Director Amal Neerad's Varathan, starring Fahadh Faasil and Aishwarya Lekshmi in main roles, is an exciting and thrilling entertainer that guarantees to keep the audience engaged throughout. An air of mystery surrounds every scene in the second half of the film. It can be tagged the best of Amal Neerad to date.
In debutant Rafeek Ibrahim's directorial venture Padayottam, actor Biju Menon is seen as a God-fearing goonda Chengal Raghu.
In Abrahaminte Santhathikal, Mammootty portrays the character ACP Derick Abraham, who is an efficient and stylish officer. However, the makers have tried to sell the stylish looks of 66-year-old actor rather than delving into the real issue.
In Njan Marykutty, Jayasurya's character Mathukutty is a woman trapped in a man’s body. He transforms to Marykutty following a sex reassignment surgery in Chennai. How Marykutty fights against all odds form the story line of Njan Marykutty.
The bilingual movie Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum is the directorial venture of veteran cinematographer BR Vijayalakshmi. Tovino Thomas and Pia Bajpai appear in main roles in this romantic family entertainer.
Lijo Jose Pellissery's Ee.Ma.Yau, set in the fishing village Chellanam in Ernakulam, narrates a series of incidents that happen following the sudden demise of Vavachan mesthiri. Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinayakan, Dileesh Pothan, Pauly Valsan, among others have delivered remarkable performances in the dark humour movie.
Asif Ali's campus movie B. Tech, directed by debutant Mridul Nair, narrates the incidents that happen in the life of a bunch of lazy engineering students in Bengaluru. Sreenath Bhasi, Deepak Parambol, Arjun Ashokan, Niranjana Anoop, Aparna Balamurali, Alencier Ley, Anoop Menon and Saiju Kurup also appear in significant roles in the movie.
Director Kannan Thamarakkulam's Chanakyathanthram narrates the story of a private detective and a series of mishaps that happen in the life of all his subjects. The average crime thriller flick that tries to deliver a serious message has Sshivada Nair and Shruti Ramachandran in female lead roles.
Mollywood megastar Mammootty's Malayalam movie Uncle: My Dad’s Friend is the debut directorial venture of Gireesh Damodar. Karthika Muraleedharan, Joy Mathew and Muthumani also appear in important roles in the movie, which takes a stand against the moral policing attitude of the public.
Aravindante Athidhikal, directed by M Mohanan, is set in the backdrop of the popular Moobambika temple in Karnataka. The family entertainer, starring Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sreenivasan, Nikhila Vimal and Aju Varghese, is a feel good movie.