22 Best Malayalam Movies on OTT 2022: Vichithram, Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, Jana Gana Mana and More

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In 2022, the Malayalam cinema industry tried to overcome the lull created by the pandemic. It tried to cater to the audience’s needs by coming back with the best quality movies, superhero movies, or social drama films. The filmmakers don’t want to stay in one genre but prefer to bring films with different themes and genres. One of the major reasons for the popularity and success of these films is the online platforms they are released on. OTT platforms bring Malayali films to Mollywood fans and everyone who has a slight interest. We bring you the list of top Malayali films of 2022 released on OTT platforms so you can watch them online anytime you want! 

Movies of 2022

Movie Name  IMDb rating OTT platform
Night drive 6.7 Netflix 
Puzhu 6.2 Sony liv
Hridayam 8.1 Disney+Hotstar
Bheeshma Parvam 7.7 Disney+Hotstar
Jana Gana Mana  8.3 Netflix 
Bhoothakaalam  7.5 Sony liv
Freedom Fight  7.5 Sony Liv
Meppadiyan 7.2 Amazon prime video
Pada 7.8 Amazon prime video
Oruthee  7.6 Amazon prime video
Rorschach 7.1 Disney+Hotstar
Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam 8.8 SonyLiv 
Oru Thekkan Thallu Case 6.5 Netflix, Sony Liv 
Ariyippu  6.8 Amazon prime video
Pathonpatham Noottandu  7.0 Amazon Prime Video
Vichithram 8.9 TBA
Roy 5.8 Sony liv
Monster 5.1 Disney+Hotstar
Padavettu 7.8 Netflix 
Kumari 6.5 Netflix 
Wonder women  4.5 Sony liv
Salute  7 Sony liv
12th man 6.9 Hotstar

Night Drive 

The Night Drive is a Malayalam language thriller film that depicts the story of a young couple who takes on the adventure of going on a night drive but finds themselves in an accident that further leads to an investigation. More troubles then follow this terrible punishment. The story follows the triangle between a cop who investigates the accident and a corrupt political figure chasing the couple. This drama thriller film is directed by Vysakh and written by Abhilash Pillai. 

IMDb rating– 6.7

Cast- Anna Ben, Roshan Mathew, and Indrajith Sukumaran

OTT release date– 11 March 2022

Duration– 1h 56m

Genre – Thriller, drama

Director– Vysakh

Producer– Neeta Pinto

Where to watch– Netflix

Also Read: New Malayalam Movies on OTT with Release Dates

Puzhu 

This Malayali-language psychological drama focuses on the toxic relationship between a son (Vasudev) and his father (Mammootty) who is an upper-caste ex-police officer. The family’s underlying dynamics and trust issues follow their suffocating and claustrophobic relationship. Puzhu is the directorial venture of Ratheena and is produced by S. George. 

IMDb rating- 6.2

Cast- Mammootty, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Athmeeya Rajan

OTT release date- 12 May 2022

Duration- 1hr 55m

Genre- Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director- Ratheena

Producer- S.George

Where to watch- SonyLIV

Hridayam

Directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan, Hridayam is a coming-of-age-romantic drama that is so relatable that it will instantly remind you of your youth. The story follows the campus days of Arun and Darshana who are first-year engineering students living their best college days. Later on, the story follows their life post-college and life in adulthood which is full of challenges and obstacles. This Malayalam language film, produced by Visakh Subramaniam, Noble Babu Thomas, showcases the emotional journey of Arun as his life takes a shift from his carefree college days to various phases of life and how he matures throughout his adulthood. 

IMDb rating- 8.1

Cast- Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshni, Darshana Rajendran 

OTT release date- 18 February 2022

Duration- 2hr 51m

Genre- romance, drama, musical

Director- Vineeth Sreenivasan

Producer- Merryland Cinemas, Noble Babu Thomas

Where to watch- Disney+Hotstar

Also Read: Upcoming Malayalam Movies on OTT

Bheeshma Parvan 

This Malayalam-language film is the perfect pick for Mammootty fans. Michael inspires fear and respect through his past to helm down his ancestral family in Kochi. When young family members start to find his power over their lives exasperating, they join forces with his enemy to bring him down. Being the blend of two stories of Bheeshma from Mahabharata and godfather, this film is one of the best Malayalam thriller movies of the year. The movie also stars Soubin Shahir, Nadhiya Moidu, Sreenath Bhasi, Farhaan Faasil, and Shine Tom Chacko in pivotal roles.

