The year 2017 was a fantastic year for Malayalam cinema as both content rich and commercial movies entertained audiences thoroughly. Malayalam movies like Thondimuthalum Driksakhsiyum and S Durga have been acclaimed for its realistic portrayal of our modern society. Will 2018 repeat the cinematic awesomeness that 2017 offered us? Only time could tell.
Till then, here’s our list of upcoming movies to look out for:
Odiyan – 18 October 2018
The poster of Odiyan had gotten everyone in a state of frenzy especially after seeing Mohanlal in a trim avatar. The story of the shape-shifting black magician is definitely the stuff of legends. Manju Warrior and Prakash Raj also star in this movie which is set in the pre-electrification era. This movie marks the debut of ad-filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon as director.
Kunjali Marakkar IV
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Mammootty would star as the 16th-century Zamorin naval chief in this movie. Kunjali Marakkar IV would be directed by Santosh Sivan under the banner of August Cinemas while the scripting is done by TP Rajeevan and Shankar Ramakrishnan. Previously, Santosh Sivan had directed the 2011 period drama Urumi.
Kayamkulam Kochunni – December 2018
Based on the true story of the 19th heroic outlaw who robbed the rich to feed the poor, this movie stars Nivin Pauly in the titular role. Directed by Rosshan Andrrews and written by Bobby-Sanjay duo, Kayamkulam Kochunni would witness Mohanlal in an extended cameo as Ithikkara Pakki.
Kottayam Kunjachan 2
"Ayyo…evananoparishkari? Ithurumathiri…", this dialogue, along with many others from Kottayam Kunjachan, have made people laugh for years. The iconic character is back to the big screens with Kottayam Kunjachan 2. Mammootty will reprise the iconic character and the movie would be written and directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas.
Moothon – December 2018
Directed by Geethu Mohandas, this movie stars Nivin Pauly, Sobhita Dhulipala and Shashank Arora. Moothon means ‘elder brother’ in Lakshwadeep slang and the movie will be shot in Lakshwadeep and Mumbai. Anurag Kashyap will write the Hindi dialogues in the movie.
Njan Marykutty – June 2018
Directed by Ranjith Sankar, this movie will see Jayasurya playing the role of a trans woman. This movie is the fifth collaboration between Jayasurya and Ranjith Sankar after Punyalan Agarbattis, Su… Su… Sudhi Vathmeekam, Pretham, and Punyalan Private Limited.
Based on the life of Chengazhi Nambiar, Chandroth Panicker, Puthumana Panicker and others, this movie will witness Tovino Thomas in an intense avatar as Puthumana Panicker.
Trance – May 2018
Directed by Anwar Rasheed, this movie stars National Award winner Fahadh Faasil. The movie also stars Sreenath Bhasi and Soubin Shahir. Stalwarts like Oscar winner Resul Pookutty, Vincent Vadakkan and acclaimed cinematographer Amal Neerad will unite in this movie.
Lucifer – May 2019
– By Varsha Pillai