Top 98 Worst Malayalam Movies Ever

Malayalam Film Industry has been producing scores of movies from decades. Here is the list of worst malayalam movies which did not do so well and are not recommendable to be watched.

1. Flash

This movie starring Mohanlal and Parvathy, directed by Sibi Malayil was released in 2007. The rating received is only 3.2.

2. Parthan Kanda Paralokam

Parthan is a social worker and is loved by all except his uncle. He falls in love with his daughter who has her own plans. This movie was produced in 2008, directed by Anil and starring Jayaram, Salim Kumar, Salu Kuttanadu, and Kalabhavan Mani. This movie received a 3.2 rating.

3. Nallavan

This drama is directorial of Aji John. This movie stars Kollam Ajith, Bijukuttan, Anoop Chandran, Jayan Cherthala. This film did not receive a great rating it is at 2.8.

4. Dae! Ingottu Nokkiye

A chief minister is admired for his greatness, however, one of his next generation family member discovers his real side. This movie is directed by Balachandra Menon and the cast includes Mala Aravindan, Idavela Babu, Rajan P. Dev, and M.R. Gopakumar. This film is rated 2.3.

5. Rektha Shashikal Zindabad

Two childhood friends stand against Capitalism, Slavery and Caste system. This film is directed by Venu Nagavalli and stars Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, and Nedumudi Venu and was released in 2011. This movie was rated 5.9.

6. Krishnanum Radhayum

The movie is about the lead characters from different religions falling in love. Their wedding leads to their separation from family and many other challenges they face. Released in 2011, John played by Santhosh Pandit himself, who directed the movie and other important roles played by Souparnika, Rupa Jith, Devika, and Ajit, it received a rating of 2.

7. Colors

This comedy flick is rated 2.9 only. This was a release of 2009 and was directed by Raj Babu. It stars Harisree Asokan, Bhama, Dileep, and Cochin Hanifa.

8. Kilukkam Kilukilukkam

This was a comedy movie released in 2006 and has a poor rating of 2.3. This film was directed by Sandhya Mohan and stars Kunchacko Boban, Jayasurya, and Kavya Madhavan.

9. Soothradharan

The lead character is house arrested and her only hope is a man named Ramesan. Directed by Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas and starring Dileep, Cochin Hanifa, Meera Jasmine, Salim Kumar this movie is rated slightly above average at 5.1.

10. Nagaram

This movie was released in 2007 is rated 4.8. Many cities and towns in Kerala are facing a severe problem, due to tons of waste disposals. The movie focuses on the Cochin Corporation, which is facing major challenges in this regards. It is directed by M.A. Nishad and stars Kalabhavan Mani, Biju Menon, Harisree Asokan, Baburaj.

11. Kaiyethum Doorath

This movie is a ‘Drama and Romance’ rated 3.3. This is about Sachin and Sushma who meet at a hill resort and for Sachin, it is love at first sight. Sachin hesitates in expressing his feelings to Sushma. Later he finds out that Sushma is engaged and her marriage is fixed. Directed by Fazil and starring Fahadh Faasil, Nikita Thukral, Sudheesh, Revathy, this film is an average work.

12. Nachbarinnen

This high-voltage drama is rated 6.9 and was released in 2004.
Director: Franziska Meletzky Stars: Dagmar Manzel, Grazyna Szapolowska, Jörg Schüttauf, Berndt Stübner

13. Photographer

A wildlife photographer has evidence against a police officer and goes missing. The missing photographer’s brother takes upon the responsibility of finding his missing sibling.
Director: Ranjan Pramod | Stars: Mohanlal, Neethu Shetty, Biju Menon, Saranya Bhagyaraj

14. Bus Conductor

Kunjakka, a lovable conductor faces some huge problems in life. Released in the year 2005, rated 3.7, this film was directed by V.M. Vinu and stars Mammootty, Innocent, and Nikita Thukral.

15. Kuberan

Siddharthan who is a small time actor, tries to help Pooja with her tragic past and faces many hurdles. This film is rated 5.3, released in 2002, directed by Sundardas and stars Dileep, Samyuktha Varma, Uma Shankari and Harisree Asokan.

