As usual 2008 was not a good year for Malayalam cinema. But there were some good movies like 'Aakashagopuram','Veruthe Oru Bharya' and new experiances like 'Twenty:20'.Among superhit movies includes 'Twenty:20','Veruthe Oru Bharya'.
Average hits include ‘Kurushetra’, ‘Innathe Chintha Vishayam’, ‘Cycle’, ‘Crazy Gopalan’ and ‘Lollypop’
Mammootty’s double role play in ‘Annan Thambi’ made profits and Mohanlal’s ‘Madambi’ was another way to display heroism.
Calcutta News’, ‘Sound of Boot’ , ‘Positive’ and ‘Gulmohar’ were movies which narrated differently.

Movies like ‘Parunthu’, ‘College Kumaran’, ‘Kabadi Kabadi’ and ‘Dhe Ingottu Nokkiye’ can be considered as the worst malayalam movies produced in 2008.

The following list could be the best five among them.

Aakashagopuram

Directed by K.P. Kumaran and was a rare realistic movie with good performance from Mohanlal and Bharath Gopi.Other major characters in the movie were handled by Shwetha Menon and Geethu Mohandas.

The movie considered as an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic 'Master Builder'. The film has turned to be a real masterpiece of National Award-winning director K.P.Kumaran

Veruthe Oru Bharya
The movie was helped Jayaram to achieve a much needed hit after struggling nearly five years without any major hits.Director Akku Akbar did a fantastic job in this movie.Veruthe Oru Bharya is one of the brilliant mainstream crowd-pleasers and very well told family movie.This movie also known to be the last moie of Gopika,who bid adiue from movie industry following her marriage.other major roles in the movie were handled by Nivedita, Jagathy Sreekumar, Innocent and Madhu Warrier.

Twenty:20
Twenty:20 produced by actor Dileep on behals of AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists) and directed by ace director Joshi was a rare movie in which majority of malayalam movie industries actors and actresses came togather.Twenty:20 is a racy, thrilling and amazingly well-made film brings together super stars Mammooty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi and Jayaram.It has has broken all box-office records in the state within a single week of its release.
This movie is the only megahit movie produced in 2008.

Thalappavu
Poplar actor Madhupal's first directorial venture 'Thalappavu' is among the good movies of 2008.Youg super star Prithviraj performed well in this movie.The movie tells the story of police constable Raveendran Pillai who gunned down the naxalite leader Varghese in a fake encounter on February 18, 1970, in the jungles of Wayanad in North Kerala. Other major roles in the movie were handled by Lal, Atul Kulkarni, Dhanya Mary, Rohini

Thirakkatha

Thirakkatha dealt with the inner stories of film industry behind glamour and money and is directed by Ranjith.In this also Prithviraj performed very well and other major roles were handled by Priyamani, Samvritha Sunil, Nishant Sagar and Anoop Menon.
The movie which remindes us about the hits like Udhayananu Tharam and Katha Parayumpol ,both dealt with the similar story line and all did extremely well in Kerala.

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