Padmini to Neymar: New Malayalam OTT releases in August 2023 (2023)

Malayalam cinema has grabbed the spotlight and never let go since the start of the pandemic. The quality of the movies from the film industry has got people from across the country streaming Malayalam content more than ever. Be it films of the younger stars such as Fahadh Faasil, Dulquer Salmaan, Tovino Thomas, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Anna Ben and Prithviraj Sukumaran or veteran superstars such as Mohanlal and Mammootty, Malayalam movies that find their way to OTTs are now watched by not just Mollywood fans. OTTplay has got you covered when it comes to the latest Malayalam OTT releases and where you can stream them:

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Padmini to Neymar: New Malayalam OTT releases in August 2023 (1)

Helmed by Nishad Ebrahim, this thriller stars Anarkali Marikar, Rajisha Vijayan and Srikanth in pivotal roles. The movie revolves around a killer who is on prowl and a police officer who is obsessed with bringing the criminal down.

Streaming on: Manorama Max

1001 Nunakal

After losing everything they had in a fire, a couple decide to spend a night at their friend's place to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. But a game with their friends reveal dark secrets that will change their relationship dynamics forever.

1001 Nunakal review: An intriguing drama that serves as a microcosm of modern Malayali marriages

Streaming on: Sony LIV


Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam director Senna Hegde, Nayattu star Kunchacko Boban and Kunjiramayanam writer Deepu Pradeep team up for this feel-good comedy about a college lecturer, whose life crosses paths with three women and how it defines him. Aparna Balamurali, Madonna Sebastian and Vincy Aloshius play the female protagonist in the comedy entertainer.

Padmini movie review: Kunchacko Boban and team are delightful in this charming film, blotted only by a terse final act

Streaming on: Netflix


After Akamsh's father lets his dog loose to teach him a lesson, he along with his friend Sinto travel to Tamil Nadu to track down Neymar. However, what awaits them is an adventure that they aren't quite prepared for as they now get entangled in a gang war where their dog determines the fate of the winner.

Neymar movie review: Naslen, Mathew Thomas' dog movie doesn't have any tricks up its sleeve

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar


Two women are suspected of robbing a bank, under the guise of starting a beauty parlour. Even as they feign innocence, they must now devise a way of getting out of the sticky situation with their loot, with a cop hot on their heels. Rajisha Vijayan, Priya Prakash Nair, Alencier Ley Lopex, Prashanth Alexander and Vinay Forrt play the leads in this suspense thriller, helmed by debutant Suraj Varma.

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Streaming on: Manorama Max, OTTplay Premium

Njan Ippo Entha Cheyya

During the pandemic lockdown, youngsters Dhivya and Arjun are forced to spend more time together. The rollercoaster ride they go through during the time unravel aspects about each other in this dark comedy helmed by debutant filmmaker Vijay Menon and starring #Home and Sulaikha Manzil fame Deepa Thomas.

Streaming on: Saina Play

Ntikkakkakkoru Premondarnn

After Jimmy (Sharafudheen) falls in love with Fida (Anarkali Nazar) and decides to get married to her, he meets his first love Nithya, who is just getting out of her marriage. This has him re-evaluating his relationship with Fida. Sharafudheen, Bhavana, Anarkali Nazar and Baiju Santhosh star in this feel-good romcom, directed by debutant Adhil Maimoonath Asharaf.

Ntikkakkokkoru Premondarnn review: Bhavana, Sharafudheen’s film is a simple love story as advertised; nothing more, nothing less

Streaming on: Manorama Max

Janaki Jaane

Janaki's life has revolved around her home and neighbourhood, ever since she faced an incident in her childhood that heightened her fear of dark and being alone. Unni Mukundan falls head over heels for her and decides to get married, in spite of her phobia. Another incident that stems from her phobia, however, puts the couple in spotlight and their plight is used for political gain. How Janaki overcomes her fear form the plot of this light-hearted entertainer starring Navya Nair and Saiju Kurup.

Janaki Jaane review: Navya Nair, Saiju Kurup shine in Aniesh Upaasana’s well-written, tightly-knit movie

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar


After MBBS-aspirant Anna Chirayath is arrested by cop without verifying the facts, a section of media sensationalises the news. How a doctor and her friends decide to take on the media organisation form the plot of this thriller, which has Mamta Mohandas, Soubin Shahir and Shine Tom Chacko as part of its cast. VK Prakash directs this social thriller, which is scripted by S Suresh Babu of Shikkar and Oruthee fame.

Live review: Mamta Mohandas' film has a relevant, hard-hitting theme but is squandered by lacklustre execution

Streaming on: Manorama Max, OTTplay Premium

Kerala Crime Files

After a sex worker is murdered in a lodge, the police are tasked with an unenviable task of tracking down the culprit, with just one clue - a fake address. Based on a true story, the six-episode series, helmed by Ahammed Khabeer and starring Aju Varghese and Lal, revolves around how the cops went about the puzzling case.

