24 Popular and Most viewed Malayalam Short Films that You Must Watch

24 Popular and Most viewed Malayalam Short Films that You Must Watch

We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.
– Walt Disney

 

“Can you tell me the best and most viewed Malayalam short film” ? .Recently a friend of mine from north India asked me this question. I was clueless even though, i am an ardent short film lover. Then that north Indian friend added further  “You keep on bragging about your Mollywood industry and its high quality creative art works right?. Now look you cannot even tell top 5 short films released in your language”. That words of him hit on my proud Mallu back-bone.

From very next day onwards i started researching. Here is the culmination.
NB: This list is purely based on the short films i watched and come across. if you guys find the list “not-complete” please do write to me and i will update valid suggestions.

This post is going to answer

  • Which is the best Malayalam short film ever released in Malayalam?
  • List of famous Kerala short films.?
  • Must watch 10 Malayalam short films?

1.Thorth:

As far as mallus are concerned “Thorth” and “Parotta” are kinda emotional thing. Here the the director Althaf intertwined both this attributes and dished out us something very unique.Its an alert. I am not going to tell

But can tell you one thing , after watching this short film , you will take some decisions about your fooding habints.

  • Directed by: Althaf Rahman.
  • Duration : 8minutes.
  • YouTube views: 459,474.
  • Released Date:(YouTube) 13 Jul 2013.
Thorthu
Thorthu

2.Corporate (My personal favorite) :

If any one ask me  “Suggest me a good Malayalam fast paced thriller short film” , with out any second thought i would recommend this. “Corporate” film. There are many short films in this genre ,but this is my personal favorite. Last week very accidentally i end up watching this and it just blew me away.

I think we can label it is as the first techno thriller ever released in Malayalam. Kudos to directer Nishanth Pillai for weaving such a beautiful piece of work , so well.

i contacted this guy(Nishanth Pillai) personally and congratulated him. Guys you should watch this flick.

  • Directed by: Nishanth
  • Duration : 42 Minutes.
  • YouTube views: 67,001.
  • Star cast: John Jacob, Dinesh Panicker, Kishor Satya.
  • Genre:Techno thriller.
  • Released Date: 23 Oct 2014
Corporate
Corporate

3.Burn my body :

This short film deals with the sensitive topic necrophilia (sexual attraction to dead bodies) for the first time in Malayalam industry. Very well done.Music is done by famous Mollywood composer.

  • Written and Directed by: Aaryan Krishna Menon.
  • Duration : 30 minute long.
  • YouTube views: 2,252,093.
  • Star cast: Nadirsha.
  • Genre: Thriller.
  • Release Date: 2 Apr 2015
Burn My Body
Burn My Body

4. “Priyamvadha katharayano” and “Oru Thundu Padam”

  • Directed by: Basil.
  • Duration : 17.49 minutes (Oru thundu padam).. 17.08 (Priyamvadha katharayano)
  • YouTube views: 667,768 (Priyamvadha katharayano).762,661(Oru thundu padam).
  • Star cast: Aju Varghese,Sanand Sivadas and Blessy Kurien.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 27 Sep 2012 (Priyamvadha katharayano). 24 Mar 2013 (Oru thundu padam).

Priyamvadha katharayano

5.Eli:

Parents, please don’t watch this short film with your children. Children don’t watch this short film with your parents. By mistake if you watch it together don’t come to me complaining

Premam fame Alphonse directed this Alphonse Putharen. The film was produced by actor/director/singer Vineeth Sreenivasan. It was actually made in 2011 and released after two years in Youtube.

  • Directed by: Alphonse Putharen.
  • YouTube views:
  • Star cast: Nivin Pauly, Bobby Simha, Nivin Pauly and Rajeev Pillai
  • Genre: Adult:a sexy tale.
  • Released in YouTube : 2013.
Eli
Eli

6. Double Gund:

And the short film is Produced by : Nethaji Creations and Music of the film is handled by  Sunadh Sankar

  • Directed by: Anuranjan Premji
  • Duration : 3.43 Minute.
  • Star cast: Anuranjan Premji, Lakshmi Nambiar.
  • Genre: Comedy.
Double Gundu
Double Gundu

7.Padakkam :

Padakkam shows two lives, one of a child growing up motherless with memories of a lullaby he heard as a baby, and the other of a sex worker. Kani Kusruthi plays the sex worker, at first rebuking the child who seems to follow her everywhere.The Director Ronnie works in an IT company and is now in Bangalore for a short term.

