Upcoming Malayalam movies on OTT in March 2023: Poovan, Purusha Pretham, Christopher, and more

Some of the best Malayalam content is coming to OTT.

Malayalam cinema is known for producing some of the best storylines in its feature films. From crime thrillers to romedies and even offbeat comedies, Malayalam cinema has some of the best in every genre. Some new Malayalam movies are releasing on OTT in March 2023, and we are super excited. While some of these are coming straight to streaming online, some will go through the theatrical route and then make their way to OTT. Here is a complete list for March.

Upcoming Malayalam movies on OTT: release date, platform

ChathuramSaina PlayMarch 9th
ChristySonyLIVMarch 9th
RekhaNetflixMarch 10th
PoovanZee5March 24th
Purusha PrethamSony LIVMarch 24th
ChristopherAmazon Prime VideoTBA
Sesham Mike-il FathimaTBATBA
ThankamDisney Plus HotstarTBA
KoomanAmazon Prime VideoTBA
RomanchamDisney Plus HotstarTBA


One of the highly rated Malayalam movies of last year, Chathuram is now coming to OTT this month. This drama film is a woman-centric story of Selena as the audience sees everything and everyone around her from her lens. Be it evil or good, we see how Selena reacts and judge what response is apt. Chathuram shows the fight to get justice in a male-dominated world, as a woman fights for the basic rights to be treated well, mentally as well as physically.

  • Chathuram OTT Release Date – March 9th
  • Chathuram IMDb rating – 7.4
  • Where to watch- Saina Play
  • Chathuram Cast- Roshan Mathew, Swasika Vijay, Alencier Ley Lopez


With mixed reviews from critics, Christy could still be your weekend romance drama watch. We will tell you why. Firstly, it is a fresh take on live-to-die love stories. It shows the story of Roy, who joins Christy’s tuition classes, as the both of them fall deeply in love. But everything changes when Roy gets a job out of India and the two must now take the biggest and toughest decision of their lives. It is a story about fighting for your love, illogical emotions, and the length that men can go for unrequited love. If you love Malayalam romedies, this could be the one for you.

  • Christy OTT Release Date – March 10th
  • Christy IMDb rating – 5.6
  • Where to watch- SonyLIV
  • Christy Cast- Malavika Mohanan, Mathew Thomas, Manju Pathrose


While not the most popular Malayalam movie to come out this year, Rekha has been appreciated by whoever has seen it. This crime thriller is all about a woman in love, who is willing to go to any length to get her love back. It all spirals downwards when one night she sets on a mission to take back what is hers. Even if that involves violence and mayhem.

  • Rekha OTT Release Date – March 10th
  • Rekha IMDb rating – 7.8
  • Where to watch- Netflix
  • Rekha Cast- Vincy Aloshious, Unni Lalu, Vishnu Govindhan


With director Vineeth Vasudevan at the helm, Poovan is an upcoming Malayalam dramedy that follows the life and journey of an insomniac, Hari, whose fortunes change when a rooster comes into his life. This offbeat story delves deep into the perils of sleep disorders and a man’s desperate attempts to fix the issues come what may. With stars like
Girish AD, Annies Abraham, and Arshad Ali in the star cast, there won’t be a dull moment in this one.

  • Poovan OTT Release Date – March 24th
  • Poovan IMDb rating – 5.7
  • Where to watch- Zee5
  • Poovan Cast- Girish AD, Annies Abraham, Arshad Ali

Purusha Pretham

Purush Pretham is an upcoming Malayalam movie that is coming straight to OTT. Directed by Krishand, the dramedy has elements of crime as it shows the story of sub-inspector Sebastian who is a celebrity among the common people. He is trustworthy yet suspicious when he gets stuck in a murder mystery where he is caught in a web of lies. He must escape and prove his innocence. With a original story by Manu Thodupuzha, Purusha Pretham is a solid watch coming soon to OTT.

  • Purusha Pretham OTT Release Date – March 24th
  • Purusha Pretham IMDb rating – N/A
  • Where to watch- Sony LIV
  • Purusha Pretham Cast- Darshana Rajendran, Pooja Mohanraj, Pramod Velliyanad


Released with a budget of Rs 18 crores, and amassing box office collections of more than Rs 38 crores, Christopher is one of the first few Malayalam hits from 2023. Starring Mammootty in the titular role of Christopher, this film is an action thriller flick that will keep you entertained during the entire runtime. It revolves around an honest police officer ADGP Christopher Antony who uses vigilantism and encounters to protect women and stop crimes against them.

  • Christopher OTT Release Date – TBA
  • Christopher IMDb rating – 7.2
  • Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video
  • Christopher Cast- Mammootty, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Amala Paul

Sesham Mike-il Fathima

Written and directed by debutant Manu C Kumar, Sesham Mike-il Fathima is an upcoming Malayalam comedy flick that stars Kalyani Priyadarshan in the lead role. Considering the movie hasn’t been released in theatres yet, there is not much to say about the plot and cast except the fact that the film is based on a woman, who is a football announcer, living in Mahabalipuram. While the movie is said not to be a sports film, expect certain elements that keep you on the edge of your seat. All in all, this will be a light entertainer.

  • Sesham Mike-il Fathima OTT Release Date – TBA
  • Sesham Mike-il Fathima IMDb rating – TBA
  • Where to watch- TBA
  • Sesham Mike-il Fathima cast- Kalyani Priyadarshan, Maala Parvathi, Femina George


From lighthearted flicks to hardcore crime thrillers, Thankam is an exhilarating ride that shows how money and debt are behind the evil in everyone’s lives. Written by Syam Pushkaran and directed by Saheed Arafath, the crime drama is set in Thrissur, the Gold Capital of India, where the two protagonists, Muthu and Kannan are gold brokers. It shows how the duo plan to send gold to Mumbai but gets caught in the web of greed, crime, and suspense. The movie involves gritting action scenes, murders, police officers, and more of the classic stuff.

  • Thankam OTT Release Date – TBA
  • Thankam IMDb rating – 7.3
  • Where to watch- Disney Plus Hotstar
  • Thankam Cast- Biju Menon, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Aparna Balamurali

Other Malayalam movies releasing on OTT

Aanandham ParamaanandhamTBATBA
Pranaya VilasamTBATBA
RomanchamDisney Plus HotstarApril 2023