Malayalam movies no longer depend only on a few releases to show the industry's talent. Good screenplay backed by robust scripts and a very talented crew, in conjunction with the unbelievable performances by the actors, make every venture in Mollywood a must watch Malayalam movie. Every actor's expectations are usually met at the box office besides gaining appreciation from critics at the same time, especially for Malayalam movies on Hotstar. It is very evident because the film industry in Kerala no longer depends just on the superstars, and that's what you would get to know as you keep scrolling this post. We're here going to share our picks for 10 must-watch Malayalam movies on Hotstar.
1. Take Off
Released in 2017, Take Off is a thriller drama starring Parvathy Thiruvothu, Kunchacko Boban, and Fahad Fazil in the lead. Parvathy as Sameera steals the entire show in this film that is based on actual events.
Her face without makeup conveys emotions smoothly. This must-watch Malayalam movie represents the difficulties of Indian Nurses who travel to war conflicted areas like Iraq.
Starring Dulquer Salman and Vinayakan in the main roles, the story of this must-watch film revolves around childhood friends Krishna and Ganga. The brilliant acting backed by stunning direction of Rajeev Ravi makes you feel like you are in Kammatti Paadam, living among the characters.
Both Vinayakan and Dulquer gave their career-best performances as Ganga and Krishna, helping the former win a State award for Best Actor.
3. Oru Indian Pranayakadha
Directed by Sathyan Anthikad and starring Fahad Fazil and Amala Paul, Oru Indian Pranayakadha is a romantic comedy film that promises an enjoyable experience with a message at the end.
This must-watch movie shows the life of a youth in Kerala who is aiming to make a mark in politics. One of the unforgettable things in this film is how Fahad runs so funnily.
4. Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum
After a successful collaboration in Maheshinte Prathikaram, the Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum marks the return of Fahad Fazil – Dileesh Pothan pair, with the former in an antagonist's role.
Suraj Venjaramoodu and Nimisha Sajayan appear in the main characters in this must-watch Malayalam movie. Despite acting in a negative role as a thief, Fahad's acting will give you the impression that nothing is impossible for him.
5. 7th Day
Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead role, 7th Day is a thriller with decent twists in it. An intense screenplay and storyline supported by a piece of nice background music will raise curiosity levels while watching the movie.
All thanks to the nicely penned surprising elements in it for that. Other prominent names in the cast include Tovino Thomas, Janani Iyer, and Vinay Forrt.
6. Ustad Hotel
Ustad Hotel is a must watch Malayalam movie that connects three generations in a single thread. Dulquer Salman, as Faizi and veteran actor Thilakan, as Kareem share a unique bond due to their similarities.
The grandfather-grandson duo, acted by DQ and Thilakan, touches our hearts through their mindblowing and real-life alike performances. Directed by Anwar Rasheed, Ustad Hotel also stars Nithya Menen, Mamukkoya, and Siddique in the leading roles.
7. Action Hero Biju
Co-written and directed by Abrid Shine, Action Hero Biju starring Nivin Pauly in the primary role is a must watch Malayalam comedy-drama film. Most of the scenes in this movie have also been picked up by Tiktok stars due to its popularity.
Nivin Pauly, as a Sub Inspector of Police Department, Kochi, shows the everyday life of a Police Officer. Trust me; you will not forget Biju Poulose after watching this movie.
Released in 2015, Premam is a musical-romantic-comedy film that stars Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Anupama Parameswaran, and Madonna Sebastian in the lead roles.
This film gained massive popularity in both Kerala and Tamil Nadu during its release and is known to be one of the most successful movies in the Malayalam Film Industry after Chithram, which was released in 1988.
Starring Fahad Fazil and Aiswarya Lekshmi in the primary roles as Aby and Priya, Varathan directed by Amal Neerad and cinematographed by Little Swayamp, revolves around the couple's life in a family estate after they come back to India to encounter a new array of challenges.
This must-watch Malayalam film starts slowly and gets intense as you keep watching it.
Parava is the first movie of Soubin Shahir as a director. Besides directing this drama film, Soubin has also acted in it as an antagonist along with Dulquer Salman, Shane Nigam, Sreenath Bhasi, and Siddique in the leading roles.
The characters, Ichappi and Haseeb, played by Amal Shah and Govind V Pai, will find a place in your heart after watching this Malayalam film.
We hope these must-watch Malayalam movies from the Hotstar will give you an pleasant watching experience. Stay tuned with our blog for more similar stories.