  • Directed by:Ronnie Manuel Joseph
  • Duration : 13.47 Minutes.
  • YouTube views: 8,625.
Padakkam
Padakkam

8.Oru kutty Chodyam :

Oru Kutty Chodyam is a beautiful movie directed and produced by Shri Ganesh Raj who had been prominent person with successful short Malayalam movies.

  • Directed by: Shri Ganesh Raj
  • Duration : 23.30Minute.
  • YouTube views: 409,117.
  • Star cast:Dr. Rone David,Aparna Nair,Aju Varghese,Ramakrishnan,Rajeshwari,Gautham ,Achyuth,Prem Singh.
  • Released :15 Nov 2012
  • Story :Oru Kutty Chodiyam is based on the life and characteristics of a small five year old boy named Akku who was not only smart, but also intelligent on his life and living. He had his mother and father who always kept him happy in all times of his life. Besides having him all around, the little boy Akku thinks of few questions that make up his mind go confusing all the time.
Oru kutty chodyam
Oru kutty chodyam

9.Credo:

The film puts up a question in the viewers mind about the existence of god and faith and questions religious leaders about the same. What do you believe in ? Credo in Latin means ” I believe “. An atheist and a catholic among a group of 4 quarrel over the existence of god and religion.

  • Directed by: Arun.
  • Duration : 15.28 Minutes.
  • You tube views: 6,786.
  • Star cast: Nivin, Rafeeq, Abin.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS: BEST SCRIPTWRITER , SECOND BEST SHORT FILM – NIZHALLATTOM SHORT FILM FEST 2014,BEST SHORT FILM – TIME ADS ENTERTAINMENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION 2014,OFFICIAL ENTRY – 7th IDSFFK 2014,OFFICIAL ENTRY – VIBGYOR 2015 Short Film Festival,OFFICIAL ENTRY – SIGNS 2014, 8TH EDITION ,BEST SHORT FILM – 9TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THRISSUR

Credo
Credo

10.Raven Black:

Raven Black is small film which takes its thread from the well known poem written by the Nigerian bard Wole Soyinka. The movie paints a colourful picture of our society, throwing open the contemporary marriage market for scrutiny. It symbolically questions societal marginalization and prejudice about colour. The vibrant hues of nature itself become a character, whose encounter with man, brings out an epiphanic response against such discrimination.

  • Directed by: Rajeevan Francis
  • Duration : 10.35 minutes.
  • YouTube views: 65,108
  • Star cast: Rajeevan Francis, Aswathy Nair, Aahana Balan, Jayasree B, Aneesh and Reghu Chullimanoor
Raven black
Raven black

11.Kattan Kappi

  • Directed by: Arju Benn
  • Duration : 23.16 minute.
  • YouTube views: 394,012.
  • Genre: Comedy.
  • Released : 1 May 2014.

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12.Kittuo:

Kittuo is a film which shows how little compromise can change a situation which could have become a big fight to friendship.The film is Brought to you by KITTUO Entertainments.

  • Directed by: RAEES MOHAMMED
  • Duration : 24.26.
  • Music : NAZAR MALIK
  • Youtube views: 725,485.
  • Star cast: NISHA SARANG & LUKMAN.
Kittuo
Kittuo

13.Sir….Laddu  and Sir Laddu-2 :

Sir Laddu is directed by famous Mollywood director Sidiqque and its squeal by Antony.

  • Directed by: ANTONY SONY
  • Duration : 10.27 (Sir..Laddu )16.26 minutes (Sir Laddu-2).
  • YouTube views: 784,739
  • Star cast: ADARSH AJITH,VISHNU UNNIKRISHNAN,SUNIL KUMAR,SHERIL SHAJIBABY,SAJI,ATHIF,VEENA ,RITTU,BABY ANAMIKA
  • Genre: Comedy.
  • Released: 20 Nov 2012
Laddu
Laddu

14. Coffee Love:

  • Directed by: Jadeesh.
  • Duration : 13.36 Minute.
  • Published on :12 Apr 2014
  • YouTube views: 583,092
  • Star cast: Miya.
  • Genre: Comedy.
Coffee Love
Coffee Love

15.Open your mind: 

‘Open Your Mind’ is a satirical short film directed by Vishnu G Raghav. It is produced by Vinu Mohan and Prajil Manokkoth under the banner ‘Manikkoth Productions’.

