Malayalam Thrillers of the 90s: The Top 10
Because of its suspense, thrillers have long been a favorite genre for filmmakers in all languages. Murder mystery movies have long been popular in this genre. Here are some of the best thrillers from the 1990s in Malayalam cinema to watch. Make sure to check these out if you haven’t already. Re-watch these if you’ve already watched them.
“Manichitrathazhu” is the 1993 Indian Malayalam-language epic psychological horror film directed by Fazil, written by Madhu Muttam, and produced by Swargachitra Appachan. The film portrays the story of a furious dancer freed after a prohibited room in an ancient cottage is unbolted. The story is based on a Travancore family tragedy that occurred in the Alummoottil tharavad in the 19th century. Suresh Gopi, Shobana, Nedumudi Venu, Innocent Vinaya Prasad, K. P. A. C Lalith, Sridhar and Thilakan are in supporting roles in the film, which is directed by Suresh Gopi and produced by Suresh Gopi. As a result of Shobhana’s performance as Ganga / Nagavalli, she was received the National Film Award as Best Actress for her portrayal of this character in the film.
2. Oru CBI Diary Kurippu
Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jagathy Sreekumar, Mukesh, and Sukumaran star in Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, a 1988 Indian Malayalam-language mystery thriller film directed by K. Madhu and written by S. N. Swamy. A local businessman’s daughter-in-law, Omana, has been found dead and Prabhakara Varma is brought in to investigate her death. Although it appears to be a suicide, Varma is confident that it is not. Radha Vinod Raju, an IPS officer from the Jammu and Kashmir cadre, was the first chief of India’s National Investigation Agency in 2009, and the characterSethurama Iyer is based on him.
Written and directed byK. G. George, Yavanika is a 1982 IndianMalayalam-language mystery thriller starringBharath Gopi, Nedumudi Venu,Jalaja,Thilakan, andMammothty. The backstage turmoil of a traveling theater group is the focus of this film. When the troupe’s most disliked tabla player mysteriously vanishes, it becomes the focus of the story. The movie garnered a lot of positive reviews. It was awarded the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film, Second Best Actor (Thilakan), and Best Story (shared withMarmaram).
An Malayalam mystery thriller starring Mammootty,Suparna,Sukumaran andParvathy was released in 1989 in the state of Kerala. M. T. Vasudevan Nair, a Malayalam writer, adapted the short tale “No Motive” byDaphne du Maurier for the film. Selina, Mathew’s wife, commits suicide in the beginning of the film. His friend Balakrishnan Nair, a Delhi-based journalist, is able to provide Mathew with answers to his wife’s suicide. Afterwards, the movie chronicles Nair’s inquiry into the circumstances surrounding Selina’s death. He uncovers some unpleasant information about Selina and her buddy as a result of his inquiry.
5. Kariyilakkattu Pole
P. Padmarajan wrote and directed the 1986 thriller Kariyilakkattu Pole. Director Harikrishnan’s death is the focus of the film, which follows Deputy Superintendent of Police Achuthankutty as he investigates. Three ladies have been identified as the primary suspects. Rakshasa, Sripriya and Unni Mary feature alongside Mohanlal and Mammootty in this film directed by Mohanlal and produced by Rahman. Johnson created the music for the film’s score.
Mammootty, Mukesh, and Jagathy Sreekumar feature in Jagratha, a 1989 Malayalam investigative thriller film directed by K. Madhu. The CBI’s Sethuramayar investigates the murder of Ashwathy, an up-and-coming actress, as well as a murder mystery. The team’s investigation proceeds in the same manner, but the real culprit isn’t exposed until the very end. The plot is well-paced, with plenty of surprises to keep the audience guessing throughout.
7. Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu
Padmarajan wrote the screenplay and Joshiy directed the film Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu. Mammootty, Nedumudi Venu, Lalu Alex, Suresh Gopi, Sumalatha, Lakshmi, and Murali feature in this action-packed drama. It narrates the tale. It is necessary for a police officer to retrace his or her steps back in time to an earlier unsolved murder in order to avoid the possibility of a new round of elderly victims being targeted by the killer. The film keeps the audience on their toes as the plot twists and turns, and the pace is constant.
Malayalam thriller Charithram (1989) stars Mammootty and Rahman, as well as Shobana, Lizy and other key players like Janardhanan, Murali and Pappu. S. N. Swamy wrote the script, while G. S. Vijayan, in his directorial debut, helmed the film. To prove that Raju isn’t Philip’s real brother, the film tells the story of Philip, who is desperate to do so. He and a few of his closest friends have been attempting to put him to the test over and over again in an effort to find out who he is.
9. Ee Kanni Koodi
Indian Malayalam police procedural drama film Ee Kanni Koodi is a 1990 Indian Malayalam film produced by Ousepachan Valakuzhy directed by K G George. Prostitute’s murder is the subject of an investigation in this book. Ashwini, Saikumar, Sukumari, and Thilakan play the main roles in the movie.
Co-written and co-directed by Mohan, Mukham is a 1990 Malayalam-language thriller film that features actors Mohanlal and Nassar as well as Ranjini in the key roles. On the run from an unnamed serial murderer, a police officer strives to uncover and stop him from killing three more people and planning to kill a fourth. Johnson composed the film’s musical score, which does not include any songs.