Over the years, Malayalam films have garnered many accolades. They’ve either held some social relevance or had extremely enjoyable content that makes us watch in awe. Make sure these beautifully crafted Malayalam films are on your watchlists. These cannot be missed!

Odayil Ninnu

Revolving around the life and struggles of a rickshaw puller Pappu (Sathyan), the film went ahead and won many accolades and appreciation. It was also a commercial success and was even remade in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Sathyan, being an amazing artist that he was, made the character and film memorable. The content of the film is still socially relevant and deserves a watch even today.

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This film starring Suhasini and Rahman along with Mammootty in the lead is one of the masterpieces from P Padmarajan. The film follows the story of an unruly teenager Ravi (Rahman) and the adorable relationship between him and his teacher Alice (Suhasini) who transforms him into a good student. The film is a must-watch in terms of its content and making.

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Vasthuhara deals with the lives of partition refugees from East Bengal to West Bengal. The story traverses through the eyes of a Malayalee Venu (Mohanlal), who is appointed to rehabilitate refugees from Calcutta to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. On a broader prospect, the film talks about refugees in general and is a beautiful craft from G Aravindan. The film also stars well-acclaimed artists including Shobhana and Neena Gupta and is quite an exceptional piece of art. It might seem a bit offbeat, but Vasthuhara is a great watch.

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Sukrutham directed by Hari Kumar speaks about the inevitable death and the complex nature of human beings. It revolves around Ravishankar (Mammootty), a journalist suffering from blood cancer. He insists everyone in his life to move on before he succumbs to death, but when he unexpectedly comes back to life, he realises that everyone has actually moved on and his role in their lives is over. This film that narrates the complexity of human life is quite artistic and a brilliant watch.

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North 24 Kaatham

This film narrates the significance of human interaction and finding the right influence in life. Harikrishnan (Fahadh Faasil) who suffers from OCPD is quite an unrelatable person, but when he spends a day with two strangers, he recognises another perspective of life and decides to work towards his inhibitions and problems. Though the film discusses a very relevant subject, it is quite light and interesting to watch.

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Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

It is amazing how a simple theft story is developed into a full-length feature film, with a lot of fascinating notions and nuances arranged beautifully. There is unadulterated love, casteism, survival, humanity and many interesting elements that are blended well in this beautifully crafted film. The performance of all the actors, including the supporting characters is yet another reason why you should watch this one.

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