The Malayalam Industry is one of the Indian Cinema Industries. It is also known as Mollywood. This industry is based on the Malayalam language, which mainly features in Kerala, India. This industry is better known for its superb story plots and their cinematography. It has given many best actors to the Indian Film Industry. It has the excellent storylines in every genre. Similarly, emotional drama movies are one of the brilliant plots of Mollywood. The list of the top ten Malayalam movies based on emotional drama is given below.
Akashadoothu is an Indian Malayalam Drama film released in the year 1993. This movie was directed by Sibli Malayil and written by
. The movie depicts a couple Johnny and Annie, and they have four children and leading a happy life till an incident reveals that Annie is suffering from a disease called Leukaemia and has an only a couple of months to a year to live. The movie was a blockbuster and the highest-grossing Malayalam film at that time. The movie star cast includes Madhavi as Annie, Murali as Joseph,
as Meenu, Joseph Antony as Tony, and others.
2. Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam
Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam is an Indian-Malayalam drama movies released in the year 1987. Kamal was the movie’s director and was written by John Paul. The film revolves around a man named Eby, a caretaker of a bunch of orphan kids leading an everyday life. Eby, with his children, relies on magic performance on streets for their survival. During his stays, he once confesses his story to a father. The film’s cast includes Mohanlal as Eby, Thilakan as Father, M.G. Soman as Thomas Abraham, Karhika as Annie Mol, Janardhanan as Police Inspector,
as Thomas Abraham’s wife, and others.
Chithram is a 20th-century Indian-Malayalam emotional drama-based movie that was released in the year 1988. The film’s director was Priyadarshan and produced by P.K.R. Pillai under his production house Shirdi Sai Creations. The story narrates Kalyani, who decides to marry her boyfriend Ravi without her father’s will. Later on, the relation leads to the breakup. Kalyani’s father visits her, unaware of her separation, so his friend hires a thief to act as her husband. Chithram was released on Christmas weekend and grossed rupees 3.5 crore across the box office. The movie’s cast includes Mohanlal as Vishnu, Rankini as Kalyani, Lissy as Revathy, Poornam Viswanathan as Ramachandra Menon, and others.
Kireedam is an Indian-Malayalam Action cum Emotional drama film directed by
that was released in 1989. The film depicts a youth named Sethumadhavan, whose hopes and aspirations are shuttered by fate and human falling. It casts how society forces individuals to perform on that part whether they like or dislike. The movie received massive praise for the performance of the star-cast and received a major commercial success at the box office. The movie’s star cast includes Mohanlal as Sethumadhavan, Thilakan as Sethu’s father, Parvathy as Devi,
as Keerikadan Jose, and others.
Kaazhcha is an Indian-Malayalam language emotional drama-based movie released in 2004. The film was directed by Blessy in his directorial debut. The story’s plot is set on a boy named Pavan who reaches Kerala after he loses everything in the Gujarat earthquake of 2001. Madhavan, a simple village man, takes the boy home and cares like a son. Later Madhavan goes to Gujarat with the boy with the hope of finding his family. The movie’s cast includes Mammootty as Madhavan, Sanusha as Ambily,
as Pavan, Venu Nagavalli as Magistrate, and others.
Karutha Pakshikal is an Indian Malayalam family-drama film directed and written by Kamal. It was released in 2006 under GV productions by producer K.V. Kaladharan. The story depicts Widower Murugan, who migrates to Kerala with his three children and irons clothes to have a living there. Besides his daily problems he also tries to fund the operation of his child, who is visually impaired. They meet Meena, who belongs to a rich house and suffering from the last stage of disease. She bonds with them and writes her consent to donate her eyes to the child after her death. The cast involves Mammootty as Murugan, Meena as Suvarna, Padmapriya as Poongodi, and others.
Pathemari is a Malayalam language Indian movie based on emotional drama. The film was directed and written by
and was released in the year 2015. The movie’s plot depicts a young Narayanan and Moideen with a group of men traveling by Dhow to Dubai for leading a better life. Pallikkal Narayanan and Moideen both migrated to Middle East in the early 1960s, and works as construction laborers. They sacrifice their happiness and work very hard to earn money. The film’s star cast includes Mammotty as Pallikkal Narayanan, Sreenivasan as Moideen,
as Nalini, Siddique as Launchi Velayudhan, and others.
Pavithram was released in the year 1994, and it was an Indian Malayalam drama film which was directed by T.K.
and written by P. Balachandran. The films’s story takes back to Unni’s youth living in his ancestral home with his parents. He is courting a beautiful woman named Meera. Unni and Meera appear all set to be married, and Meera’s father wants Unni to take an MBA in England and take over the company’s responsibilities. The film’s cast includes Mohanlal as Unnikrishnan, Shobana as Meera,
as Meenakshi, innocent as Erussery, and others.
Dasharatham is a Malayalam-language movie based on an emotional-drama that was released in the year 1989. The movie was directed by Sibi Malayil and was written by A.K. Lohithadas. The film depicts
, who was born into a wealthy class and is an alcoholic with absolutely no aim in life. With no parents to guide him, the family business is being run through a trusted manager named Pillai. He wants to have a child but without being married or by adopting a child. The movie stars are Mohanlal as Rajiv Menon, Rekha as Annie, Murali as Chandradas, Sukumaran as Dr. Hameed, and others.
Bhramaram is an Indian Malayalam movie based on a thriller-emotional drama and was released in 2009. The film was directed and written by Blessy with an average performance at the box office. The film depicts Unni, a share broker in Coimbatore who leads a comfortable life with his wife Latha, and daughter Lakshmi. They meet a stranger who introduces himself as Jose, Unni’s 7th-standard classmate. However, a sense of insecurity was felt by the unwelcomed guest. The star cast includes Mohanlal as Jose,
as Unnikrishnan, Murali Gopi as Dr. Alex Varghesem,
as Jaya Vishnu, and others.