Top Rated Malayalam Movies Of All time

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We have seen a huge growth in the Malayalam Movie Industry from last few years in the Indian Cinema. A lot of Hindi Dubbed, Malayalam movies has grown all across India & is now loved more than Bollywood. The reason why these movies are getting known is that of unbelievable action, dialogs, and stories.

If you are one of Malayalam movie fans, then it is obvious that you would like to know the top-rated Malayalam (Mollywood) movies of all time. To help you with it, here is the list of Mollywood Movies of all time that you should watch.

 

Top Rated 10 Malayalam Movies of All Time

 

Drishyam (2013)

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Production companyAashirvad Cinemas
CastMohanlal,
Meena,
Ansiba Hassan,
Esther Anil,
Asha Sarath,
Siddique,
Kalabhavan Shajon
MusicSongs: Anil Johnson Vinu Thomas,
Score: Anil Johnson
CinematographySujith Vaassudev
ProducerAntony Perumbavoor
Written and Directed byJeethu Joseph
Release Date19 December 2013

 

Drishyam is a 2013 Malayalam drama-thriller movie. This movie was received positive reviews with critics praising the screenplay, the performances, and direction. This movie received Kerala State Film Award and Filmfare Award for best film.

Georgekutty (Mohan Lal) is the owner of the cable TV network. He spends a happy life with his wife and 2 girls. His eldest daughter goes to the school tour. After a few days, it will return home. Varun (Roshan Basheer), is the son of IG Geeta Prabhakar, who blackmailed Anju with a video captured during her school trip. During the events, he accidentally was killed by the Rani (Meena) and Anju. the rest of the story that has led to a satisfactory and unexpected climax in the family.

 

Manichitrathazhu (1993)

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Production companySwargachitra
CastMohanlal,
Suresh Gopi,
Shobana,
Nedumudi Venu,
Vinaya Prasad
MusicSongs: M. G. Radhakrishnan,
 Score: Johnson
CinematographyVenu, Anandakuttan
ProducerSwargachitra Appachan
Written and Directed byFazil, Madhu Muttam
Release Date23 December 1993

Manichitrathazhu is a 1993 Malayalam epic psychological thriller & also one of the best movies of all time. The movie was received the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. This movie was gained the highest grosser at the box-office and it was critically acclaimed as well. The movie story is based on a tragedy that happened in the ” Alummoottil tharavad”, a central Travancore family, in the 19th century.

Kireedam (1989)

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Production companyKripa
CastMohanlal,
Thilakan,
Parvathy,
Mohan Raj,
Murali
MusicJohnson
CinematographyS. Kumar
ProducerN. Krishnakumar, Dinesh Panicker
Written and Directed byA. K. Lohithadas, Sibi Malayil
Release Date7 July 1989

Kireedam is one of the remarkable action-drama movies. Mohan Lal won the 1989 National Film Award-Special Jury Award for his performance.

This movie story about Sethu(Mohan Lal) wanted to become a police officer to fulfill his father’s dream. However, his life was overturned when he encounters a criminal to save his father’s life.

 

Sandesham (1991)

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Production companyEvershine Productions
CastThilakan,
Sreenivasan,
Jayaram,
Siddique,
Kaviyoor Ponnamma,
Maathu
MusicJohnson
CinematographyVipin Mohan
ProducerS. S. T. Subrahmaniam
Written and Directed bySreenivasan, Sathyan Anthikkad
Release Date30 October 1991

Sandesham is a 1991 comedy-political drama movie. This movie is one of the best movies ever seen.

The movie story about Raghavan, who retired as Station Masters in a small town in Tamil Nadu, returns home to his family in Kerala. He spent nearly 40 years in government service looking for a peaceful life.

 

Nadodikkattu (1987)

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Production companyCasino Productions
CastMohanlal,
Sreenivasan,
Thilakan,
Innocent,
Shobana,
Captain Raju
MusicShyam
CinematographyVipin Mohan
ProducerCentury Kochumon
Written and Directed bySathyan Anthikkad
Release Date6 November 1987

Nadodikkattu is a 1987 comedy movie that has won several awards and was praised by critics. This movie story about Vijayan (Sreenivasan) and Dasen (Mohanlal)  who lose their jobs, a cow, and a heavy bank loan after a series of events. In despair, they decide to go to Dubai and try their destiny. But they end up in an unexpected location and They are mistaken for smugglers, triggering off a new set of adventures in their luckless lives.

