The year has just started, but by May, the world has seen so much! Dealing with a pandemic itself is quite a lot to take, and the subsequent lockdown (though for good) has halted our lives. While the cinema halls are shut, our hope of letting our stress go to the theatre has also come to a pause. Thanks to the OTT platforms, we can now enjoy movies of our choice with just a click of a button. These platforms thankfully have latest films listed as well, so you do not have to always go through old ones to feel relieved. Here are some of the Malayalam movies of 2020 that are available online.

Anjaam Pathiraa

This crime thriller is one of the best releases of the year. Following the serial killing of police officers, the film traverses through various psychological aspects of a serial killer, finding the culprit and later empathising with the act. Starring Kunchako Boban, Remya Nambeesan, Joju Joseph and Unnimaya among many others, this film is quite thrilling and a great watch.

Streaming on SunNXT


When your child does something wrong, what would your first reaction be? Scolding or beating them up, right? But is that a healthy way of parenting? Anveshanam speaks about this very subject and its consequences. It is, in fact, one of the most powerful movies of our times, which talks about socially relevant topics. This film breaks your heart into tiny pieces with its plot, dialogues and performances and is worth a watch.

Streaming on Amazon Prime

Gauthamante Radham

Sometimes the biggest dream in one’s life could be something that seems very silly to others; Gauthaman (Neeraj Madhav) dreams of owning a car. When he finally gets one, the events that follow and the lessons he learns – these become the crux of the film. It is quite interesting with some heartwarming moments on the screen, especially the ones between Gauthaman and his grandmother.

Streaming on Amazon Prime

Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Ayyappanum Koshiyum clearly is one of the most interesting films of the year, with some brilliant performances from the lead actors. When Ayyappan (Biju Menon) locks horns with Koshi (Prithviraj Sukumaran), it turns out to be an ugly battle. And that battle is what makes the film thrilling and an interesting watch.

Streaming on Amazon Prime

Varane Aavashyamund

The best part of the film is the reunion of the 90’s stars Suresh Gopi and Sobhana. They bring back a lot of memories through their performances. This film that revolves around a mother-daughter duo is extremely heartwarming and makes you feel super good by the end of it. Wouldn’t that be an excellent choice during an otherwise dull lockdown?

Streaming on Netflix, SunNXT


Yet another interesting film of 2020, Trance deals with a much relevant subject – faith. Are our blind religious beliefs making a fool out of us, benefiting others? Well, that is a controversial thing to talk about, but the makers of the film took a bold step in discussing it, that too in the most convincing way. The showstopper is, of course, Fahadh Faasil who blows our mind with his performance.

Streaming on Amazon Prime