Over time, Malayalam movies have found a special place on our binge-watch list. While we all have watched some of the most popular films, there are a few remarkable Malayalam movies that have gone unnoticed despite being excellent pieces of cinema. Check out these underrated yet extraordinary Malayalam movies that one shouldn’t miss.
5 underrated Malayalam movies on MX Player, Disney+ Hotstar and SunNXT that are excellent pieces of cinema
1. Tamarr Padaar – MX Player and SunNXT
Directed by Dileesh Nair and starring Baburaj, Chemban Vinod Jose, Prithviraj Sukumaran and Srindaa, Tamarr Padaar is a comedy movie placed in a realistic world with amazing characters that will make you laugh. ACP Pouran misunderstands two innocent circus performers, Jumper Thambi and Tubelight Mani as terrorists and arrests them. The two get sentenced to death. Soon Pouran realises his error and now wants to release them at any cost.
2. Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla – YouTube and SunNXT
If you want to watch Fahad Faasil giving his best, then this makes for a great watch. Perman experiences strange events in his flat and pens down a story about him and his flatmates. However, things change when the characters of his book start developing traits of their own in real life. Directed by V.K. Prakash, the movie also stars Kamalinee Mukherjee, Aishwarya, P. Balachandran.
3. Chandrolsavam – Disney+ Hotstar
Considering we all love Mohanlal, it’s time to give this Malayalam movie a try. Sreehari returns home from Paris after six years. However, before he leaves again and bids his goodbye, he needs to clear some misunderstandings and heal some old wounds with his friend. Directed by Ranjith, the movie also stars Meena, Ranjith and Cochin Hanifa.
4. Ritu – YouTube
Directed by national award-winning filmmaker Shyamaprasa, Ritu doesn’t disappoint even for a moment. Sarath goes to the USA for a career opportunity, leaving his friends Varsha and Sunny behind. Soon he returns back and tries to reunite with his friends and offers them to join his venture, only to realise they have changed drastically.
5. Njan Steve Lopez – YouTube
Njan Steve Lopez will stay with you long after you’ve watched it. A college student witnesses a brutal gang attack and takes the victim to the hospital. His curiosity gets better of him and he digs deeper to know more about the people only to realise his dad and police are involved in the crime and gang war.