Devasuram (1993)

Poster for the movie "Devasuram"
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Production companyAnugraha Cine Arts
CastMukesh Siddique Jagadish Ashokan
MusicSongs: MG Radhakrishnan
Background Score: SP Venkatesh
CinematographyV. Jayaram
ProducerVBK Menon
Written and Directed byRanjith, IV Sasi
Release Date13 April 1993

Devasuram is a Malayalam Thriller-drama movie. It was the highest grossing Malayalam movie of 1993 and this movie was generally considered as one of the best movies of Mohanlal’s and I.V. Sasi’s careers. The movie ran for more than 150 days in the theatres.

This movie story about Neelakandan (Mohan Lal) is the heir to the Manglasar family, abandoning his father’s large part and threatening the community. One of his victims assures Dancer Bhanumathi (Revathi), who does not dance again till his death following a public affront by Neelankandan and his allies. Ridiculously they fell in love. Meanwhile, Sekharan (Napoleon) of a rival family, his uncle killed by the Nilakanthan’s men, retaliated to death. A reasonably watchable movie that goes fairly awry towards the second half. Innocent is good as Neelakandan’s long-suffering manservant.

Chithram (1988)

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Production companyShirdi Sai Release
CastMohanlal,
Ranjini,
Nedumudi Venu,
Poornam Vishwanathan,
Sreenivasan
MusicSongs: Kannur Rajan
Background Score: Johnson
CinematographyS. Kumar
ProducerP. K. R. Pillai
Written and Directed byPriyadarshan
Release Date23 December 1998

Chithram is a 1998 romantic comedy movie. After release, the movie broke all records in Malayalam cinema until then & made his mark in the history This movie received good reviews and was praised for strong screenplay and dialogues.

This movie story about Kalyani (Ranjini) decides to marry her boyfriend Ravi (Shanavas) against the wishes of her father Ramchandra Menon (Vishwanathan). But Ravi breaks up when she realizes she is disrespectful. Kalyani’s father who stays in America comes home in Kerala to spend time with his daughter and son-in-law. Family friend and advocate Kaimal (Venu) asks Vishnu (Mohan Lal) to act as Kalyani’s husband during the vacation of Menon.

In Harihar Nagar (1990)

Poster for the movie "In Harihar Nagar"
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Production companyMohsin Priya Combines
CastMukesh,
Siddique,
Jagadish,
Ashokan
MusicS. Balakrishnan
CinematographyVenu
ProducerKhais-Kuriachan
Written and Directed bySiddique, Lal
Release Date1990

In Harihar Nagar is a 1990 Malayalam comedy-thriller movie. This movie is one of the best comedy movies ever. The movie has two sequels, 2 Harihar Nagar (2009), in The Ghost House In (2010) directed by Lal.

This movie story about Four young men is trying to impress by lovely Maya, their next door neighbor. But she is in the city to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding her brother’s death.

 

 

Kilukkam (1991)

Poster for the movie "Kilukkam"
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Production companyGoodknight Films
CastMohanlal,
Jagathy Sreekumar,
Revathi,
Thilakan,
Innocent
MusicS. P. Venkatesh
CinematographyS. Kumar
ProducerR. Mohan
Written and Directed byPriyadarshan
Release Date15 August 1991

 

Kilukkam is a1991 musical romantic comedy. This movie was the highest-grossing Malayalam movie at that time.

Joji (Mohan Lal) is a tourist guide who meets Nandini (Revathi), whom he makes mistakes as to be a rich woman and hangs around with her. But she revealed that she was mentally ill and forced to give her a shelter. Nischal (Jagathy Sreekumar) is a friend of Joji, he finds Nandini, a missing person and has a huge reward to find her. He prompts  Joji to hide her until the gift goes up but later revealed that Nandini was not mentally and she was an illegitimate child in search of her father.

 

Thoovanathumbikal (1987)

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Production companySitara Pictures
CastMohanlal,
Sumalatha,
Parvathi,
Ashokan,
Babu Namboothiri
MusicPerumbavoor G,
CinematographyAjayan Vincent,
Jayanan Vincent
ProducerP Stanley
Written and Directed byP Padmarajan
Release Date31 July 1987

Thoovanathumbikal is a 1987 romantic drama movie written and directed by P. Padmarajan. Based on his own novel Udakappola. The movie became a super hit at the box office, and over the years it has turned into a cult movie with a large following.

This movie story about Jayakrishnan (Mohanlal)  who falls in love with two girls, Radha and Clara, and fights his confusion about whom he should marry and spend his life with.

