Top 10 Malayalam Films Shot In Foreign Countries

Top 10 Malayalam Films Shot In Foreign Countries Malayalam Article
1. Diamond Necklace
This 2012 film has its most part shot abroad in Dubai. Directed by Lal Jose, it has Fahad Faasil as the hero with Samvrutha Sunil, Anusree, and Gauthami Nair in the female leads. Many scenes of the picture have its location as Burj Khalifa, world’s biggest building, and in the shopping malls of Dubai. With a heart-touching story and excellence of actors, the picture became a chartbuster at the box-office, receiving many positive reviews.
Directed by Shafi, most of this film has Ottawa, Canada as its location. The Rideau Canal, Brockville, and Niagara Falls contribute to the scenic beauty of the picture. It has Dileep and Mamta Mohandas playing the lead roles with Asokan, Rafi, Mukesh, Vinaya Prasad, and Lena as other characters. Produced by Rejaputhra Visual Media, the movie became a top hit at the box-office, collecting about 55 crores.
3. Life of Josutty
This film directed by Jeethu Joseph features Dileep in the title role with Rachana Narayanankutty, Jyothi Krishna, Hareesh Perady, and Chempil Asokan as other characters. A major part of the picture has New Zealand as its setting. It tells the story of an ordinary village man Josutty, who goes to New Zealand after marriage and settles there. The scenic locations of New Zealand and the greenery and climate of the place have contributed to the success of the picture.
4. 'Ivide'
Directed by Shyamaprasad, this film has Prithviraj, Nivin Pauly and Bhavana in the lead. Entirely shot in Atlanta, U.S.A. the picture has many instances carved from the contemporary lifestyle of America. It also has many American actors like Christina Leidel, Lyndrez Leslie, and Alexandra Bartee, which adds to the originality of the story. Though the picture did not make much profit at the theaters, it opened many positive reviews and comments.
5. Madhura Naranga
This 2015 film directed by Sugeeth has its locations at U.A.E and Sri Lanka. It tells a real-life story of a Gulf-Malayalee who falls in love with a Sri Lankan girl when residing abroad. It has Kunchako Boban, Neeraj Madhav, and Biju Menon in the lead with Parvathy Ratheesh as the heroine. Produced by Good Line Productions, it couldn't make expected success at the theaters, but still managed to get positive reviews.
6. 'Arabikkatha'
With a gripping story and brilliant presentation, this film directed by Lal Jose came out to be a chartbuster at the box office. It tells the story of a Gulf-Malayalee who had been cheated by his friends and works hard in U.A.E to repay his debts. With a story that brings out the troubles and struggles of Gulf-Malayalees, a major part of the picture has been shot in various parts of U.A.E. Sreenivasan, Indrajith, Jayasurya, and Jagathy Sreekumar appear in the lead roles.
7. I Love Me
Directed by B. Unnikrishnan; this film has its locations in Vietnam and Bangkok. It features Asif Ali, Unni Mukundan, Isha Talwar, and Anoop Menon in the lead. Though it did not impress the audience at the theaters, the scenic beauty and locations entertained them. The film got released in 2012, soon after Isha Talwar became famous for the picture Thattathin Marayathu.
8. Love in Singapore
With the Rafi Mecartin combination and the superstar Mammootty, this picture has its most part shot in Singapore. But the film failed to satisfy the audience at the theater and disappointed Mammootty’s fans. With a cliché rags-to-rich story, it has Nedumudi Venu, Navneet Kaur, Suraaj Venjaramoodu, and Salim Kumar as other characters.
9. 'Khaddama'
Directed by Kamal, it tells the story of a Khaddama, a maid in the Arabic mansions. With Kavya Madhavan playing the lead role, the film has its locations in Saudi Arabia. The picture drew its inspiration from the real-life experiences of many maids working in Gulf countries. Well received by the audience, the movie won many accolades and appreciation. It brought Kavya Madhavan, the State Best Actress Award in 2011. Sreenivasan, Biju Menon, Murali Gopi, and Suraj Venjaramoodu also play significant roles in it.
10. Naku Penta Naku Taka 
With the exotic locations of Kenya, this film has Indrajith, Bhama, Anusree, and Murali Gopi in the lead roles. It also has many native people playing some significant characters. Many of the exotic species of plants and animals and the ostrich bird also forms a part of it. Directed by Vayalar Madhavan Kutty under the banner of Sree Gokulam Movies, it made an average profit from the theaters.