Most Expensive Malayalam Movies Ever Made – The Big Budget Movies!

Malayalam cinema has come a long way since its inception in 1928. Over the years, it has produced some of India’s finest filmmakers and actors. Malayalam cinema is known for its realistic approach to storytelling and excellent performances by the actors. With time, Malayalam movies have also become big-budget productions, with heavy investments being made into them. This article will look at some of the most expensive Malayalam movies ever made.

From big-budget action thrillers to historical epics, these movies have pushed the boundaries of filmmaking in Kerala. The Indian film industry is one of the largest in the world and every year, we witness new benchmarks being set regarding box office collections and production budgets.


Most Expensive Malayalam Films

Movie Year Produced Budget
Veeram 2016 Chandrakala Arts 35 Crores
Pazhassi Raja 2009 Sree Gokulam Films 27 Crores
Pulimurugan 2016 Mulakupadam Films 25 Crores
Casanova 2012 Confident Entertainment 21 Crores
Urumi 2011 August Cinema 20 Crores
Double Barrel 2015 August Cinema 16 Crores
Ennu Ninte Moideen 2015 Newton Movies 12 Crores
Peruchazhi 2014 Friday Film House 10 Crores
Bangalore Days 2014 Anwar Rasheed Entertainment 9 Crores
Cousins 2015 Vysakha Films 9 Crores

Most Expensive Malayalam Movies Synopsis


veeram malayalam movie

Veeram is a 2016 Indian epic historical drama film written and directed by Jayaraj. It is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, and is the fifth installment in Jayaraj’s Navarasa series. The film, which also takes inspiration from the Vadakkan Pattukal (Northern Ballads) of the North Malabar region in Kerala, tells the story of Chandu Chekavar (Kunal Kapoor), an infamous warrior in the 13th century North Malabar. Veeram is simultaneously made in Malayalam, Hindi, and English with the same title.

#Pazhassi Raja

Pazhassi Raja

Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Indian Malayalam-language epic period drama film based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a king who fought against the East India Company in the 18th century. The film was directed by Hariharan, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and produced by Gokulam Gopalan. It stars Mammootty in the lead role with an ensemble supporting cast. Ilaiyaraaja created the music score and soundtrack, while its sound design was by Resul Pookutty.



Pulimurugan is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller directed by Vysakh and produced by Tomichan Mulakuppadam through Mulakuppadam Films and was written by Udayakrishna‚ÄĒhalf of the duo Udayakrishna and Sibi K. Thomas‚ÄĒin his first independent screenplay. The film stars Mohanlal in the titular role, with an ensemble cast including Jagapati Babu, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Lal, Namitha, Kishore, Vinu Mohan, Siddique, Bala, Hareesh Peradi, Sudheer Karamana, Suraj Venjaaramoodu, Nobi Marcose, M.R. Gopakumar, Nandhu, and Makarand Deshpande.

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Casanova is a 2012 Indian Malayalam-language romantic action thriller film directed by Rosshan Andrrews and written by Bobby & Sanjay. Roy C. J. of Confident Group produced it in association with Aashirvad Cinemas. It stars Mohanlal, Vikramjeet Virk, Shriya Saran, Raai Laxmi and Roma Asrani. The film features an original soundtrack composed by Gopi Sundar, Alphons Joseph, and Gowry Lekshmi and a film score composed by Sundar.



Urumi is¬†a Malayalam historical film¬†released on 11 March 2011 starring¬†Prithviraj. Santhosh Sivan directs this movie. This is Santosh Sivan’s second Malayalam directorial venture. Also, the film’s cinematography was done by Santhosh Sivan himself. Shankar Ramakrishnan wrote the film.¬†The film is produced by Prithviraj‘s production company August Cinemas. Santosh Sivan and Shaji Natesan are the production partners.

#Double Barrel

Double Barrel

Double Barrel is a 2015 Indian Malayalam-language spoof gangster film written, directed, and co-produced by Lijo Jose Pellissery. August Cinema and Amen Movie Monastery jointly produced it. The film stars an¬†ensemble cast¬†including¬†Prithviraj Sukumaran,¬†Indrajith Sukumaran,¬†Arya,¬†Chemban Vinod Jose,¬†Sunny Wayne,¬†Swathi Reddy,¬†Isha Sharvani,¬†Vijay Babu,¬†Anil Radhakrishnan Menon,¬†Thomas Berly, Parvathi Menon,¬†Sabumon Abdusamad,¬†Rachana Narayanankutty,¬†Anil Murali,¬†Asif Ali, and¬†Pearle Maaney.¬†Prashant Pillai¬†composed the film’s music.

#Ennu Ninte Moideen

Ennu Ninte Moideen

Ennu Ninte Moideen (English: Yours Truly, Moideen) is a 2015 Indian Malayalam-language biographical romantic drama film written and directed by R. S. Vimal, based on the real-life story of Kanchanamala and B. P. Moideen, which took place in the 1960s in Mukkam, Kozhikode. Prithviraj Sukumaran and Parvathy Thiruvothu essay the title characters of Moideen and Kanchanamala while Bala, Tovino Thomas, Sai Kumar, Sashi Kumar, and Lena appear in supporting roles.



Peruchazhi is a 2014 Indian Malayalam-language political satire film written and directed by Arun Vaidyanathan. Ajayan Venugopalan co-wrote the dialogues. Vijay Babu and Sandra Thomas produced the movie for Friday Film House. It features Mohanlal in the lead role, and Sean James Sutton, Ragini Nandwani, Mukesh, Baburaj, Aju Varghese, and Vijay Babu appear in supporting roles. Aurora composed the background score and soundtrack, while Arvind Krishna and Vivek Harshan did the cinematography and editing. The film received mostly negative reviews from critics.

#Bangalore Days

Bangalore Days

Bangalore Days is a 2014 Indian Malayalam-language coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Anjali Menon and co-produced by Anwar Rasheed and Sophia Paul under the banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainments and Weekend Blockbusters. The film features an ensemble cast of Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Isha Talwar, and Paris Laxmi. Nithya Menen appears in a cameo.



Cousins is a 2014 Indian Malayalam language romantic comedy film directed by Vysakh and scripted by Sethu. The film stars Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu, and Joju George in the title roles. Vedhika and Nisha Aggarwal play the female leads, while Pradeep Rawat, Kalabhavan Shajon, Kailash, Miya George, Shiju, and Renji Panicker feature in supporting roles in the film. The story revolves around four cousins who undertake a journey with an intention, followed by the issues they encounter between them. The film was released on 19 December 2014.

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