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A poster of ‘Iqbal’

A poster of ‘Iqbal’  

If you are in need of inspiration, this is the film for you. Shreyas Talpade is in the titular role of a hearing- and speaking-challenged boy dreaming of making it into the Indian cricket team. Naseeruddin Shah, a former cricketer, helps the poor village boy realise his dream.

Ennu Ninte Moideen

A still from ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’

A still from ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’  

The real-life eternal love story of Moideen and Kanchanamala, portrayed in reel life by Prithviraj Sukumaran and Parvathy, and R.S. Vimal probably making the best ever directorial debut in Malayalam.


A still from ‘Alaipayuthey’

A still from ‘Alaipayuthey’   | Photo Credit: GRJGM

While most love stories focus on life before marriage, this Mani Ratnam flick shows the problems faced by a couple who married against the wishes of their parents. A.R. Rahman's popular music added to the success of the film.

3 Idiots

A still from ‘3 Idiots’

A still from ‘3 Idiots’  

Rajkumar Hirani has magic in his films and this one is his best. A film that tells you to do what your mind says and giving you tons of positive energy in the process. The awesome chemistry between the lead actors makes it a fun fiesta.


A still from ‘Drishyam’

A still from ‘Drishyam’  

This Jeethu Joseph film shows how the protagonist tries to save his family from trouble against all odds. Brilliant performance from the whole cast and a superb climax made it the highest grossing Malayalam film ever.

Akash S.


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