Every year Malayalam movies set the bar higher with their mind-boggling storyline, direction, and exceptional acting. Gone are the days when the movie only had a local audience, but now Malayalam movies are loved by all. With the boost of OTT platforms, in 2021, they took it a notch higher With a mix of comedy, crime thriller, mystery, family, and relationships. Therefore, these six movies in 2021 are a must in your bing list:
- Vellam – The essential drink: one of the best contemporary movies you can have. The movie has an intriguing journey of how an ordinary man falls intense into alcoholic habits. His friends or family; how they react to it. It’s not the basic story of a drunkard but highly relatable. Malayalam actors Jayasurya and Smyuktha Menon brilliantly portray the main character.
- Varane Avashyamund – The movie is an excellent story of a single mother and daughter who look to arrange marriage and find a retired major in their apartment complex. How they deal with the ups and down and crazy ride of their journey with major makes this movie a must-watch. Dulquer Salman portrayed the main lead with Shobana and Suresh Gopi, the national film award winners. The movie is available on Netflix with a 6.9 rating.
- The Great Indian Kitchen – Available on Amazon prime with an 8.3 IMDb rating, the movie beautifully portrays the journey of self-discovery of women who struggle to be submissive housewives. While men at her house openly degrade women, the story shows how the patriarchy and conventional women deal when tied together in marriage.
- Nayattu – With high 8.2 IMDb ratings, the movie is available on Netflix. The story shows how three cops stick by each and an incident that portrays them in the wrong light, how they deal with all the twists and turns is part of the story. Director has perfectly shown the realistic image of politics; the audience loves the crime thriller played by Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan, Kunchako Boban.
- Joji – The movie has an excellent plot of a dropout engineer from a rich family who aspires to be extremely rich. In this journey of greed, he commits mistakes that lead to unimaginable events for his family. How everything unfolds is compelling to watch with an IMDb rating of 7.9, a movie available on amazon prime by Dilesh Pothan.
- Irul: The mystery crime thriller available on Netflix with a 5.8 rating is an intriguing story of a traveler who decides to travel without a phone one particular day and standstill when a car breaks down in the middle. How a serial killer plays, the story is inspired by real-life mysteries directed by Naseef Yusuf Izuddin starring Darshna Rajendran, Fahadh, Soubin Shahir.