Ustad Hotel is one of the best cross-generation movie of Malayalam film industry directed by Anwar Rasheed starring Dulquer Salmaan and Thilakkan in the lead roles. The film revolves around Faizal portrayed by Dulquer Salmaan and his grandfather Karim played by Thilakkan who runs a small but famous restaurant in Kozhikode.]
Faizal nicknamed as Feyzee studies the art of cooking from Switzerland against his father’s wishes and is forced to work as a cook at his grandfather’s restaurant in Kozhikode, Kerala. While working with his grandfather, he comes to know about the hardships that his grandfather faces and helps him recover and rebrand Ustad Hotel.
Celluloid is a biopic that displays the life of J.C. Daniel who is credited as the father of Malayalam Cinema. This Malayalam movie is directed by Kamal and stars Prithviraj Sukumaran playing the lead role of J.C. Daniel with a supporting cast of Sreenivasan, Mamta Mohandas and Chandni in pivotal roles.
The movie is a must watch for all those cinema lovers who can actually witness how a single man’s passion creates history. The movie also focuses on the hardships that he suffers while producing the movie because of the caste differences in that era.
1983 holds a significant event in the hearts of almost every Indian. Children or the adults when asked what happened in that year would instantly blurt out that Kapil Dev lifted the World Cup for India in 1983. And yes, 1983 is a movie based on Cricket.
1983 is a Malayalam sports drama film directed by Abrid Shine starring Navin Pauly in the lead role alongside Anoop Menon, Nikki Galrani, Joy Matthew, Srinda Ashab, Saiju Kurup, and Neeraj Madhav in pivotal roles. The movie revolves around a father who sees an opportunity to fulfil his dream of playing cricket for India in his son. To know whether he gets success with his dream or not, you must watch this movie.
Keerthi Chakra is a war drama directed by A.K. Ravindram aka Major Ravi starring Mohanlal as his first role as Major Mahadevan. The movie focuses on some true events based on insurgency in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir. Keerthi Chakra is one of the Best Movies on Indian Army.
Keerthi Chakra was both critical and commercial success at the box office. The movie is also dubbed into Tamil as Aran with some additional scenes for Prakash Raj. It also encouraged Major Ravi to launch couple of more movies starring Mohanlal as Major Mahadevan.
Classmates is a 2006 romantic thriller directed by Lal Jose that revolves around the college life in Kerala and the politics associated within the campuses. Classmates stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Kavya Madhavan, Jayasuriya, Narain, Jagathy Sreekumar, Balachandra Menon, and Indrajith (Prithviraj’s brother) in pivotal roles. The movie begins as a day-to-day college life with romance, competition, election brawls and pranks with fellow students and teachers.
However, everything changes after the death of Murali portrayed by Narain. The mystery unveils itself when the chemistry class including P. Sukumaran played by Prithviraj, Satheesan played by Jayasuriya, Thara played by Kavya Madhvan and Pius played by Indrajith get together at their class reunion after 10 years as per the wish of Murali. Watch the movie to find how the real culprit behind Murali’s death.
Another Prithviraj starrer Memories also makes into our list of top Malayalam movies in the last decade. Written and directed by Jeethu Joseph, Memories is a crime thriller movie that is based on serial killings of several young married men. The movie stars Prithviraj as a police officer named Sam Alex who is given the charge of solving the case and arresting the killer behind all the murders.
In spite of his alcoholism, Sam Alex is entrusted by his superior Mr. Aravindhaksha Menon played by Vijayraghavan because of his quick wittiness and given the fact that the present police team is unsuccessful in solving the case or finding any clues whatsoever. The rest of the movie includes many mysteries and suspense while Sam Alex finds the man behind all these killings.
Neram is a one of its kind Indian comedy thriller that stars Navin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim in the lead roles while the supporting cast includes Manoj K. Jayan, Shammi Thilakan, and Lalu Alex. The movie also marks the debut of director Alphonse Putharen who has written, directed and edited Neram.
Neram is made simultaneously both in Malayalam and Tamil languages and marks the debut of Navin Pauly in Tamil film industry. The full movie is set on the events that happens in a single day and consists of humor, romance, brilliant narration and an interesting climax that makes the movie a great entertainer.
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