Super Hit Movies of Malayalam 2023! Here Is The Box-office and Budget!

2023 has been an incredible year for Malayalam cinema, with several movies making a significant impact at the box office. These films captivated audiences with their engaging storytelling and brilliant performances and proved to be major box-office successes. In this article, we explore some of the super hit movies of Malayalam in 2023, along with their box office collections and budget breakdowns.

Top 10 Mollywood Movies  2023


Rank Movie Worldwide India MalayalamNet India Gross Overseas Budget Verdict
1 2018 141 65.1 76.8 64.2 1 All Time Blockbuster
2 Romancham 69 38.73 45.7 23.3 5 Blockbuster
3 Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum 13.65 8.6 10.15 3.5 10 None
4 Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam 9.7 5.02 5.9 3.8 4 Below Average
5 Thuramukham 4.65 1 None
6 Christopher 7 4.05 4.8 2.2 15 None
7 Spadikam Rerelease 2.65 2.25 2.65 0 1 None
8 Alone 0.83 0.71 0.83 0 3 Disaster
9 Thankam 0.65 0.55 0.65 0 1 Disaster
10 Neymar 1.63 3 Hit


Here are the detailed synopses for each movie:

  • 2018: Everyone Is a Hero

Directed by Jude Anthany Joseph, “2018” is a survival thriller film based on the events of the devastating 2018 Kerala floods. The story follows a group of individuals navigating the treacherous floodwaters and facing life-threatening challenges. Starring Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Lal, and Narain, the film showcases the indomitable spirit of the people during a time of immense crisis.

2018 - Official Trailer | Tovino Thomas | Jude Anthany Joseph | Kavya Film Company | Nobin Paul

  • Romancham

“Romancham” is a comedy horror film directed by Jithu Madhavan. The movie marks Madhavan’s directorial debut, featuring Soubin Shahir, Arjun Ashokan, Sajin Gopu, Siju Sunny, and Abin Bino in lead roles. The story revolves around friends who embark on a thrilling adventure that takes them through weird and hilarious situations, giving them goosebumps.

Romancham - Official Trailer | Johnpaul George | Girish Gangadharan | Joby George | Jithu Madhavan

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  • Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum

Directed by Akhil Sathyan, “Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum” is an adventure-comedy-drama film. It stars Fahadh Faasil, Anjana Jayaprakash, Dhwani Rajesh, and Viji Venkatesh in prominent roles. The movie tells the tale of a young protagonist who encounters a mystical journey filled with wonders and self-discovery. With breathtaking visuals and an engaging storyline, the film received critical acclaim and achieved commercial success.

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum - Official Trailer | Fahadh Faasil | Akhil Sathyan | Full Moon Cinema

  • Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam

Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, “Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam” is a bilingual drama film released in Malayalam and Tamil. Produced jointly by Mammootty and Pellissery, the movie stars Mammootty, Ramya Suvi, Ramya Pandian, and Ashokan. Exploring themes of insomnia, spiritualism, and fantasy, the film takes viewers on a thought-provoking journey filled with intrigue and mesmerizing visuals.

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam | Official Trailer | Mammootty | Netflix India

  • Thuramukham

Directed by Rajeev Ravi, “Thuramukham” is a historical drama film set in the Cochin district of Kerala during the 1940s and 50s. The story revolves around the protests staged by harbor workers against the Chappa labor allocation system. The film features an ensemble cast including Nivin Pauly, Indrajith Sukumaran, Joju George, Arjun Ashokan, Sudev Nair, Manikandan R. Achari, Senthil Krishna, Nimisha Sajayan, Poornima Indrajith, and Darshana Rajendran.

  • Christopher

Directed by B. Unnikrishnan, “Christopher” is a vigilante action thriller film that chronicles the life journey of ADGP Christopher Antony. The movie portrays his transformation from childhood to becoming an encounter specialist who uses vigilantism to protect the innocent. The film features an ensemble cast including Mammootty, Vinay Rai, R. Sarathkumar, Sneha, Amala Paul, Aishwarya Lakshmi, Aditi Ravi, Shine Tom Chacko, Deepak Parambol, and Siddique.

  • Spadikam Rerelease

“Spadikam” is a 1995 Indian Malayalam-language action drama film directed by Bhadran and produced by R. Mohan through Shogun Films, which has rereleased in 2023. The movie stars Mohanlal and Thilakan in the lead roles, with Urvashi, Spadikam George, Rajan P. Dev, Ashokan, Silk Smitha, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Nedumudi Venu, Chippy, and V. K. Sreeraman in supporting roles. The story revolves around Thomas Chacko, also known as Aadu Thoma, a ruffian who becomes estranged from his narcissistic father, Chacko Mash, due to his failure to meet his father’s high expectations.

  • Alone

“Alone” is a 2023 Indian Malayalam-language mystery thriller directed by Shaji Kailas and written by Rajesh Jayaraman. Produced and distributed by Antony Perumbavoor through Aashirvad Cinemas, the film is set during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in India. The story revolves around Mohanlal, who plays the only character appearing in the movie, while the supporting cast consists of voice roles. The gripping narrative takes viewers on a thrilling journey as the protagonist unravels mysteries amid the pandemic. The film’s background score and songs are composed by 4Musics.

  • Thankam

Directed by Saheed Arafath and written by Syam Pushkaran, “Thankam” is a 2023 Indian Malayalam-language crime film. It stars Biju Menon, Vineeth Sreenivasan, and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles. Produced by Bhavana Studios in association with Working Class Hero and Fahadh Faasil and Friends, the movie is based on a real-life incident that happened to a jeweler in Thrissur. With a gripping storyline and stellar performances, “Thankam” delves into the world of crime, taking audiences on a thrilling and engaging cinematic experience.

  • Neymar

Neymar is a 2023 Malayalam-language Indian comedy film directed by Sudhi Maddison and produced by Padma Uday for V Cinemas International. This film stars Mathew Thomas, Naslen K. Gafoor, Johny Antony, Shammi Thilakan, and Vijayaraghavan. The film was released on May 12, 2023.


These super hit movies of Malayalam in 2023 impressed audiences and proved to be commercially successful ventures. These films’ engaging narratives, stellar performances, and meticulous production values left a lasting impact on the box office. As the Malayalam film industry continues to evolve and produce fantastic content, the success of these movies demonstrates the industry’s ability to captivate audiences and deliver memorable cinematic experiences.

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