50 Best Prithviraj Sukumaran Movies and Where to Watch Them

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Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran is one of Kerala’s most versatile actors, balancing unconventional projects with mainstream productions. If you are a fan of the Driving License and Jana Gana Mana actor, have a look at his best movies in our streaming guide.

How to get started with Prithviraj Sukumaran’s movies

Prithviraj Sukumaran’s career began in the early 2000s, mostly taking on romantic projects like his 2002 debut Nandanam and the 2006 coming-of-age rom-com  Classmates (the highest-grossing Malayalam film at its time). Born to veteran actors Sukumaran and Mallika Sukumaran, he established himself further in the 2007 Tamil romantic musical Mozhi for his performance as a musician whose life changes after falling for a deaf girl.

His other memorable non-Malayalam ventures include his Tamil debut Kana Kanaden (a thriller that featured him as a villain for a change) and Mani Ratnam’s revisionist Ramayana adaptation Raavanan.

Even though his Bollywood debut Aiyyaa polarised audiences, he has had memorable roles in other Hindi films like an authoritarian cop in the neo-noir Aurangzeb and a rogue agent in Neeraj Pandey’s spy-thriller Naam Shabana.

Coming back to his Malayalam filmography, the 2010s witnessed more experimentation in his career with multiple award-winning performances like playing real-life Malayalam film visionary J.C. Daniel in the biopic Celluloid. Urumi was another interesting example to showcase his lead actor charm with Sukumaran playing a 19th century warrior in Santosh Sivan’s ambitious period epic.

Apart from Urumi, Sukumaran’s 2011 also found him starring in low-budget sleeper hits as well like the satirical comedy Indian Rupee. A prominent career highlight, the film found Sukumaran playing an unemployed youth who wishes to make quick money through dodgy real estate deals.

From 2019 onwards, he also started his own production house with its debut project being the supernatural horror 9 (also starring him in lead).

The same year, Sukumaran also turned to directing with the Mohanlal-led crime thriller Lucifer. A commercially successful mass-entertainer, Lucifer gave way to another directorial project with Mohanlal with the comedy-drama Bro Daddy.

Sukumaran’s recent track record finds him easily balancing between light-hearted and more emotionally nuanced performances. So, while the 2019 satire Driving License found him playing a pastiche of himself (a Malayalam superstar), he explored a darker psyche as a disgruntled military veteran in the 2020 thriller Ayyappanum Koshiyum.

A few more must-watch Prithviraj Sukumaran movies from recent times include the legal drama Jana Gana Mana which starred him as a lawyer examining the brutal murder of a cultural professor. Drawing unanimous praise from critics and audiences alike, Jana Gana Mana boasts Sukumaran’s eye for not only acting in socially conscious projects but also producing them.

This doesn’t mean that Sukumaran doesn’t have time for any big-budget action, as is evident from his dual role in the Telugu dystopian action drama Salaar Part 1 Ceasefire. Considering its multilingual wide release, Salaar also boasted Sukumaran as a star with pan-Indian significance.

Why is Aadujeevitham Prithviraj Sukumaran’s best movie to watch?

Produced by and starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Aadujeevitham (also released as The Goat Life) has been a passion project for the actor for quite some time. Based on the haunting true accounts of Kerala labourers forced into slavery in Saudi Arabia, the survival drama solely relies on Sukumaran’s subtle acting and emotional range as his hero Najeeb Muhammad struggles to make it out alive from the goat-herding desert hell he’s trapped in. This is Prithviraj Sukumaran like you’ve never seen him before.

Where can you stream Prithviraj Sukumaran’s movies?

Many of Sukumaran’s recent movies are available to watch on mainstream OTT platforms like Netflix and Prime Video while his older ones can also be found on Manorama MAX and Sun NXT.

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  1. The Goat Life

    The Goat Life

    2024

    IMDB 8.6 (6k)

    #1

    The real-life incident of an Indian migrant worker, Najeeb Muhammad, who goes to Saudi Arabia to earn money. However, in a twist of fate, he finds himself living a slave-like existence, herding goats in the middle of the desert.

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  2. Jana Gana Mana

    Jana Gana Mana

    2022

    IMDB 8.3 (17k)

    #2

    Ramanagara wakes up to a series of events that shocks the entire Nation. In this crisis, two individuals with two different perspectives on law and justice intervene to define the truth.

  3. Driving Licence

    Driving Licence

    2019

    IMDB 7.2 (4k)

    #3

    A famous actor needs to renew his driver's licence, and the motor vehicle agent is a fan of his, but a series of misunderstandings causes a great deal of friction.

  4. Indian Rupee

    Indian Rupee

    2011

    IMDB 7.7 (1k)

    #4

    An unemployed youth Jayaprakash, dreams big fortunes in the field of real estate business, and therefore, faces a lot of obstacles in the path towards his goal.