 

Top Rated Malayalam Movies Of All Time continues

Spadikam (1995)

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Production companyShogun Films
CastMohanlal,
Thilakan,
Urvashi,
Spadikam George,
K. P. A. C. Lalitha
MusicS. P. Venkatesh
CinematographyJ. Williams,
S. Kumar
ProducerR. Mohan
Written and Directed byBhadran
Release Date30 Mar 1995

Spadikam (1995) is released on 30 Mar 1995 starring Mohanlal and Thilakan. Chacko Master(Thilakan) is a school headmaster in Mathematics. He is a very strict teacher and does not go easy with his own son Thomas (Mohanlal). Frustrated with his father’s heavy-handedness, Thomas leaves home. After 14 years, Thomas returns to his village, now the owner of a stone quarry and a rowdy who has a number of unresolved cases on his head. How the father and son realize their mistakes and bond together forms the rest of the plot.

 

 

Godfather (1991)

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Production companySwargachithra
CastN. N. Pillai,
Thilakan,
Mukesh,
Kanaka,
Jagadish
MusicS. Balakrishnan
CinematographyVenu
ProducerAppachan
Written and Directed bySiddique-Lal
Release Date15 Nov1991

Godfather is a comedy and drama film written and directed by Siddique-Lal. Two youngsters from rival clans fall in love. Two rival clans under Anjooran and Achamma have a history of mutual hatred. Anjooran convinced that women are the root of all evil, ensures that all his sons stay bachelors. The youngest son, Ramabhadran falls in love with Malu, from Achamma’s family. A complicated tug-of-war ensues.

Premam (2015)

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Production companyAnwar Rasheed Entertainments
CastNivin Pauly,
Sai Pallavi,
Madonna Sebastian,
Anupama Parameswaran
MusicRajesh Murugesan
CinematographyAnand C. Chandran
ProducerAnwar Rasheed
Written and Directed byAlphonse Puthren
Release Date29 May 2015

Premam is a romantic and comedy film written and directed by Alphonse Puthren. Premam never attempts anything profound, but gradually shows the varying grip of a man over love and life. Alphonse directs with the knack of a magician. Premam narrates the love affairs of George David from his pre-degree days, portraying the varying grip of a man over love and life.

George (Nivin Pauly) is a happy go lucky guy. He falls in love with Mary (Anupama Parameshwaran), a higher secondary student. Soon he suffers a heartbreak. Then George falls in love with Malar (Sai Pallavi), who works as an assistant professor in his college. Then enters Celine (Madonna) and what happens next forms the crux of the story.

Ustad Hotel (2012)

Poster for the movie "Ustad Hotel"
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Production companyMagic Frames
CastDulquer Salmaan,
Thilakan,
Nithya Menen,
Siddique,
Assim Jamal
MusicGopi Sunder,
CinematographyLoganathan Srinivasan,
Praveen Prabhakar
ProducerListin Stephen
Written and Directed byAnwar Rasheed
Release Date13 July 2012

Ustad hotel is a Malayalam drama directed by Anwar Rasheed. The story of Faizi (Dulquer Salman), the hero, His father (Siddique) wanted a son to keep his empire running. Faizi was born after four girls and his mother died soon after giving birth to him, he was brought up by his sisters and spent most of his time in the kitchen.

As he grows up, his sisters are married off one by one. And then his father marries for a second time. Faizi is off to do a course in hotel management in Switzerland, and when he returns with much fanfare after the course, it is revealed that he has done a chef’s course secretly and not hotel management. This shatters his father’s dream of opening a five-star hotel in his hometown Kozhikode.

His father is annoyed and virtually disowns him and even takes away his passport and credit cards so that Faizi cannot go to London where he has already got a job. In anger, Faizi leaves home and joins his grandfather Kareem (Thilakan) who is running a small eatery on Kozhikode beach named Usthad Hotel, which is famous for its biryani. Kareem and his son are not on good terms because Kareem was not ambitious enough and was happy to run this small eatery

Ramji Rao Speaking (1989)

Poster for the movie "Ramji Rao Speaking"
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Production companySitara Pictures
CastSaikumar,
Mukesh,
Innocent,
Rekha,
Devan
MusicS.Balakrishnan,
CinematographyVenu
ProducerOusepachan Valakuzhy
Written and Directed bySiddique-Lal
Release Date1989

Ramji Rao speaking is a Malayalam film written and directed by Siddique-Lal.

