Saturday, 28 December 2013

Mollywood Roundup Part 2 - Top 10 Malayalam Movies of 2013

Mollywood 2013 Roundup Part 2 - My Top 10 Malayalam Movies

1. Drishyam

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The best movie of 2013 was reserved for the penultimate week. Released 0n 19th Dec the movie is growing from strength to strength. The number of Family/Lady audience thronging theaters to watch the film is something we haven't seen in past decade or so.  With 100% positive reviews the film is also set to be the biggest hit of 2013.

2. Left Right Left

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Easily the most discussed movie of 2013. One of the boldest [regarding the issues it discussed] movie ever to hit the big screen. You may love it or hate it, but you just cannot ignore it.

3. Celluloid

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Biopics are rare in Indian cinema. Celluloid is a movie that narrated story of the birth of Mollywood and the sad story of its Director, the father of Malayalam cinema. A must watch for every fan/admirer/student of Malayalam cinema

4. Mumbai Police, 101 Chodyangal

A good emotional investigation thriller with a bold climax & a riveting performance from Prithviraj

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State & National award winner finally hi the screens this year. The film was also appreciated at this years IFFI & IFFK. A must watch movie told from the POV of a child.

5. Shutter

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Voted best film @ IFFK last year, the film hit the screens in 2013 to glowing reviews.

6.  Amen

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People lapped up and made big what is said Said to be Mollywood's first 'Fantasy Rom-Com' & gave the extremely talented Lijo Jose his first hit.

7. Philips & the Monkey Pen

The film which theaters refused to screen at first, later caught on thanks to the tremendous WOM and the non-stop hard work by its producers. Easily one of the best movie for Children's made in Malayalam

7. Thira, Memories

A strong theme, Shobana's knock-out performance, Vineeth's direction made this a great watch.

2nd Investigative thriller for Prithviraj this year, 2nd Jeethu Joseph film to feature in the list & hit charts.

8.  Nadan 

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Arguably Jayaram's best ever performance, Kamal backed Celluloid with another good film

9. Annayum Rasoolum

A Romantic drama that is more rooted to reality, a perfect directorial debut for Rajiv Ravi.A must watch for Brilliant Fahad, Beautiful Andrea and interesting songs.

10. 5 Sundarikal

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  5 Directors, 5 themes, 5 short films. A good Tribute to Women-hood

Special Mentions: Tourist Home, North 24 Kaatham, Romans, Neram, Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi, Artist, Punyalan Agarbathis

Films that held up well even after multiple viewing's got better positions in the list. These are my top 10 Malayalam movies of 2013 and may not necessarily be the best 10 of 2013. You can read My FDFS reviews of most of these movies by clicking the respective title.

Read  Mollywood 2013 Roundup Part 1 - Analysis of Malayalam Film Industry in 2013 Here

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