7 Best Murder Mystery Movies in Malayalam

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Kariyilakkattu Pole (1986)

This engaging and dramatic murder mystery follows DySP Achuthankutty (Mohanlal) as he tries to solve the murder of the writer and director Harikrishnan (Mammooty) while slowly unravelling the director's life. The film is filled with tension and at times melodramatic.

Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988)

In this film loosely inspired true events, Mammootty plays a charismatic and cool CBI officer who is tasked with solving the murder of the daughter-in-law of an influential businessman after questions about the integrity of the Kerela police are raised.

Jagratha (1989)

A sequel to 'Oru CBI Diary Kurippu', Mammootty again picked up the mantle of CBI officer Sethurama, to solve the murder of a young actress found hanging in her hotel room. It is a well-paced and efficient film that successfully keeps the audience engaged and in suspense till the end.

Drishyam (2015)

This family drama that slowly develops into a thriller has brilliant writing. The film follows Georgekutty as he tries to throw the police off the trail to protect his daughter who accidently murders someone, while using tricks he learnt while watching films.

Ela Veezha Poonchira (2022)

This dark crime thriller is set in the hilltop village of Poonchira. Madhu, a police officer has to find the murderer after a woman's dismembered body parts are found buried around the village.

Joseph (2018)

Joseph, a successful retired policeman who is often called in for consultation, is asked to consult on the murder of an old couple. This leads his into a web of smuggling and organ harvesting.

Utharam (1989)

The film is loosely inspired by 'No Motive', a short story by Daphne Du Maurier. Selena, commits suicide much to her husband's confusion, he asks Balu, his friend, to piece together the mystery of her death.

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