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Top Malayalam thriller flicks - List hai toh hit hai

Top Malayalam thriller flicks - List hai toh hit hai

  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 09.56 AM, Jan 19, 2022

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Have you ever wondered why Malayalam movies invariably turn out to be so good? The top reason is “ Content is the King “, most films focus on great stories, realistic - screenplay, and top-notch acting. The thriller genre has become one of the go-to genres in recent times in Mollywood. Here are a few remarkable Malayalam thrillers on today's List hai toh hit hai that's surely going to keep you glued to your couch while you binge-watch.

 I am your host Nikhil, let's begin my list. 


Helen is a 2019 survival thriller film that stars Anna Ben in the titular role and Lal, with Noble Babu Thomas, Aju Varghese in supporting roles. The movie bagged Kerala State Film Award and Movie Street Film Awards 2020 for different categories. The story depicts a young woman named Helen, a nursing graduate who aspires for a career abroad. On an ill-fated day, she accidentally gets trapped in a freezer at a fast food joint where she works. The film narrates a nail-biting tale as Helen fights for her survival at -18 degrees inside the freezer.

OTTplay Rating - 8.2

Available - Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

C U Soon

C U Soon is a 2020 mystery computer screen movie starring Fahadh Faasil as Kevin Thomas, Darshana Rajendran as Anumol Sebastian, Roshan Mathew as Jimmy Kurien in the lead roles. This critically acclaimed movie is India’s first-ever computer screen film which uses visual storytelling where all the movie events occur on the computer, tablet or smartphone screen. The story depicts a software engineer named Kevin helping his cousin Jimmy look for his missing girlfriend as they find a mysterious video-based suicide message. As Kevin digs deeper into the whereabouts of Anumol, he makes shocking revelations to Kevin.

OTTplay Rating - 8.3

Available - Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video


Joseph is a 2018 crime thriller film starring Joju George, Dileesh Pothan, Athmiya Rajan, Irshad and Malavika Menon. The movie is based on the real-life experience of the writer Shahi Kabir. Joju bagged the Kerala State Film Award for Best Character Actor. The movie depicts a retired police officer, well known for his mastery in investigations, following the death of his wife, who gets accidentally pulled into a criminal case that involves organ trafficking.

OTTplay Rating - 8.0

Available - Apple TV+

Operation Java

The 2021 cybercrime film has an ensemble cast of Balu Varghese, Lukman Avaran, Irshad, Binu Pappu, and Shine Tom Chacko. The movie revolves around a team of police officers from the Kochi cyber-cell unit who set out on a mission to investigate a series of mysterious offenses and unlawful ventures.

OTTplay Rating - 8.4

Available - Zee5, Vi

Take Off

A 2017 Drama thriller starring Parvathy Thiruvothu, Kunchacko Boban, and Fahadh Faasil in lead roles. Inspired by a true story of 2014, when a group of Malayali nurses was retained by terrorists in Tikrit, Iraq. The story follows the character Sameera, an Indian nurse along with her colleagues who are held as hostages in Iraq. The Indian Ambassador Manoj must tactfully use his wit and powers to rescue them back to India. The movie clearly portrays the trauma suffered by the nurses during their capture.

OTTplay Rating - 8.5

Available - Disney + Hotstar


Nayattu is a 2021 political thriller that includes a star cast of Kunchako Boban, Joju George, and Nimisha Sajayan in lead roles. The critically acclaimed film depicts the plight of three police officers who go on the run after being falsely accused and framed by a few corrupt officials for torturing a civilian. An unambiguous ending and astounding storyline are what make this movie so good.

OTTplay Rating - 8.2

Available - Exclusively on Netflix

Well, that's the List hai toh hit hai theme special for today's podcast, , I shall be back again with a brand new theme in a brand new episode, until then it's your host Nikhil signing out.

Aaj kya dekhoge OTTplay se poocho.