Political themed movies are not less in Malayalam. There are many Malayalam movies in the history which brings out the true political inner games and tears out the mask of many political leaders. But there are also movies the shows the real hardship and sacrifice of many leaders and unknown personalities who struggled in bringing up their political parties. Here are few best politically themed movies in Malayalam.
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1. Lal Salam
The movie released in 1990, showed out the real political plays. The movie, starring Mohanlal, Murali, Geetha and Urvashi in lead roles, was directed by Venu Nagavalli. The story was written by Cheriyan Kalpakavadi. The blockbuster movie depicts the story of lives of 3 comrades. The 3 main characters in the movie were inspired from real life characters from political backgrounds.
2. Rakthasakshikal Sindabad
As the name suggests the movie narrated the story of 2 comerades who faces political issues in their life and the hardship they face while fighting for several social needs. The movie, directed by Venu Nagavally, was written by Cheriyan Kalpakavadi. Mohanlal, Murali, Suresh Gopi, Sukanya, Nassar, Nedumudi Venu were the lead stars in the movie.
The movie released in the year 2006, was directed by Joshiy. The box office hit movie, starred Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Kalasala Babu, Sai Kumar, Jagathy Sreekumar, Shammi Thilakan, Riyaz Khan, Vijayaraghavan, Karthika in lead roles. Lion narrates the story of a person from a political background family and how he tries to win the election without the support of his family and bring wipe off corruption from the state. Story was written by the duo Udayakrishna- Siby K Thomas.
Sandesham was a political- black comedy film released into the year 1991. The movie, which narrated the relation between family and politics, was an eye opener to all those who forget their family and career for politics and ruin their life for no reason. The film shows the political involvement existing in Kerala and revealing on the political parties in the state. The movie directed by Sathyam Anthikad was written by Sreenivasan. The movie starred Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Thilakan, Siddique, Sankaradi, Odivil Unnikrishnan and Maathu in lead roles.
The movie released in the year 1999, was directed by Joshiy and written by Renji Paniker. The political thriller narrated how the political issues affects the newspapers and the survival of genuine news providers. The movies starred Suresh Gopi, Manju Warrier, NF Varghese, Biju Menon, Murali, Cochin Haneefa, Janardhanan in lead roles.
6. The King
The super hit movie, released in the year 1995, starring Mammootty, Vani Viswanath, Rajan P Dev, Murali, Vijayaraghavan, was directed by Shaji Kailas. The movie depicts the story of an efficient collector who tries to bring out peace and win truth in his province. The King is a memorable political-thriller, written by Renji Paniker.
7. Left Right Left
Left right left is said to be one of the finest political Malayalam movies. The movie which narrated the story of lives of 3 people and how politics affected them. The movie also shows out the inner games in politics which ruined the lives of many people. The movie, directed by Arun Kumar Aravind, is written by Murali Gopi. The film stars Murali Gopi, Indrajit Sukumaran, Lena, Remya Nambeeshan, Hareesh Peradi and Sudheer Karamana in lead roles.
8. Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmaar
This political thriller is directed by Thambi Kannanthanam and penned by Dennis Joseph. The movie released in the year 1987, depicts the difference when a person from a ruling family comes into politics and he tries to change the corruption from the political party that he supports. The movie stars Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Adoor Bhasi, Jagathy Sreekumar, Balan k Nair, Nalini, Jagadeesh in lead roles.
The movie released in the year 2017, was most expected. The movie narrated the story of political play, revenge and the inside game of politics. The movie directed by Arun Gopi, starred Dileep, Kalabhavan Shajon, Vijayaraghavan, Mukesh, Siddique, Radhika SharathKumar, Salim Kumar and Prayaga Martin in lead roles. The story for the movie was written by Sachi.
The most awaited political movie to be released in April 2021, during the season of elections. The movie, starring Mammootty, Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan, Salim Kumar, Gayathri Arun, Mathew Thomas, Sankar Ramakrishnan, Jagadeesh, Murali Gopy and Vivek Gopan in lead roles, is directed by Santhosh Viswanath. The mega star appears to be the Chief Minister of Kerala, Kadakkal Candran. R. Vaidhi Somasundaram is the cinematographer of the movie for which story is written by the duos Bobby- Sanjay.