New Malayalam movies on OTT (April): Christopher, Alone, Poovan, and more

The Malayalam film industry has been busy churning out a plethora of diverse movies spanning various genres. From thrilling mystery movies to romantic comedies and poignant slice-of-life dramas, there’s something for everyone. Highly anticipated releases include Mammooty’s “Christopher” and Mohanlal’s “Alone.” Below is a list of the new Malayalam movies that have been released in March and April on OTT platforms such as Zee5, Sony LIV, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, and more. Take your pick.

New Malayalam movies on OTT

FilmPlatformRelease Date
PoovanZee5March 24
Purusha PreethamSony LivMarch 24
ChristopherAmazon Prime VideoFebruary 9
AloneDisney Plus HotstarMarch 3
ChathuramSaina PlayMarch 9
RomanchamDisney Plus HotstarApril 7
Maheshum MarutiyamAmazon Prime VideoApril 7
ChristySony LivMarch 10
Enkilum ChandrikeManorama MaxApril 1 

1. Poovan

Directed by Vineeth Vasudevan, Poovan follows the tale of Hari, an insomniac. His life changes dramatically one day, after the advent of a rooster. The film attempts to relate the trauma of sleep disorders, through this slice-of-life film. Poovan also delves into the fragilities of communication, the stores of people and misunderstanding arising from human connection.

  • Poovan IMDb rating: 5.7
  • Where to watch Poovan: Zee 5
  • Poovan cast: Girish AD, Annies Abraham, Arshad Ali

2. Purusha Preetham

Directed by Krishand, Purusha Preetham is a crime procedural story. The film follows Inspector Sebastien, who gets caught in a murder mystery. As the lines between the truth and lies begin to blur, he must find his way out. The film was directly released on OTT.
  • Purusha Preetham rating: N/A
  • Where to watch Purusha Preetham: Sony LIV
  • Purusha Preetham cast: Darshana Rajendran, Pooja Mohanraj, Pramod Velliyanad

3. Christopher

One of the most-awaited films of 2023, Christopher, starring Mammooty, was one of the biggest hits this year. An action-thriller flick, the film chronicles the adventures of a sincere ADGP Christopher Antony. His method of fighting crime is to turn vigilant and ensure the safety of women.

  • Christopher IMDB rating: 7.2/10
  • Christopher cast: Mammooty, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Amala Paul
  • Where to watch Christopher: Amazon Prime Video

4. Alone 

A mystery-thriller film, Alone is set during the 2020 Covid-pandemic in India. It follows Mohanlal, a motivational speaker living in a Kochi flat during the lockdown. However, he starts witnessing paranormal activity and has to unravel the mystery. Mohanlal is the only character featured in the film.

  • Alone IMDb rating: 3.7/10 
  • Where to watch Alone: Disney Plus Hotstar 
  • Alone cast: Mohanlal 

5. Chathuram

Chathuram tells the story from the perspective of Selena, and how she fights for justice after being abused in her marriage to a middle-aged man. However, after a turn of events, things turn in her favour. The story is about love and revenge and focuses on the idea that when a woman is determined, she is pretty unstoppable. 
  • Chathuram IMDb rating: 7.4/10 
  • Where to watch Chathuram: Saina Play
  • Chathuram cast: Roshan Mathew, Swasika Vijay, Alencier Ley Lopez

6. Romancham

Based on real incidents apparently, Romancham is based on the lives of seven bachelors living in Bangalore, during the year 2007. They use an Ouija board, the film looks at how divination, which began as fun, becomes a somewhat troubling problem for the friends.
  • Romancham IMDB rating:7.9/10
  • Where to watch: Disney Plus Hotstar 
  • Romancham cast: Soubin Sahir, Anantharaman Ajay

7. Maheshum Marutiyum

Directed by Sethu, Maheshum Marutiyum is a romantic comedy written and directed by Sethu, featuring Asif Ali and Mamta Mohandas. The film follows a triangular love story between a man, a woman and a Maruti 800.
  •  Maheshum Marutiyum IMDB rating: 5.7/10
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video  
  • Maheshum Marutiyum cast: Asif Ali, Mamta Mohandas

8. Christy

In the directorial debut of Alvin Henry, Christy tells the story of Roy, who joins Christy’s tuition classes. The two fall in love, and then have to tackle the biggest challenge in their relationship, when Roy gets a job outside India. The story follows how they fight for their love.
  • Christy IMDb rating – 5.6
  • Where to watch- SonyLIV
  • Christy Cast- Malavika Mohanan, Mathew Thomas, Manju Pathrose

9. Enkilum Chandrike

Directed by Adithyan Chandrashekhar, Enkilum Chandrike focuses on Abhi, who fears losing his lover Chandrika to an arranged marriage. However, his friends are determined to reunite with them. 
  • Enkilum Chandrike IMDb rating – 6/10
  • Enkilum Chandrike Manorama Max 
  • Enkilum Chandrike Saiju Kurup, Niranjana Anoop