100 Old Malayalam Movies A Movie Buff Should Not Miss

100 Old Malayalam Movies A Movie Buff Should Not Miss

22 Jun 18 @ 5:17 PM | By Amala

Unpretentious stories, stellar performances, realistic narration and fantastic treatment with a dash of inevitable humor, a pinch of satire and arresting music: this characteristically elucidates most of the Malayalam films. Ever since Vikadakumaran, the first Malayalam film that reached cinemas in 1930, the industry has constantly witnessed boundless talent and new breakthroughs. From a very early juncture, Malayalam films flaunted an unmistakable quality that is worthy of being called world class.

Old Malayalam movies such as Chemmeen (1965), Elipathayam (1982), Mathilukal (1989), Piravi (1989) fetched global acclaim and proudly marked Malayalam cinema, despite being a relatively small vernacular industry, on the big atlas of world cinema. Today, Malayalam films have an audience across the globe and are regarded as topnotch in all aspects including technical and cinematic aesthetics. Here is our list top 100 old Malayalam movies which are true landmark films of the 1990s.

Old Malayalam Movies List
Movie Name Release Date Cast Director
Neelakuyil 22 Oct 1954 Sathyan, Miss Kumari, Prema Menon P Bhaskaran, Ramu Kariat
Newspaper Boy 13 May 1955 Master Moni, RS Kurup, Neyyattinkara Komalam P Ramdas
Bhargavi Nilayam 22 Nov 1964 Prem Nazir, Madhu, Vijaya Nirmala, P.J. Anthony A Vincent
Chemmen 19 Aug 1965 Madhu, Sathyan, Sheela Ramu Kariat
Iruttinte Athmaavu 2 Mar 1967 Prem Nazir, Sharada, PJ Antony, Usha Kumari P Baskaran
Vazhve Mayam 14 Nov 1970 Adoor Bhasi, Sheela, Bahadur, C.A. Balan K.S. Sethumadhavan
Vidyarthikale Ithile Ithile 1971 Adoor Bhasi, Madhu, Manorama John Abraham
Anubhavangal Paalichakal 6 Aug 1971 Bahadoor, T.K. Balachandran, Paravoor Bharathan, Adoor Bhasi K.S. Sethumadhavan
Swayamvaram 24 Nov 1972 Madhu, Sharada, Adoor Bhavani, KPAC Lalitha Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Nirmalyam 23 Nov 1973 PJ Antony, Shanta Devi, Kaviyoor Ponnamma MT Vasudevan Nair
Kodiyettam 1977 Gopi, K.P.A.C. Lalitha, Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair, Azeez Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Kanchana Sita 21 Dec 1978 Ramdas, Kesava Panicker, Sobha Kiran, Annapurna G Aravindan
Kummatty 12 July 1979 Ramunni, Vilasini Reema, Master Ashokan G Aravindan
Thakara 28 Sep 1979 Pratap Pothan, Nedumudi, Surekha Bharathan
Kallan Pavithran 26 Jun1981 Nedumudi Venu, Adoor Bhasi, Bharath Gopi P Padmarajan
Elipathayam 30 Apr 1982 Karamana Janardanan Nair, Sharada, Jalaja Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Yavanika 30 April 1982 Bharath Gopi, Mammootty, Jalaja KG George
Padayottam 1 Sep 1982 Mohanlal, Mammootty, Madhu, Prem Nazir Jijo Punnoose
Ormakkayi 10 Oct 1982 Bharath Gopi, Nedumudi Venu, Madhavi Bharathan
Aadaminte Vaariyellu 1983 Mammootty, Srividya, Bharath Gopi, Suhasini KG George
Aalkkoottathil Thaniye 6 Mar 1984 Mammootty, Seema, Balan K. Nair, Unni Mary IV Sasi
Adiyozhukkukal 1984 Mohanlal, Mamootty IV Sasi
My Dear Kuttichathan 24 Aug 1984 Jagathy Sreekumar, Jagadish, Dalip Tahil Jijo Punnose
Appunni 1984 Nedumudi Venu, Gopi, Mohanlal, Menaka Sathyan Anthikad
