When we see the tagline 'based on a real incident' associated with a film, it is bound to attract us towards that film. Malayalam films have had a mixed bag of success while trying out this formula.
Here we list 5 successful Malayalam movies which were based on real life events (Biopics have not been included).
Ennu Ninte Moideen
This film climbed up the box-office rankings and is one of the biggest hits of Mollywood. Ennu Ninte Moideen is a direct adaptation of the much popular Moideen - Kanchanamala love story.
Traffic, the film which brought a fresh wave to Malayalam film industry was based on a real incident that happened in Chennai. Such a mission, originally happened in Chennai and it was adapted in this film.
Devasuram is a work of fiction but the central character Mangalassery Neelakandan has been inspired from a person named Mullasery Rajagopal, who was a heroic figure back in those days.
The story of Su..Su..Sudhi Valmeekam is based on the life of a person with the same name, who is the friend of Director Ranjith Sankar. The film garnered great reviews and was a success at the box-office.
Malootty is considered to be one of the finest works of director Bharathan. The story of the movie was inspired from a real incident that happened in the life of a girl named Jessica McClure.
Vineeth Sreenivasan's Jacobinte Swargrajyam is the latest one to join this league. The film which released on April 8th 2016 has opened to great reviews.