From big-ticket films featuring stars to others where the writing is the hero, here’s a pick of Malayalam comedies on YouTube.
A young villager (Jayaram) goes to the city to make a living in order to prove his worth to his lover’s father. But a new set of challenges and a pair of scissors await him when he gets there.
The newly appointed village postmaster falls in love with a wrestler’s daughter. There is a lot of side-splitting humour, and the legendary Dara Singh himself makes a special appearance. There’s also the voice of one Mr Mammootty.
A house owner finds himself in a mess when his tenants refuse to leave. From moving into the house with them to trying every other way to chase them out, this is an evergreen Malayalam comedy.
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Three new trainees have to compete against each other to get hired at a detective agency. Their first assignment brings them under one roof, with each of them trying to outdo the other.
When a man with an inferiority complex gets married to a gorgeous woman, he struggles to get above his insecurities. What follows is some great dark humor laced with incidents from their joint-family life.
The story follows the life of Bhaskaran, a goldsmith, who is madly in love with Snehalatha, the daughter of an astrologer. When the time arrives, Snehalatha blatantly denies their relationship and gets married to a richer prospect.
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This slapstick comedy stars Jagathy, Mohanlal and Seenivasan and is sure to tickle your funny bone even today. Madhavan, a rich NRI, wants to test his fiancee and disguises himself as a driver; the driver pretends to be him. A hilarious turn of events leads to the fiancee falling for the original driver, and the driver refuses to reveal his real identity to her.
Two police officers go undercover to nab a wanted criminal. Things go for a toss when one of them falls for the convict’s daughter.
What happens when a layman, desperate for some quick money decides to disguise himself as the son-in-law of a wealthy NRI man? Watch this bone-tickling Mohanlal flick to find out.
Mohanlal and Jagathy play Ashokan and Appukuttan, two cousins who are at loggerheads. When Ashokan leaves for Nepal to be with his uncle, he finds out that Appukuttan has already taken his place there.
An old flame from college returns to Bobby’s life with a special package. His dictatorial father and friends don’t help, as his confusions go from bad to worse.
Two brothers with opposite personalities and political views compete with each other as their father, a neutral observer, returns home after retirement.
A comical retelling of Romeo And Juliet, Siddique-Lal’s all-time favorite places two lovers at its centre, despite their families’ mutual hatred for each other.
A family feud leads Sukumaran and his wife Kanchana to shift away from their joint family into a posh colony. But keeping up with the elite proves too costly for this newly nuclear family.
CID Dasan (Mohanlal) and Vijayan (Sreenivasan) remain one of the most epic onscreen duos ever. All three films in the series — Nadodikattu, Pattanapravesham and Akkare Akkare Akkare, trace the journey of the friends-turned-work partners and the various high-profile cases that they solve by mere fluke.
Four inmates of a mental health institution escape to get a glimpse of Amitabh Bachchan. But when they reach the city, they decide to start life afresh.
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The sequel to Ramjirao Speaking is almost just as funny as three bachelors get into trouble as they try to find a new actress for their theatre troupe.
Harikrishnan (Jayaram) has no other choice but to keep his wife Pavizham (Shobana) a secret from his family. She pretends to be the domestic help, and things go haywire when each of the men who lusted after her is a suspect when she gets pregnant.
When Madhavan, a renowned thief, meets with the daughter of his arch rival, the two hit it off on the wrong note. Meesha Madhavan is one of the best out-and-out situational comedies made in Malayalam.
A father-son bromance, Ishtam deals with the unique story of a son getting together with his girlfriend to set his father up with his old flame.
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Three friends dream of a trip to Pattaya for “educational” purposes. But there’s a twist when terrible things start happening in their neighbourhood.
If you’re in the mood for some out-of-the-world slapstick, then this is a perfect pick. The movie revolves around a group of friends on a quest to kill the goat received as a prize in a tug-of-war.
A millionaire businessman is given the duty to take care of/ discipline a family after the patriarch passes away. The past, a rivalry, and a hilarious Thiruvananthapuram accent make this Mammootty starrer an all-time blockbuster.
When Manu (Dileep) gets the odd request to act as the husband of his strict boss, he uses the opportunity to take bittersweet revenge.
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An aspiring filmmaker (Nivin Pauly) travels to Chennai and finds his crush sitting next to him. His film dreams take the back seat as he focusses on finding her after he learns she has run away from home.