The Malayalam film industry saw several successful releases in 2014. The audience appreciated these films and received praise from the critics. It was a year full of great Malayalam movies, from gripping thrillers to moving dramas. In this article, we look at the top Malayalam movies of 2014 and find out what made them stand out. We will explore the characters, plot lines, and directors behind these highly acclaimed films.
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Top Malayalam Movies of 2014
Bangalore Days is a 2014 Indian Malayalam-language coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Anjali Menon under the banners of Anwar Rasheed Entertainments and Weekend Blockbusters.
Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Isha Talwar, and Paris Laxmi comprise the ensemble cast of the film. Nithya Menen makes a cameo appearance. The plot revolves around three cousins from Kerala who move to Bangalore, continuing Menon’s trend of making films about family ties. The film was released simultaneously in 205 theatres across India on May 30, 2014, making it one of the most significant releases for a Malayalam film and receiving positive reviews.
It stars Prithviraj Sukumaran as David Abraham, a 42-year-old IPS officer investigating a strange case. Tovino Thomas, Anu Mohan, Vinay Forrt, Yog Japee, Janani Iyer, and Praveen Prem play significant roles in the film. At the box office, 7th Day was a commercial success of the year.
Amal Neerad directs the period thriller Iyobinte Pusthakam. It stars Fahadh Faasil, Lal, Jayasurya, and Isha Sharvani with Jinu Joseph, Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinayakan, Padmapriya, Sreejith Ravi, T.G Ravi, Amith Chakalakkal, John Vijay, Soubin Shahir and Lena in supporting roles. Aashiq Abu makes a cameo appearance.
Faasil and Neerad produced the film together. Gopan Chithambaran and Syam Pushkaran wrote the script, and the film is a period drama set in Munnar, Western Ghats, in the middle of the 20th century. It chronicles the life of Iyob and the sibling rivalry of his sons Aloshy, Ivan, and Dimitri, who are named after characters from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov.
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
Jude Anthany Joseph co-wrote and directed the 2014 Indian Malayalam-language coming-of-age romantic comedy film Ohm Shanthi Oshaana. Midhun Manuel Thomas conceived the story and co-wrote the screenplay with the director. Renji Panicker and Aju Varghese co-star alongside Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, and Vineeth Sreenivasan. Ananya Films produced Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, which features music by Shaan Rahman.
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana was released on February 7, 2014, to positive reviews and became one of the biggest hits of 2014, with the critics praising Nazriya’s and Nivin’s performances. The film also won three Kerala State Film Awards, including Best Popular Film, Best Actress for Nazriya Nazim, and Best Editor for Lijo Paul. (2019).
1983 is an ’80s sports film directed by fashion photographer Abrid Shine, who also co-wrote the story and script with Bipin Chandran. The film, which Shams Films produced, stars Nivin Pauly in the lead role. The remaining cast members are Anoop Menon, Nikki Galrani, Joy Mathew, Srinda Arhaan, Jacob Gregory, Saiju Kurup, Shine Tom Chacko, Dinesh, Sui Joseph, Neeraj Madhav, and Sanju. The cinematographer was Pradeesh Varma, and the music director was Gopi Sunder, who won the 62nd National Film Award for Best Background Score.
Vellimoonga is a 2014 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by Jibu Jacob and written by Joji Thomas. Aju Varghese, Nikki Galrani, Tini Tom, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Sasi Kalinga, Saju Navodaya, Kalabhavan Shajon, Veena Nair, and Siddique play supporting characters. Asif Ali makes a cameo appearance. Bijibal composed the music.
The film was released in sixty locations throughout Kerala on September 25, 2014. The film became one of 2014’s highest-grossing Malayalam films, with estimated ticket sales of 20 crores (US$2.5 million). In 2016, the film was remade in Tamil as Muthina Kathirika.
How Old Are You?
How Old Are You? is a 2014 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Rosshan Andrrews, written by Bobby Sanjay, and produced by Listin Stephen. Kunchacko Boban, Manju Warrier, Kaniha, Lalu Alex, and Amritha Anil are featured in the film. This film marks the return of Manju Warrier after a 15-year sabbatical break from the industry. The film debuted on May 17, 2014. It received favorable reviews from critics and was a significant box-office success for the year. The film was remade in Tamil with Jyothika as 36 Vayadhinile.
Sapthamashree Thaskaraha is a 2014 Malayalam heist comedy film written and directed by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon. Prithviraj Sukumaran, Asif Ali, Nedumudi Venu, Sudheer Karamana, Chemban Vinod Jose, Neeraj Madhav, Salam Bukhari, Reenu Mathews, Sanusha, Joy Mathew and Mongolian artist Flower Battsetseg are featured in the film’s ensemble cast.
The film is produced by Prithviraj, Santosh Sivan, and Shaji Nadesan under August Cinema. Jayesh Nair is responsible for the film’s cinematography, and Rex Vijayan composed the soundtrack. The film was released on September 6, 2014, with positive reviews. It led the Onam releases in box office receipts and was deemed a blockbuster.
The film stars Mammootty and Aparna Gopinath, with Nedumudi Venu, Joy Mathew, Prathap Pothan, Sreeraman, Renji Panicker, Saiju Kurup, Joshy Matheesh, and Sudheesh in supporting roles. Prithviraj Sukumaran appears in a cameo role.
The film follows Anjali Arakkal (Aparna Gopinath), a young journalist who intends to write an autobiography about the convicted criminal C. K. Raghavan (Mammootty), who professes that he never committed the crimes he is in prison for. It was released on August 22, 2014, to critical and commercial acclaim.
In conclusion,2014 was exciting for Malayalam cinema, with many great films being released. Whether you prefer family dramas, romance stories, or comedies, there’s something for everyone in the lineup of the top Malayalam movies from the past year. From heartfelt stories like Bangalore Days to thrillers like Munnariyippu, these films continue entertaining audiences across India and abroad.
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