2014 is coming to an end and it is time to choose the best of the year. There are 140 movies have been released in Mollywood in 2014, but only a few of them managed to taste the success. The years 2012 and 2013 proved to be favourable for the Malayalam film industry, which saw as many films hitting the screens. While some went on to earn big bucks, others failed to the box-office. But in 2014, the industry witnessed big box office disasters as well as a fall down in the excellence of making. There are so many movies which did well at the box office, but there are only a few which grabbed critical acclaims.
The first releas of the year was Salala Mobiles, directed by Sharath A Haridaasan. The movie which had Dulquer Salmaan and Nazriya Nazim in the lead roles it was failed at the box office. The first box office Hit of the year was Nivin Pauly’s 1983 directed by Abride Shine. The Blockbuster of the year was Multi-starrer ‘Bangalore Days’, directed by Anjali Menon. Fahadh Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Fahad Faasil, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy, Isha Talwar, Nithya Menen etc. The movie went on to become the second highest grosser ever of Malayalam film history.
Aashiq Abu’s Mammootty starrer Gangster, and Mohanlal starrer Mr Fraud, directed by B Unnikrishnan failed at the box office. Om Shanti Oshana, 7th Day, Ring Master, How Old Are You, Angry Babies, Vikramadithyan, Sapthamashree Thaskaraha, Vellimoonga, Varsham etc are the commercially successful movies of year 2014.
Here we bring you the list of the Best Movies of 2014, which were selected on the basis of excellence in scripting, making, technical aspects and performance at the box office.
2. Bangalore Days
6. Iyobinte Pusthakam
7. How Old Are You
After ‘Laila O Laila, Mohanlal has agreed to do another big budgeter with the director Joshy. To be produced by M K Nasser of ‘Rajadhiraja’, the shoot for the movie is currently planed for next March. Lal will join this big budjeted film after completing his Sathyan Anthikkad film.
M K Nasser is also the producer of Jayaram’s ‘Sir C P, the new movie directed by Shajoon Kariyal, which is currently on sets at Alappuzha.
Mohanlal starrer classic action thriller, Narasimham is all set to be re-released on December 5th. The makers decided to re-release Narasimham to celebrate the 15th year of grand success. The Film was originally released on January 26, 2000. The movie is scripted by scenarist-director Ranjith and directed by Shaji Kailas.
Narasimham was a huge commercial success and went on to become the highest grosser of 2000. The fans and media are all excited about the re-release of the movie and is looking forward to a screening in Kerala. The biggest surprise of the movie was the cameo appearance by Mammootty, in the role Adv Nandagopal Marar. The actor received highly positive reviews for his electrifying performance. The makers even planned a movie with the character by Mammootty, but the project didn’t materialize due to some unknown reasons.
Director Manoj Alunkal’s upcoming movie ‘Ithinumappuram’ Riyaz Khan and Meera Jasmine in the lead roles.
Riyaz Khan and Meera Jasmine play the roles of husband and wife in this film. Lakshmi Priya does the role of the lover of Riyaz Khan. The film narrates the hardships of Rukmini (Meera Jasmine) who is abandoned by her husband, who is in relationship with another woman.
Lalu Alex, Siddique, Sona Nair, and Ambika Mohan are the other main actors in the film. Vidyadharan Master composes music for the lines by Rafeeq Ahmed.
Anwar Rasheed debuted as a director with Mammootty starrer blockbuster movie Rajamanikyam. Anwar Rasheed, who was about to start Fahadh Faasil starrer Maniyarayile Jinnu, has postponed the project due to unknown reasons, and is planning for a Mammootty project. Amal Neerad, who proved his mettle as a cinematographer, made his directorial debut with Mammootty starrer Big B. If the reports are to be believed, Amal Neerad, who is currently busy with pre-production works of the upcoming Dulquer Salmaan movie, will direct Mammootty in his next project scripted by Unni R.
Kunchacko Boban will be seen in a double role in debutante Santhosh Vishwanadhan’s movie ‘Chirakodinja Kinavukal’. The movie will see Kunchacko Boban playing the roles of a tailor and an NRI. Rima Kallingal is the heroine and actor Sreenivasan plays a major role in the movie. Listin Stephen is the producer of this movie under the banner of Magic Frames.
Vineeth Sreenivasan’s new film will start soon. Actor Nivin Pauly and Aju Varghese once again play the lead rols. Their previous Film was ‘Thattathin Marayathu’ the movie went on to become a mega hit. Director himself is scripting the movie. LJ Films and Vinod Shornoor are jointly producing this movie.
Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is a family entertainer directed by debutante Benny Thomas. The movie stars Jayaram and Asif Ali in the lead roles. Kaniha and Meera Nandan essays the female leads. Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is penned by scenarist duo Udaya Krishna-Sibi K Thomas and produced by Haneef Mohammed under the banner Red Rose Creations.
The movie’s story sets all around an Orthodox Muslim Family, Parankiyath. The Family Members of Parankiyath lives in a strict Orthodox Atmosphere. One of the strict rules of the family is that no one is allowed outside of Muslim cast is allowed to enter the House. The movie starts to unfold when some one from a hindu cast tries to enter the family. Its Doctor Madhavan Kutty (Jayaram) tries to enter Parankiyath. He has some intensions in him and he wants to full fill via entering Parankiyath. Madhavan Kutty tries to enter into house as Dr Mamooty.
As a Debutant director, Benny Thomas gave an impressive performance. The film is in a festival mood with colours and richness. But the presence of double meaning dialogues are sometimes very irritating. Cinematography and back ground scoring was brilliant and Songs were also not bad.
However the script has some lags but the direction and Technical elements sucessfully overcame that. The movie is a clean family Entertainer. As always Jayaram rocked the show. He was too good in his charater. Asif Ali too did his Job well. Kalabhavan Shajon and Babu Raj handled the comic part very well.
Verdict – Go and watch it with your family