1. Salt N Pepper
This 2011 film directed by
made a revolution in the Malayalam film industry. With a minimum budget and ordinary actors, Salt N Pepper turned out to be a chartbuster at the theaters. It has Lal, Asif Ali,
and Mythili playing the lead roles. With a unique story by Shyam Pushkaran and excellent cinematography by
, this movie ignited the trend of new-gen attempts in Malayalam cinema. Also, the song of this picture are composed by Bijipal and the Avial band got grand reception from the audience.
, this film features
in the lead. Unlike the usual characters played by Dulquer, this movie offers him a platform to bring out the utmost artistic potential in him. It comes up with a bohemian story packed with adventures, thrills, and surprises, and engages the audience until the end. Produced by Finding Cinemas, the picture made a collection of more than 40 crores from the theaters.
It is a complete romantic movie directed by
, and Sreenivasan in the lead roles. It gave Nivin Pauly a break in his film career. With the simple story of an inter-cast love relationship with much of romance and lesser conflicts, this film took the heart of Malayalam film lovers in 2012. Produced by Lumiere Film Company, it became a box-office hit with a collection of 18.9 crores. The cinematography of Jomon T John and the background score of
got well noticed and appreciated.
It is a 2015 film directed by Alphonse Putharen with the romantic hero Nivin Pauly playing the character George. The story progresses through three stages in the life of the hero and ends where he finds his real love. With a record collection of 60 crores, it proved to be a top hit at the theaters. The film has many debut actors like , Anupama Parameswaran, and Madonna Sebastian. It is being remade in Telugu by the director
as the hero.
5. ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi
A hit film from the director Martin Prakkat starring Dulquer Salmaan, it tells the story of two American-born Malayalees who comes to Kerala to pursue their studies. Dulquer plays the character of Johns Isaac along with
, who appears as his cousin Korah. A typical new generation story by Sooraj and Neeraj, it did well at the theaters and impressed the audience. Aparna Gopinath,
, S. P Sreekumar, and
appear as other characters.
A much-awaited movie of the year 2014 from the director
, it is a complete entertainer with the story of three cousins and their lives. Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Fahad Faasil,
, and Parvathy played the lead roles in this film. The picture collected about 50 crores from the box-office. Produced by
, it won three State Awards and numerous other accolades.
, this film has Vineeth Sreenivasan,
, and Aju Varghese in the lead, telling the story of a village and its people. It is a unique story by
which is an experiment in Malayalam cinema. Produced by Little Big Cinemas, it made a box-office collection of 10 crores. It is a complete entertainer with lots of humor and suspense.
It is a straightforward and entertaining movie directed by
. With Nivin Pauly in the lead playing the character of SI Biju Paulose, it narrates the daily incidents in the life of an ordinary police officer. The picture made a collection of 30 crores from the theaters and received positive reviews from the audience. The film has many instances taken from the real life, and this aspect makes it more appealing to viewers. Anu Immanuel,
appear as other characters.
9. 'Adi Kapyare Kootamani'
It is a typical new generation movie directed by the debutant
. It features Dhyan Sreenivasan, Aju Varghese,
in the lead with
as the heroine. Produced by Friday Film House, it is about the incidents that take place inside a men’s hostel after a girl enters inside it.
10. North 24 Kaatham
With Fahad Faasil,
, and Nedumudi Venu playing the lead roles, this movie directed by
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon
got noted for its unique story and presentation. It won a National Award in 2013 for the Best Malayalam Feature Film along with a State Best Actor Award for Fahad Faasil. The hero of the story suffers from a personality disorder due to hyper hygiene, and the picture progresses around his journey to Thiruvananthapuram on a hartal day.