Top 5 OTT Malayalam movies of 2022

 Top 5 Malayalam movies of 2022

 it's that time of year for cinephiles to look back and assess the performance of the Malayalam movie industry, ranking the best and worst films. In 2022, the industry saw over 100 films, with a third of them being major releases, making it a fruitful year for Malayalam cinema. From a spine-chilling horror thriller to a comedy-drama that reflects current times, we've compiled a list of the top 5 OTT Malayalam movies of 2022.


Despite the challenges of theatres reopening, Vineeth Sreenivasan boldly presented his proven recipe for a blockbuster - a romantic drama - in "Hridayam," starring young actors Pranav Mohanlal, Darshana Rajendran, and Kalyani Priyadarshan in the lead roles. "Hridayam" follows Arun Neelakandan (Pranav Mohanlal) through the different stages of his life, with the music composed by Hesham Abdul Wahab serving as the film's soul.


Rahul Sadasivan's motto while making "Bhoothakaalam" may have been how to create a horror film that is chilling but not merely spooky. The movie features the veteran actress Revathy and young actor Shane Nigam in lead roles, and it takes viewers back and forth between the past and present lives of a depressed a mother and her son. With attention given to casting the house as a critical character and a story deeply rooted in emotions, "Bhoothakaalam" distinguishes itself through its unique storytelling and execution.

Nna Thaan Case Kodu

In the film, an ex-thief named Rajeevan (Kunchacko Boban) is falsely accused of a robbery that was actually orchestrated by a PWD minister. As Rajeevan's girlfriend, who is carrying his child, demands proof of his innocence, he takes the minister to court. Kunchacko Boban delivers a remarkable performance as Rajeevan, immersing himself in the character with an excellent makeover and superb acting abilities. Director Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval expertly infuses comedy into every dialogue without undermining its significance, making the plot accessible to all types of audiences.

Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey

While public displays of affection are often met with zero tolerance, domestic abuse against women by their partners is often met with silence. In his recent release "Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey," Vipin Das addresses this pressing issue with a humorous touch. The film's protagonist, Jayabharathi, also known as Jaya (Darshana Rajendran), represents many women, particularly those in rural areas, who rarely have a say in their lives. From being denied the opportunity to pursue the academic path of her choice to being emotionally coerced into marrying Rajesh (Basil Joseph), a seemingly wealthy man, "Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey" portrays how women are frequently deprived of their choices. Jaya, who is conditioned to adapt to others' opinions, enters the marriage and sooner becomes a victim of domestic abuse. After repeated instances, she decides to take matters into her own hands, making "Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey" one of the top Malayalam films of the year.


In Mahesh Narayanan's "Ariyippu," human nature takes center stage in a compelling film. Hareesh (Kunchacko Boban) and Reshmi (Divya Prabha), a married couple, have taken jobs at a glove factory in Delhi with the hopes of a better life abroad. However, their plans are disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdown. Amid these tensions, a video of Reshmi shot by Hareesh, featuring her engaging in a sexual act with another man, is tampered with and leaked. The scandalous video upends their lives and marriage. "Ariyippu" explores human nature, how minds are often patriarchally wired, and how some people's moral values may not waver, regardless of the circumstances.


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