5 Inspiring Malayalam Movies to Lift Your Spirits

Inspiration is needed every now and then, it becomes a ray of shining hope when every thing seems to be to scattered. Today we will talk about 5 Inspiring Malayalam movies that helped rekindle hope in Indian and global viewers . Malayalam movies have been gaining huge popularity since the last few years with its impeccable narratives and storyline, it’s characters and it’s ever-evolving cinematography give rise to movies which leaves the audience in awe. Without delaying any further, lets get to the main part of Peep Buzz’s curated list of 5 inspiring Malayalam movies to watch.

1. Ustad Hotel (2012)

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The story follows the dream and passion of a young man named Faizi (Dulquer Salmaan), wanting to go to the United Kingdom to practice culinary and become a well-renowned chef. Unfortunately, Faizi is always looking up to the skills of chef who are located in the western part of the world, that is when his fate invites him to join his grand father’s small restaurant called Ustad Hotel on a beach which serves astonishing biryani. There he starts learning the true meaning of becoming a chef and the amount of skills, love and knowledge that is put in to one dish to become an everlasting umami on the tongue of his customers.

The inspiration: Individuals who often get stuck in the path of passion and career require a nature’s calling, when ambitions are high that tend to break the stereotype of the society. You witness Faizi wants to find the true purpose of his life while getting an approval from his conservative father as well.

Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Thilakan, Siddique, Nithya Menen

Director: Anwar Rasheed

IMDB: 8.2

2. Philips and the Monkey Pen (2013)

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Philips and the Monkey Pen is a Family drama movie with hints of comedy that revolve around a mischievous school boy named Ryan Philip (Sanoop Santhosh) and his relationship with the magical pen (Monkey Pen) he found at his grandfather’s antique store. Ryan is always up to some naughty stuff, as he tries to avoid the math’s subject and the homework. Monkey pen enters his life to help him complete his home work which makes his life more easier. Subsequently, the movie focuses on show casing the relationship between a father, a son and the family altogether.

The inspiration: Most of the kid’s enemy undeniably is the subject math, the monkey pen helps Ryan understanding the life is not always as easy and magical it might seem. It is hard-work and determination that helps you climb the ladder of life.

Cast: Sanoop Santhosh, Jayasurya, Ramya Nambeeshan, Joy Mathew

Director: Rojin Philip, Rojin Thomas, Shanil Muhammed

IMDB: 7.3

3. Mili (2015)

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In the list of Inspiring Malayalam movies, if you are an introvert then this movie might be the passage of your inspiration. The film revolves around an introvert women name Mili (Amala Paul) who is often depressed in the movie, after going through the continuous backlash due to her affectation and inferiority, she finally decides to pull up her socks and come out of her hardened shell. She also has a soft-skills trainer named Naveen (Nivin Pauly) who tends to her aid, and supports her through her progress of becoming a self made women,

The inspiration: This inspiring Malayalam movie shows us how a person can rise up no matter how many times they fall. There are many people in this world who suffer from an inferior complex and are often include them in the Introvert group. If the person wishes and is determined, they can improve their communication skills and grow out of the shell and barrier which they have created for themselves.

Cast: Amala Paul, nivin Pauly, Praveena, Saikumar

Director: Rajesh Pillai

IMDB: 6.0

4. 1983 (2014)

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Cricket is something that many Indians are passionate about, in the next movie in the list of most inspiring Malayalam movies is 1983.Unfortunately, one of the top underrated south movies, it delves into the story of Rameshan (Nivin Pauly), passionate about cricket in the village of Brahmamangalam. The story moves on further where Rameshan is able to revive his passion of cricket through his son Kannan (Bangath Abrid) , along side the support of his wife Susheela (Srinda Arhaan). The movie goes through the journey which portrays the vital role of a father and the passion of cricket.

The Inspiration: There are many children who often don’t get to achieve what they had wished for, which happens in the case of Rameshan. Therefore, when he finds out his son is also passionate about cricket he decided to help his son achieve the dreams and desire he had wished for. It shows an inspiration for a father is transferred on to the son when the passion is the same.

Cast: Nivin Pauly, Anoop Menon, Bhagath Abrid, Arinda Arhaan

Director: Abrid Shine

IMDB: 7.7

5. Ayalum Njanum Thammil… (2012)

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The Story revolves around Ravi (Prithviraj Sukumaran), a junior doctor who supported and helped by a Senior doctor Samuel (Prathap Pothen) and a forbidden relationship of Ravi and Sainu (Samvrutha Sunil) that changes his life course. It also focuses on the journey of Ravi as a junior doctor himself who is transformed from an arrogant doctor into a well-versed doctor by Dr. Samuel the head at the redemption hospital in Munnar. The movie shows the journey of how life can be unpredictable but with the right guidance, the boat sails smoothly. in the river of life.

The Inspiration: It is often our anger and temperament that takes the best side of our life. It is then when people who have knowledge come in as a guidance and help us get out through the mud. The story of Ravi and his journey as an aspiring doctor with the help of Dr. Samuel who helps him become a doctor with impeccable talent.

Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Samvrutha Sunil, Prathap Pothen, Narain

Director: Lal Jose

IMDB: 8.0

Benefits of watching Inspiring Malayalam Movies

Firstly, since the movies are based in Malayalam language, it is easily understandable for people from Kerala. Inspirational movies help individuals to understand, motivate and gain self-esteem which helps them come out o their shell and become the person they were born for. It also helps people who are depressed to move on from the phase of being simultaneously sad for the bad outcomes and rather focus on the greener side of life.

Malayalam movies have recently become very popular and with amazing story line and since these movies also being slowly supported with English subtitles it makes it easier for people from diverse group around the globe to watch and enjoy these inspiring movies.

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