Year Toppers in Malayalam Film Industry

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Highest grossing Malayalam film in every year, since 1980. Mohanlal's movies are most occurred closely followed by those of Mammootty.

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1. Lucifer (2019)

Not Rated | 175 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A political Godfather, who ruled the God's Own Country, dies and a lot of thieves dressed up as politicians took over the rule. When question arises on the replacement of the 'God', just one name emerges; 'Stephen Nedumbally'.

Director: Prithviraj Sukumaran | Stars: Mohanlal, Vivek Oberoi, Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas

Votes: 6,329

2. Kayamkulam Kochunni (2018)

152 min | Action, Drama, History

Dreaded by the rich and corrupt and revered by the poor and downtrodden, Kayamkulam Kochunni was a Robin Hood of sorts. Chronicles the life and times of the legendary 19th century highwayman, and how he rose from his humble beginnings.

Director: Roshan Andrews | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Mohanlal, Sunny Wayne, Priya Anand

Votes: 1,860

3. Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol (2017)

154 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

This onscreen adaptation of the story 'Pranayopanishad' (The Upanishad of Love) follows Ulahannan, a middle aged government servant, through his emotional journey of misconceptions and love.

Director: Jibu Jacob | Stars: Mohanlal, Meena, Aima Sebastian, Sanoop Santhosh

Votes: 2,197

4. 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: 6,657

5. Premam (2015)

156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man has three opportunities to find love. Will the third time be the charm?

Director: Alphonse Puthren | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian, S.V. Krishna Shankar

Votes: 15,536 | Gross: $0.18M

6. Bangalore Days (2014)

171 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three cousins set out to fulfill their Bangalore dreams.

Director: Anjali Menon | Stars: Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil

Votes: 14,776 | Gross: $0.13M

7. 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: 29,090

8. Mayamohini (2012)

150 min | Comedy, Drama

Balakrishnan is cheated by his girlfriend, in order to make the family happy, he hires a girl, Mayamohini and pretends to be in love. Things take a turn when they realize that Mayamohini is a man.

Director: Jose Thomas | Stars: Dileep, Biju Menon, Baburaj, Sphadikam George

Votes: 424

9. Christian Brothers (2011)

Action, Comedy, Drama

Christy (Mohan Lal) is framed for killing the kidnapper of the home minister's daughter while trying to save her and now he has to prove his innocence to his father.

Director: Joshiy | Stars: Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Sarath Kumar

Votes: 613

10. Pokkiri Raja (2010)

136 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Madhavan Nair unknowingly kills a teenager. Raja, his eldest son, takes the blame and is sentenced to jail for five years. After jail, Raja rescues the daughter of a village land lord in Madurai, becomes his right hand Pokkiri Raja.

Director: Vysakh | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mammootty, Shriya Saran, Arun

Votes: 973

11. Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (2009)

195 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Malayalam historical drama film based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century.

Director: T. Hariharan | Stars: Mammootty, Mohanlal, Sarath Kumar, Manoj K. Jayan

Votes: 2,389

12. 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: 1,559

13. Mayavi (2007)

Not Rated | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Mahi is nicknamed Mayavi for his ability to beat up baddies stealthily without revealing his identity. He often ends up in jail. While serving time he develops a friendship with Balan, ... See full summary »

Director: Shafi | Stars: Mammootty, Gopika, Saikumar, Salim Kumar

Votes: 859

14. 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: 3,147

15. 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: 1,781

16. Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004)

145 min | Mystery, Thriller

Sethurama Iyer and the CBI re-open an old case upon hearing from a death-row criminal that he didn't commit one of the seven murders he was convicted of.

Director: K. Madhu | Stars: Mala Aravindan, Appa Haja, Kalpana, Mammootty

Votes: 808

17. Balettan (2003)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

Balettan (Mohanlal) is a man who sacrifices to help everyone he can , but when a time in need comes no one is there to help him.

Director: V.M. Vinu | Stars: Mohanlal, Devayani, Nedumudi Venu, Sudheesh

Votes: 419

18. Meesha Madhavan (2002)

Not Rated | 165 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Although forced into a criminal life from a young age, Madhavan is good at heart. However, as his enmity with Bagheetharan Pillai exacerbates, it forces the entrance of Sub-Inspector Eapan Pappachi.

