Malayalam cinema over the years has grown multiple folds and has given India global stars. Some epic films like Drishyam and Garam Masala are also Hindi remakes of original Malayalam films. When it comes to OTT and digital content, platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Zee5 and many more are indulging in making original Malayali content in the form of web series, shorts and movies. Today, we’re here to look at some of the best Malayalam movies on Amazon Prime Video that you can stream right now.
Here is a list of the best Malayalam movies to stream on Amazon Prime Video:
1. Malik (2021)
Malik is one of the best Malayalam drama thrillers released in 2021 featuring Fahadh Faasil, Nimisha Sajayan, Sanal Aman and Meenakshi Raveendran in key roles. The story of the film revolves around a youngster who rises to prominence through his constant fight against the corrupt police and political system in his village. The film is written as well as directed by Mahesh Narayanan and has gained a lot of positive reviews from critics. One of the latest must-watch Malayalam films on Amazon Prime India.
2. Trance (2020)
Trance is a Malayalam psychological thriller that showcases the story of Viju who is a motivational speaker hired and trained by a corporate to become a preacher. Later, Viju is stuck in that religious scam as his popularity grows via TV and other sources. The film is directed by Anwar Rasheed and features talented actors like Fahadh Faasil, Gautham Vasudev, Nazriya Nazim and Joju George in key roles.
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3. Drishyam 2 (2021)
The second instalment of the superhit Malayalam crime thriller ‘Drishyam’ is now streaming on Amazon Prime India. The story of the film revolves around Georgekutty and his family who get involved in a criminal investigation. Georgekutty goes to a great extent to protect his family from being entangled in this crime. The first part of this film has already been remade into a Hindi remake and the second part is also set to be remade in Hindi. The cast of the film includes Mohanlal, Esther Anil, Anjali Nair and Meena in key roles.
4. Virus (2019)
Virus movie is one of a kind medical drama thriller that showcases how a virus named ‘Nipah’ outbreaks in Kerala. The outbreak leads to numerous health issues leading to deadly consequences. To stop this epidemic turn into a pandemic and curb it, a group of courageous people risk their lives. The movie was released in 2019 and directed by Aashiq Abu. This movie features Tovino Thomas, Parvathy Thirovothu, Aashiq Abu and Rima Kallinhal in key roles.
5. Ayyappanum Koshiyum (2020)
Ayyappanum Koshiyum is an action drama movie that showcases the story of Ayyappan, a police officer who strives to do the right thing always and Havildar Koshi. Koshi being a retired army havildar and Ayyappan being a senior police officer have ego clashes as they live in the same village. This film is directed as well as directed by Sachy and features Biju Menon, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Ranjith and Anil Nedumangad.
6. Helen (2019)
Helen is a 2019 released Malayalam drama thriller that revolves around the story of a young nurse who wants to settle in Canada. One day she suddenly disappears leaving her family and loved ones tense. This complicated turn of events tends to simplify as the story proceeds. This film is directed by Mathukutty Xavier and features actors like Anna Ben, Lal, Aju Varghese and Noble Babu Thomas in key roles.
7. Kumbalangi Nights (2019)
Another Fahadh Faasil starring Malayalam drama movie is 2019 released Kumbalangi Nights. The movie showcases the story of four siblings: Saji, Bonny, Bobby and Franky who don’t get along well. As the film proceeds, certain events lead them to keep their rifts aside and support each other. Kumbalangi Nights are directed by Madhu C Narayanan and also features Shane Nigam, Soubin Shahir and Shreenath Bhasi in key roles.
8. Unda (2019)
Unda is a Malayalam action-comedy movie that revolves around the story of a police unit lead by SI Manikandan. As the police unit reach Naxalite prone areas in North India for election duty, they seem to face difficulty and challenges. They have to defend themselves without much ammunition in their arsenal. The cast includes Lukman Lukku, Mammootty, Dilesh Pothan and Shine Tom Chacko in key rules.
9. Android Kunjappan Ver 5.25 (2019)
Android Kunjappan Ver 5.25 is a very unique sci-fi comedy Malayalam movie that revolves around the story of Bhaskara and his son who live in a village. His son decides to move to Russia for a job, however, Bhaskar isn’t quite happy with this decision. Later, his son brings a robot to take care of Bhaskar and surprisingly they develop an unlikely bond with each other. The movie features Kendy Zirdo, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Soubin Shahir and Megha Mathew.