Kerala Crime Files review: Aju Varghese’s police procedural marks an engaging Malayalam entry into web series arena

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar


On the very same day youngster Sethu and Megha plan to elope, the former's sister skips town with her collegemate. How this forces a change in plans, with Sethu and his uncles going in search for his sister and Megha accompanying them form the plot of this comedy entertainer, starring Anna Ben, Arjun Ashokan and Suresh Krishna.

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Streaming on: Netflix

Jackson Bazaar Youth

Lukman Avaran, Indrans and Jaffer Idukki star in this drama-thriller that revolves around a group of people living in Jackson Bazaar colony who faces eviction after the government decides to expand its national highways. What happens after the cops and the band members of Jackson Bazaar clash form the plot.

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video and Saina Play

Charles Enterprises

Decades after a Ganesha idol, which is believed to have been lost, is tracked down by a group of criminals, they offer Ravi, who is suffering from a rare form of night-blindness, a way out of his problems. But to get his reward, he must now decide to steal the idol from his mother, who is a staunch devotee. How Ravi seeks the aid of a friend to get the task done and the consequences he faces form the plot of the film, which has Balu Varghese and Urvashi as part of the cast.

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video


Indrans plays the lead in this thriller, which revolves around an homestay manager and his family, who move to a new village. His character begins to experience unexplained events after staying in an abandoned mansion, he is supposed to guard, and decided to take it upon himself to solve the mysteries after the cops are unconvinced of his explanations.

Streaming on: Manorama Max


After facing a sea of hurdles, single mother Ayisha finally gets a job as a gaddama in a palace in Riyadh. Her employers soon find out she's more than just a domestic help. Manju Warrier play the titular role in this family entertainer that also has Krishna Sankar and Radhika in pivotal roles. Debutant Aamir Pallikkal has helmed the movie, based on the life of Nilambur Ayisha - the first female Muslim theatre artiste.

Ayisha review: Manju Warrier excels in Aamir Pallikkal’s oversimplified true tale of a daring woman

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video


Director Jude Anthany Joseph's disaster drama, based on the 2018 Kerala floods, retells the stories of common man-turned-heroes and rescue efforts that transpired during the distressing times, through the story of a village and its residents as they brave the calamity. The film stars Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Lal, Narain, Asif Ali, Aparna Balamurali and Tanvi Ram.

2018 review: The Kerala story of hope, humanity and resilience, expertly crafted by Jude Anthany Joseph

Streaming on: Sony LIV and OTTplay Premium

Mea Culpa

Appani Sarath, Sohan Seenulal and Teena star in this revenge thriller about a man with a mysterious past who stalks a woman. The film, which is directed by Navaz Ali, is a direct-to-OTT release.

Streaming on: Saina Play

Pachuvum Atbutha Vilakkum

Prashanth aka Pachu, who runs an ayurveda franchisee, is requested to accompany his building owner's mother from Kerala to Mumbai in a train journey. But midway, she decides to get off at Goa, kickstarting a series of events that makes Pachu's path cross with two other women - Hamsadhawani and Nidhi. Fahadh Faasil stars in the titular role.

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum review: Fahadh Faasil’s charm, feel-good factor prop up Akhil Sathyan’s confident debut

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

Sulaikha Manzil

Haala decides to agree to an arranged marriage, much to the cheer of her family. But as the wedding day approaches, she and her NRI fiance have doubts about each other. How they navigate through the tricky phase form the plot of Ashraf Hamza's directorial starring Anarkali Marikar and Lukman Avaran.

Sulaikha Manzil review: Lukman Avaran, Anarkali Marikar’s film is simple, slow and subtly peddles regressive ideas

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

Kadina Kadoramee Andakadam

After Basheeruddin's aim is to start a venture in his hometown fails, a personal tragedy strikes. Basheer has to now accomplish a seemingly impossible task for his mother amid the pandemic lockdown. Basil Joseph plays the lead in this family drama, helmed by Muhashin.

Kadina Kadoramee Andakadaham review: Basil Joseph shines in this poignant tale of human struggles during lockdown

Streaming on: Sony LIV, OTTplay Premium


Ittoop, who is fast approaching 100 years old, chances upon a love letter that was sent to his wife almost five decades ago. He decides to seek for divorce, against the wishes of his children and grandchildren. His granddaughter decides to find the truth behind the alleged affair. Vijayaraghavan, Basil Joseph, Vineeth Sreenivasan and KPAC Leela star in this family comedy-drama.

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Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar


A writer, struggling with his own issues, moves into a house, which is believed to be haunted by a woman named Bhargavi who had apparently committed suicide after her lover abandoned her. After he starts experiencing unexplained incidents, the writer decides to investigate what happened to Bhargavi.

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Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video


Best friends Thajudheen and Benny have a fallout after the latter finds his scooter has dents all over. Thajudheen becomes a suspect, setting off a series of events that also have a ramification on their personal lives. How Thajudeen decides to prove his innocence and find the person responsible form the plot of the film, starring Soubin Shahir, Nikhila Vimal, Binu Pappu, Lijomol Jose and Naslen.

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Streaming on: Netflix

Simon Daniel

Starring Vineeth Kumar and Divya Pillai, this Sajan Antony directorial, whcih is a mystery-thriller, revolves around the hunt for a hidden treasure.

Streaming on: Saina Play

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