The Malayalam film industry has been facing the worst consequences due to the Covid crisis. As the theatres across Kerala are still not opened and there is no clue on when they will start operating, most of the star hero films along with small movies opted for a direct to digital release in 2021. A couple of movies had a theatrical release after the Covid first wave but after the dangerous circumstances created due to the Covid second wave, the films took the online release route. Now, we bring you the list of Best Malayalam movies in 2021.
Best Malayalam movies in 2021
Directed by Martin Prakkat, Nayattu has Nimisha Sajayan, Yama Gilgamesh, Joju George in key roles. The film is a crime thriller that revolves around three police officers. The film has its theatrical release on April 8, 2021.
Kho Kho was directed by Rahul Riji Nair. The film revolves around a Physical education teacher, who trains school girls in Kho Kho sports. Starring Rajisha Vijayan, Mamitha Baiju, Rahul Riji Nair in crucial roles, the film had a theatrical release on April 14, 2021.
Directed by Jofin T Chacko, The Priest is a serious drama that revolves around a series of mysterious suicides. Starring Ameya Mathew, Nikhila Vimal, Mammootty, Manju Warrier, Baby Monica in the key roles, the film had a theatrical release on March 11, 2021.
Starring Mammootty, Murali Gopy, Gayatri Arun, Mathew Thomas, Nimisha Sajayan in key roles, One is a political thriller that revolves around the life story of a politician. Directed by Santhosh Vishwanath, the film had a theatrical release on March 26, 2021.
Vaanku is a feature film based on the 2018 short film with the same title by Unni R. Directed by Kavya Prakash, the film revolves around the singing desire of a girl. Starring Anaswara Rajan, Nandhana Varma, Gopika Ramesh, Meenakshi Unnikrishnan in crucial roles,the film had a theatrical release on January 29, 2021.
Aanum Pennum is an anthology film that explores six different stories set in different timelines. Directed by Venu Isc, Aashiq Abu, the movie had a theatrical release on March 26, 2021. Later, the film was released online on Amazon Prime Video.
Starring Kunchacko Boban, Nayanthara, Divya Prabha, Aadhya Prasad in key roles, Nizhal was directed by Appu N Bhattathiri. The film had a theatrical release on April 9, 2021. The movie is an intense thriller that revolves around a car accident.
Directed by Tanu Balak, Cold Caser is a mysterious thriller. Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Aditi Balan among others in prominent roles, the film had a direct to digital release on June 30, 2021. The film is available online on Amazon Prime Video.
Starring Mohanlal, Meena, Anjali Nair, Esther Anil, Asha Sharath, Murali Gopy among others in key roles, Drishyam 2 is a sequel to the 2013 family thriller, Drishyam. Directed by Jeethu Joseph, the film had a direct OTT release on Amazon Prime Video on February 19, 2021.
Directed by Mahesh Narayanan, Malik is a political thriller that revolves the life story of a man, who goes against all odds to emerge as a supreme personality in politics. Starring Fahadh Faasil, Nimisha Sajayan, Meenakshi Raveendran, Sanal Aman among others in key roles, Malik had a direct to digital release on Amazon Prime Video on July 15, 2021.