Best Malayalam Movies of 2019 So Far Jan-March

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Malayalam Movie Industry plays an important role in the whole Indian Movie Industry. Mollywood Industry produces the most critically and highest commercial success of every year from the beginning of the decade.  Here’s a list of 7 Best Malayalam Movies of 2019 So Far Jan-March.

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Best Malayalam Movies of 2019 So Far Jan-March

#1.Kumbalangi Nights

Kumbalangi Nights tell a story about 4 brothers – Saji, Bony, Bobby, and Frankie living in a small place in Kerela, cramped house in the wasteland area of Kumbalangi. Saji has an anger management problem and often gets into an unpeaceful event with Bobby. Frankie is ashamed of Saji and Bobby but he gets along well with his second brother, Bony, who is born mute. With these contexts, the drama begins and goes on a roller coaster ride with lots of family drama in the past. National Award Winner “Fahadh Faasil” playing a character in it is fun to watch, he’s more excellent when he starred in a multi-starrer movie. Kumbalangi is simply one of the best movies of 2019 if not the best Malayalam movie of 2019.

Genre: Comedy Drama
Cast: Shane Nigam, Soubin Shahir, Fahadh Faasil, Sreenath Bhasi
Director: Madhu C. Narayanan
IMDB Rating: 9.0/10


Director Madhav Ramadasan took a long gap after every movie, and there’s always a variation in his storytelling. The previous movies of the director consist of a supernatural thriller and a social movie about a court-martial session of a Dalit soldier accused of killing a Captain. Illayaraja is yet another story of a middle-aged man ‘Vanajan’ who lives in a decent house with his ailing father, wife, and children. When a moneylender he is indebted makes Vanajan a strange offer one day, his life takes an unforeseen turn. You’ll also see Gokul Suresh playing an important cameo in the movies. But the audience finds it tough then the general critics.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Ajay Kumar, Gokul Suresh, Aju Varghese, Harisree Asokan
Director: Madhav Ramadasan
IMDB Rating:9/.0/10


Lucifer is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran and written by Murali Gopy. Lucifer tells a story about a political Godfather-like figure, who ruled the God’s Own Country, dies and a lot of thieves dressed up as politicians took over the regulates. When a question emerges on the renewal of the ‘God’, just one name emerges; ‘Stephen Nedumbally’ portrayed by Mohanlal. Bollywood actor “Vivek Oberoi” debut in Mollywood through Lucifer with his character Bobby. Prithviraj Sukumaran makes a good directorial debut with the well-written story of Murali Gopi.

Genre: Action, Political, Drama
Cast: Mohanlal, Vivek Oberoi, Manju Warrier
Director: Prithviraj Sukumaran
IMDB Rating: 8.8/10

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June is a 2019 Malayalam-language coming-of-age film directed by Ahammed Khabeer and co-written with Libin Varghese. The movie depicts the life of June Sara Joy (Rajisha Vijayan) as she fattens from a school girl to a young woman. The scene shifts to the flashback where June Sarah Joy (Rajisha Vijayan) who is the only girl child of her parents Panama Joy(Joju George) and Mini Joy (Aswathy) is getting ready for the first day of her eleventh class. Where she wants to be like a debonair but her mom is very strict. Her father gives her recommends that it is a very important point in her life and need to put interest in her study for a better future.

Genre: Teen Drama
Cast: Rajisha Vijayan, Joju George, Aswathi Menon
Director: Ahammed Khabeer
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

#5.9: Nine

The reason behind why this movie in the list of the “Best Malayalam Movies of 2019” is because Jenuse Mohamed has brought something new to the Indian Film Industry. Nine received well from the critics and the class moviegoers but hard to find a large audience in the theatre, and failed to recover it’s budget however the movie is well cinematographed and fine crafted CGI works for a Malayalam movie. Nine is about, a global crisis arises when a comet passes very near to the Earth for 9 (Nine) days. How this affects astrophysicist Albert Lewis (Prithviraj) and his son Adam’s ‘Adam’ life forms the story. The movie satisfied you all along the journey where most of the Indian Sci-Fi Movie fails.

Genre: Sci-Fi
Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Prakash Raj
Director: Jenuse Mohamed
IMDB Rating: 8.6/10


Praana is a psychological thriller film directed by V. K. Prakash and script written by Rajesh Jayaraman. Praana is a multilingual made in Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, and Telugu languages but the other versions are not released yet. Praana is set around on a series of events in the life of a female English writer played by Nithya Menen who dwells in the horrors of her own fears as she focuses on social issues. Praana also deals with intolerance and injustice that is prevailing in contemporary society. She decides to live a life of a solitary in an old residence away from the city’s hustle. After some little does she know that the nature surrounding her has something other plans for her. A song “Titliyon Sa” penned by lyricists P. K. Anilkumar in Hindi is specialized made for the Hindi version. Praana in Hindi is expected to release in theatre in mid of the year.

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Cast: Nithya Menon
Director: V. K. Prakash
IMDB Rating: 9.2/10

#7.Varikkuzhiyile Kolapathakam

Rejishh Midhila’s first movie ‘Lal Bahadur & Shastri (2014)’ is passed with a lukewarm response and also could not find any audience in cinema halls. Varikkuzhiyile Kolapathakam is about a smart Parish priest is an extremely respected and loved by the villagers until he gets locked up in a secret location by criminals to observe a murder committed by him. The movie grabs your interest in the first half but loose after the intermission. But one of the best Malayalam movies of 2019 first quarter.

Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Cast: Anjana Appukuttan, Baby, Amith Chakalakkal
Director: Rejishh Midhila
IMDB Rating: 8.2/10

So, here’s the “7 Best Malayalam Movies of 2019” released so far from January to March.

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