7 Top Malayalam Films For Beginners

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Bangalore Days (2014)

A perfect place to start for beginners is this delightful story of three cousins who realise their dream of relocating to Bangalore, and takes the audience on their journey of hurdles and changes which form new bonds and strengthen existing ones.

Sudani from Nigeria (2018)

This is a story of a close bond that forms between a Malayali football team manager and a football player from Nigeria after the coach recruits three Nigerian players for his team.

Ustaad Hotel (2012)

An emotional and heartfelt story that follows Faizi, an aspiring chef who returns to his hometown due to his disapproving father, to his grandfather Kareem. What follows is a tale of determination and lasting relationships.

Premam (2015)

George has a disappointing first love, but as he falls for a college lecturer, his passion for love is rekindled. As complex situations arise throughout his life, we embark on a romantic journey unlike no other.

ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi (2013)

Spoilt rich kids John and Kora live lavish and eccentric lives in New York, but are faced with a uphill task when John's dad tricks them into going to Kerala, where they must rebuild their lives with minimal support from scratch.

Manichithrathazhu (1993)

A classic film that is talked about as the pinnacle of Malayalam horror cinema, is a story of the spirit of a vengeful dancer that is let loose after a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, as the family seeks the help of a psychiatrist.

Kumbalangi Nights (2019)

The Malayalam industry has been praised for its content-driven narratives amid the overflow of commercial action hits, and this film is proof of its truth. An unconventional story about three brothers who become closer than ever after a series of events in their lives.

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