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Roundup! 5 Brilliant Malayalam Films That Went Unnoticed In 2016 So Far!

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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.

Monsoon Mangoes

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 time.


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

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 critics.

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 got.

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 run.

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.

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