15 Best Malayalam Movies on Hotstar That Will Make Your Day

Hotstar has emerged as one of the leading platforms for viewing some of the best Malayalam movies. Malayalam movies in themselves have created a mark for a wider audience. The legacy of Malayalam cinema does not fall short till the recent craze in the Hindi-speaking belt for actors like Fahadh Faasil and Dulquer Salmaan, but goes much back to the time of late actor Innocent and others.  Scrolldroll brings to you the 15 best Malayalam movies on Hotstar that you will enjoy watching.

1. Premam 

With an IMDB rating of 8.3, Premam stars Nivin Pauly and Sai Pallavi. It revolves around the life of George David and was a commercial as well as a critical success. This movie is a must-watch for those who like stories with an infusion of variegated emotions. This is a treat for all Nivin Pauly fans.

2. Drishyam

The OG film stars Mohanlal and Meena, and is an edge-of-the-seat crime thriller. It garnered widespread critical acclaim and is one of the best of that year-and rightly so, with amazing direction and on-point acting. It will keep you hooked throughout.

 3. Take Off

It is a poignant story of a group of nurses trapped in Tikrit, Iraq post a terrorist attack. It stars the super-talented Parvathy Thiruvothu and Fahadh Faasil. It is a commentary on the social evils faced by our society and can prove to be a good watch for those who like to watch movies having a social message. 

4. Bangalore Days

Bangalore Days is a slice of life film that follows the story of three cousins. It is one of the best in Malayali cinema. The script is well-written and so is the acting. This movie reflects the importance of friendships, family, and love. 

 5. Hridayam

This coming-of-age story showcases the life of Arun from his college days to his adult life. The transformation that the lead characters go through is something to root for. Life is not perfect and humans learn through their mistakes. It is one of the best Malayalam movies on Hotstar.

6. Kali

Kali or Rage is. 2016 film that shows a man’s struggle with anger management. This movie, again, has a message tied to it. It stars Sai Pallavi and Dulquer Salmaan and will be a treat for their fans.

7. June

June is a slice of life film that traces the life of June, from being a student to an adult. It also explores the beauty of school friendships, memories, and the connections that we make throughout our lives. Sometimes, what we consider to be permanent, might not be so. This movie also tells us that love knocks at our door at the most unexpected time and in the most unexpected ways. 

8. Ohm Shanthi Oshana

Ohm Shanthi Oshana is a comedy movie starring Nazriya Nazim and Nivin Pauly. It follows the story of Pooja Matthew and her love for a much senior neighbor.  Nazariya has aced the role of Pooja, carefully depicting the eccentricities and attachments that come with teenage years. Nivin Pauly has also justified his role very well. 

9. Ennu Ninte Moideen

Ennu Ninte Moideen explores the tragedy of interfaith couples through the story of Moideen and Kanchanamala. It has a rating of 8. It stars Parvathy and Prithviraj and is a commentary on the taboo attached to interfaith unions. It is a heartwarming love story and hence, a must-watch. 

10. Oru Indian Pranayakadha

Starring Fahadh Faasil, this movie traces the story of Aymanam Sidhartan and his stint with politics. This film was a sleeper hit. It has a fair share of comic timings and is a good watch. 

11. Parava

A classic take on friendships, this movie tells the story of Irshad and Haseeb involved in the local game of pigeon flying. It makes the viewers go through varied emotions. 

12. North 24 Kaatham

Starring Fahadh Faasil, this movie tells the story of Harikrishnan who treads on a path to learn valuable life lessons. It has an impressive IMDb rating with good direction and screenplay. 

13. Varathan

Aby and Priya encounter a new set of challenges as the former loses his job and they decide to return to Kerala. This film is a must-watch for Fahadh Faasil fans. It is considered to be an unofficial adaptation of the movie Straw Dogs. 

14. Iyobinte Pusthakam 

A period drama, this film explores the story of Aloshi who is met with a new set of challenges post his return to his village after the war. It is a story of valor and courage and can prove to be an interesting watch for those who like action films with a mix of history. 

15. Koode

Koode is a heart-touching story of a man trying to reassess his life decisions after the demise of his sister. This movie delves into the beauty of a sibling relationship and portrays how humans cope with losses in different ways. It also shows how healing becomes much less daunting with support systems around us.

Hotstar has emerged as a go-to platform for Malayalam cinema enthusiasts, offering a plethora of exceptional Malayalam movies that are sure to leave audiences captivated. If you are a fan of Malayalam cinema or someone looking to explore the rich world of regional Indian cinema, Hotstar’s collection of Malayalam movies is a treasure trove of exceptional films

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