The story revolves around three unemployed people who get involved in a kidnapping saga due to a case of mistaken identity. Three unemployed men find answers to all their financial problems when they decide to get involved in a kidnapping scheme.

Bangalore Days (2014)

Poster for the movie "Bangalore Days"
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Production companyAnwar Rasheed Entertainments
CastNazriya Nazim,
Nivin Pauly,
Dulquer Salmaan,
Fahadh Faasil,
Isha Talwar
MusicGopi Sunder
CinematographySameer Thahir
ProducerAnwar Rasheed
Written and Directed byAnjali Menon
Release Date30 May 2014

Bangalore Days is a Comedy-Romantic Entertainer, in which  Dulquer Salmaan, Nazriya Nazim, Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly, Nithya Menon, Parvathi Menon, and Isha Talwar plays the lead roles.The film moves around the lives of three cousins who are closely bonded to each other since childhood.

The movie is a fun narrative about three young people who crossover from Kerala to Bangalore to dream, discover and explore. Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, and Dulquer Salman are cousins. They individually took different paths after reaching Bangalore, to fulfill their dreams.

Kaala Pani (1996)

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Production companyPranavam Arts
CastMohanlal,
Prabhu Ganesan,
Tabu,
Vineeth,
Amrish Purii
MusicIlaiyaraaja
CinematographySantosh Sivan
ProducerMohanlal
Written and Directed byPriyadarshan
Release Date6 April 1996

Kaalapani is a 1996 Indian Malayalam language epic historical period drama film directed by Priyadarshan. Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and thus jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He is listening to hundreds of sufferings of Indian prisoners there.

Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989)

Poster for the movie "Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha"
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Production companyGrihalakshmi Productions
CastMammootty,
Suresh Gopi,
Balan K. Nair,
Madhavi,
Biyon
MusicBombay Ravi
CinematographyK. Ramachandra Babu
ProducerP. V. Gangadharan
Written and Directed byHariharan, Vasudevan Nair
Release Date14 April 1989

Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha is a Malayalam history movie, directed by T Hariharan. The cast of Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha includes Mammootty, Madhavi. Chanthu, a poor orphan, and Aromal are cousins of the Chekavar Clan, a Warrior clan who hire themselves out as duellers to settle disputes among the rich and powerful. Aromal, jealous who is much more talented makes his life miserable for him and Chanthu decides to leave and live with Aringodar.

When the two sons of a local landlord have a dispute over property and decide to hire Aromal and Aringodar, Chanthu must decide where his loyalty lies– with the uncle’s family who brought him up or with Aringodar who gave him a sanctuary.

Yoddha (1992)

Poster for the movie "Yoddha"
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Production companySaga Films
CastMohanlal,
Madhoo,
Siddharth,
Jagathy Sreekumar,
Puneet Issar
MusicA. R. Rahman
CinematographySantosh Sivan
ProducerV. C. George, A. P. Antony
Written and Directed bySangeeth Sivan
Release Date3 September 1992

Yoddha Is a 1992 Malayalam Film Written By Sasidharan Arattuvazhi And Directed By Sangeeth Sivan. The Film Stars Mohanlal Who Plays The Protagonist, Bunny falls in love with Mahalaxmi, whose father Somaraju is a rich businessman, When Somaraju agrees to let them marry, Bunny puts forth the condition that he wants Somaraju’s entire wealth as dowry.

Fate brings a young man from rural Kerala to be the protector of a young Lama in Nepal, who is being chased by a dangerous cult. The Music Were Composed By A. R. Rahman. The Film Is An Adaptation Of The Movie.

Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016)

Poster for the movie "Maheshinte Prathikaaram"
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Production companyOPM Dream Mill Cinemas
CastFahadh Faasil,
Aparna Balamurali,
Anusree,
Alencier Ley Lopez,
Soubin Shahir
MusicBijibal
CinematographyShyju Khalid
ProducerAashiq Abu
Written and Directed byDileesh Pothan,
Syam Pushkaran
Release Date5 Feb 2016

Maheshinte Prathikaaram is a 2016 Indian Malayalam language comedy-drama film directed by Dileesh Pothan. Mahesh Bhavana from Idukki runs a photo studio and leads a happy contented life living along with his father, his darling pet dog, his friends & his lady love with whom he maintains a long distance relationship.One fine day, his beautiful life is turned.

Mahesh is a photographer, gets beaten up by a stranger when he tries to solve an issue in his village. He sets out to take revenge on the stranger as he feels insulted after the incident.

 

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