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Upcoming Malayalam movies releasing on OTT in August 2022 – Netflix, Prime Video, Neestream and others

Here’s the list of forthcoming Malayalam movies that will be available on OTTs to stream

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 02.19 AM, Aug 10, 2022

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Upcoming Malayalam movies releasing on OTT in August 2022 – Netflix, Prime Video, Neestream and others
Upcoming Malayalam OTT releases

While the Malayalam film industry has always churned out good films, the pandemic has led to the content from Mollywood garnering pan-Indian attention. With each of Mollywood’s releases enthralling the audience, the fanbase has only grown and filmmakers from the industry too are opting to release their movies on OTTs to tap into the newfound audience of Malayalam cinema and also the revenue channel that guarantees maximum reach outside Kerala. If you are one of those fans who wait eagerly for a Malayalam movie starring Fahadh Faasil, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Dulquer Salmaan, Mohanlal, Anna Ben, Parvathy or Nimisha Sajayan to release on OTTs, we have got you covered with their release dates.

Holy Wound

Directed by Asok R Nath, the movie revolves around the relationship between two women who find love in each other after feeling suffocated in a patriarchal society.

Release platform: SS Frames

Release date: August 17

Paappan

After a series of murders that resemble the modus operandi of a serial killer who was apprehended decades ago, former cop Abraham Mathan Mathew, who has suffered personal and professional setbacks due to the earlier case, is brought into consult. Will the current case, which is already being investigated by his estranged daughter, lead to his redemption and further plunge him into darkness?

Release platform: Zee5

Release date: September

Sundari Gardens

The love story, helmed by debutant Charlie Davis, has Neeraj Madhav essaying the role of an English teacher while National Award-winning actress Aparna Balamurali plays the role of a librarian. The film is touted to be a musical. 

Release platform: Sony LIV 

Release date: September

Makal

After Nandan returns from the Gulf, he is faced with the hurdle of reconnecting with his daughter Aparna. This becomes even tougher when his wife and Aparna's mother Juliet moves away for work. How the father-daughter duo forge a bond form the plot of his family entertainer, starring Jayaram, Meera Jasmine, Devika Sanjay and Naslen. 

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Release platform: Manorama Max

Release date: August

Priyan Ottathilanu

Do-gooder Priyadarshan often prioritises others' lives over his. On a crucial day that could prove to be a stepping stone to him achieving his dream, he has to navigate a set of hurdles - some planned and others unexpected - to reach his destination. 

Priyan Ottathilaanu review: Sharafudheen shines in this superbly-paced, feel-good entertainer about a do-gooder 

Release platform: Manorama Max

Release date: August

Eesho

The movie, directed by Nadhirshah, is a thriller starring Jayasurya, Jaffer Idukki and Namitha Pramod in pivotal roles. The film, written by Suneesh Varanad, was extensively shot at night. Eesho was filmed in Kochi and Dubai after the first lockdown last year. The movie's OTT rights were sold for a record sum. 

Release platform: Sony LIV

Release date: Aug 26

Headmaster

Director Rajeev Nath's upcoming movie, which has brothers Babu Antony and Thampy Antony in the lead, is based on Karoor Neelakanda Pillai's short story Pothichoru. The shoot of the movie wrapped up in Thiruvananthapuram in January 2022. 

Release date: Yet to be announced

Release platform: Yet to be announced

Roy

The movie has National Award-winning actor Suraj Venjaramoodu (Kaanekkaane and Android Kunjappan Ver 5.25) in the titular role. The movie is about Roy and wife Tina, who is considerably younger than the former. What begins as a relationship drama soon evolves into a thriller with mystery and investigation. The film is directed by Arikil Oraal and Chapters director Sunil Ibrahim.

Release platform: Yet to be announced
Release date: Yet to be announced

Untitled anthology based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s short stories

With a host of popular names, this untitled anthology based on acclaimed writer MT Vasudevan Nair’s short stories could be the biggest Malayalam OTT project at least in terms of the star power. With 10 segments that are each about 40 minutes long, the anthology series is helmed by filmmakers who haven’t worked on the Nair’s scripts yet. 

Priyadarshan will be directing two featurettes – Shilalikhithangal with Biju Menon in the lead and Olavum Theeravum, which has Mohanlal as the protagonist. Mammootty will be starring in Lijo Jose Pellissery’s featurette, which is based on MT Vasudevan’s visit to Kadugannawa in Sri Lanka. Santosh Sivan’s segment has Siddique as the central character, while Mahesh Narayanan and Fahadh Faasil will be teaming up for Sherlock. Rathish Ambat has directed Kadalkattu, which has Indrajith Sukumaran, Ann Augustine and Aparna Balamurali. 

Asif Ali and Madhoo will be seen in Ashwathy Vasudevan Nair’s segment, which is based on the short story, Vilpana, while Indrans, Surabhi Lakshmi, Renji Panicker and Nedumudi Venu are part of Jayaraj’s episode, Swargam Thurakunna Samayam.

Release platform: Netflix

Release date: To be announced

Alone

The thriller, which has Mohanlal and Shaji Kailas teaming up for 12 years, completed its shoot in a record 17 days. The film reportedly is a single-actor movie with just Mohanlal. Shaji Kailas and Mohanlal had earlier teamed up for blockbusters such as Narasimham and Aaraam Thampuran, making Alone a much-awaited collaboration.

Release platform: Not yet announced

Release date: Not yet announced

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