16. Parunthu

Directed by M. Padmakumar and starring Augustin, Devan, Cochin Hanifa, and Jaykrishnan, this film was released in 2008 as an Action thriller and did not succeed much, receiving a rating of 2.7

17. Baba Kalyani

High profile police officer reaches Cochin to investigate a terrorist plot. This movie is rated 5.2, released in 2006 and was directed by Shaji Kailas. This film stars Mohanlal, Biju Menon, Tessa & Jyotirmai.

18. Pattalam

This comedy flick presents a situation raised in a village, due to armed forces camping there in order to prevent a terrorist attack. This movie is rated 4.9 and is directed by Lal Jose. It stars Mammootty, Biju Menon, Tessa, and Jyotirmai.

19. Vajram

Released in 2004, and rated 3.1 this film is an action flick. It is directed by Pappan Pramod and stars Mammootty, Kousalya, Vasundhara Das, and Suresh Krishna.

20. Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar

This is a fun take on Saroj Kumar’s life and career. It is rated 4.2 and falls in the comedy genre. It is directed by Sajjan Raghavan and stars Sreenivasan, Fahaad Fasil, Apoorva Bose and Salim Kumar.

21. Pranyamanithooval

Comedy drama rated 3.1 only. It is a directorial by Thulasidas and screen shared by Jayasurya, Vineeth Kumar, Gopika and Harisree Asokan.

22. Time

An anti-corruption group’s attempt results into the termination of a state level minister. What unfolds later is what is the screenplay about. This movie was released in 2007, was known to be an action thriller. This film was directed by Shaji Kalias, starring Suresh Gopi, Vimala Raman, Padmapriya, and Sreekumar.

23. Malayalimamanu Vanakkam

The lead character has to bring back his sister home, who has run away with a Tamil speaking person. This movie is rated 4.7 and was released in 2002. This is a masala movie with Action, Comedy and, Drama. It was directed by Rajasenan, and stars Jayaram, Jagathi Sreekumar, Prabhu and Roja.

24. Praja

This film was released in 2001, was rated 3.6 . This movie is about an ex-Underworld Don who wants to start a peaceful life, however, few people and situation around, push him to his older profession. This movie was directed by Joshi and stars Mohanlal, Aishwarya, Mahesh Anand, and Cochin Hanifa.

25. Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe

This action comedy flick is about a carefree guy, who takes up the job his brother after his father’s death. This job is about bringing down old buildings. This movie has a rating of 2.6 and was directed by Ansar Kalabhavan, starring Jishnu, Bhavana, Jagathi Sreekumar and Narendra Prasad.

26. Kerala House UdanVilpanakku

Issues ensue when the lead character sells a house located on Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. This movie is rated 3.7 and was released in the year 2004. It was directed by Thaha and stars Jayasurya, Girly, Harisree Asokan, with Cochin Hanifa.

27. Parayan Maranthu

Two couple get into the confusion of love quadrangle. This film was released in 2009 and was rated 7.8. It was directed by Arun A Bhaskar and stars Arun, Kalaranjini, K.P.A.C Lalitha and Madhupal.

28. Dr. Patient

A comedy-drama which was released in the year of 2009 and received a rating of 3.4. This film was directed by Viswanathan and it is about a psychiatrist who has unique ways of curing his clients. However, things go wild post his identity is revealed. The star cast includes Mala Aravindan, Bijukuttan, Anoop Chandran and Jaysurya.

29. Pranayakalam

This film released in 2007, has a rating of 5.2. It was directed by Uday Ananthan, and stars Ajmal Ameer, Vimala Raman, Baburaj and Balachandra Menon.

30. Kancheepurathe Kalyanam

This comedy flick was rated 3.2 and was released in 2009. This has duo directors, Fazil and Jaykrishna and stars Suresh Gopi, Mukesh, Harisree Asokan, and Mukhta George.

31. Sound of Boot

A murder mystery where a couple travels to a hill station and the lady gets murdered. Suresh Gopi plays a cop who tries to resolve this mystery. The film directed by Shaji Kailas and cast also includes Bala, Rajan P Dev, Krishna Kumar.

32. Freedom

This film is rated 2.5, released in 2004. This movie is directed by Thampi Kannanthanam, and the cast include Jishnu, Nishanth Sagar, Renuka Menon, and Nithya Das.

33. Ring Tone

This movie was rated 3.2, was released in 2010. This movie stars Baburaj, Bala, Shivani Bhai, and Anoop Chandran and was directed by Ajmal.

