Industry Hits In Malayalam Cinema

by wwwyfm | created - 09 May 2018 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

All these are estimated figures, the original trade figures may vary slightly.

The Malayalam films which achieved the industry hit status (no.1 position) in the history of Malayalam cinema are listed here.

The films listed here are listed on the basis of their domestic (India) nett figures.

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3. Thulabharam (1968)

152 min | Drama

A story of a woman with legendary ill-fortune.

Director: A. Vincent | Stars: Kaduvakkulam Antony, Adoor Bhasi, Nellikode Bhaskaran, Adoor Bhawani

Votes: 6

5. Kalli Chellama (1969)

Chellamma is an orphan raised by her late mother's friend Valli Akka. Her life takes an unfortunate turn when she meets the pump operator of the village.

Director: P. Bhaskaran | Stars: Paravoor Bharathan, Adoor Bhasi, Adoor Bhawani, Khadeeja

Votes: 13

8. Pushpanjali (1972)

Not Rated | 136 min

Pushpanjali is a 1972 Indian Malayalam film, directed by J. Sasikumar and produced by PV Sathyam. The film stars Prem Nazir and Vijayasree in lead roles. The film had musical score by M. K.... See full summary »

Director: Sasikumar | Stars: Adoor Bhasi, T.S. Muthaiah, Prem Nazir, Kaviyoor Ponnamma

Votes: 5

9. Kannappanunni (1977)

Not Rated | 157 min | Drama

Watch the full movie, Kannappanunni online, only on Eros Now. A princess' family is in the lookout for a suitable groom for her in various kingdoms. However, she is caught in a fix when she is forced to marry a logger who saved her life.

Director: Kunchacko | Stars: Prem Nazir, Sheela, K.P. Ummer, Adoor Bhasi

Votes: 6

11. Sarapanjaram (1979)

Action, Drama, Thriller

A rich woman has to pay a big price for the extramarital affair and remarriage with the horseman of her house

Director: T. Hariharan | Stars: Jayan, Sheela, Sathaar, Kothuku Nanappan

Votes: 21

12. Angaadi (1980)

Action, Thriller

Babu, a laborer works for the welfare of the people and fights against injustice in the society. However, he faces many challenges when he encounters an evil businessman.

Director: I.V. Sasi | Stars: Jayan, Sukumaran, Seema, Jose

Votes: 25

13. Kolilakkam (1981)

Not Rated | 167 min | Action, Drama

Kolilakkam is a 1981 Indian Malayalam film, directed by P. N. Sundaram and Produced C V Hariharan. The film stars Jayan, Sumalatha and Madhu in lead roles. Music of the film was composed by... See full summary »

Director: Vijayanand | Stars: Jayan, Sumalatha, P.K. Abraham, Punnapra Appachan

Votes: 33

14. Padayottam (1982)

Action, Drama, Thriller

A prince comes back to his native land to take revenge on those who conspired against him. Inspired from the novel The Count of Monte Christo

Director: Jijo Punnoose | Stars: Prem Nazir, Madhu, Poornima Jayaram, Lakshmi

Votes: 118

15. My Dear Kuttichaathan (1984)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two boys and a girl befriend Kuttichathan by accident and release him from the grip of the magician. On the way Kuttichathan meets Ashish, a member of the police, who is after Karimbhootham... See full summary »

Director: Jijo Punnoose | Stars: Arvind, Sonia, Suresh, Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair

Votes: 346

16. Chithram (1988)

159 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A woman hires a stranger to pose as her husband because she doesn't want her ailing father to know that her fiance broke their engagement.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Renjini, Poornam Vishwanathan

Votes: 4,142

17. Kilukkam (1991)

155 min | Comedy, Family

Nandini is an illegitimate child who comes to Ooty in search of her father. She meets Joji, a tourist guide, and pretends to be mentally unstable in order to get shelter in his house.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Jagathi Sreekumar, Revathi, Kollam Thulasi

Votes: 3,084

18. Manichitrathazhu (1993)

Not Rated | 169 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed.

Director: Fazil | Stars: Mohanlal, Shobana, Suresh Gopi, Vinaya Prakash

Votes: 7,724

19. The King (1995)

198 min | Action, Thriller

On learning that an elected representative in the parliament is corrupted and involved in many crimes, Alex, an IAS officer, decides to expose his misdeeds in front of the public.

Director: Shaji Kailas | Stars: Punnapra Appachan, Azeez, Idavela Babu, Kunchan

Votes: 1,226

20. Hitler (1996)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The story of a protective brother and his five sisters.

Director: Siddique | Stars: Mammootty, Mukesh, Jagadish, Madhavi

Votes: 1,018

21. Aniyathi Pravu (1997)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Romance

Mini and Sudhi elope as their families oppose their relationship. Before getting married, they decide to convince their parents, but fate has other plans.

Director: Fazil | Stars: Kunchacko Boban, Shalini, Harisree Asokan, Sudheesh

Votes: 506

22. Chandralekha (1997)

Not Rated | 172 min | Comedy, Romance

Unemployed youth Appukuttan (Mohanlal) saves an heiress Chandra (Sukanya) and is mistaken for her husband. His juice vendor friend (Sreenivasan) also enters the fray and pretends to be ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu, Innocent

Votes: 913

23. Aaram Thamburan (1997)

163 min | Action, Drama

Jagannathan, a mafia don in Bombay moves to Kanimangalam village. He wins the love of the locals, but finds trouble with a feudal lord, Appan Thamburan, after he decided to resume a traditional festival banned by Appan.

Director: Shaji Kailas | Stars: Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, Kuthiravattam Pappu, Narendra Prasad

Votes: 2,873

24. Narasimham (2000)

175 min | Action, Drama

The story of how Induchoodan exacts his revenge after being wrongly convicted of a heinous crime.

Director: Shaji Kailas | Stars: Mohanlal, N.F. Varghese, Thilakan, Aishwarya

Votes: 1,383

25. Rajamanikyam (2005)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Comedy

The story of how a un-educated man Rajamanikyam, abandoned as a child, unites his step-father with the latter's children who are greedy for his wealth and possessions.

Director: Anwar Rasheed | Stars: Santhosh Jogi, Mammootty, Vijay Menon, Kiran Raj

Votes: 1,789

26. Classmates (2006)

175 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

College classmates meet for a 10-year reunion, which does not go as smoothly as planned. Love is discovered, friendships are broken and secrets about tragic events in the past are revealed.

Director: Lal Jose | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indrajith Sukumaran, Kavya Madhavan, Narain

Votes: 3,163

27. Twenty:20 (2008)

195 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Devaraja Prathapa Varma (Mohanlal), an underworld don and wealthy businessman wants payback for his brother Karthik Varma's (Dileep) murderers.

Director: Joshiy | Stars: Mohanlal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram

Votes: 1,567

28. Drishyam (2013)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A man goes to extreme lengths to save his family from punishment after the family commits an accidental crime.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Mohanlal, Meena, Asha Sharath, Ansiba

Votes: 29,165

29. Pulimurugan (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action

When a small village near a forest is under the threat of man eating tigers and a drug mafia, the villagers seek the help of an unstoppable force, a hunter invincible.

Director: Vysakh | Stars: Mohanlal, Jagapathi Babu, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Lal

Votes: 6,670

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