7 Malayalam thrillers on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney + Hotstar that will grab your attention
It was when Mohanlal Drishyam was remade in Bollywood as Malayalam thrillers gained popularity among the non-speaking Malayalam of India. This naturally led to an increase in the number of viewers for Drishyam 2 on Amazon Prime Video. If you’re someone who loved and loved Part 2 of this thriller (which is also on this list, obviously), we have a range of cool Malayalam thrillers waiting for you.
7 best Malayalam thrillers on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney + Hotstar that will grab your attention
1. Varathan – Disney + Hotstar
With a healthy IMDb rating of 7.5, Varathan is a natural fit for our list of the best Malayalam thriller movies on Netflix and more. In it, the main couple – Aby and Priya – are forced to return to Priya’s family estate in Kerala after Aby loses her job. But, their life collapses as they encounter new problems in Kerala. The film stars Fahadh Fassil and Aishwarya Lekshmi in the lead roles.
2. 7th day – Disney + Hotstar
Prithviraj Sukumaran plays two characters – David Abraham, Christopher Moriarty – in this twisted thriller. The first is an IPS manager who accidentally bumps into two friends, who reveal an unfortunate life-changing event and ask for his help. While he does, there’s a twist, as Sukaraman isn’t actually an IPS maintainer. What does he have for him?
3. Joji – Amazon Prime Video
Watch Fahad Fassil take the lead and hypnotize you, in Joji on Amazon Prime Video. The crime thriller is inspired by the tragedy of Shakespeare Macbeth. Greed, ambition and an unexpected twist take center stage.
4. Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum – Disney + Hotstar
This Fahadh Faasil movie, just like the rest of the movies on this list, is a winner for its incredible content. Sreeja and Prasad run away and marry as their parents oppose their inter-caste relationship. Living as a lower middle class duo, they decide to sell Sreeja’s gold chain for lack of money. However, a series of events begins to unfold when a thief, also named Prasad, steals it during their bus ride, or at least that’s what it looks like.
5. Drishyam 2 – Amazon Prime Video
The captivating story of the investigation returned this year with its second installment. Director Jeethu Joseph brings back Georgekutty and his family after a six-year leap from when he foiled the police investigating the murder of Varun Prabhakar, his daughter’s classmate who was accidentally killed by her during attempted sexual assault. As the family has moved, fear of the police is present. Will Geogekutty also be able to protect his family this time around?
6. Nayattu – Netflix
The political thriller directed by Martin Prakkat was praised by critics for its realistic and compelling staging. Starring Kunchacko Boban, Nayattu, Joju George and Nimisha Sajayan, the film is a disheartening and faithful reflection of the times we live in. Three cops Praveen Michael, Maniyan and Sunitha are still standing next to each other. However, they are soon accused of an incident by their colleagues just four days before the election. The director, through this story, shows the honest face of politics, emphasizing how little or no value truth is.
7. Irul – Netflix
The film starring Fahadh Faasil, Soubin Shahir and Darshana Rajendran left viewers hooked to the screen with its dark and thrilling plot. The film was also in the top 10 in the India category when it was released on Netflix. A couple take refuge with a man on a dark, rainy night. But things take an intense turn when they discover a corpse in the basement. A fight for survival begins when they realize that there is a serial killer among them.