice as to which film to pick for their weekend watch. Here’s a list of the latest Malayalam releases that will make your job easier.
Release platform: Theatre
Director Rajeev Ravi’s period film revolves around the protests against the inhuman chappa system that was practised in Cochin Port from the 1900s to 1953. The film spans from the 1930s to the communist party-led protests in 1953 to abolish the practise of tossing a metal coin, with labourers having to fight among themselves to retrieve it for the right to work. Nivin Pauly, Joju George, Indrajith Sukumaran, Darshana Rajendran, Arjun Ashokan, Manikandan, Sudev Nair and Poornima Indrajith are part of its cast.
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Release platform: Sony LIV
After Roy’s grades continue to fall, his aunt pushes him to take tuition classes from Christy, who has just secured her divorce. The initially reluctant Roy soon becomes a pillar of support for Christy, but the latter also develops feelings for her. What happens when he finally confesses his love? Malavika Mohanan and Mathew Thomas play the leads in Alvin Henry’s directorial debut, which is based on his life.
Also read: Christy on OTT: We expected it to connect with the youth but the family audience liked it more, says Alvin Henry
Release platform: Theatre
Mahesh’s life in his formative years had been defined by his Maruti 800, which was the first car in the village and won him a lot of attention. But after a woman named Gauri enters his life, he is forced to make new choices. Asif Ali, Mamta Mohandas and Maniyanpilla Raju star in this feel-good entertainer, which is helmed by Sethu.
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Release platform: Saina Play
Newlywed Selena has to endure the sexual and physical abuse of her husband Eldho, till an accident renders him bedridden. She then hires a home nurse, Balathazar, to look after him. But with time, the duo become romantically involved and the ‘forbidden’ relationship prompts them to take extreme steps that will have far-reaching ramifications on the trio’s lives. Swasika Vijay, Alencier Ley Lopez and Roshan Mathew star in Sidharth Bharathan’s erotic thriller.
Also read: Chathuram movie review: Swasika, Roshan Mathew shine in this uneven but intriguing drama-thriller
Khali Purse of Billionaires
Release platform: Theatres
Two youngsters decide to strive to make their dreams come true through their start-up, which they begin in the confines of their house. But financial and familiar pressures force them to take an illegal step to make some quick bucks. How will this affect their dreams? Dhyan Sreenivasan, Aju Varghese, Arjun Ashokan and Tanvi Ram star in the film, helmed by Maxwell Jose.
Also read: Khali Purse of Billionaires is about people striving to be Bill Gates from the abyss of poverty: Maxwell Jose
Release platform: Amazon Prime Video
Police officer Christopher believes in taking the law into his own hands to ensure that justice is delivered swiftly, especially for crimes against women. However, one such case has him butting heads with a man who decides to go after those Christopher cares for. Mammootty, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Amala Paul, Sneha and Vinay Rai star in this investigative thriller, which is helmed by B Unnikrishnan.