Malayalam films that made us laugh and cry in 2018


Malayalam films in 2018 had it all -- romance, comedy and tragedy. And sometimes they can be great as hangover movies. Since the year offered a mixed bag of emotions for the movie buffs, here's a look at 5 movies that made us laugh and 5 that moved us:

Njan Prakashan

The Fahadh Faasil-starrer is a fun ride scripted by Sreenivasan and directed by Sathyan Anthikad. The movie has a satirical comedy and goes through many laughable moments.



This comical gangster movie with Biju Menon in the lead is directed by Rafeek Ibrahim. The journey of gangsters from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasargode presents many funny instances and has high entertainment quotient.


Shikkari Shambu

A family entertainer, the Kunchacko Boban-starrer is directed by Sugeeth and involves three thieves and the incidents surrounding them. The natural acting by the stars and situational comedies make this a light-hearted movie.

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The Sajid Yahiya movie starring Manju Warrier in the lead offers some amazing moments to laugh out loud. The feel-good movie based on a crazy superstar fan undeniably has some good dialogues.

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Thattumpurath Achuthan

Lal Jose's simple entertainer has got a few rib-tickling moments. While some of the humour elements have worked well, some fell flat. But altogether, it was a joyful ride.



The best part about the Anjali Menon film is that we got to see yet another face of actors who subtly handled emotions. The scene where we get to see Joshua (Prithviraj) emotionally disturbed after being rejected for taking a stand in life for the first time is the best proof.


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Directed by Zakariya, the film is set on the backdrop of football and tells a moving tale. The film addresses various factors like friendship, humanity and relationships.


Ee Ma Yau

Lijo Jose Pelliserry has portrayed neatly touching scenes in this movie starring Vinayakan, Chemban Vinod and Dileesh Pothan. PF Mathews has penned the script where he takes audience somewhere between realism and satirical comedies.


Njan Marykutty

The scene where Marykutty is jailed and faces an identity crisis is one among the most moving scenes which Mollywood saw this year. The positivity that the Ranjith Sankar movie carries with Jayasurya in the lead can't be overlooked.



Joseph witnessed numerous deaths in his life – many murders including his ex-wife's. But the scene where he himself goes to die knowing that he has been trapped is emotionally charged. Directed by Padmakumar, the film had actor Joju portraying the title role.

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