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Malayalam Movies on SonyLIV that truly stand out!

SonyLIV may be a relatively new OTT platform but the kind of content that they are putting up is surely sending a signal that SonyLIV will soon rule the OTT space. Unlike other OTT platforms, they don’t go for star-studded movies, rather they opt for more content-driven cinema. Here is a list of Malayalam movies on SonyLIV that are unique and definitely worth your time.

1.Bhoothakalam

Bhoothakalam SonyLIV

Malayalam cinema’s experiments with the horror genre have never been very fruitful. The templates were usually the same and there are very few movies that sent a chill through our spines. Bhoothakalam is a surprisingly brilliant Malayalam movie in this genre that will take your breath away! It is one of the best horror movies ever made in Malayalam cinema. The story revolves around a mother and a son in a rented home where the son experiences paranormal activities. There are no spooky age-old folklores or ‘yakshis’, just rotten hands creeping through the door, fading cries of women, and random dark figures in the corner of the rooms that freeze our hearts for a moment. Shane Nigam and Revathy have also done a stunning job in Bhoothakalam.

2. Freedom Fight

Freedom Fight on SonyLIV

Freedom Fight is one of the best Malayalam anthology movies that resonates with the theme of individual space and freedom. Created by Jeo Baby (The Great Indian Kitchen fame), Freedom Fight has five different short stories that reflect on the freedom of different class and socio-political divisions. Every story feels very raw, real, and even harsh. The stories leave us with a lot to think about and ruminate over.

Read: Here’s why you need to watch Freedom Fight

3. Kaanenkaane

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Directed by Manu Ashokan, who is known for his highly successful film Uyare, Kaanekaane is an intriguing mystery thriller that will keep us at the edge of our seats. The movie stars Tovino Thomas, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Shruthy Ramachandran in the lead roles with Suraj Venjaramoodu adding to the vibrant star cast. Kaanekaane interrogates complex marital relationships and the rift they can create in families. Mostly backed by Suraj, Tovino, and Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kaanekaane is a thrilling narrative that will keep us hooked.

4. Madhuram

Madhuram Malayalam Movie

Madhuram tells the sweet relationship formed by a bunch of people who meet at the bystander ward of a government hospital in Ernakulam. They bond over the shared pain and worries and find solace and comfort in each other. It is a sweet slice of film that peeks into the lives of these bystanders as they loiter in the hospital corridors waiting for their loved ones to be cured as soon as possible. With several soulful moments and visually tempting delicacies, Madhuram wins us over.

Read: Madhuram is sweet of slice of life drama

5. Thinkalazcha Nischayam

Thinkalazcha Nischayam

Thinkalazcha Nischayam won the Second Best Film and the Best Story at the 51st Kerala State Film Awards. In spite of having newcomers, the film caught the attention of a larger audience, thus proving to us that good content always gets appreciated. The film is a satirical take on Kerala society’s obsession with marriage and how patriarchs take immense pride in getting their daughters married as per the societal norms. Thinkalazcha Nischayam will make you laugh and think at the same time.

Read: Thinkalazcha Nischayam- A familiar take on family conflicts

6. Churuli

Director by the Master of Chaos, Lijo Jose Pellissery, Churuli is a science fiction mystery horror that is one of a kind in Malayalam cinema that experiments with a whole new genre. The film stars Chemban Vinod, Vinay Forrt, Joju George, and other noted actors who come together to give a film worth remembering.

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