1. ‘Chaappa Kurishu’
"Chaappa Kurishu" became the unexpected movie among this entire list due to two reasons mainly. First, the story line doesn't hold a usual Malayalam movie touch. And the second, there is a lip-locking scene in it. Ramya Nambeeshan, as an actress shocked the whole film industry with the very first kissing scene on a front line Malayalam movie. This single scene helped her career go the right way and helped the movie for its publicity, and later to its big win.
2. ‘22 Female Kottayam’
This movie has the unexpected but very satisfying twist of all time in Malayalam movies. The twist if revealed is a spoiler, but it is a worth watching film. It talks about the revenge of a rape victim told in a very unusual way. Something you can't see among day to day Malayalam movies.
Now this film is a completely unexpected hit in the box office. It is a struggle of three individuals to transport a heart, for a heart transplantation surgery from one place to another within a limited amount of time. You can only watch this film with peak tension.
This film created a wave among the youth in Kerala. But what makes this an unexpected film is its story. There is no particular story in this film. It is taken in three parts, featuring the three periods of the love life of a man. The fans loved it from starting to end, making this film an unexpected box office hit.
Action Hero Biju
"Action Hero Biju" is a film about a police officer and his life as a police officer. That's it. There is no story line, no twist, nothing. But it is a big hit in Malayalam film industry, due to the way it tells the story and the way it moves forward. There are no big names as characters in this film, except that of
. But the film saw its success in the box office.
It is a very dark film, with lots of murders and action and of course, the background music. This film has all the ingredients needed for an English movie, something that you can’t see in traditional Malayalam films. The film became a big hit and also it showed the actor ‘
’ as its best.
7. ‘7th Day’
You will see this film until the very end, only to get fooled. You will see this film with complete tension, which the film creates in you from the very beginning itself. The style of the movie and the dark nature of it make it a good movie and its suspense climax is the only thing that fans will be talking about.
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
Nobody thought that “Ohm Shanthi Oshaana” will be a huge hit. The cast was excellent and all, but after a long time a female character plays the leading role in a Malayalam film, a formula only dared once in a lifetime. But the movie proved this formula can also be a success if taken the right way.
9. ‘Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi’
was still a developing actor in Malayalam film industry when this film hit the theaters. The film is a road movie, which created a new impression among the youth population in Kerala and helped Dulquer to raise his reputation as an actor.
The very much unexpected hit in recent Malayalam film industry. No front line actors or actresses, or any fancy actions. All it had was a good story line and a nice bit of characters. When all summed up, you got a beautiful movie.