IMDb rating- 7.7

Cast- Mammootty, Soubin Shahir, Shreenath Bhasi

OTT release date- 1 April 2022

Duration- 2h 24m

Genre- Action, crime, drama

Director- Amal Neerad

Producer- Amal Neerad, Anwar Rasheed

Where to watch- Disney+ Hotstar

Jana Gana Mana 

This Malayalam-language crime film follows the story of two individuals- a criminal and a cop who come face to face to define the truth about a crime that leaves the entire nation in shock. A college lecturer is killed, and her body is burnt, bringing the individuals from the opposite sides of the law face to face. Directed by Dijo Jose Antony and written by Sharis Mohammed, this political thriller will give you an adrenaline rush with every plot turn. 

IMDb rating- 8.3

Cast- Prithviraj Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Mamta Mohandas

OTT release date- 28 April 2022

Duration- 2h 42m

Genre- drama, crime

Director Dijo Jose Antony

Producer – Supriya Menon, Listin Stephen

Where to watch – Netflix 

Bhoothakaalam

This Malayalam-language horror mystery film follows the story of a mother and son who starts to experience mysterious events after the death of a family member. These events distort their sense of what’s real and not and make them doubt their sanity. Directed by Rahul Sadasivan, Bhoothakaalam is a psychological thriller that leaves the audience stunned with its chilling final act.

IMDb rating- 7.5

Cast- Shane Nigam, Revathi, Saiju Kurup, and Valsala Menon

OTT release date- 21 January 2022

Duration- 1h 45m

Genre- drama, horror, mystery

Director Rahul Sadasivan,

Producer– Sunila Habeeb

Where to watch- Sony Liv

Freedom Fight

If you are an anthology fan, this Malayalam language film will be a great pick. The movie is based on five stories of different societal individuals who need freedom. Directed by some of the finest filmmakers like Kunjila Mascillamani, Joe Baby, Akhil Anilkumar, Jithin Issac Thomas, and Francies Louis, this film is undoubtedly a good creation.

IMDb rating- 7.5

Cast- Joju George, Rohini, Rajisha Vijayan

OTT release date- 11 February 2022

Duration- 2h 30m

Genre- Drama 

Director- Akhil Anilkumar, Joe Baby, Francies Louis

Producer- Dijo Augustine

Where to watch- SonyLIV

Meppadiyan

Meppadiyan, a Malayalam language film, follows an old storytelling format combined with twists and turns that’ll keep you hooked to the screen. Mechanic Jayakrishnan, played by Unni Mukundan, gets into a big land deal thinking of it as a good business investment, but little did he know about the life-changing situations he’ll have to face to secure the deal. 

IMDb rating-7.2

Cast– Unni Mukundan, Kottayam Ramesh, Saiju Kurup

OTT release date– 18 Feb 2022

Duration- 2h 4m

Genre– drama, thriller

Director– Vishnu Mohan

Producer– Unni Mukundan

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video

Pada

Pada, a Malayalam language film, raises the age-old question of land and the displacement of Adivasi communities in India. This historic chapter from the 90s tries to remind people about the time when the govt disproved the way of life and land of the tribal people and worked in the favor of the greedy interests of the capitalists. Directed and written by Kamal K.M., this film is set in 1996, following the story of a group of 4 men who hold the Palakkad collector hostage for nine hours in an attempt to draw his attention toward the tribal land rights of the country. 

IMDB rating- 7.8

Cast- Kunchacko Boban, Vinayakan, Joju George, Dileesh Pothan

OTT release date– 30 March 2022

Duration- 2h 10m

Genre- crime, drama, thriller

Director- Kamal K.M.

Producer- A.V. Anoop, Mukesh R. Mehta, C.V Sarathi

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video

Oruthee 

Oruthee, a Malayalam hit, became popular as it marks the comeback of Navya Nair in a lead role after 8 long years. The film follows the story of a boat conductor who is a bold middle-class woman. She faces shocking events and fights to survive the trauma but life takes a deadly turn. The audience received this story of an intense ordeal so well that the makers have already confirmed a sequel. 

