10 Movies to Watch If You Liked Aavesham (and Where to Stream Them)

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Aavesham is a complete entertainer, thanks to Fahadh Faasil’s lovable gangster Ranjith "Ranga" Gangadharan. The Malayalam hit revolves around three college students in Bangalore who get caught up in a local brawl. With Ranga’s hand over them, what follows is a delightful comedy of errors.

If you wish to watch more gangster comedies and local crime stories like Aavesham, we have got you covered with a diverse watchlist. We also offer you all the options on where to stream them in India.

Angamaly Diaries

Anchored by brutally raw action scenes and long camera takes, Angamaly Diaries is a Malayalam crime classic. But beyond the action, it is also a moving coming-of-age story that explores how a group of youngsters get caught up in a web of student politics and gang violence.

Jigarthanda DoubleX

When it comes to hilarious gangsters, Raghava Lawrence plays the extremely memorable Caesar in the Tamil comedy Jigarthanda DoubleX. Directed by Kartik Subbaraj and the second installment in the Jigarthanda series, this comedy-drama finds a cinema-loving gangster recruiting an amateur director (who is secretly tasked with killing him).

Jan.E.Man 

Apart from Faasil, the stand-out performer of Aavesham is Saajin Gopu who plays Ranga’s sidekick. To watch more of Gopu’s comic timing, you should stream the Malayalam situational comedy Jan.E.Man. Here again, Gopu was relegated to a supporting role but drew more acclaim than the leads.

RDX: Robert Donny Xavier

RDX is similar to Aavesham in the sense that both movies deal with a trio of slackers who get involved in a network of goons and dons. But in the case of RDX, the titular three heroes Robert, Donny, and Xavier are also trained in karate. Martial arts dominates the physical comedy of this mass entertainer. 

Bangalore Days

Before their life changes after meeting Ranga, the three young heroes of Aavesham shift from Kerala to the sprawling metropolis of Bangalore. The city comes with its own challenges as they soon discover. A similar experience is recreated (but with more romantic and dramatic results) in Bangalore Days, the cult classic coming-of-age movie starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nazriya Nazim.

Trance

Fahadh Faasil has a chameleon-like presence in Malayalam cinema. While he’s hilarious as Ranga, witness him transform into a character who is both darkly funny and menacing. Trance stars him as a down-on-his-luck loser who finds a new life when he becomes a fake spiritual leader.

Romancham

A comedy-horror with the same screwball energy as Aavesham, Romancham stars Soubin Shahir and Sajin Gopu. Based on director Jithu Madhavan’s own experiences in college, the film follows the twisted events of one night when a group of good-for-nothing students use an Ouija board to invoke a spirit.

Delhi Belly

Starring Imran Khan in a career-best performance, Delhi Belly is a Bollywood cult classic. Again like Aavesham, the crime comedy revolves around three friends accidentally becoming a part of a criminal conspiracy. Their troubled love lives and greed for money dictate their further actions.

Thallumaala

Thallumaala is a gangster comedy about a notorious crime lord whose opponents challenge him on his wedding day. Tovino Thomas’s protagonist in this Malayalam hit is similar to Ranga’s evergreen persona in Aavesham.

Aayutha Ezhuthu

Directed by Tamil auteur Mani Ratnam, Aayutha Ezhuthu explores the intricacies of youth politics in the early 2000s by blending stories of three unlikely heroes from different walks of life. While it is way more serious than Aavesham, it makes for a classic watch with similar themes.

In the list below, we give you all the details that you need to stream these movies in India. You can also find offers to rent or watch them online for free.

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  1. Angamaly Diaries

    Angamaly Diaries

    2017

    IMDB 7.9 (6k)

    #1

    Six young friends in the small town of Angamaly tries their luck by starting a pork business lead by Vincent Pepe. They initially strike a business deal with Rajan and Ravi despite the duo having killed a close friend of theirs in a gang fight. Vincent is in love with Sakhi and plan to immigrate abroad with her. But their plans hit a road bump as the deal with the gangsters hits some road bumps.

  2. Jigarthanda Double X

    #2

    In 1975, a filmmaker agrees to collaborate on a film with a gangster who wishes to become a famous actor.

  3. Jan-e-Man

    #3

    The hilarious comic twists that awaits when Joymon, desperate to escape his lonely, mundane and routine life in remote freezing Canada, decides to travel to his hometown in Kerala only to celebrate his 30th birthday, forms the base of the story.

  4. RDX: Robert Dony Xavier

    #4

    Once-menacing, anger fueled, trained martial arts fighters Robert, Dony and Xavier settle down to peaceful lives, after a significant event prompts them. Fate orchestrates their reunion and return from exile to their fighting ways, when their history linger ominously and one of them faces a violent attack.

  5. Bangalore Days

    Bangalore Days

    2014

    IMDB 8.3 (22k)

    #5

    A fun roller coaster ride about three young people, Aju, Divya and Kuttan who are cousins, reach Bangalore to dream, discover & explore!

  6. Trance

    #6

    A disheartened motivational speaker gets hired by a corporate to become a preacher until his live stint on television puts him and his service under the scanner.

  7. Romancham

    Romancham

    2023

    IMDB 7.5 (7k)

    #7

    Set in 2007, at Bengaluru, A game of Ouija board goes hilariously wrong when seven bachelors unexpectedly invite a spirit and try to make the best out of the situation.

  8. Delhi Belly

    Delhi Belly

    2011

    IMDB 7.6 (32k)

    #8

    Three unsuspecting, average guys find themselves on the hit list of one of India's most-powerful crime syndicates.

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  9. Thallumaala

    Thallumaala

    2022

    IMDB 7.0 (6k)

    #9

    Wazim is young, carefree and often drawn to fights. But when love blooms with a star vlogger, the impact of his fists could have disastrous effects.

  10. Aayitha Ezhuthu

    Aayitha Ezhuthu

    2004

    IMDB 7.9 (5k)

    #10

    A goon, who dreams of making it big in life, a student leader, who strives to keep politicians away from college election and a third guy who wants to settle abroad. Their lives change after an incident on a bridge.

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