The first 4 months of 2016 have been a good one for Malayalam cinema. Unlike, in the previous years, the year 2016 had good share of big blockbusters in the first three months itself.
Today, we are going to discuss about some brilliant malayalam
films released this year so far, which couldn't gain the attention
that it deserved.
Had this movie been released after Maheshinte
Prathikaram, the film would have been a sure shot success.
Monsoon Mangoes is different from all kinds of movies
releasing now. The movie directed by Aby Varghese had followed a
Wes Anderson style of making. The film is surely much ahead of its
Amoeba, a film which dealt with the subject of harmful
effects of endosulfan, narrated the story of a woman who is in fear
of the contamination by endosulfan. Anumol, Aneesh G nair, Indrans
etc did main roles in this film directed by Manoj Kana. The film
did make a mark of itself in various award circuits. The film was
released on January 22, 2016.
2 Penkuttikal, which narrated the story of 2 young
girls, had put forward the issues faced by young women in the
society. Anna Fathima who did one of the lead roles in the film
went on to win Kerala State Film Award For Best Child Artist. The
film got released on January 22, 2016.
Jalam, which released with the recognition of being the
first charity movie in Malayalam went on to win great reviews after
its release. Handling a very socially relevant theme, this film
directed by M Padmakumar dealt with the the story of homeless
people.Priyanaka Nair did the main role in this film.
Moonam Naal Njayarazhcha
The film that released on March 18, 2016, got unanimously
positive reviews. The film produced by Salimkumar marked the debut
of TA Razak as a director. The film which had forced religion
conversion as the central theme was highly lauded by the
Most of the films in the above list don't fall into the
commercial category. Hence, these films had to face a lukewarm
response at the theatres.
It also has to be noted that, most of the above films couldn't
get a proper release. They had very limited screen counts and the
makers had to be satisfied with whatever screens that they
Even a film like Moonnaam Naal Njayaraazhcha, which had
Salimkumar backing the project found it hard to get to the
theatres. Even after getting some glowing reviews, the film had to
move away from the theatres within the first week of its
Well, it is a fact that such films don't get the needed attention in theatres. But, for sure, they will remain quality films and would definitely garner appreciations and recognitions in the times to come.