TOP 10 REALLIFE FILMS IN MALAYALAM
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
1. Ennu Ninte Moideen
It is the movie that touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Malayalee audience all over the world. Directed by R. S. Vimal, this story of Moideen and Kanchanamala shook Kerala in the year 2015. It is the saga of eternal love, which even death cannot part. Torn apart by the rude caste-ridden society, Moideen and Kanchanamala could not live together. Finally, the Iruvazhinji River took Moideen away from her. The real Kanchanamala still lives in Mukkam and runs a charitable trust named B. P. Moideen Seva Mandir. The film won a grand success and also received many accolades. It stars Prithviraj and Parvathy as Moideen and Kanchanamala respectively.
2. Jacobinte Swargarajyam
Directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan, this film tells the story of a family that has been torn by a financial crisis and rebuilt by their strength. It stars Nivin Pauly, Ranji Panicker, Sreenath Bhasi, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, and Aima Sebastian in the lead. The movie is inspired by the story of a businessman and his family residing abroad. Once the business collapsed, the family got completely devastated,but they soon regained the business by the strength of the elder son. It turned out to be a complete family entertainer and became a chartbuster at the box-office, collecting about 25 crores.
This film got its theme from an incident that happened in Chennai. Written by Bobby and Sanjay, it is about a death race to save a life. A heart has to be transported from one hospital to another to save a 17-year old girl. When the police, local authorities, and the public joined hands to carry out this mission, the world witnessed a historical moment to thank humanity. The picture directed by Rajesh Pillai features Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sreenivasan, Asif Ali, Kunchako Boban, and Anoop Menon as the characters. It received a commercial success and many positive comments.
This movie traces the biography of J. C. Daniel, the father of Malayalam cinema. The first film in Malayalam, Vigathakumaran was made by J. C. Daniel, with P. K. Rosie as the heroine. But the debts and controversies hunted him down, turning his dream into a grave tragedy. Directed by Kamal, it has Prithviraj as J. C. Daniel and Mamta Mohandas as his wife. It won the 2012 National Award for the Best Feature Film, and also seven State Awards.
This film directed by I. V. Sasi is the story of a legendary character Mullasserry Rajagopal. This role is played onscreen by Mohanlal. It also has Revathy, Innocent, Napoleon, and Nedumudi Venu as other characters. It became a chartbuster at the box-office in the year 2000 and made a commendable profit. The character in the film is named Mangalasserry Neelakantan, the most popular character Mohanlal has ever taken up.
The film narrates the real-life incidents of a Malayalee maid in Saudi Arabia. The abuse and torture that she had to face in her owner’s place make anyone cry. Directed by Kamal, it features Kavya Madhavan in the role of Aswathy who goes abroad to find a job. The name of the picture is derived from an Arabic word Khaidima, which means servant. The movie became a top hit at the box-office. It won many accolades and appreciation for the artistic finesse of Kavya Madhavan
7. Madhura Naranga
The film got its inspiration from a Malayalee residing in UAE. Directed by Sugeeth, it has Kunchako Boban, Biju Menon, and Neeraj Madhav in the lead roles. They work as cab drivers in UAE. But their lives turn in another direction when a Srilankan girl comes to stay with them, and one of them falls in love with her. The movie got average success at the box-office.
8. Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathrakolapathakathinte Kadha
Based on the first registered murder case in Kerala, Ranjith made the story of the film and directed it. Mammootty, Mythili, Sreenivasan, and Swetha Menon handle the main roles. It revolves around the mysterious murder of a girl Manikyam that remains unleashed even now. It got four State Awards including the Best Film Award. The cinematography of Manoj Menon and background Music of Bijipal are also worth noticing.
9. Crime File
This film is inspired by the much sensational Sister Abhaya murder case. Directed by K. Madhu, it has Suresh Gopi as the investigation officer, and Siddique, and Vijayaraghavan as the other characters. The picture depicts the murder of sister Amala, enacted by Sangeetha. The movie opened to many controversies on its release. But it turned out to be a super hit at the box-office.
This film directed by Lal Jose has the theme of the infamous Suryanelli Rape Case. A school girl of 16 lured by a marriage proposal was kept in a house prison and raped by some forty men for forty days. It made an upsurge all over Kerala. The movie features Salim Kumar, Muktha, Samrutha, and Prithviraj in the lead roles. Its sequel, Lisammayude Veedu got released in 2013.
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