34. Aagathan

This movie was rated 5.4 and released in 2010. The plot is about the rat race between a father who is a defense personnel and his future son-in-law. It’s a drama romance and is directed by Kamal. The cast members are Dileep, Sathyaraj, Charmy, and Lal.

35. Chekavar

This movie is rated 4.8 and was released in 2010, this film is a drama genre. It is directed by Sajeevan and stars Kollam Ajith, Kalasala Babu, and Janardanan.

36. Pramani

Corrupt politician tries to accumulate wealth in this drama, which is rated 3.8 and released in 2010. However, the family members on whose name he is making the wealth, backstab him. It’s directorial of B. Unnikrishnan and the cast includes Mammootty, Chempil Asokan, Baburaj, and Baiju.

37. Red Salute

This 3.9 rater released 2006 was directed by Vinod Vijayan and the cast includes Kalabhavan Mani, Kollam Ajith, Cochin Hanifa and Janardanan.

38. Doctor Love

Vinay Chandran is a struggling writer of romance. His luck changes once he meets someone and that is the twist of the story. This film was released in 2011 and was rated 5. It was directed by K. Biju and stars Ananya, Bhavana, Kunchacko Boban, Bhagath Baby Manuel.

39. Ee Snehatheerathu

This movie is a little higher in its rating at 6.9 and stars Uma Shankari.

40. Heylassa

It’s a comedy, however a nice plot where a dying businessman wants to find his lost wife and daughter. It was rated low at 2.4 and stars Suresh Gopi, Lalu Alex, Biju Kuttan and, Mukhta George.

41. Greetings

The lead falls in love with a new neighbour, however she moved in with a different motive. This ‘romcom’ is directed by Shajoon Karyal and stars Jaysurya, Kavya Madhavan, Innocent and Siddique.

42. Ravanan

This movie is an action thriller with 6.7 rating, directed by Jojo Varghese, the cast includes Kalaabhavan Mani, Meghana Jasmine, Madhu Warrier and Sudheesh.

43. Love in Singapore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKW-yqQUfhA

The lead character is cheated when the girl who he is supposed to marry and her father move to Singapore. The story gets interesting when the lead also moves to the country. Directed by Meccartin and Raffi the cast includes Mammootty, Biju Kuttan, and Lalu Alex.

44. Kakkakarumban

This movie was released in 2004 and has a rating of 3.4.

45. Pothan Vava

This film was rated 4.2 and released in 2006. The lead played by Mammootty visits his father who was long divorced from his mother on her advise. This was a directorial by Joshi and stars Nedumudi Venu, Usha Utthup and Biju Kuttan.

46. Phantom

A mysterious guy arrives at a village and starts fighting the local muscle. This role is played by Mammootty, with Biju Varkey’s direction. The others in the star cast are Lalu Alex, Cochin Hanifa, Aswathy and Manoj K Jayan.

47. Malsaram

This movie is rated 3.7 and was released in 2003. Its main lead is played by Suchitra.

48. Dubai

Mammoothy strikes again, this movie was filmed in 2001and was directed by Joshi. The other co-actors are Anjala Javeri, Biju Menon, N.F Varghese.

49. Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam

A writer with a different skill, writes real-life stories and somehow gets himself into living a character of his story. Shaiju Anthikkad, Shaji Azeez are the duo directors in this 3.4 rated movie. The cast on the screen are Boban Alumoodan, Nilambur Ayisha, Ponnamma Babu and Biju Kuttan.

50. Sradha

This movie is about a police officer handling the anti-terrorist squad. This movie is rated 3.5 and was released in 2000. It is directed by I.V Sasi and has legendary actor Mohanlal in it. The others in the cast are Abhirami, Anu Anand and Devan.

51. Stalin Sivadas

Mammootty playing the lead in this Tamil movie made no waves. It is a directorial of T.S. Suresh and also stars Kushboo.

52. Sidhartha

This is an action, drama and mystery rated 3.4 and was released in 1998. It was directed by Jomon and also starring Nedumudi Venu, Thilakan and Lalu Alex.

53. Oral Mathram

This is a drama featuring Mammoothy, Sudheesh, Thilakan, and Sreenivasan. This is directorial of Sathyan Anthikkad. It was rated 6.3 which makes it watchable.

54. Indraprastham

Simran who is a political journalist gets into a tangle, due to personal information she has about someone important. Directed by K.K Haridas and starring Mammootty, it also stars Devan and Vikram.

