June 18, 2021
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Top 5 Malayalam Anthology Movies

What is Anthology Movies

An anthology film is a subgenre of films consisting of several different short films, often tied together by only a single theme, premise, or brief interlocking event. Sometimes each one is directed by a different director. Let’s go through some of the best Malayalam anthology movies.

Kerala Cafe

The Malayalam anthology film was directed by a team of 10 filmmakers, including Lal Jose, Shaji Kailas, Anwar Rasheed, Shyamaprasad and B. Unnikrishnan and was the first of its kind for the language. The movie revolving around various travellers’ impressions of Kerala as they pass by the café.


Crossroad is a 2017 Indian Malayalam language anthology film comprising 10 stories. It is a portmanteau movie celebrating womanhood and tells the story of ten women. The movie encompasses ten featurette films of fifteen minutes each. The movie showcases each vibrant and variant facet of a Woman and tells her the story from her perspective.

5 Sundarikal

5 Sundarikal is a 2013 Malayalam romantic anthology film. It contains five short stories on love about five types of women. The stories are directed by Shyju Khalid, Sameer Thahir, Aashiq Abu, Amal Neerad and Anwar Rasheed.

Naalu Pennungal

Naalu Pennungal is a 2007 Malayalam film produced and directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan based on four short stories written by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai. An anthology of stories of a sex worker whose marriage is not accepted legally, a virgin woman who is abandoned by her husband, a childless housewife and a spinster accused of having an affair.

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