Since the dawn of entertainment industry in India, Malayalam film industry has contributed with many great movies defining new standards in the Indian movie industry. While Bollywood films mostly invested in formula movies, Mollywood went ahead with creative cinema which was both appreciated at the box office as well as within the critics.
The popularity and success of Malayalam movie industry can be anticipated with the fact that many Bollywood movies were actually the remake of some hit Malayalam movies such as Ramji Rao Speaking remade as Hera Pheri, Punjabi House remade as Chup Chup Ke, Boeing Boeing remade as Garam Masala, Manichitrathazhu as Bhool Bhulaiyaa and the latest Drishyam starring Mohanlal was remade recently with the same title starring Ajay Devgn.
These are just few of the many Malayalam movies that were either copied or remade in Bollywood as well as other regional languages. The main reason behind following the trend of Malayalam cinema is the quality of art and creativity that filmmakers in this part of the region bring in. Malayalam movies are the best examples of the pure blend of art, culture, fresh screenplay, youthfulness, and creativity.
Today, we bring you FilmyKeeday’s list of top 15 Best Malayalam movies produced in the last decade:
Bangalore Days (2014)
Bangalore Days is a Malayalam romantic comedy Film directed by Anjali Menon starring Dulquer Salmaan, Navin Pauly and Nazria Nazim as cousins along with Fahadh Faasil, Isha Talwar, Parvathy Menon, Nithya Menen in pivotal roles. The movie revolves around the lives of the three cousins who share a strong bond since their childhood.
As they grow up, these 3 childhood buddies part ways into their future lives but destiny brings them back together in Bangalore. The rest of the story is about their days in Bangalore coping up with each other’s problems and helping out one another to overcome those problems. The movie is full of youth, romance and some hints of comedy that will keep you entertained for the whole movie.
Munnariyippu stars megastar Mammootty as a convict who claims that he is in the prison for the crimes he never committed. This Malayalam mystery thriller Film is directed by successful cinematographer Venu. The film also includes Aparna Gopinath as a Journalist who wants to write an autobiography on convict C.K. Raghavan played by Mammootty.
With a long supporting cast including veteran Nedumudi Venu, Joy Matthew, Prathap Pothan, Sreeraman, Renji Panicker, and even Prithviraj Sukumaran, the movie offers a lots of suspense and thrilling moments. The rest of the story winds up on whether C.K. Raghavan can prove his innocence or not.
Mumbai Police is one of the Best crime thrillers in the whole Indian movie industry because the movie unveils a shocking suspense at the end. The movie stars Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead role as ACP Antony Moses along with actor Jayasuriya and Rahman as his colleagues and supporting cast for the movie.
In the movie, the trio represents Mumbai Police, a title given to them because they often get into trouble together and also are the most feared by the crime lords of the city. The movie starts off with Assistant Commissioner Aaryan Jacob played by Jayasuriya getting murdered and the case of solving the murder is handed over to ACP Antony Moses who suffers from partial Amnesia after an accident. The movie then brings us so many twists as Antony aka Rascal Moses unveils the mystery behind the murder of one of his best friend, colleague and integral part of the Mumbai Police.
Drishyam is a 2013 Malayalam drama thriller directed by Jeethu Joseph starring megastar Mohanlal in the lead role. The popularity and the success of the movie can be anticipated by the fact that this movie was remade into multiple languages such as Tamil starring Kamal Hassan, Telugu starring Daggubati Venkatesh, Kannada starring V. Ravichandran and in 2015, Drishyam was remade into Hindi starring Ajay Devgn to reprise the role portrayed by Mohanlal in the original movie.
The movie tells us about the struggles in the life of Cable TV service provider Georgekutty played by Mohanlal and how he copes up with them with his smartness and knowledge grasped after watching a lot of different films on TV in his small office.