IMDB rating- 7.6

Cast- Navya Nair, Vinayakan, Saiju Kurup

OTT release date– 17 march 2022

Duration- 2h 15m

Genre- drama, family, thriller

Director– V.K. Prakash

Producer- KV Abdul Nazar

Where to watch– Amazon Prime Video

Rorschach

This Malayalam language film follows the story of Luke Anthony, played by Mammootty, who has a mysterious past and is out on a mission to seek revenge from the person who destroyed him deeply. 

This 2022 neo-noir psychological thriller film is directed by Nissam Basheer

IMDB rating- 7.1

Cast- Mammootty, Asif Ali, Jagadish, Bindu Panikkar

OTT release date- 11 November 2022

Duration– 2h 30m

Genre- action, mystery, thriller

Director- Nissam Basheer

Producer- Mammootty under, Mammootty Kampany

Where to watch– Disney+Hotstar

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam is a Malayalam language film, a fantasy film to be precise about a man who slips into an everyday usual afternoon nap but when wakes up, is a totally different person. Written by S. Hareeshand directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam is being reviewed as ‘Mammootty and Lijo Jose Pellissery’s best work’ by critics. 

IMDB rating- 8.8

Cast- Ashokan, Mammooty, and Ramya Pandian

OTT release date- March, 2023

Duration– 1h 45m

Genre- fantasy, drama

Director– Lijo Jose Pellissery

Producer- jointly produced by Mammootty and Pellissery

Where to watch– SonyLIV

Oru Thekkan Thallu Case

Oru Thekkan Thallu Case is an Indian Malayalam language film whose story is driven by ego clashes between two rival gangs led by Ammini Pilla and Podiyan Pilla. After Ammini Pilla slaps Podiyan Pilla, Podiyan decides to take the matter into his own hands rather than go to the police. This attack further leads to Ammini Pilla getting furious. 

IMDB rating- 6.5

Cast- Biju Menon, Roshan Mathew, Padmapriya, Nimisha Sajayan

OTT release date- 6 Oct 2022

Duration- 2h 32m

Genre- Action, comedy, drama

Director- Sreejith N.

Producer- Mukesh R Mehta

Where to watch- Netflix

Ariyippu 

Ariyippu, which also goes by the name ‘Declaration’ on OTT platforms, is an Indian Malayalam film about an immigrant couple from Kerala, Hareesh and Reshmi. They work in a medical gloves factory located in New Delhi and aspire to go abroad for a better future. But their life takes an unpredictable turn when during the covid pandemic an old video makes its way among the workers, it makes a complicated situation that threatens their jobs and marriage.

IMDb rating- 6.8

Cast- Divya Prabha, Kunchaccko, Faisal Malik

OTT release date- 16 December 2022

Duration- 1h 47m

Genre- Drama

Director- Mahesh Narayanan

Producer- Kunchacko Boban, Mahesh Narayan, Shebin Backer

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video

Pathonpatham Noottandu

Pathonpatham Noottandu is an Indian Malayalam film based on the story of Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker set in the 19th century. He is a warrior fighting against the social injustices suffered by the lower caste people. This action-period drama film is directed, as well as written by Vinayan.

IMDb rating- 7

Cast- Siju Wilson, Kayadu Lohar, Anoop Menon

OTT release date– 8 September 2022

Duration- 2h 38m

Genre- action, drama, history

Director- Vinayan

Producer- Gokulam Gopalan

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video

Vichithram

Vichithram, an Indian Malayalam film, follows the story of Jasmine and her five sons, located in Thrissur. This movie is a blend of comedy and mystery. Jasmine’s family disinherits her because she married a football player of did not earn enough. She then goes back to her family bungalow with her sons after her brother dies. 

IMDb rating– 8.9

Cast- Shine Tom Chacko, Lal, Kani Kusruti, Ketaki Narayan

OTT release date- TBA

Duration- 2h 18m

Genre- Drama

Director- Achu Vijayan

Producer- joy movie productions

Where to watch- TBA

Roy

Roy is a Malayalam language film, directed and written by SUNIL IBRAHIM. The film follows the story of Roy, silent and introverted, whose wife goes missing, and his attempts to find her with the help of the police are thrilling. As expected from a thriller, the story contains twists and mysterious elements.

