Romantic Malayalam Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day
It’s the month of February and love is in the air. You may be set with your special plans for that special one this Valentine’s Day. Well, here’s something you can add to the special plan- a romantic movie date in your house (catering to the COVID protocols!). Trust me, it would be like the icing on the cake and would be the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Just to make your work easier, here is a list of romantic Malayalam movies that you can choose from for your date night!
The success of Premam was so immense that it created a trend among the youth of Kerala. People began to impersonate the characters by adopting their beard style and even their dressing sense. Malar Miss (played by Sai Pallavi) became an overnight sensation. There was a lot that the young people of Kerala could relate to in the film Premam. The story wasn’t a surprise, it was just a simple one. It explored the life of George over a period of 15 years. The film captured his life from his careless boyhood days to his responsible adult days. At every phase of his life, he falls for a woman. How life happens for him is what the film is all about. It is undoubtedly one of the best Malayalam movies ever made.
2. Luca (2019)
With its beautiful hues and colors, Luca explores different shades of love wrapped in immersing mystery. Tovino Thomas plays the titular lead Luca, a painter and Ahaana Krishna plays Niharika, his love interest. The film blends mystery and love beautifully and that in fact is Luca’s USP. Luca is one of the best romantic Malayalam movies released recently.
3. Vandanam (1989)
An unforgettable classic, Vandanam is that film which you can’t watch without shedding tears. The climax will leave you with a feeling of a lump in your throat. It is upon watching films like these that I realized, how lucky we are to live in a generation where communication is accessible so easily. Mohanlal as always excels in this Priyadarshan masterpiece. Vandanam is a funny, heartbreaking, evergreen romantic Malayalam movie.
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4. Mayanadi (2017)
Ashiq Abu’s mystical river is simply enthralling. A witness to life and death and symbolic of the very essence of life itself- Mayanadi takes us on a beautiful and soothing journey. Maathen and Appu have become household names in Kerala. Their love saga is sure to leave you in pieces. Ashiq Abu captures the urban love with intricate delicacy. Tovino Thomas is impressive as a lovable rascal and Aishwarya Lekshmi shines as a struggling actress.
5. Chithram (1988)
I have always admired director Priyadarshan’s stories and how he picturizes them. The stories are so fresh and happening. A Priyadarshan film is what you can call a complete entertainer! Chitram is no different. A love that begins from hate is always entertaining to watch, isn’t it? We find a balance of emotions, humor, and love in this super hit classic romantic Malayalam movie.
6. Thattathin Marayathu (2012)
Directed by Vineeth Srinivasan, Thattathin Marayathu was a game-changer, not just for actor Nivin Pauly but also for the storytelling in Malayalam cinema during that time. With beautiful songs and brilliant cinematography, Thattathin Marayathu appealed to every youngster upon its release. Though the film does not make much sense on an intellectual level, it definitely makes an enjoyable entertainer. Thattathin Marayathu is a fine Malayalam rom-com and offers genuine peals of laughter.
7. Thoovana Thumbikal (1987)
Padmarajan is one of the greatest directors Indian Cinema has ever known. There is a thing about his stories that makes them so diverse and intense. The same applies to Thoovanathumbikal. The film was ranked eighth by IBN Live in its list of the greatest Indian films of all time. The film is widely noted for its rich film score and songs, dialogues and characters, detailed screenplay, and Mohanlal’s and Sumalatha’s performance. Rain is a recurring theme and is portrayed almost as a character in the film. The film is an honest representation of raw love.
8. Annayum Rasoolum (2013)
As Fahad continues to create magic with his eyes, Andreah Jeremiah joins him to elevate the mood of the film. The blind faith in religion has rendered many romantics hopeless. It has crushed the dreams of several love birds who longed for a happily ever after with the one they desire for. Anna and Rasool belong to this same category. Annayum Rasoolum is a tragic romantic film that deals with interfaith relationships.
9. Ennu Ninde Moideen (2015)
To a generation that gives up and refrains from making efforts in a relationship, Kanchanamala and Moideen are an example of true love. They stood the test of time in the hope of uniting one day but unfortunately, fate had some other plans for them. Though they could not end up together, their love story is a lesson on perseverance, trust, and true love. What makes it more inspiring is that this is a real-life story!
10. Salt N’ Pepper (2011)
A way to man’s heart is through his stomach they say. But in Salt N’ Pepper, both man and woman’s way to the heart is through the stomach! A misplaced phone call connects two foodies who fall in love with each other over their shared interest in food. Trying to level up their relationship, they attempt to meet in person but send different people instead, creating more confusion. Salt N’ Pepper is humorously lovely.
11. Ohm Shanthi Oshana (2013)
Most love stories are about a guy winning over a girl, aren’t they? Jude Anthony Joseph rewrites this cliche in his directorial debut Ohm Shanthi Oshana by presenting a love story from a girl’s perspective. What we get is a funny, exciting, and thoroughly entertaining romantic Malayalam movie. Nazriya plays the lead character Pooja who falls for a guy much older than her. How she finally wins him over is what the story is mainly about.
12. Ishq (2019)
Ishq is a romantic Malayalam movie but with a slight twist. There’s romance for sure but in the real world, things aren’t as dreamy as they appear in movies. Ishq is a reflection of such a romance. The climax is a winner.
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