Starring Shane Nigam in the lead role and on the top of my Best Malayalam Movies of 2022 list, the story of Bhoothakaalam initiates after the death of a family member. Subsequently, the mother and the son experience bizarre events which misstate their sense of reality and make them question their sanity.
2. Jana Gana Mana
A critically acclaimed and a giant hit on Netflix India, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu in the lead roles, Jana Gana Mana (2022) circles around a college professor’s murder that sparks students unrest. A cop begins an investigation while a lawyer seeks justice in the courtroom.
3. Bheeshma Parvam
Fort Kochi endures a series of unfortunate events and death threats to his family, a former gangster-turned-marine exporter forcing him to revisit his past. The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Mammootty, Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Nadhiya Moidu, Shine Tom Chacko, and others.
4. Hridayam (2022)
One of the early blockbuster hits, Hridayam starring Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and Darshana Rajendran in the lead roles, is about Arun, a man in his early 30s, who reflects on his misspent youth and the rough life that brought him to adulthood.
Starring Mammootty and Parvathy in the lead roles, Puzhu is a gripping thriller that focuses on the relationship a father and son share and the underground family dynamics that follow. Best Malayalam Movies of 2022, so far.
6. Night Drive
Starring Anna Ben and Roshan Mathew in the primary roles, the 2022 thriller Night Driverevolves around a young couple out for a harmless night drive, and they run into unexpected trouble that may cost them their lives.