After two rough years, the Malayalam film industry has been seeing some light in 2022. Many big-budget movies and small-scale films have released in theatres over the last five months. Films like Bheeshma Parvam, Hridayam, and Jana Gana Mana turned out to be the biggest grossers at the box office, while others such as Oruthee, Pada, and Jo and Jo were received well by both critics and the audiences.
On that note, Silverscreen India brings you a list of Malayalam films that will hit the big screens this June.
Thuramukham – June 3
This period drama is directed and filmed by Rajeev Ravi. Thuramukham features Nivin Pauly and Nimisha Sajayan in the lead roles, while Poornima Indrajith, Indrajith Sukumaran, Arjun Ashokan, and Sudev Nair will be seen in supporting roles.
The film is based on a play of the same name written in 1968 by KM Chithambaram, a school teacher and a renowned playwright. The play won the Samastha Kerala Sahithya Parishad award in 1973.
Centred around a Muslim family in Mattancherry – a mother, her son and two daughters – the play narrates a lesser-known slice of Kochi’s history. It unravels details of life in the city’s Mattancherry locality, where the working class reeled under acute poverty, unemployment and exploitation by shipping companies and labour contractors.
Vaashi – June 17
In an earlier conversation with Silverscreen India, the filmmaker said, “Vaashi has various meanings, such as ego, stubbornness, persistence, obstinacy. The film is also part courtroom drama with Keerthy and Tovino playing opposing lawyers in a case.”
Produced by Keerthy’s father G Suresh Kumar, the film is presented under his Revathy Kalaamandhir banner. Vaashi is co-produced by Keerthy’s mother Menaka Suresh and elder sister Revathy Suresh.
Prakashan Parakkatte – June 17
The film is produced by Aju Varghese and Visakh Subramaniam under the Funtastic Films banner in association with Tinu Thomas’ Hit Makers Entertainments.
In an earlier conversation with Silverscreen India, the film’s director Shahad K Muhammad said that Prakashan Parakkatte captures a slice of the life of a middle-class family in a small village and also features local residents. “The story will revolve around a young boy’s aspirations, his bonding with his family members and their dreams,” he added.
Dear Friend – June 10
Directed by actor-filmmaker Vineeth Kumar, Dear Friend is produced by Shyju Khalid, Sameer Thahir, and Ashiq Usmaan. The film stars Tovino Thomas, Darshana Rajendran, Basil Joseph, Sanchana Natarajan, Arjun Lal, and Arjun Radhakrishnan. As the title and trailer suggest, the story revolves around a group of five friends and the series of events that unfold in their lives.
Kochaal – June 10
This cop film features SV Krishna Sankar (SVK) in the lead, with actors Indrans, Murali Gopy, and Shine Tom Chacko appearing in pivotal roles. Directed by Shyam Mohan and produced by Deep Nagda, Kochaal is written by Midhun and Prajith. While SVK plays Sreekuttan, a civil police officer, Indrans plays a cop named Paulose and Murali Gopy plays a senior police officer named Simon Thomas. Shine essays a negative role, a deviant named ‘Pinker’ Babu.