2014 was not at all disappointing for the Malayalam movie lovers, though there was ups and downs. There were a couple of blockbusters to cheer for along with some good watch. 2013 witnessed a reborn of Malayalam movie industry with few good films like North 24 Kaatham, Annayum Rasoolum, Celluloid, Immanuel, Shutter, Thira etc and few blockbusters like Drishyam, Honey Bee, Oru Indian Pranayakadha etc.
2014 was even better and let us take a look at the top 10 Malayalam movies of 2014 apart from the entertained ones like RaajadhiRaja, Vellimoonga, Om Shanti Oshana, Vikramadithyan etc.
#10 7th Day
The directorial debute by Shyamdhar was indeed a crowd puller beacuse of its unique way of story telling that keeps the audience stay attended every second while watching the film. WIth no lags, twists and turns beyond expectation that creates a stunning climax makes this movie being the one among the top 10 films of 2014.
A movie that take you to your teenage when you eat, live and play cricket. The movie made as a tribute to legendary cricket Sachin Tendulkar portraits few local boys Rameshan and his friends, who love cricket more than anything.
#8 SapthamaShree Thaskaraha
Teaming up with Prithviraj and Santhosh Sivan, national award winner for his work North 24 Kaatham, Anil Radhakrishna Menon brought out a visual treat to the audience for the year 2014. The story of 7 men group with con men and common men, planning a heist with big reward the plot was mind blowing and even more kicking was its climax.
#7 Njan Steve Lopez
Rajeev Ravi is a magician when it coems to entertain his viewers and his visual treat for 2014 was a directorial venture Njan Steve Lopez, in which the character of Steve Lopez walks through the inner politics of police force.
#6 Bangalore Days
This is a celebration of family relationship and youthfulness just as any other Anjali Menon movie, yet refreshing and interesting Bangalore Days tells the story of three cousins moved to Bangalore. It emerged to be the largest moneymaker of 2014.
#5 God’s Own Country
Movies on lives connecting money are common these days, yet God’s Own Country stands out. Three stories of three people, how their life changes with the same money in the end turns out to be a good watch.
#4 Homely Meals
Small budget movies and little known casts have already created history in this industry. Adding to the count of such movies, Homely Meals won the heart and soul of the viewers. From the ill fated ‘Jawan of Vellimala’, director Anoop Kannan turned out his next directorial project with the debutant writer and actor Vipin Atley playing the protagonist role of jobless diploma holder who dreams big from the Television and movie industry as the drama starts with his old friend turns his back after promising to help. The movie was a total entertainer following the old way of telling humor than the cliche of the present day movies with jokes that make you think.
The story about the magical history of a old village in Kerala, during the freedom struggle is not a typical filmy entertainer for a ordinary viewer. The movie is based on the novel by writer TP Rajeevan, KTN Kottoor: Ezhuthum Jeevithavum is a visual experience with lots of twists and turns, just like his other novel Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha (Paleri Manikyam: A Midnight Murder Mystery). But it clearly reflects the emotions, attitudes, values, ethics, social space and perception of a individual.
A crime suspense thriller of ex-convict Raghavan portrayed by Mammootty and a Ghostwriter by Aparna Gopinath takes the viewers to the last moments of the film, in which it discuss the concept of freedom and social justice by his acts.
The movie deals with the anti humanistic policies being happened in several private hospitals like medicine experimentation in human body and a doctor’s helplessness due to mental slaughtering. It is a great comeback movie by national award winner Suresh Gopi with Jayasuriya and Asif Ali also did notable roles.
# Iyobinte Pusthakam
Known for his extraordinary cinematography, Amal Neerad says the story of Aloshi and the rivalary between his sons in his own style. Though the film is a bit lagging, the way the story is being narrated and beautiful visuals brought more and more viewers as days passed.
# Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal
The stories narrated in specific Malayalam slang are always accepted among the audience of Kerala. This is a movie which gave something more than expected for a viewer who barely expects to get value for money. The beautiful locations in the Lakshadweep islands, visuals of sea and beautiful sunset was a bonus with a cute love story between Akbar Ali and Isa.