2018 is just round the corner, and looking back, here is a carefully picked out bunch of films that made a resounding impression during the former cinematic year. Picking the top five favourites from an expansive lot is quite a daunting task without doubt, and there are bound to be a few misses whichever way you look at it. And yet, here is the year-end list – the A-List of Five Spectacular Malayalam Films of 2018 – that comprises of five cinematic gems, not in any particular order, that made it to the screen in 2018.
With ‘Ee.Ma.Yau’ Lijo Jose Pellissery surpasses himself, asserts once and for all that he’s a master craftsman who sees his dough even in a theme that is as stiff and unmalleable as a corpse (pun intended), and astutely crafts a chimerical ode to mortality. Hauling a perfect family portrait off the walls, Lijo smashes it on the floor, leaving us horrified beside a blue, lifeless body that grows colder by the minute, a bunch of riotous, bawling mourners and glimpses of nothing less than what looks like hell opening up above, as streaks of lightning intermittently part the dark skies.