10. Jallikkattu (2019)
Jallikattu is traditionally a unique bull-taming event that takes place in the Tamil Nadu area. The story of this film revolves around a butcher named Kalan Varkey whose buffalo escapes. He was supposed to slaughter that but now the buffalo causes havoc in the village. The film has very violent scenes and is full of action. This film has also won Nation Film Award for Best Cinematography in 2021. The movie features Santhy Balachandran, Antony Varghese, Shobha Singh and Tinu Pappachan in key roles.
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11. C U Soon (2020)
Featuring Roshan Mathew, Darshana Rajendram, Fahadh Faasil and Amalda Liz in key roles, this Malayalam thriller movie is a must-watch on Amazon Prime Video. The story revolves around a software engineer based out of Kerala who is looking for his cousin’s missing fiancee after being prompted by family. As he starts looking, he gets his hands on a suicidal video from the fiancee and races against time to locate him.
12. Joji (2021)
Adapted from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Joji is a crime drama Malayalam movie that showcases the story of an engineering dropout student who aims to become wealthy without his family’s support. He belongs to a wealthy family who has a plantation business but he wants to become wealthy on his own. Due to certain events in his family, his plans take a different turn as well. The cast of the film includes Fahadh Faasil, Dileesh Pothan, Unnimaya Prasad and Sunny PN in key roles. The film is directed by Dileesh Pothan and written by Syam Pushkaran.
13. Kuruthi (2021)
Kuruthi is an action thriller Malayalam movie featuring Prithiviraj Sukumaran, Roshan Mathew, Srindaa and Naslen K Gafoor in key roles. The film showcases the story of a police officer and a murder convict who enter Moosa Khader’s place causing various conflicts. The movie is directed by Manu Warrier and written by Anish Pallyal. A great watch for admirers of Malayalam action movies.
14. The Great Indian Kitchen (2021)
Another brilliant Malayalam movie to watch on Amazon Prime Video is the 2021 release ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’. This movie showcases the story of a woman who tries to adjust to conventional societal norms set by people post marriage. Later, she realises that she is not that person and doesn’t want this type of life. As the story proceeds, she changes herself and even the household. The movie features Nimisha Sajayan, Suraj Venjaramoodu and T Suresh Babu in key roles.
15. The Priest (2021)
The Priest is a horror film that revolves around the story of a series of mysterious suicides. To investigate these mysterious suicides police joins hands with a priest named Father Carmen. Meanwhile, as the investigation proceeds, they find out another crime that has serious consequences. The movie features Mammootty, Nikhila Vimal, Manju Warrier and Monica in key roles. The film is directed as well as written by Jofin T. Chacko.
16. Bannerghatta (2021)
Bannerghatta is a 2021 released Malayalam crime thriller that revolves around the story of a driver whose sister go out of town for an interview but ends up in a deadly situation. It is directed by Vishnu Narayanan and includes cast like Karthik Ramakrishnan, Asha Menon, Anoop and more among others. One of the best Malayalam thriller movies on Amazon Prime India.
17. Sufiyum Sujatayum (2020)
Sufiyum Sujatayum is a romantic drama movie featuring Aditi Rao Hydari, Jayasurya, Dev Mohan and Abhilash in key roles. The story of this film revolves around Sujata who falls in love with her neighbour but her father doesn’t approve of it and get her married to a Dubai based NRI. Almost 10 years later, Sujata and her husband go back to that village and what follows is a musical love story. One of the best musical Malayalam movies on Amazon Prime India.
18. Anveshanam (2020)
Anveshanam is a 2020 released Malayalam drama thriller that revolves around the story of Aravind who reaches the hospital after knowing that something has happened to his family. After reaching the hospital he is shaken by some unpleasing questions that he has to find answers to. This movie features actors like Jayasurya, Shruti Ramachandran, Vijay Babu and Leona Lishoy in key roles.
19. Cold Case (2021)
Cold Case is a horror-thriller Malayalam movie starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Aditi Balan, Lakshmi Priya and Anil Nedumangad in key roles. The movie showcases the story of a unique murder case that is parallelly being investigated by a police officer and a journalist. As the investigation proceeds, they tend to cross paths and discover secrets that blow their mind. This film is directed by Tanu Balak and is a great watch on Amazon Prime.
20. Driving Licence (2019)
As the name suggests, Driving license is a comedy-drama movie that showcases the story of a famous actor named Hareendran who is popular for his driving skills loses his license. However, when he goes to a motor vehicle agent (who is also a fan) for his license renewal they tend to have a rift. The cast of the film includes Deepti Sati, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu and Miya in key roles.
We hope you had fun exploring these best Malayalam movies on Amazon Prime Video. Happy binging!