Malayalam film industry has churned several good films. True events have also been the inspiration of some Malayalam movies. Here is a list of some Malayalam movies that are inspired by real life incidents.
This movie starring '
', 'Manoj K Jayan', 'R. Sarathkumar' amongst others accounts the happenings in the life of one of India’s freedom fighters. This 2009 movie was a huge hit at the box office. The movie is in the backdrop of the 18th century and the hero Pazhassi Raja braves all odds to defend his motherland. The sheer fact that the hero has sacrificed for the purpose of his nation makes the movie a worthy watch. Mammooty has fit the role to the T, and the movie went on to win various awards
The New Wave cinema can be best defined by the 2011 movie Traffic. It had multiple plots and garnered both commercial and critical success. Traffic was inspired by a real happening in Chennai. It was remade in Tamil and Kannada. The movie had several actors including Kunchako Boban, '
This 2010 movie is based on the life of
Sree Narayana Guru
plays the titular role while Mammootty,
have also worked in the movie. The movie was critically acclaimed.
This 2012 endeavor revolved around the life of P Kunhiraman Nair, a renowned Malayalam poet. It was inspired from the poet’s autobiography Kaviyude Kalpadukal.
plays the lead role in the movie. This film too was accepted by the critics and went on to win several awards.
This biopic, revolving around the life of J C Daniel, has Sreenivasan, Prithviraj and
in the lead roles. The film garnered several awards and opened to good response from critics. It also set the cash registers ringing.
Ennu Ninte Moideen
This 2015 Malayalam movie starring Prithviraj and Parvathy in lead roles revolves around the real-life story of love birds Moideen and Kanchanamala. The story happened in the 60s in Kozhikode. Prithviraj and Parvathy gave stellar performances as Moideen and Kanchanamala. This film was one among the biggest hits of Prithviraj and gained good response from the critics.
This 2011 Malayalam movie, directed by Kamal, has
playing the titular role. This movie centers on the lives of some Gulf immigrants. This is seen through the life of a Kerala-born housemaid living in Saudi Arabia. It beautifully picturizes the odds faced by the housemaid. This movie was also dubbed as Panjaram in Telugu. Kavya Madhavan gave an outstanding performance, and the movie was both a box office and critical success.
This 2011 musical drama has Jayasurya,
and Anoop Menon playing lead roles. Anoop Menon, the director of the movie, had once told that the movie had drawn inspiration from a true incident; of that of a quadriplegic pal of childhood. The movie garnered critical acclaim and was also a success at the box office.