The Malayalam film industry, often called ‘MOLLYWOOD’ by certain media outlets, though is mainly limited to the state of Kerala where Malayalam is popular, has started making a significant increment in earning from the past few years.
Mollywood is evolving and improving in all spheres like action, screenplay, storyline, and performance. Unfortunately, these movies didn’t get much exposure in the past decades but the graph is changing now.
With some of the Malayalam movies being dubbed in languages including Tamil, Telugu and at times Hindi as well, these movies have begun to build a good fanbase let alone in Kerala but all throughout the country. This expansion of the audience has proved to be great in the interest of the business done by the movies and also in the interest of the audience.
Here is the list of the top 15 highest grossing Mollywood movies of all times along with their gross collection (All the figures are in Crores):
|3||Kayamkulam Kochunni||2018||100 Crores|
|6||Ennu Ninte Moideen||2015||61 Crores|
|8||Two Countries||2015||55 Crores|
|10||Njan Prakashan||2018||52 Crores|
|11||Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol||2017||50 Crores|
|14||The Great Father||2017||47 Crores|
|15||Amar Akbar Anthony||2015||45 Crores|
Lucifer is a Malayalam action film starring Mohanlal in the lead role. The movie earned 175 Crores on the box office and is the first Malayalam film to cross 50 Crore line in overseas business. It the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever made.
Again having Mohanlal is the lead role, Pulimurugan is a Malayalam action film that earned 150 crores on the box office. The movie is the story of a man who is skilled in killing man-eating tigers. Due to this skill, the people of his village have named him Pulimurugan.
3. Kayamkulam Kochunni
Released in 2018, Kayamkulam Kochunni is a Malayalam period epic film. The film tells the story of Kayamkulam Kochunni, a famed highwayman who robbed from the rich and gave to theH poor during the British Raj.
Drishyam is a Malayalam thriller film starring Mohanlal and Meena in lead roles. The story is about a man and his family who come in trouble when an officer who tries to harass his daughter goes missing. The film was remade in Hindi as the Bollywood film Drishyam that did great business. Drishyam was also remade in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
Yet again a Mohanlal starer film, Oppam is a Malayalam crime thriller film. The movie tells the story of a blind man who works as a lift operator in a building and loos after his daughter. The man is a friend to a Justice who gets killed for revenge. He was framed for the mother and struggles to keep himself and his daughter safe.
6. Ennu Ninte Moideen
Ennu Ninte Moideen is a biographical romantic drama film based on the real-life story of B.P. Moideen and Kanchanamala. The roles of Moideen and Kanchanamala in the movie are played by Prithiviraj Sukumaran and Parvathy Thiruvothu respectively. Moideen belonged to a Muslim family while Kanchanamala was a Hindu daughter. Opposed by the families, they finally decided to elope but Moideen dies and Kanchanamala decides to spend her life as his unmarried widow.
Premam is a musical romantic drama that resembles a great part of a present-day teenager. The film shows how life stops for none and how one matures at every stage of life. Premam was the first Malayalam movie ever that was run on theatres of Tamil Nadu for 200 days. The movie was also remade in Telugu with the same name.
8. Two Countries
Two countries is Malayalam romantic comedy starring Dileep and Mamta Mohandas in lead roles. The story revolves around a man who cheats people for money. He decides to marry a girl in greed of her assets but then changes his mind for a foreigner and ends up marrying an alcoholic woman. He falls in love with her and helps her leave the addiction. But eventually, he gets divorced and returns to marry the first girl. This time he gets cheated by her brother as revenge and goes back to his first wife.
Odiyan is again a Mohanlal starer film also having Prakash Raj and Manju Warrior in lead roles. The movie is about the legend of the Odiyan clan who were believed to possess shapeshifting abilities and could transform into animals.
10. Njan Prakashan
Njan Prakashan is a Malayalam comedy film which is also a satire on the common mentality of people regarding profession and money. The story revolves around a man who hates being a nurse and wishes to go abroad. But when cheated by a girl for Visa, he decides to stay back and work as a nurse where the death of one of his patients gave him his life lesson.
11. Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol
the movie is a domestic drama film starring Mohanlal and Meena in lead roles. The movie based on the life of a couple who eventually lose interest in each other. The husband even goes on to making girlfriends. But eventually, he realizes that he has got a beautiful wife whom he had ignored so many days. Their daughter brings them together and they finally live happily.
Ramaleela is a Malayalam political thriller film that tells the story of an MLA who leaves his party and joins another party but is framed for a murder. He eventually proves his innocence and wins the MLA elections as an open candidate.
Ezra is a supernatural thriller film in Malayalam language and it stars Prithviraj in the lead role. Ezra the released in the year 2017 and was one of the highest-grossing Malayalam films of the year with an income of 50 crores on box office.
14. The Great Father
The Great Father is a Malayalam crime thriller starring Mammootty in lead role and Sneha, Arya and Shaam in supporting roles. The movie tells the story of a father who is devastated to find his daughter brutally raped by a serial criminal. He eventually finds the culprit and avenges his daughter by killing him. The movie was dubbed in Hindi and was released under the name ‘Dashing Jiggarwala’.
15. Amar Akbar Anthony
Amar Akbar Anthony is a Malayalam musical comedy-drama film starring Prithviraj, Jaysurya, and Indrajith in the lead role while the female lead is played by Namitha Pramod. The movie did a business of 45 crores on the box-office and was also remade in Kannada.
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