55. Innalekalillathe

A young man out of bad marriage has lost trust in the institution. His trust restores when he meets a girl again. Directed by George Kithu it was rated 4.6 and was released in 1997. It stars Biju Menon and Manju Warrier.

56. No. 1 Sneha Theeram Bangalore North

This is a complicated romantic comedy rated 5.8 and released in 1995. It was directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and stars Mammootty with Janardanan, Kalpana, and Mammukoya.

57. Vishnu

Directed by Sreekumar, this is another Mammootty starrer. Its an action, crime and drama film and was rated 5.5. It also stars Shobana, Saikumar, and Ranjitha.

58. Bharathavudyogam

Rated 3.2 and released in 2001, this is directorial of Suresh Vinu and it stars Jagadish, Athira, Siddique, and Jagathi Sreekumar.

59. Mulla

A local muscle develops compassion for a middle-class girl due to an orphaned baby. The lead is played by Dilip in this directorial by Lal Jose. This movie also stars Ajay Kumar, Mala Aravindan, Reena Bashir and Bhavana.

60. Junior Senior

Boss and employee tussle for a girl makes it an interesting plot. This movie was released in 2005 and received a rating of 2.7, which is not great. Directed by G. Srikanthan it stars Mukesh, Kunchacko Boban, Sharmilli and Sriranjini.

61. Thacholi Varghese Chekavar

This Mohanlal starrer earned a rating of 5.3. Here the master of martial arts helps his student rescue a girl he loves. This movie is directed by Rajeev Kumar, and stars Vineeth, Urmila Matondkar and Thilakan.

62. Kavacham

This movie unrated and the lead is played by Raghuvaran. It was released in 1992.

63. Chandranudikkunna Dikhil

This Dileep movie released in 1999 is rated 6.6. which is good. It’s a love story of a newly transferred bank official with a local girl. The director is Lal Jose and it also stars Indrans, Jagadish and Lal.

62. Aayiram Navulla Anantham

This Mammotty starring drama released in 1996 received a rating of 4.9. Murali, Gautami, and Madahavi. This was directorial by Thulasidas.

63. Pallavur Devanarayanan

This is a story of a drum player, enacted by Mammootty, who goes on to impress people with his talent. This one is directed by V.M. Vinu Thilakan, Sangeetha and Raasi. It was rated 4.4.

64. Pandippada

A poor man using different techniques to make money gets entangled in the feud of two landlords. This film received a rating of 6.2 and was directed by the duo Meccartin with Raffi. The cast includes Dileep, Harisree Asokan, Navya Nair and Prakash Raj.

65. Kochi Rajavu

A student who is freed from prison is trying to find his girlfriend. This was directed by Johny Antony, and stars Dileep, Rambha, Kavya Madhavan and Harisree Asokan. It was rated 5.7.

66. Mullavalliyum Thenmavum

It is the story of two classmates falling in love and then eloping due to family pressure against their relationship. This film was rated 4.9 and stars Kunchacko Boban, Chaya Singh, Lalu Alex and Srividya.

67. Finger Print

This is a crime thriller released in 2005, where two cops are tasked with resolving a murder mystery are also brothers. The leads are played by Jayaram and Indrajith. Other actors are Gopika and Devan and this movie was directed by Satish Paul and rated 4.9.

68. Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran

Post marriage comedy-drama, where a newly married couple faces issues due to the past of the groom. Directed by Rajasenan, and starring Jayaram with Biju Menon, Bhavana and Devi Ajith, this film released in 1996, received a rating of 5.6.

69. Ivar

This is a crime thriller starring Jayaram and is rated 4.6. It is a directorial by Rajeev Kumar which stars Biju Menon, Bhavana, and Devi Ajith.

70. Changathipoocha

Property feud seems to be resolved by a fake love affair and that is an interesting plot. However, it could not have much impact and received a rating of 2.8. It was directed by S.P. Mahesh and stars Jayasurya, Harisree Asokan, Nedumudi Venu, and Jagathi Sreekumar.

71. Life is Beautiful

In this comedy-drama, the plot is about a couple and the man’s adventures in his new profession of teaching. This was rated 6.5 and stars Mohanlal, Samyuktha Verma, Geethu Mohandas, and Innocent.

72. Kadathanadan Ambadi

This is a 6.1 rated movie with some big names in its crew. It is a directorial by legendary Priyadarshan and stars Mohanlal along with Cochin Hanifa, and Jayamalini.

