Best Tamil Dubbed Malayalam Thriller Movies in Recent Times

1. Jana Gana Mana (2022) (IMDB -8.3) – Watch Now in Tamil

Crime/Legal thriller ‧ 2h 43m

The movie portrays a horrific incident where a group of assailants rape a young female college professor and burn her body, leaving it in public view. Following this, a thorough investigation is launched by a police officer to solve the mystery behind the murder. However, a twist occurs in the plot when the officer is summoned to court by a lawyer, who questions his actions related to the accused, and he must defend himself against allegations of ethical misconduct.

The story unfolds in a courtroom drama, where the officer’s principles and behavior are put to the test, ultimately revealing a deeper truth that leads to a surprising conclusion.

2. Lucifer (2019) (IMDB-7.5) – Watch Now in Tamil

Thriller/Action ‧ 2h 54m

After the demise of the chief minister PK Ramdas, his party is on the hunt for a new leader. Amidst the chaos, a mysterious person called Stephen enters the fray and emerges as a contender for the crown. Bobby, the son-in-law of Ramdas, arrives with an offer of funds as he tries to take control while promoting his shady business. However, one man stands in his path – Stephen Nedumpally. Bobby attempts to bring down Stephen and remove him from the equation, but in doing so, he discovers a side of Stephen he had never imagined.

3. Salute (2022)  (IMDB – 7) – Watch Now in Tamil

Crime/Thriller ‧ 2h 23m

S.I. Aravind Karunakaran, a police officer on self-imposed leave, is concerned by an unresolved case from his past investigations. He is dissatisfied with the investigation methods and conclusions of a team led by his own brother. When he attempts to correct the situation, the team utilizes their official authority to save their position. The film explores the extent to which Aravind is willing to go to solve the mystery and uncover the truth.

4. Forensic (2020) (IMDB – 6.8) – Watch Now in Tamil

Thriller/Crime ‧ 2h 14m

Tovino Thomas stars as Dr. Samuel John Kattookkaran, a medico-legal advisor employed by the forensic science laboratory of the Kerala government. In his latest assignment, he teams up with Rithika Xavier, a chief investigating officer played by Mamta Mohandas, to investigate a string of murders of young girls in the city. Despite initial reservations about working together, Samuel and Rithika collaborate to their fullest potential to hunt down the killer. The crux of the film centers around the events that unfold as they pursue the case.

5. The priest (2021) (IMDB – 6) – Watch Now in Tamil

Mystery/Thriller ‧ 2h 27m

In this film, Mammootty portrays Father Carmen Benedict, a priest who occasionally lends his expertise to the police in tackling challenging cases. He is called upon to investigate a series of suicides that have occurred within a family over several years. As he delves deeper into the case, he encounters a young girl named Ameya Gabriel (played by Baby Monica), who seems to have few mysteries of her own. The film offers several unexpected twists that make up for any unremarkable parts.

6. Mukundan Unni Associates (2022) (IMDB – 8) – Watch Now in Tamil

Crime . 2h 8m

Mukundan Unni, an ambitious lawyer, is determined to succeed in his profession and leave no stone unturned in his pursuit of success, prosperity, and recognition. Despite his best efforts, he finds it challenging to establish himself in the legal arena until he crosses paths with Venu, another lawyer who alters his perspective and aspirations.

However, Mukundan’s unwavering nature coupled with a strong desire for wealth and power leads him down a path of criminal activity, which ultimately comes at a cost.

7. CBI 5: The Brain (2022) (IMDB – 5.6) – Watch Now in Tamil

Mystery/Thriller ‧ 2h 42m

The case involving a string of murders, named as ‘basket killings’ by the media, was transferred to the CBI agency. Mammootty stars as Sethurama Iyer, the investigator assigned to the case. He meticulously pieces together every clue, memory fragment, and seemingly insignificant utterance in his quest to unmask the true culprit behind the killings. The film follows Iyer’s tireless pursuit of justice and his eventual triumph in cracking the case.

8. Monster (2022) (IMDB – 4.5) – Watch Now in Tamil

Thriller . 2h 15m

The film “Monster” centers around Lucky Singh, a man who identifies as a “Punjabi Malayali” and arrives in Kerala with some personal and professional commitments. In an attempt to form a bond with Bhamini, a She-Taxi driver played by Honey Rose, he invites himself to her wedding anniversary celebration in her apartment. Later it becomes evident that Lucky Singh is not entirely truthful about his identity, leading to a series of revelations and confrontations.

9. Vaashi (2022) (IMDB – 6.4) – Watch Now in Tamil 

Drama/Thriller  2h 8m

Ebin Mathew and Madhavi Mohan, two junior advocates played by Tovino Thomas and Keerthi Suresh, respectively, are friends who share the same struggles as any new lawyer. However, they find themselves on opposing sides of a crucial case, leading to tension and conflict in their personal and professional lives. Despite their constant arguments and personal jabs in the courtroom, the two ultimately marry, perhaps demonstrating their willingness to put aside their personal differences for the sake of their careers. Alternatively, it could also highlight their competitive natures, as both are eager to win the case at all costs, even if it means going against their own beliefs.

10. Rorschach (2022) (IMDB – 7) – Watch Now in Tamil

Thriller . 2h 30m

Luke Antony (Mammootty), a deeply troubled man, visits a small village police station to report the disappearance of his wife Sofiya, following a car accident that he miraculously survived. Despite searching the accident site, there are no signs of her, and Luke refuses to leave the village until she’s found. As time passes, the villagers begin to form differing opinions about Luke, with some seeing him as a devoted husband and others as a potential killer due to his unusual behavior. The question remains whether Luke is genuinely waiting for his wife to return or using the situation to seek revenge for a past wrongdoing.