  5. Celluloid

    Celluloid

    2013

    IMDB 7.7 (1k)

    #5

    A biopic based on the life story of J.C. Daniel, the pioneer of Malayalam cinema. It is a detailed account on Daniel's life, making of his film Vigathakumaran and the tragic story of Vigathakumaran's heroine P. K. Rosie. The film is particularly based on the novel Nashta Naayika by Vinu Abraham (which details the story of Rosie) and the biography of J. C. Daniel by Chelangatt Gopalakrishnan.

  6. Ayyappanum Koshiyum

    Ayyappanum Koshiyum

    2020

    IMDB 8.0 (10k)

    #6

    The story revolves around the clash between Ayyappan, a senior police officer who serves at the Attappadi Police Station and Havildar Koshi, who comes to the village with a motive.

  7. Lucifer

    Lucifer

    2019

    IMDB 7.5 (12k)

    #7

    In God's own country, the supreme leader of the ruling party dies, leaving a huge vacuum, not only in the electoral and leadership sphere of the party but also that of the state. In the inevitable succession squabble and the power struggle that ensues, the thin line that separates good and bad becomes irrecoverably blurred and out of this seemingly endless mayhem, emerge forces that are hitherto unheard of.

  8. Urumi

    #8

    Kelu is a warrior in 16th century Kerala whose father was killed by Vasco da Gama and his troops. Kelu vows to avenge his father's death with the assistance of Vavvali and Ayesha, a warrior princess.

  9. Ennu Ninte Moideen

    Ennu Ninte Moideen

    2015

    IMDB 8.0 (5k)

    #9

    Based on the real life love story of Moideen and Kanchanamala, which happened in 1960s in the backdrops of Calicut.

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  10. Kaaviya Thalaivan

    Kaaviya Thalaivan

    2014

    IMDB 7.6 (1k)

    #10

    The two best disciples of Sivadas Swamigal, the earnest owner of a Drama school, are by design pitted against each other by the guru himself and this create multiple calamities ending in the duo's separation. Years pass by as one finds a good holding and the other wobbles away as a drunk loser only for them to cross paths again when the ongoing Indian Independence Movement gives another chance for the tables to turn!

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  11. Salaar

    Salaar

    2023

    IMDB 6.5 (64k)

    #11

    The fate of a violently contested kingdom hangs on the fraught bond between two friends-turned-foes in this saga of power, bloodshed and betrayal.

  12. Aurangzeb

    Aurangzeb

    2013

    IMDB 6.4 (4k)

    #12

    In order to expose Yashvardhan who is dishonest, Ravikant captures his son Ajay and plants his twin brother, Vishal, in his place, as an informer.

  13. Kaduva

    Kaduva

    2022

    IMDB 6.1 (3k)

    #13

    The film is set in the late 90s revolving around the life of a young high range rubber planter from Mundakayam and his rivalry with a high ranking officer in the Kerala Police.

  14. City of God

    City of God

    2011

    IMDB 7.0

    #14

    In the city of Cochin a series of incidents connects the lives of a Tamil laborer couple, an actress, a builder, a criminal, and the wife of a businessman.

  15. 9

    9

    2019

    IMDB 6.8 (2k)

    #15

    When forces within and beyond this world conspire to snatch his son away, a father resolves to do whatever it takes to protect him.

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  16. Ezra

    Ezra

    2017

    IMDB 6.6 (3k)

    #16

    An urban couple Ranjan Mathew and Priya have just moved to Kochi when powers of the supernatural start to take over their lives. How they tide over the forces forms the story.​

  17. Raavanan

    Raavanan

    2010

    IMDB 6.9 (4k)

    #17

    After inspector Dev stirs the reign of Veeraiya, a tribal outlaw, the latter responds by kidnapping his wife, Ragini. While she tries to escape from him, Dev fights many resistances to find her.

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  18. Mozhi

    Mozhi

    2007

    IMDB 8.1 (2k)

    #18

    A musician's love towards a stubborn deaf woman makes her eventually realize that there is more to her life than she previously thought.

  19. Kurup

    Kurup

    2021

    IMDB 7.0 (14k)

    #19

    The Film is based on the infamous 'Charlie Murder Case' in the Indian State of Kerala where the main culprit Sukumara Kurup has been on the run for decades and is still not been caught. The story revolves around the perspective of Sukumara Kurup and the Police officers who were investigating the case.

  20. Brothers' Day

    #20

    Ryan Jackson is a successful criminal in Manchester. Having lost most of his family, Ryan tries to keep younger brother, Chris, away from his world of criminals and gangs. When Ryan is accused of stealing from his bosses, he finds himself out of his depth. Chris is keen to follow in Ryan's footsteps and is given the chance to do so when he's asked to carry out a hit. Little does he know that his target is his brother...