  • Directed by: Vishnu G Raghav
  • Duration : 21.52 minute.
  • YouTube views: 896,915
  • Star cast: Bhavana.
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16.SHAEEY :

This is the first Short film i  watched in my life. I watched when i was doing my engineering , so i very much got related to its story line. Its a Comedy flick that revolves around the life of an engineering student .

  • Directed by: Nevin Fradian
  • Duration : 25.52 minutes.
  • YouTube views: 1,077,164.
  • Star cast:  Nevin Fradian
  • Genre: Comedy.
shaeey
shaeey

17. Bachelor :

  • Directed by: Biju J Nair.
  • Duration : 21.58 minutes.
  • YouTube views:  1,021,713 .
  • Star cast:Shivakumar Nair,Firoz Najeeb,Agatha Magnus,Keerthy Rajagopal,Tanushree Pathak
  • Genre: Comedy.
Bachelor
Bachelor

18.Ma-Lo:

  • Directed by: Kuriakose Kudasseril.
  • Duration : 10.28 minute.
  • YouTube views: 393,818

Awards:

  • Best Script Writer Award in Lohithadas National Short Film Fest,Cochin,2012
  • Best Editor Award in Lohithadas National Short Film Fest,Cochin,2012
  • Best 3rd short film Award in Lohithadas National Short Film Fest,Cochin,2012
Ma-lo
Ma-lo

19. Ramaniyechiyude Namathil (In The Name of Ramaniyechi):

The film also highlights the need of Indian Society too think that a woman has many reasons to say single and respect them.

  • Directed by: Liju Thomas.
  • Duration : 10:12 Minutes.
  • YouTube views:
  • Genre: Thriller.
  • Music – Vinu Thomas

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • FIRST PRIZE IN FEFKA SHORT FILM FEST 2014
  • FIRST PRIZE IN KAPPA TV SHOOT AN IDEA CONTEST SEASON 2
  • BEST DIRECTOR – STATE SHORT FILM FEST ALAPPUZHA 2015
  • BEST FILM – FESTTELLEN SHORT FILM FEST BANGALORE 2015
  • BEST EDITOR – FESTTELLEN SHORT FILM FEST BANGALORE 2015
Ramaniyechiyude Namathil
Ramaniyechiyude Namathil

20 Andham:

  • Directed by: AJAY SAM.
  • Duration :
  • YouTube views:
  • Star cast: INDUJA, MANI, KEERTHI, THYAGARAJAN, ADITHYA.
Andham
Andham

21.Emblica – A Gooseberry Tale :

  • Directed by:
  • Duration : 12.22 minutes.
  • YouTube views:
  • Star cast:
  • Genre:
Emblica - A Gooseberry Tale
Emblica – A Gooseberry Tale

22.Nerariyathe :

  • Directed by:
  • Duration : 22.17.
  • YouTube views:
  • Star cast:
  • Genre: Romance.
Nerariyathe
Nerariyathe

23.Inverse :

Inverse is based on how a human being go through his different stages of maturity as he ages and he loses his innocence.

  • Directed by: Vineeth Chakyar.
  • Duration :
  • YouTube views:
  • Star cast: Rachana,,Avanthika, Vineeth Chakyar.
  • It was published on you tube on 27 July 2015.

24.Athe Karanathal 2013 :

The story of ‘Athe Karanathal’ is set in the beautiful Malabar region of Thalassery and the film is shot at the Thalassery sea bridge (Kadalpalam ). ‘Athe karanathal’ is a short fiction which delivers a strong message that our women are not safe even at their homes.

  • Direction and Story:Jeevaj RaveendranÂÂ
  • Music: ­nu Thomas
  • Duration : 15minute
  • Youtube views:
  • Star cast:
  • Genre:

Awards and Achievements : Special Jury Award Director ViBGYOR | International Short & Documentary Film Festival 2014,Best Director Sakshi Film Fest 2014,Best film Youth Spring Film Fest 2014Directed by:

Expecting your suggestions and recommendation to make the list more refined and fool-proof.

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