Director: Lal Jose | Stars: Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Jagathi Sreekumar, Indrajith Sukumaran

Votes: 1,227

19. Ravanaprabhu (2001)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Drama, Musical

The story begins with the fall of Mangalasherry Neelakantan's (Mohanlal) son Karthikeyan (Mohanlal), as he ventures out to make money which ultimately makes him a liquor baron. The ... See full summary »

Director: Renjith | Stars: Mohanlal, Vasundhara Das, Napolean, Siddique

Votes: 1,066

20. Friends (1999)

150 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of three friends from childhood and how their lives changes when one of them falls in love.

Director: Siddique | Stars: Jayaram, Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Meena

Votes: 748

21. Friends (1999)

150 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of three friends from childhood and how their lives changes when one of them falls in love.

Director: Siddique | Stars: Jayaram, Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Meena

Votes: 748

22. Harikrishnans (1998)

150 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Hari and Krishnan, a criminal lawyer duo, investigate the murder of Guptan.

Director: Fazil | Stars: Mohanlal, Mammootty, Juhi Chawla, Innocent

Votes: 899

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: 2,861

24. Hitler (1997)

152 min | Action, Drama

A protective and caring brother overcomes plethora of challenges to unite his family after understanding his father's side of story

Director: Muthyala Subbaiah | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Rajendra Prasad, Rambha, Narayana Rao Dasari

Votes: 293

25. Spadikam (1995)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Drama

A small-town criminal constantly clashes with his strict school headmaster father at the expense of their family lives.

Director: Bhadran | Stars: Mohanlal, Thilakan, Sphadikam George, Urvashi

Votes: 4,305

26. Thenmavin Kombath (1994)

Not Rated | 164 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Srikrishnan and his best friend, Manickam falls in love with the same girl, a village performer, Srikrishnan turns out more intent on having her for himself.

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

Votes: 2,396

27. 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: 7,691

28. Vietnam Colony (1992)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Two men tries to persuade a bunch of colony residents to relocate to another location for the sake of a corporate project, while the residents including a number of goons, comes in their way.

Directors: Lal, Siddique | Stars: Mohanlal, Innocent, Kanaka, Devan

Votes: 1,026

29. 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, Revathy, Kollam Thulasi

Votes: 3,070

30. His Highness Abdullah (1990)

156 min | Drama, Musical, Thriller

A qawwali singer passes as a Brahmin in order to infiltrate a palace and kill the king.

Director: Sibi Malayil | Stars: Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Gautami, Sreenivasan

Votes: 1,117

31. Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989)

168 min | Drama, History

The film offers an alternative version of the fight between two legendary Chekavars from Chanthu's perspective.

Director: T. Hariharan | Stars: Mammootty, Madhavi, Devan, Suresh Gopi

Votes: 4,029

32. 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: 4,124

33. Irupatham Noottandu (1987)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

The son of a Kerala political chieftain leads a gold smuggling operation with a maverick partner.

Director: K. Madhu | Stars: Mohanlal, Ambika, Suresh Gopi, Janardanan

Votes: 579

34. Rajavinte Makan (1986)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The film follows underworld don Vincent Gomas (Mohanlal) and his rivalry against the Kerala Home minister N. Krishnadas (Ratheesh).

Director: Thampi Kannanthanam | Stars: Mohanlal, Ambika, Ratheesh, Suresh Gopi

Votes: 602

35. Nirakkoottu (1985)

Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Journalist Sasikala sets out to meet Ravi Varma, a murder convict, after penning an award-winning story about him. However, the accused escapes from prison the day before his scheduled execution.

Director: Joshiy | Stars: Mammootty, Sumalatha, Urvashi, Babu Namboothiri

Votes: 236

36. 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: 344

37. Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (1983)

116 min | Drama

A couple who lost their daughter in an accident decides to adopt a girl from the local orphanage. But problems arise when the child's real mother seeks to find her.

Director: Fazil | Stars: Bharat Gopy, Mohanlal, Shalini, Sangeeta Naik

Votes: 90

38. 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

39. 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: 32

40. 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



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