If biopic movies are dishes, you will agree that almost all of them share the same recipe. We see quite a few of them getting released every year and ticking the right checkboxes including success at the box office, grabbing all the awards at award functions, and more. Like other film industries, Malayalam film industry has also contributed its fair share of biopic movies to Indian cinema. And if you are looking for a guide for such movies, we have come up with a list of 10 Best Malayalam Biopic movies for you to stream online in India.
1. Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja
Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is one of the best Malayalam Biopic action films of all time. It depicts the life of Pazhassi Raja, an Indian king who battled against the British in the 18th century.
Written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair and directed by Hariharan, this film stars Mammootty in the lead role.
Celluloid is a Malayalam Biopic film based on J.C. Daniel, who's considered the father of Malayalam Cinema, and his struggle to make a film with a Dalit actress. Written and directed by Kamal, this movie stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mamta Mohandas, and Chandni in leading roles.
3. Ennu Ninte Moideen
Ennu Ninte Moideen is one of the best Malayalam Biopic films that's ever been made. It is based on the real-life story of B.P. Moideen and Kanchanamala. Directed by R.S. Vimal, this cinema stars Prithviraj Sukumaran and Parvathy Thiruvothu in leading roles.
Aami is a Malayalam Biographical movie released in 2018. It is based on the life of Kamala Das. Written and directed by Kamal, Aami stars Manju Warrier, Murali Gopy, Tovino Thomas, and Anoop Menon in crucial roles.
This best Malayalam Biopic film directed by Prajesh Sen stars Jayasuriya as V.P. Sathyan, a former Indian footballer, helped Jayasuriya win Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor. Also stars Anu Sithara, Saiju Kurup, Deepak Parambol, Siddique, Renji Panicker, and Lakshmi Sharma.
Written and directed by Lenin Rajendran, Makaramanju is a romantic drama based on the life of Raja Ravi Varma. The movie stars famous cinematographer Santosh Sivan in the lead role besides Karthika Nair, Lakshmi Sharma, and Mallika Kapoor.
Released in 2010, Yugapurushan is a movie based on the life and teachings of Sree Narayana Guru. Directed by R. Sukumaran, this film stars Mammootty, Thalaivasal Vijay, Navya Nair, Siddique, Babu Antony, and Kalabhavan Mani in leading characters.
Mohan Sitara composed tunes for this film, and it is currently available to watch on Disney + Hotstar.
8. Swathi Thirunal
Swathi Thirunal is one of the first Malayalam biopic films to have ever been made. It is based on the life of Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, the Maharaja of the state of Travancore.
Swathi Thirunal is currently available to watch on Disney + Hotstar.
Mathilukal is a beautiful Malayalam film written, directed, and produced by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. It is based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Vaikom Muhammed Basheer. The cinema showcases the love between a male inmate and a female inmate separated by a wall of the prison.
This flick won four National awards in 1990 and is currently available to watch on YouTube.
Clint is a Malayalam movie based on the life of Edmund Thomas Clint, a boy genius who is known to have created more than 25,000 paintings during his lifetime.
Directed by Harikumar, this cinema stars Unni Mukundan, Rima Kallingal, Master Alok, Joy Mathew, and K.P.A.C. Lalitha.
The history of Kerala and the past events that happened in the state are always fascinating to know. We hope this list of Best Malayalam Biopic films will give you a better insight into God's own country and its people.