Movies to Watch This Onam

Call the flower festival, Onam by spending time with your loved ones around Pookalam (the flower carpet), enjoy a hearty Onam Sadhya (traditional Onam feast served on a banana leaf), and watch one of these Malayalam movies from a specially curated list.

Miles and kilometers:
The perfect watch for fans of light dramas. Miles and Miles have Tovino Thomas and India Jarvis. A light road movie, Kilometers and Kilometers is written and directed by Joe Baby. This is the story of a debt-ridden man who reluctantly agrees to drive an American tourist around India. Despite their great differences, this comedy shows how the two develop an unexpected bond during their journey.

Varane Avashyamundu:
Starring in a comedy, powerful family entertainer, this Dulquer Salmaan takes you through the intertwined lives of a single mother and her daughter looking for an arranged marriage as they cross paths with a retired army major and a young man moving into their apartment complex. See how it transports you to the city of Chennai with its bursts of color, charm and culture, leaving you with the Chennai blues while longing for more.

Maniyarayile Ashokan:
Maniyarayile Ashokan navigates you through the quirky romantic comedy of a man whose unfortunate horoscope does not favor his future wife and falls victim to societal pressures related to marriage and the superstitions that come with it. See how Ashokan alias Jacob Gregory goes surprisingly far and winds his way through his unfortunate circumstances in hopes of his dream family.

Njan Prakashan:
Do dreams of living a lavish life abroad blur? Enter Prakashan, a typical Malaysian man who tries to fastrack his way to a luxurious and easy life abroad without breaking into a sweat. See how he manipulates himself through life and meets a few people who transform him and make him realize the beauty of God’s own land.

This Martin Prakkat political survival thriller takes you on the roller coaster ride of three incorrectly framed police officers, where everything that is supposed to go wrong has already happened. Get ready to be glued to your seats as this cat and mouse game runs up on its own and touches on the hard-hitting realities of political corruption, agendas, casteism and much more than meets the eye.

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