90s were the best time for any kid growing up, hands down, and there were some pretty amazing movies that released in the 90s. The 90s was a glorious decade for Malayalam movies as we had a number of super hit movies of different genres to watch. No 90s kid would have watched these movies just once; they were watched over and over again. We are pretty sure no one would change the TV channel if one of these movies is on even now, in the year 2016. While catch-words like Buddy and Macha became popular now, the 90's movies made words like 'Aliya!' and phrases like 'Eda Uve!' popular among kids. If you are a 90s kid and have been lucky enough to grow up watching some mind blowing Malayalam movies, here is a list to refresh your memories. Enjoy!
Mookkilyarajyathu With Mukesh, Siddique, Thilakan and Jagathy in the lead role, this movie released in 1991 and became the comedy hit of the year. The silly and rib-tickling antics of the four leads who played the role of runaway mental patients on an adventure is hilarious to watch even today.
In Harihar Nagar 'Thomaskutty Vittoda!' Who does not remember this line? It is probably still used extensively by the Malayalee youth who grew up watching the movie In Harihar Nagar, which released in 1990. The movie starring Mukesh, Siddique, Jagadish and Ashokan was an out and out comedy which made the line quite catchy. The kids who grew up on this movie were equally excited when news of its sequel was announced and the sequel, very surprisingly, lived up to the expectations built up.
To all the Bollywood fans who loved watching the Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor comedy Chup Chup Ke would be interested to know that the 2006 movie is actually a remake of the Malayalam blockbuster hit Punjabi House (1998) with Dileep in the lead role. The various scenes and dialogs between Harisree Ashokan and Dileep, who plays the role of someone who pretends to be deaf and mute, have made our stomachs hurt from laughing so hard. Here is a video for you:
SpadikamThe 1995 movie saw one of the best performances of Mohanlal. Spadikam is filled with action and maybe best known for the signature Mohanlal-mundu attack, but the father-son relationship is the center-stage in the whole movie. It is a masala entertainer, with a soul.
You would be lying if you never repeated the phrase Varutha Kozhiyude Manam! every time your mother fried some chicken for dinner. This 1991 Priyadarshan directed movie saw some excellent performances from Mohanlal, Revathy, Thilakan, Jagathy and Innocent. The comedy scenes between Mohanlal and Jagathy resulted in outrageously funny moments. Here is a video clip of a funny scene just for you. Enjoy:
This 1997 movie is the romantic movie Malayalam movie needed at that time. With the new lead actors like the pretty Shalini who till now will be known as the best child actor Malayalam film industry has ever seen and Kunchacko Boban who was refreshing to watch. Kunchacko looked very comfortable in western wear. With his western clothes and modern dance style, Kunchacko was like a breath of fresh air to Mollywood, which was till then dominated by the mundu-clad, mustache twirling actors. Hey! Not that we don't like the old school arm-twisting achayans of Malayalam cinema, but Mollywood needed a bit of a change and that's exactly what chackochan brought with his debut. Aniyathpraavu, with its beautiful love story and songs, will be in the top 10 romantic movies of every Malayalee.
A movie that is perhaps loved by almost everyone who has watched it once would be Fazil's 1993 epic masterpiece – Manichitrathazhu. When Mohanlal, nwho plays the role of a psychiatrist, tells Suresh Gopi that his wife (played by the immensely talented Shobana) is the one who needs treatment is the crucial juncture of the movie, which blew our minds away. When Shobana screams 'Vidamatte', didn't you wet your pants like most of the viewers? The movie was a class apart and was remade into Hindi, remember Bhool Bhulaiyya? Yes, that.
These were some of the movies we thought were worth mentioning. If you think we have missed any of your favorite movie you grew up watching in the 90s, please feel free to comment below and let us know.