Children’s Day Special: Three best children’s films in Malayalam

From a genie to fantasy to a young boy's musings, these movies cover everything and make for a great watch any day.

ByArjun Ramachandran

Published Nov 14, 2023 | 2:30 PM Updated Nov 14, 2023 | 2:30 PM

Top three children's films in Malayalam

On the occasion of Children’s Day, 14 November, here are the top three Malayalam films that were a huge hit.

From a genie to fantasy to a young boy’s musings, these movies cover everything and make for a great watch any day.

My Dear Kuttichathan 

My Dear Kuttichathan (1984) is the first 3D film in India, and the Malayalam film industry is proud to make this.

The story revolves around a handful of children and a Kuttichathan (genie) that these kids encounter.

The Kuttichathan is under the spell of an evil sorcerer. But it gets released by three children who then befriend it.

Director Jijo Punnoose did an excellent job in crafting this fantasy drama.

The screenplay was by Raghunath Paleri. The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

The cinematography and editing were done by Ashok Kumar and TR Shekhar respectively.

Since My Dear Kuttichathan is an all-time favourite of the Malayalam audience, the makers re-released the flick multiple times.

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TD Dasan Std VI B

TD Dasan (2010) was directed by Mohan Raghavan.

It dealt with a kid’s desire to see his father. He gets a clue of his father from a piece of paper he finds in the trunk of his mother.

The wanderings of the boy’s mind, the realities, and his desires were portrayed well in this award-winning film.

TD Dasan featured Master Alexander, Biju Menon, Jagadish, and Shwetha Menon in the lead roles.

It was screened at various international film festivals and won several awards.

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Philips and The Monkey Pen

Philips and The Monkey Pen (2013) revolves around 10-year-old Ryan Philip (Sanoop Santhosh) and his adventures with a magical pen called “The Monkey Pen”.

The film was produced under the Friday Film House banner.

Jayasurya, Remya Nambeesan, and Innocent played significant roles in it.

The fantasy movie became a hit and was loved by children upon its release.

Thanks to the interesting plot, it still has ardent fans in Malayalam.

Philips and The Monkey Pen was written by Rojin Thomas and directed by Rojin Thomas and Shanil Muhammed.