IMDB rating- 5.6

Cast- Suraj Venjaramoodu, Shine Tom Chacko, Sija Rose

OTT release date- 9 December 2022

Duration- 2h 6m

Genre- Thriller

Director- Sunil Ibrahim

Producer- Sajeesh Manjeri, Sanoob K Yousef

Where to watch- Sony Liv 

Monster

Monster is a 2022 Indian Malayalam language crime, thriller film depicting the life of Lucky Singh, a Punjabi Malayali man, who visits Kerala to deal with a certain professional and personal commitments. He bonds with a She-Taxi driver, Bhamini, and invites himself to her anniversary celebrations. But little did she and her husband know that this man was going to change their future. 

IMDB rating- 5.1

Cast- Laxmi Manchu, Mohanlal, Honey Rose, Lena

OTT release date– 25 November 2022

Duration– 2h 15m

Genre- action, adventure, crime

Director- Vyasakh

Producer– Antony Perumbavoor

Where to watch- Sony liv

Padavettu

Padavettu, a 2022 Indian Malayalam film, showcases the story of the people of a small village in north Kerala India. They are torn between oppression and their aspirations and a young man comes to their rescue and fights for their freedom. Directed by Liju Krishna, Padavettu is a coming-of-age drama.

IMDB rating- 7.8

Cast- Nivin Pauly, Aditi Balan, Shammi Thilakan

OTT release date- 25 Nov 2022

Duration- 2h 25m

Genre- action, drama, thriller

Director- Liju Krishna 

Producer- Vikram Mehra, Siddharth Anand Kumar

Where to watch- Netflix 

Kumari 

This Malayalam language, the immersive fantasy-horror drama follows the story of a naïve woman named Kumari who gets married off far from home in Kanhirangat, beyond Illymala, in the West. When she arrives in the cursed land and found that people are ready to sacrifice their lives to preserve power and tradition. 

IMDB rating- 6.5

Cast- Aishwarya Lekshmi, Shine Tom Chacko

OTT release date- 17 Nov 2022

Duration- 2h 17m

Genre- horror, thriller

Director- Nirmal Sahadev

Producer- Nirmal Sahadev

Where to watch- Netflix 

Wonder Women

this recent release is an Indian Malayalam film that is a story of 6 pregnant women who arrive at ‘Sumana’, a prenatal center with beliefs, confusion, and questions about pregnancy and childbirth. Nandita, who conducts the sessions calls all of them ‘real superheroes’ as they get ready to embrace motherhood. This multi-starrer film features Nadiya Moidu, Padmapriya, Nithya Menen, Archana Padmini, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Sayanora Phillip, and Amruta Subhash in the lead roles.

IMDB rating- 5.1

Cast-  Nadia Moidu, Nithya Menen, Parvathy Thieuvothu, Amruta Subhash

OTT release date- 18 Nov 2022

Duration- 1h 20m

Genre- Drama

Director- Anjali Menon

Producer- Ronnie Screwvala Ashi Dua Sara

Where to watch- SonyLIV

Salute 

salute is an Indian Malayalam film that centers around a police officer whose on voluntary leave, S.I. Aravind Karunakaran, is haunted by an old case he investigated a while back. Now the story follows how far will he go to unravel the “mystery” and bring the truth out.

Salute is produced by Dulquer Salmaan and directed by Rosshan Andrrews.

IMDB rating- 7

Cast- Dulquer Salmaan, Manoj K. Jayan, Diana Penty

OTT release date– 7 March 2022

Duration- 2h 25m

Genre- Action, crime, drama

Director- Rosshan Andrrews

Producer- Dulquer Salmaan

Where to watch- SonyLIV

12th Man

12th man is a Malayalam film focussing on the lives of 11 friends who get together for a bachelor party. But the celebrations take a wrong turn because of a phone call which was followed by death. A drunk cop steps into the scene to unravel the mystery. 

12th Man is directed by Jeethu Joseph and produced by Antony Perumbavoor.

IMDB rating- 6.9

Cast- Mohanlal, Shivada Nair, Chandhunadh, Priyanka Nair

OTT release date- 20 May 2022

Duration- 2h 45m

Genre- drama, mystery, thriller

Director- Jeethu Joseph

Producer- Antony Perumbavoor

Where to watch- Hotstar 

That is all for 2022! End the year on a high note by watching these amazing Malayalam Movies on your favorite OTT platform.