Upcoming Malayalam Movies on OTT (March 2023): Purusha Pretham, Poovan, Romancham, and more

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The Malayalam film industry has been churning out great content each month.  There are many new Malayalam movies of various types to suit different sensibilities. You have action and drama, romance and Mystery, and other genres for every set of viewers.  You have new actors acting as well as veteran names.  Everyone is jumping on the OTT bandwagon with big game players like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5Disney+ Hotstar,  and SonyLiv churning out such impeccable content. Here are the Upcoming Malayalam movies to watch on your favorite platform.

Upcoming Malayalam Movies on OTT

Movie Name Release Date OTT Platform IMDb Rating
Purusha Pretham March (Tentative) SonyLIV TBA
Poovan March (Tentative)  ZEE5 5.8
Romancham March/ April (Tentative) Disney+ Hotstar 8.1
Pranaya Vilasam TBA Zee5 6.3
Sesham Mike-il Fathima TBA  Netflix TBA
Pakalum Pathiraavum TBA Zee5 TBA
Maheshum Maruthiyum TBA TBA TBA
Thuramukham TBA TBA TBA

1) Purusha Pretham

SonyLIV released a forty-eight-second teaser of the upcoming Malayalam film Purusha Pretham on March 7, 2023. The direction and cinematography credit goes to Krishand. From the trailer, the film seems like it belongs to the comedy genre. The phrase ‘the male ghost’ in the teaser tends to increase the intrigue value of Purusha Pretham. The movie will be released directly on the OTT streaming services soon.

Purusha Pretham OTT Release Date – March (Tentative)

IMDb rating – TBA

Where to watch – SonyLIV

Genre – Comedy 

Director – Krishand

Cast –Darshana Rajendran, Pramod Velliyanad, Maala Parvathi, Jagadish, Jeo Baby, Pooja Mohanraj, Geethi Sangeetha, Alexander Prasanth, Jolly Chirayath, James Eliya, James Eliya, Devaki Rajendran, Surjith, Balaji Sarma, Shiny Sarah, Zhinz Shan, Manoj Kana, Rahul Rajagopal, Sanju Sivram, Sreenath Babu, Ajayaghosh, and Sreejith Babu

2) Poovan

The much-anticipated film, Poovan, is a heartwarming story about a close-knit family and their beloved pet roosters. Hari, a member of the family, is facing a personal struggle with sleeplessness. However, everything changes when they bring home a baby chick one day. The rest of the movie follows the delightful journey of what happens next.

Poovan OTT Release Date – March (Tentative)

IMDb rating – 5.8

Where to watch – Zee5

Genre – Comedy Drama

Director –Vineeth Vasudevan

Cast- Vineeth Vasudevan, Antony Varghese, Girish A.D.

3) Romancham

Romancham is based on events that occurred in Bangalore in 2007. The incidents revolve around seven bachelors playing the Ouija board (or “spirit board”) and the events that ensued after. The title translates to “goosebumps.”

Romancham OTT Release Date – March/ April 2023 (Tentative Timeline)

IMDb Rating – 8.1

Where to Watch – Disney+ Hotstar

Genre – Comedy Horror

Director Jithu Madhavan

Cast – Soubin Shahir, Arjun Ashokan, Sajin Gopu, Siju Sunny, Abin Bino, and others

4) Pranaya Vilasam

Pranaya Vilasam explores the love stories of various characters who are at different stages in their lives. The film mixes tragic love tales with a humorous narrative. Rajeevan and Suraj, father and son, are romantics at heart. But neither of them thought about the women at home. The question to be answered is whether she is just a wife or has a life.

OTT Release Date – TBA

IMDb Rating – 6.3

Where to Watch – Zee5

Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director – Nikhil Murali

Cast – Arjun Ashokan, Anaswara Rajan, Hakkim Sha, Mamitha Baiju, Miya, Manoj K. U.

5) Sesham Mikeil Fathima

This is a fun, chill story about a young woman who is a football announcer in Malappuram. The game forms the backdrop for Fathima’s story. But Sesham Mikeil Fathima is not a sports story. Shaheen Siddique has an extended cameo in the film.

Sesham Mike-il Fathima OTT Release Date – TBA

IMDb rating – TBA

Where to watch- Netflix

Genre – Drama

Director – Manu C. Kumar

Cast – Kalyani Priyadarshan, Maala Parvathi, Femina George, Shaheen Siddique, Sudheesh, Sabumon Abdusamad, and Sarasa Balussery

6) Pakalum Pathiraavum

Michael is a wildlife photographer. With a hideous purpose he starts travelling from Kochi, Kerala to Mysore, Karnataka. Pakalum Pathiravum is releasing in cinemas on March 3, 2023. The film has zeroed in on its OTT streaming partner.

OTT Release Date – TBA

IMDb Rating – TBA

Where to Watch – Zee5

Genre – Family, Action Thriller

Director – Ajai Vasudev

Cast – Kunchacko Boban, Rajisha Vijayan, Guru Somasundaram, Gokulam Gopalan, Seetha, Jagadish, Manoj K.U., Ullas Pandalam, Bibin George, and Tamizh

7) Uru

Uru is going to be released theatrically on March 3, 2023. The premise of the Malayalam-language film revolves around migrant life situations and women’s empowerment. Actor Mammykoya is said to have a significant role in the movie.

OTT Release Date – TBA

IMDb Rating – TBA

Where to Watch – TBA

Genre – Drama

Director – E M Ashraf

Cast – Mamukkoya, Manju Pathrose, , K. U. Manoj, and others

8) Maheshum Maruthiyum

The film has not yet locked in its OTT streaming partner and release date. The movie is scheduled to be released theatrically on March 10. The premise of Maheshum Maruthiyum is set in 1983. It is a triangular love story. And the parties involved are a Maruti 800, a man, and a woman.

OTT Release Date – TBA

IMDb Rating – TBA

Where to Watch – TBA

Genre – Romance, Comedy

Director – Sethu

Cast – Mamta Mohandas, Asif Ali, Alexander Prasanth, Maniyanpilla Raju, Vijay Babu, Varun Dhara, Kunchan, Idavela Babu, Manu Raj, and Rony Raj

9) Thuramukham/ The Harbour

The movie is based on true events revolving around the protest against the “Chappa” system. The system was practised in the harbour of Cochin in the 1950s.

OTT Release Date – TBA

IMDb Rating – TBA

Where to Watch – TBA

Genre – Drama, Action Thriller

Director – Rajeev Ravi

Cast – Nivin Pauly,Arjun Asokan,Joju George, Manikandan, Indrajith, Nimisha Sajayan, Darshana Rajendran, Poornima Indrajith, and Sudev Nair

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