73. Vamsam

Baiju Kottarakkara has directed this flick which received a rating of 5.8 and was released in the year 1997. The key role is played by Mukesh.

74. City Police

Story of a police officer who is in trouble due to a criminal’s escape from his grip and murdering an influential person. This film was directed by Venu. B Nair and stars Suresh Gopi and Geetha. It was rated 3.3 and was released in 1993.

75. Sindhoora

This is an unrated movie released in 1992 and directed by Uma Maheshwar Rao.

76. Raid

This is an unrated movie released in 1991 and was the work of K.S. Gopalakrishnan.

77. Vaadaka Gunda

This is a 1989 release and is unrated. This film was directed by Gandikuttan.

78. Athirtikal

This movie was a release of 1988 and was directed by J.D. Thottan. It is unrated too.

79. Samarappanam

This is a 1987 movie which is unrated. The director was P. Vasu.

80. Railway Cross

This was released in 1986 and is unrated. It was directed by G. Gopalakrishnan.

81. Sangeetha Sangamam

This film was directed by K. Vishwanath in 1988 and is unrated.

82. Swandam Sharika

This is a classic and released in 1984. This has direction of Ambili and stars Mala Aravindan, Adoor Bhasi, Gopi and Kunchan.

83. Himavahini

This cast is the heaviest one with both Mohanlal and Mammootty in one screen. It was rated 6.9 and released in the year 1983. The direction was given by P.G. Vishwambaran and cast also included Shanthikrishna and Kalaranjini.

84. Sindoora Sandhyakku Monam

It was released in 1982 and received a good rating of 7.6. Siblings are separated after their parent’s divorce and to get back together is another challenge in the future. This was a directorial of I.V. Sasi and starred Mohanlal, Lakshmi, Pappu and Prathap Pothen.

85. Hamsa Geetham

This film was a release of 1981 and is unrated. It includes P.K. Abraham, Indrapani, Balan K. Nair and Pappu in the cast and was directed by I.V. Sasi.

86. Hridhayam Paadunnu

This film was released in 1980 and is unrated. It was directed by G. Premkumar and the cast included Jalaja, Jayamalini, Jose and Ravikumar.

87. Hredhayathil Nee Mathram

Unrated movie from 1979. This was a directorial by P.P. Govindan.

88. Rowdy Ramu

This was a release of 1978 and is unrated. Directed by M. Krishnan Nair and cast includes Adoor Bhawani, Jayabharati, Manavalan Joseph and Madhu.

89. Rowdy Rajamma

Directorial by P. Subramanium was released in 1977. This film is unrated.

90. Dweep

Directed by Ramu Kariat and lead role played by Adoor Bhasi, this movie was released in 1976 and remains unrated.

91. Angathattu

Great legendary cast of Prem Nazir, Adoor Bhasi, Sukumaran Nair, and Jose Prakash. The movie is unrated with the direction of T.R. Raghunath and produced by M. Azim. It was released in 1973.

92. Honeymoon

Directorial by A.B. Raj and cast inclusive of Prem Nazir and Jose Prakash. This movie was unrated and released in 1974.

93. Snehadeepame Mizhi Thurakku

Directed by T. Bhaskaran and the cast included Adoor Bhasi, Madhu, T.R. Omana, and Kaviyoor Ponnamma. This film was released in 1972.

94. CID in Jungle

Directorial by G.P. Kammath and cast including Sathyan, T.S. Mutthaiah, S.P. Pillai and K.V. Shanthi, this film was released in 1971 and is unrated too.

95. Saraswathi

Directed by T.S. Nair and cast including Prem Nazir, Ragini, Adoor Bhasi, and the director himself. This film was released in 1970 and has no rating.

96. Swapnangal

P.Subramaniam’s directorial and the cast including Gitanjali, Madhu, S.P Pillai and K.V. Shanthi, this is a release of 1970 and is also unrated.

97. Sandhya

Directed by Dr.Vasan and screen shared by Bahadur, Adoor Bhasi, Jayabharathi and Khadeeja, this was a release of 1969 and is not rated.

98. Hotel High Range

Directorial by P. Subramaniam and cast supported by Bahadur, Paravoor Bharathan, Nellikode Bhaskaran, Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair, this was a release of 1968 and does not have any ratings.

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