Must watch 10 Malayalam movies 2016

10.Oppam

Direction: Priyadarshan
Cast: Mohanlal, Samuthirakani, Nedumudi Venu
Oppam has none other than Mohanlal in a role that could arguably be any actor’s dream: a visually challenged person chasing a killer. And at the helm of this thriller is Priyadarshan. The duo indeed promised some sparks when the trailers hit the mini-screen in the pre-Onam frenzy. But what could have been a tightly made crime drama — where a visually challenged person is the sole ‘witness’ of a murder — comes to us in a rather diluted mixture, with a good amount of family sentiments and an assortment of characters thrown in.

9.Pulimurugan

Pulimurugan movie cast: Mohanlal, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Jagapathi Babu
Pulimurugan movie director: Vysakh
Not for nothing he is called ‘a complete actor’. While actors of his age are struggling to find the right script and give a hit film, Mohanlal has been redefining his position in the industry with every film.
It is worth noticing, how flexible is Mohalal in selecting movies. Unlike his peers, he doesn’t remain within the confines of his hard-earned stardom. He constantly pushes the boundaries. For instance, he plays Godfathersque roles in Jilla and Janatha Garage, and lets younger actors to do most of the fighting. And in films like Pulimurugan he does stunts that can give the young actors a run for their money.





8.Anandam

Staying true to the title: Anandam's plot revolves around a gang of 19-Year old graduates and their ballyhoo amidst an Industry Visit to Hampi and Goa. To watch them play treasure trove, truth/dare etc., amidst what is seemingly an IV is to roll your eyes over in sheer amusement. And, to give in its own somewhat monotonous narrative: It is a tad outlandish story telling method as well for this is essentially a college movie, set in panoramic locations, that revels in its own generic tropes.



7.Kismath

Kismath is a 2016 Indian Malayalam romantic drama film written and directed by debutante Shanavas K Bavakkutty. It stars Shane Nigam and Shruthy Menon as two star-crossed lovers from different religious backgrounds. 


6.School Bus

Children's lives can be as magical as can be, but only if their family and friends nurture and foster that creativity. The protagonist in Rosshan Andrrew's directorial is a 12-year-old boy Ajoy (Master Aakash Muraleedharan), who stares at the distant mountains from his home in a skyscraper and is amazed when he listens to tales from other children who swim in rivers and swing from vines in the forests. 



5.Anuraga Karikkin Vellam

The lure of Anuraga Karikkin Vellam begins with its poetic name. “Anuraga” means “love” in Malayalam, “karikka” is the word for tender coconut and “vellam” is “water”. String them together and you get “a love that is like tender coconut water (sweet but immature)”.
The film is about a father and son, and a point in their journey when their love lives intersect. It was released in Kerala on Eid and has now travelled to Delhi.
Biju Menon plays Raghu, a conscientious policeman who sees red when men misbehave with women. He often gets violent with the culprits in such situations, even inviting disciplinary action for taking the law into his own hands 



4.Ozhivu Divasathe Kali

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Ozhivu Divasathe Kali (An Off-Day Game) -- which hits theatres in Chennai on Friday -- was first screened at the National Film Development of India’s Film Bazaar in Goa’s Panaji in November 2015. A classic buddy movie, it has a slow start, but gives us ample opportunity to understand that this is no ordinary adventure which five grown up men have in a desolate bungalow.
As the film begins to unfold, the first images are of an election campaign in Kerala, known for its overly political atmosphere where matters of the state are as important and intrinsic as, let us say, brushing one’s teeth.



3.Guppy

Right from its first frame, debutant director John Paul George takes the audience through a picturesque journey filled with pristine shores, colourful alleys, iridescent fishes and even more vibrant people. That's exactly what grips the viewers in this movie, spanning over two and a half hours. 

The movie revolves around the life of a boy named Guppy (Chethan), who earns a living out selling the fish of the same name and hopes to buy his paraplegic mother an automatic wheelchair. Interweaved in his tale is the life of young friends and his elder well-wishers played by Alencier Ley and Sudheer Karamana. With the entry of a swash-buckling engineer Tejas Varkey (Tovino Thomas), Guppy's life takes a turn - with the duo engaging themselves in an ego tussle of sorts right from their first meeting. How they resolve the differences and at what cost form the plot. 


2.Maheshinte Prathikaaram

Maheshinte Prathikaaram could be the sweetest tale of revenge. Packaged with delightful humour, endearing romance, crisp stunts, charming music and an engaging screenplay, the film set in scenic Idukki has all the elements of an entertainer. 




1.Kammatipaadam

The film rolls out through ‘Krishnan’ (Dulquer Salmaan), who returns to the city of Kochi in search of his childhood friend ‘Ganga’(Vinayakan) from where flashbacks show how manipulative forces used and discarded the true inhabitants of Ernakulam according to their greedy needs. ‘Kammatipaadam’ tells a story of the transformation of Ernakulam, a concrete jungle at present, from its lush green serene past, through a history of bloodshed and violence.


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