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Most Awaited Upcoming Malayalam Movies of 2018

The Mollywood audience have been eagerly waiting for a bunch of films that is set to be released next year.This highlighted string includes the films of Megastars,Young stars,hit maker-directors etc.Some of the films have been entitled as a career-breaking one for some stars while some of them are tagged as the all-time big-budget ventures in it’s respective hero’s career.Let’s take a meek view into these sections.

10. Kayamkulam Kochunni


This one is the starting flick of the bunch as Young Superstar Nivin Pauly portrays the furious role of “Kayamkulam Kochunni”,who led a robinhood life in the early 19th century.With short crop, handlebar moustache and beefed up physique, Nivin is all set to redefine his onscreen image. Nivin’s made a career in the Malayalam film industry mostly doing romantic, comedy and family drama movies. But, of late the choice of his films indicates that he has been making real efforts to break the mould.This movie has been conceived by hit-maker Roshan Andrews and is penned by Bobby-Sanjay duo while Amala Paul has been roped-in to play the female lead.The actor is currently undergoing training in Kerala’s traditional martial art ‘Kalaripayattu’.The shooting is said to take place in Kayamkulam and Sri Lanka.

09. Chengazhi Nambiar


The next one credits to the Youth Icon of Mollywood industry Tovino Thomas as he comes up with this 16th century flick “Chengazhi Nambiar”,a big budget film directed by Sidhil Subramaniam. This multilingual historical period drama written by the duo of Sidhil and Sojan Elthuruth narrates the story of Chengazhi Nambiar, who planned to assassinate the Samoothiri during the Mamankam. It is planned to set in the backdrop of the Mamankam in AD 1505, the film narrates a story of valour and war. Tovino Thomas plays ‘Puthumana Panicker’,and is expecting to be a bilingual movie. It will be released in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and English and is produced by Cat and Mouse Production House in association with Team Media.Tovino Thomas is expecting to be acting in Double role for the movie and is expecting to have a 100 crore production cost.

08. Sukumara Kuruppu


Next in the kitty is the flick of the Megastar’s blood Dulquer Salmaan,who recently announced his next project with his debut director Srinath Rajendran. The title is yet-to-be finalized but temporarily titled as “Sukumara Kuruppu”.Dulquer is playing the title role as the film will delve deep into the life of one of the notorious convicts who shocked the entire State in the early 80s. He is the accused in the murder of Chacko, a film representative, in the year 1984. Chacko was strangled to death and his body was burnt inside a car.With the story by Jithin K Jose and Jishnu Sreekumar,the rest of the crew and the location  has not been finalized.

07. Tick-Tock


Its the next in the kitty for Tovino Thomas titled “Tick-Tock” which is conceived by debut-ant Vivek Anirudh. It is the first time travel movie in Malayalam. A man tries to find his past or tries to change his past seeking answers from himself. Kiran KS and Abinesh Appukuttan have penned the screenplay and dialogues of the film while Sajid Nazer handles the cinematography. Aditi Ravi plays the female lead as the songs are  composed by Arun Muraleedharan. Tick-Tock will be the association of five friends and alumni of Maharajas College in Ernakulam.

06. Aadhi


Although its the debut film as hero for Pranav Mohanlal,it has won many accolades from all corners as he is the son of the ‘Complete Actor ‘ Mohanlal. The film titled as “Aadhi” has the hit-maker Jeethu Joseph donning the roles of director as well as the writer,Antony Perumbavoor as producer under the banner of Ashirvaad Cinemas  is tipped to be an out-and-out suspense thriller.Actor Mukesh has been roped in to play Pranav’s father, while the makers are still finalizing the cast and crew of the project.The actor has been in thorough practice for the art of “Parkaur” to be performed in the film.

05. Moothon


“Moothon” is an upcoming Indian bilingual epic fantasy adventure film written and directed by Geethu Mohandas starring Nivin Pauly in the lead role. Its Geethu Mohandas’s first feature length project in Malayalam as a director. Director Anurag Kashyap, will be penning dialogues for scenes in Hindi. The film is about a teenager’s search for her elder brother. To be shot in Lakshadweep and Mumbai, the film’s casting is still going on.The camera is handled by Geethu’s husband cinematographer Rajeev Ravi and is produced by Alan Mcalex, Aanand L Rai, Ajay G Rai and musical score by Govind P Menon.

04. Vimaanam


“Vimaanam” is an upcoming Malayalam drama film written and directed by debut-ant Pradeep M. Nair,starring the Youth Superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead role.Its a highly anticipated movie of the actor which is produced by Listin Stephen as a big-budget flick.The film needs a lot of Vfx sequences in-order to satisfy the script and the actor will be portraying two variations of roles in different time-periods. Prithviraj will also be taking flying courses for playing his part in the movie. The film consists of a star-studded cast as the  shooting is still in progrees at its locations like Bhatkal,Mangalore,Delhi,Kottayam and Idukki.

03. Love Action Drama


From end-to-end its a star-studded cast as the two main helms will be done by youth-icon Nivin Pauly and South-India’s heart-throb Nayanthara for thefilm titled as “Love,Action,Drama”. The film’s stern will be handled by Dhyan Sreenivasan,who crawls the same way as his father and brother did.Another main part,the production is bothered by Aju Varghese,the present day integral part of Malayalam cinemas.Hit-chart Music composer Shaan Rahman handles the music department while the locations to be confirmed as Chennai and Alappuzha.

02. Lucifer


Ace actor Mohanlal is back into his hit-track as he has a string of big-budget movies in his kitty.This will also be a complete star-studded crew and cast as Young Superstar Prithviraj debuts his directorial life is at the stern which is penned out by hit-screenplay writer Murali Gopy. The big-budget movie is produced under Ashirvaad Cinemas by Antony Perumbavoor. All these features already turns out the film to be a massive hit worldwide.The film is titled “Lucifer” was a brainchild of late director Rajesh Pillai and Murali Gopy. They both wanted to make this film years ago as it never saw the light. Actor Kunchako Boban also roped into the film and the rest of the cast is not yet finalized.

01. Odiyan


The most anticipated movie is at the helm,the “Odiyan” directed by debut-ant V.A Sreekumar Menon with “The Complete Actor” Mohanlal plays the titular role.This big-budget flick is also bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor under Ashirvaad Cinemas.Written by K.Harikrishnan, it is based on the legend of Odiyan, who in Kerala folklore are men possessing shape-shifting ability,who can assume animal form. Odiyans are said to have inhabited the Malabar region of Kerala during the pre-electricity era. It is regarded to be the most expensive Malayalam film ever which also stars Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. Cinematography is done by Pulimurugan fame Shajikumar and the music is composed by M. Jayachandran. The principal photography of the film started at Varanasi,Uttar pradesh.