From tales of friendship to suspenseful crime thrillers, here are eight Malayalam flicks that tick all the boxes for a series on the web.

Mukham to Mayaanadhi 8 Malayalam films that would make for great web series
Flix Mollywood Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 16:47

It’s evening, it’s the weekend, it’s time to ‘Netflix and chill’. And gawwwd, wouldn’t you love to curl up with some chips and watch your favourite movie stars come alive and speak your own language, as superb characters on screen, day after day, season after glorious season? Wondering where they could find a neat script from? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – here’s 8 of our top picks for Malayalam flicks that could click.

Kammatipaadam: Rajeev Ravi dislodges all the conventional aesthetics around dusky men and women, placing a story in the early 80s in the backdrop of Kammatipaadam, a small town in central Kerala. He weaves in tales of friendship between Dalit lads Ganga, Balan, and an ‘upper’ caste boy Krishnan and their complicated love stories, apart from intriguing narratives about shady land mafias and underworld links. Enough meat to run it into 3 or 4 series.

Mukham: A superbly crafted suspense crime thriller centred around a moralistic serial killer who targets only women who, he feels, have strayed away from the high ground of morality. Mohanlal plays the investigative officer, with Nassar as the antagonist. Each thread of crimes committed is filled out with intriguing backstories and the suspense is nicely built up. Quite a racy series it would be.

Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu: Written by Padmarajan and directed by Joshiy, Mammootty headlines this crime thriller that revolves around a serial killer. With an ensemble cast of actors, like Mukham, there will be enough plot twists and thrills to make up a long running series.

Mumbai Police: Dark, gritty with a lead who has broken a lot of conventions one associates with an average celluloid hero, this Rosshan Andrrews directorial written by Bobby-Sanjay has enough going to turn into an evenly-paced, gripping web series.

Action Hero Biju: What makes this a freshly brewed story is its narrative and characterisation, centred around the everyday life of a Circle Inspector. It’s part serious, part funny and part moving with a lot of quirky, realistic characters lined up. In fact, it’s more ideal as a web series than a film.

Ee Adutha Kalathu: Murali Gopy frames multiple stories into the narrative, each with intricate, realistic characters based in urban and rural terrain, and intersperses their situations craftily. It’s dark, funny, poignant, very real and riveting to watch. Ticks all the boxes for a series on the web.

Mayaanadhi: It’s about a boy and girl who are perfect for each other. Yet their relationship is never smooth sailing, to the point of being jinxed. There is a parallel track running between the boy and a few cops on his trail. Lot of deep romantic moments, an interesting track around the girl’s struggle with her career and family, along with a string of fantastically original characters makes Aashiq Abu’s Mayaanadhi an interesting choice as a web series.

Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (series): This iconic investigative cop thriller headlined by the unassuming, intelligent and dynamic Sethurama Iyer unravelling a series of crimes with clinical precision is the stuff tailor-made for a web series.

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