Mukhamukham 16 Sep 1984 Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Karamana Janardhanan, Thilakan Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Panchavadi Paalam 28 Sep 1984 Bharath Gopi, Nedumudi Venu, Sukumari KG George
Uyarangalil 11 Nov 1984 Mohanlal, Rahman, Nedumudi Venu, Sathyakala IV Sasi
Boeing Boeing 1 Sep 1985 Mohanlal, Jagathy, Mukesh, Sukumari Priyadarshan
Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal 12 Sep 1986 Mohanlal, Shari, Thilakan, Vineeth P Padmarajan
Panchagni 1986 Mohanlal, Geetha, Thilakan, Murali Hariharan
Aavanazhi 12 Sep 1986 Mammootty, Geetha, Sukumaran, Seema IV Sasi
Amma Ariyan 25 Dec 1986 Joy Mathew, Maji Venkatesh John Abraham
Sreedharante Onnam Thirumurivu 12 Feb 1987 Mammootty, Neena Kurup, Suresh Gopi, Sreenivasan Sathyan Anthikad
Naadodikattu 6 Mar 1987 Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Shobhana, Thilakan Sathyan Anthikad
Sarvakalasala 21 Apr 1987 Mohanlal, Nedumudi, Sukumaran Venu Nagavally
New Delhi 24 Jul 1987 Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Sumalatha, Urvashi Joshiy
Thoovanathumbikal 31 Jul 1987 Mohanlal, Sumalatha Padmarajan
Thaniyavartanam 15 Aug 1987 Mammootty, Thilakan, Mukesh, Saritha AK Lohithadas
Anantharam 1 Oct 1987 Shobhana, Mammootty, Ashokan Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Oru CBI Diary Kurippu 18 Feb 1988 Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jagathy K Madhu
Aparan 12 May 1988 Jayaram, Shobhana, Mukesh, Parvathy Jayaram Padmarajan
Moonnam Pakkam 28 Aug 1988 Ashokan, Jayaram, Thilakan Padmarajan
Aranyakam 8 Dec 1988 Saleena, Devan, Vineeth, Parvathi T. Hariharan
Ponmuttayidunna Thaaravu 28 Dec 1988 Urvashi, Sreenivasan, Mammukoya Sathyan Anthikad
Piravi 01 Jan 1989 Premji, Archana Shaji N Karun
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha 14 April 1989 Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Balan K Nair, Geeta Hariharan
Season 1989 Mohanlal, Maniyanpilla Raju, Ashokan, Shari P Padmarajan
Vadakkunokkiyantram 19 May 1989 Sreenivasan, Urvashi, Innocent, KPAC Lalitha Sreenivasan
Mrigaya 1989 Mammootty,Thilakan, Urvashi, Jagathy IV Sasi
No.20 Madras Mail 16 Feb 1990 Mohanlal, Mammootty, Jagadish, Innocent Joshiy, Priyadarshan
Thalayanamanthram 1990 Jayaram, Sreenivasan, Urvashi, Innocent Sathyan Anthikad
In Harihar Nagar 1990 Mukesh, Siddiq, Jagadeesh, Ashokan Lal, Siddique-Lal
His Highness Abdullah 30 Mar 1990 Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Gautami, Sreenivasan Sibi Malayil
Thaazhvaram 13 Apr 1990 Mohanlal, Sumalatha, Sankaradi Bharathan
Innale 1990 Jayaram, Suresh Gopi, Shobhana Padmarajan
Perumthachan 1990 Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu, Monisha Ajayan
Bhoothakkannadi 1 May 1990 Mammootty, Sree Lakshmy, Cherthala Lalitha, Sindhu AK Lohithadas
Paavam Paavam Rajakumaran 1990 Sreenivasan, Rekha Mallick, Siddique, Jagadish Kamal
Mathilukal 18 May 1990 Mammootty, Murali, Thilakan Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Amaram 1 Feb 1991 Mammootty, Murali, Maathu Bharathan
Dhanam 8 Feb 1991 Mohanlal, Charmila, Murali, Nassar Sibi Malayil
Vasthuhara 1991 Sobhana, Mohanlal, Neelanjana Mitra G Aravindan
Bharatham 29 Mar 1991 Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Urvashi, Lakshmi Sibi Malayil
Sandesham 30 Oct 1991 Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Thilakan, Kaviyoor Ponnamma Sathyan Anthikad
