Best Malayalam Movies of 2015 - Year End Review
2015 has been a promising year for Malayalam cinema. It has produced some financially successful movies after a long time. Some movies completed more than 100 days in theatres which has been quite a rare phenomena in Malayalam Film industry for some years. Films like Ennu Ninte Moideen, Premam, Amar Akbar Antony have rewritten many collection records. Many people prefered to watch movies at theatre rather than waiting for it to telecast in Televisions. Film makers also focused on social and environmental subjects in films like Ottal, Lord Livingston 7000 Kandi, Valiya chirakulla pakshikal, Ain, Alif etc.
Pathemari tells the story of an expartriot (Pallickal Narayanan) who is a speciman of a Gulf Malayali. Salim Ahamed prefered to show three phases of Pallickal Narayanan with important incidents like migration to Gulf through a 'Pathemari' (big boat) and his death in a Gulf countries. The film was successful in portraying the life of a common gulf Malayali. The film has strong dialogues and Mammootty has done well to convey the emotions of Pallickal Narayanan to audiences.
2. Ennu Ninte Moideen
The onscreen adaptation of real life love saga of Moideen and Kanchanamala has won the hearts of Malayalam cinema audience this year. The debutant director RS Vimal spent years to make this eternal(?) love story of two people from different community. Prithviraj and Parvathy done extremely well to impress the audiences. No wonder if they will be part of many award list in the coming year. Songs of this movie as well became a huge hit.
Premam created waves in theatre soon after its releases. Director Alphonse puthren delivered a block buster by telling the story of George David in three phases of his life. This complete entertainment package was backed by thrilling songs and superb dialogues. Newcomer Sai Pallavi stole the heart of young generation with her matured performances. Nivin Pauly and Madonna Sebastian delivered impeccable performances in this film. It would have broken the record of alltime blockbuster in Malayalam, unless the pirated copy went viral. This film has been a huge hit in Tamil Nadu as well.
4. Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam
Malayalam industry produces very less inspiring movies. Thanks to Ranjith Sankar to show the courage to depict the life of a common man named Sudheendran, who is a stammerer too. This movie helps one to find the skills in everyman and also really helps to improve the confidence of people. Jayasurya delivered an outstanding performance as Sudhi, which will be definitely one of the highlights of his career. Both heroines also delivered a level head performances.
5. Amar Akbar Antony
With no vulgar comedy and a message to society, Nadirsha debuted in Malayalam films as a director in a grand way. Amar Akbar Anthony was a complete comedy flick with a social message. Prithviraj, Indrajith and Jayasurya combination once again worked well after Classmates. Prithviraj has proven that he can do comedy roles as well. Nadirsha made his directional debut by presenting a blockbuster movie to Malayalam audience.
Kumbasaram was neither a box office success nor it had huge fan followers, but still it was one of the best films of 2015 with strong story and brilliant performances from the cast. The film tells the story of a helpless father who is in need of money to save his son's life. Once again, Jayasurya did not disappoint the audiences, his impeccable performance was the high point in this film. It is unfortunate the audiences did not recieve it well in box office
Nirnayakam tells the story of common man's fight against our current democratic system for finding justice. The films shows how many people come together for a cause against our useless government system. An NDA dropout, who came Kerala to spend some time with his father upon his request, happened to be part of this cause. He forgets his differences with his father and helps him to win a case against the government. The film was not a success in box office though it had strong performances and very good storyline.
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Charlie is a love story, which was taken in a fresh and innovative way by Martin Prakkat. Tessa wanted to live a life according to desire accidently finds information about Charlie and she chases to find this interesting character. Dulquer and Parvathy were lead actors in this movie. Performances of cast and cinematography were brilliant in Charlie. The film had an excellent start in the BoxOffice by collecting over 2 Crores in its opening day.
It was a feel good Romantic movie directed by debutant Sachy. It tells an intense love story between a Malayali Navy officer (Shantanu) and a North Indian girl. Cinematography and story was good in this movie apart from brilliant performances of Prithviraj, Biju Menon and Kiran Bedi. The film did well in Boxoffice and prithviraj had a wonderful year with three hit movies
10. Oru Vadakkan Selfie
Oru Vadakkan Selfie is a comedy thriller road movie starring Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Manjima and Vineet Srinivasan in lead roles. It tells the story of a irresponsible youngster who chase his dream to become a film maker. But due to some unexpected incidents he has to face wrath of his society and he tries to prove his innocence later. The movie was the first super hit of 2015. The movie showcases the carelessness of current generation youngster in a comic way.
Special Mention - Two Countries
Read more: Two Countries BoxOffice Collection Report
Shafi-Dileep duo always know what people expect from their film and they successfully delivered a sure hit film. The director specifically given more importance to story rather than rely on a complete comedy package.This film will help Dileep to recover from the recent box office slump that he faced this year. There will be a clear chance that Two Countries can be the winner of this Christmas as the initial hype for Charlie may settle down in the coming weeks.
Missed out : Picket 43, Kohinoor, Mili, Loham, Kanal, Chandrettan evideya, Lukka chuppi, Bhascar the Rascal