Upcoming Malayalam Movies on OTT (October 2023): Kannur Squad, Samara, Kaathal – The Core, and more

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.

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Upcoming Malayalam Movies on OTT

Movie Name Release Date OTT Platform IMDb Rating
Kannur Squad Coming Soon (as per reports) Disney+ Hotstar 8.4
Samara October 2023 (Tentative) Disney+ Hotstar 8.8
Kudukku 2025 Coming Soon Saina Play 7.5
Olam To Be Announced Disney+ Hotstar  9.6
Kaathal – The Core To Be Announced JioCinema To Be Determined
Bharatha Circus To Be Announced Simply South 5.1
Sesham Mikeil Fathima To Be Announced  Netflix To Be Determined

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Kannur Squad

Despite encountering obstacles and challenges within and outside the court system, ASI George Martin and his team of four police go undercover to capture a criminal organisation. It is the crux of Kannur Squad. Mammootty essays the character of George Martin, an investigating officer. Mammootty Kampany is the Kannur Squad production banner. Wayfarer Films is its distributing partner in India, and Truth Global Films has distributed it overseas.

OTT Release Date – Coming Soon (as per media reports)

IMDb Rating –  8.4

Where to Watch – Disney+ Hotstar

Genre – Crime Thriller

Director – Roby Varghese Raj

Cast – Mammootty, Azees Nedumangad, Rony David Raj, Shabareesh Varma, Kishore, Vijayaraghavan, Nalneesh Neel, Deepak Parambol, Shine Tom Chacko, Sunny Wayne, Sajin Cherukayil, S. P. Sreekumar, Ankith Madhav, Arjun Radhakrishnan, Nalneesh Neel, and others


A police officer named Antony goes on a mission to a snowy area in the film Samara. He soon finds himself looking into a string of fatalities. An ex-serviceman named Dr Alan lives alone in Himachal after his wife filed for divorce because of his injury while in the army. Jaani, his daughter, has a mishap in the snow, contracts a virus, and becomes ill just as he is about to bring her back to him. Antony gets involved in the inquiry and thinks a bio war is about to break out.

OTT Release Date – October 2023 (Tentative)

IMDb Rating –  8.8

Where to Watch – Disney+ Hotstar (as per media reports)

Genre – Thriller

Director – Charles Joseph

Cast – Rahman, Bharath, Sanjana Dipu, Mir Sarwar, Binoj Villya, Rahul Madhav, Vivia Santh, Dinesh Lamba, Govind Krishna, Neetu Chaudhary, Veer Aryan, Sonali Sudan, and others

Kudukku 2025 

In Kudukku 2025, which is set in 2025, a new method for tracking people having a chip inside them comes to light. When a stalker uses this, it becomes a deadly tool for invasion of privacy, and the envious husband becomes addicted to it. It is coming soon on OTT.

OTT Release Date –  Coming Soon

IMDb Rating – 7.5

Where to Watch – Saina Play

Genre –  Drama Thriller

Director – Bilahari

Cast – Rammohan Ravindran,  S.V. Krishna Shankar, Shine Tom Chacko, Aju Varghese, Swasika Vijay, Durga Krishna, Thankam Mohan, Raina Radhakrishnan, Ratheesh Krishnan, and others


Arjun Ashokan and Lenaa essay the lead characters in the Malayalam suspense thriller Olam. A young person facing psychiatric hospitalisation feels at home and ease staying with his best friend but ends up caught up in a disastrous drug deal. This is the crux of Olam. The movie was released theatrically on August 4, 2023. Reports suggest Disney+ Hotstar has bagged Olam‘s OTT rights.

OTT Release Date – To Be Announced

IMDb Rating – 9.6

Where to Watch – Disney+ Hotstar (as per media reports)

Genre –  Suspense Thriller

Director –  V.S. Abhilash

Cast – Lenaa, Arjun Ashokan, Chandra Menon, Binu Pappu, Noby Marcose, Harisree Asokan, Suresh, and Pauly Valsan

Kaathal – The Core

Mammootty is the producer of Kaathal – The Core. It is made under the banner of Mammootty Kampany. The drama entertainer starring Mammootty and Jyothika in the lead roles would arrive straight to OTT. Adarsh Sukumaran and Paulson Skaria are its writers, and Jeo Baby is the director of Kaathal – The Core.

OTT Release Date – To Be Announced

IMDb Rating –  Will be available once the movie releases

Where to Watch –  JioCinema

Genre – Drama

Director –  Jeo Baby

Cast – Mammootty, Jyothika, Lalu Alex, Muthumani, Chinnu Chandni, Sudhi Kozhikode, and Anagha Akku

Bharatha Circus

The main focus of Bharatha Circus‘ story revolves around a complaint brought to a police station in a forested area, its investigation, and some shocking revelations that come to light.

OTT Release Date – To Be Announced

IMDb Rating – 5.1

Where to Watch – Simply South

Genre – Drama, Thriller

Director   Sohan Seenulal

Cast – Shine Tom Chacko, Binu Pappu, Jaffer Idukki, Sunil Sugadha, Aaradhya ann, M.A. Nishad, Megha Thomas and others

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 Mikeil Fathima OTT Release Date – To Be Announced

IMDb rating – Will be available once the movie releases

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

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Surya Ravi, an MBA in HR and Marketing, is an aspiring writer, kindle published author and translator. Hailing from the city of pearls, Hyderabad, her strengths are her spirit and optimism. An avid reader, a die-hard romantic at heart, she is a cinema buff and keenly follows the global tele-world. She has found her calling in writing.