Kilukkam 1991 Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar, Innocent, Thilakan, Revathi, Priyadarshan
Godfather 15 Nov 1991 Mukesh, Thilakan, Kanaka, NN Pillai Siddique-Lal
Soorya Manasam 2 Apr 1992 Mammootty, Raghvaran, Siddique Viji Thampi
Vietnam Colony 1992 Mohanlal, Kanaka, Shankaradi, Innocent Siddique-Lal
Sadayam 1992 Mohanlal, Maathu, Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu Sibi Malayil
Yoddha 3 Sep 1992 Mohanlal, Jagathy Sangeeth Sivan
Daivathinte Vikrithikal 1992 Raghuvaran, Srividya, Thilakan, Vineeth Lenin Rajendran
Vatsalyam 11 Apr 1993 Mammootty, Geetha, Siddique, Kaviyoor Ponnamma Cochin Hanifa
Devasuram 19 Apr 1993 Mohanlal, Revathy, Nedumudi Venu, Innocent IV Sasi
Venkalam 1993 Murali, Urvashi, Manoj K Jayan, KPAC Lalitha Bharathan
Paithrukam 1993 Suresh Gopi, Narendra Prasad, Geetha, Jayaram Jayaraaj
Midhunam 3 May 1993 Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Urvashi, Jagathi Sreekumar Priyadarshan
Akashadoothu 1993 Madhavi, Murali, Nedumudi Venu, Seena Antony Sibi Malayil
Golanthara Vartha 23 Dec 1993 Shobana, Sreenivasan, Kanaka, KPAC Lalitha Sathyan Anthikad
Manichithrathazhu 25 Dec 1993 Mohanlal, Shobana, Suresh Gopi, Vinaya Prasad Fazil
Thenmavin Kombath 23 Jan 1994 Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Shobana, Nedumudi Venu Priyadarshan
Pothan Mada 10 Mar 1994 Mammootty, Naseerudheen Shah, Janardhanan Nair TV Chandran
Parinayam 1994 Mohini, Manoj K. Jayan, Vineeth, Sukumari T. Hariharan
Minnaram 16 Sep 1994 Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar, Shobana, Thilakan Priyadarshan
Sukrutham 23 Dec 1994 Mammootty, Gautami,Manoj K Jayan, Shanthi Krishna Harikumar
Spadikam 30 Mar 1995 Mohanlal, Silk Smitha, Thilakan, Spadikam George Bhadran
Mazhayethum Munpe 31 Mar 1995 Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Shobhana, Annie Kamal
Mannar Mathai Speaking 1995 Mukesh, Innocent, Vani Viswanath, Sai Kumar Lal, Mani C. Kappan
Desadanam 13 Jan 1996 Master Kumar, Vijayaraghavan, Mini Nair, Unnikrishnan Nampoothiri Jayaraaj
Azhakiya Ravanan 9 Feb 1996 Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Kavya Madhavan, Bhanupriya Kamal
Kaala Pani 12 Apr 1996 Mohanlal, Amrish Puri, Prabhu, Tabu Priyadarshan
Desadanam 1996 Kaithapram, Vijayaraghavan, Mini Nair Jayaraj
Guru 12 Sep 1997 Mohalal, Suresh Gopi Rajiv Anchal
Aaram Thamburan 25 Dec 1997 Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, Innocent, Kalabhavan Mani Shaji Kailas
Punjabi House 4 Sep 1998 Dileep, Cochin Haneefa, Lal, Harishree Asokan, Jomol Meccartin
Summer in Bethlehem 4 Sep 1998 Mohanlal, Jayaram, Suresh Gopi, Manju Warrier Sibi Malayil
Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala 15 Oct 1998 Sreenivasan, Sangeetha, Thilakan, Innocent Vareed Thekkethala Sreenivasan
Agni Sashi 3 Jul 1999 Praveena, Sobhana, Srividya, Madhupal Shyamaprasad
Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu 15 Aug 1999 Thilakan, Manju Warrier Thilakan, Manju Warrier
Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal 1999 Jayaram, Thilakan, Samyuktha Varma, K.P.A.C. Lalitha Sathyan Anthikad
Vanaprastham 25 Dec 1999 Mohanlal, Suhasini, Mattanoor Shankara Marar, Kalamandalam Gopi Shaji N Karun
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