The Best Priyadarshan Movies Ranked And Where to Watch them

If you're looking for the best Priyadarshan movies of all time then here is a definitive list. We rank every movie directed by Priyadarshan based on their popularity score from IMDB from best to worst. Click on the ‘see more’ button to find out where to watch them in Australia covering all streaming services. In August 2021 there are 26 films in this list.

List of the Best Movies Directed by Priyadarshan In Order of Popularity

  1. Hera Pheri
  2. Thenmavin Kombath
  3. Chandralekha
  4. Sila Samayangalil
  5. Abhimanyu
  6. Aakrosh
  7. Hulchul
  8. Malamaal Weekly
  9. Garam Masala
  10. Megham
  11. Gopura Vasalile
  12. Snegithiye
  13. Vettam
  14. Hello My Dear: Wrong Number
  15. Kakkakuyil
  16. Bhagam Bhag
  17. Doli Saja Ke Rakhna
  18. Dhol
  19. Billu
  20. Bumm Bumm Bole
  21. Kilichundan Mampazham
  22. Khatta Meetha
  23. De Dana Dan
  24. Mere Baap Pehle Aap
  25. Tezz
  26. Geethanjali

The top 26 Movies directed by Priyadarshan

1. Hera Pheri

Rated: Not Rated

8.2/10

Baburao is a landlord in India, who is very near-sighted, and always in financial trouble. He has a tenant named Raja, who has not paid his rent for several months. He also has anther tenant named Shyam, who has come to the city to look for a job in his late father's place, but is unable to find employment. The three men quarrel amongst themselves frequently. Then one day, the three men get a phone call from a kidnapper named Kabira, and decide to make use of this phone call to overcome their financial problems - pretend to be the real kidnappers, increase the ransom amount, keep the incremental amount for themselves, and then give the original ransom demanded to Kabira. Will they get away with this idea?

2. Thenmavin Kombath

Rated: Not Rated

8.1/10

Manickam (Mohanlal) is the manservant/best friend of Srikrishnan (Venu). On a trip together, they get saddled with a village performer Karuthambi (Shobhana) and her uncle. Both men fall in love with her, Srikrishnan turns out more intent on having her for himself and decides to make life somewhat difficult for Manickam.

3. Chandralekha

Rated: Not Rated

7.5/10

Unemployed youth Appukuttan (Mohanlal) saves an heiress Chandra (Sukanya) and is mistaken for her husband. His juice vendor friend (Sreenivasan) also enters the fray and pretends to be ...

4. Sila Samayangalil

Rated: TV-14

7.2/10

Seven people from different walks of life give their blood sample for ELISA Test - AIDS Screening. To avoid the tension of waiting, they decide to bribe the technician and know the results earlier. They come to know only one among them has AIDS. Each one hoping it is not him,waits with anxiety. The film takes an unexpected turn from here creating an emotional and shocking end.

5. Abhimanyu

Rated: Not Rated

7.1/10

Hari (Mohanlal), a welder in a small factory, witnesses a gang-related murder and gets inadvertently involved with the underworld. The murder of a benevolent local boss complicates life in the slum where Hari lives, causing his slow transformation to a life of crime. Decent performances, in an otherwise weak script. Interesting perception of Bombay, which is consistently shown (and romanticized) in Malayalam films as being a hotbed of organized crime activity.

6. Aakrosh

Rated: Not Rated

7.0/10

Giving in to intense media pressure, the Home Minister in Delhi finally instructs the Central Bureau of Investigation to depute Special Officer Siddhant Chaturvedi to travel to Jhanjhar, Bihar, and work together with Pratap Kumar to try and locate three medical students from M.K. Gandhi Medical College. The three students, Gautam Sharma, Dhirush Patel and Dinu were in Jhanjhar to celebrate Dusshera and were scheduled to return back to Delhi. Ramesh Jain, the student Union President, informs the media that the trio were arrested by Jhanjhar Police and since then their whereabouts are unknown. Jhanjhar Police deny that the students were ever there, and are hostile, compelling the CBI to bring in more agents. While differences crop up between investigative tactics of the two agents, upper Caste Hindus, aided by the police, target the fearful Dalits and lower-caste Hindus, brutally torturing them and setting their houses on fire. With the entire local community refusing to come forward with any information, and pressure from the Chief CBI Chief to withdraw, the duo must now consider using other methods to try and find out what really happened to the three students.

7. Hulchul

Rated: Unrated

7.0/10

Angar Chand lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in India along with his wife, Parvati, and four sons, Balram, Kishan, Shakti and Jai. Since Balram is of marriageable age, he arranges his marriage with the daughter of Laxmi Devi, who decides to oppose this marriage. During the wedding ceremony, Laxmi Devi and her sons, Surajbhan, and Pratap forcibly remove their sister and accidentally kill Parvati. They subsequently get their sister married to Kashinath. An enraged Angar hacks Laxmi's husband to death, is arrested and sentenced to 14 years in prison. When he returns he makes it clear that women will not be permitted in his house and forbids his sons to ever marry. Then Jai, who is studying in Lala Lajpatrai Law College meets with Anjali, Laxmi's grand-daughter, who openly admits that she is attracted to him. Jai, at first rejects her, then decides to teach and her family a lesson. Both feign their love for each other, but subsequently admit the truth, and even Anjali admits that she wanted to come close to Jai to extract vengeance. Both go their separate ways, but subsequently find that they are indeed in love with each other. In order to get wed, Jai must first convince his elder brothers to get married albeit in vain as none of them even want to consider this option. Then Lucky, Jai's friend, finds out that Kishan. a seemingly celibate Bhagwan Hanuman's devotee, is leading a dual life as Murari, who has been married to a woman, Gopi, from Gangapur, for 7 years and has two children, a son and a daughter. When Angar finds out he kicks Kishan and Jai out of his house. Watch what happens when Anjali's marriage is finalized with Laxmi's advocate's son, while Pratap and Surajbhan approach Angar to help them stop Jai from disrupting this marriage on one hand, while Laxmi tells Jai to marry Anjali - setting off a deadly confrontations between the estranged sons and father.

8. Malamaal Weekly

Rated: N/A

6.9/10

Laholi is a small village in India whose inhabitants are poor, simple-minded, and are used to their lives being controlled by the dictatorial Landlord, Thakurain, and her brother, Baj Bahadur. Although Lilaram is the one with the highest educational qualifications, he is unable to secure any job. He decides to make a living selling lottery tickets, especially the Delhi-based Malamaal Weekly, but is barely able to make ends meet. Then one day he finds out that one of his lottery tickets is a winner. He concocts a scheme with his wife, which involves pawning her pet goat with the Thakurain, getting people together for a feast, so that he can get their tickets back - all in vain. Then he finds out that the only one who was absent was the town drunk, Anthony Fernandes. When he goes to Anthony's house he finds him dead, happily clutching his winning lottery ticket. When Lilaram tries to take the ticket from Anthony's hand, another villager, Balwant, happens to come by, both of them compromise and decide to share the one crore prize. They decide to toss the body in the river. Then Kanhaiya, who wants to marry Lilaram's daughter, Sukhmani, comes by, he overhears, and is also made a partner. Kanhaiya is asked to dispose off the body, which he does. The next day when Lilaram telephones the lottery office, he is told that Anthony had already phoned in his winning number. Lilaram, Kanhaiya, and Balwant rush to get Anthony's body back, which they find perched on a tree, as Kanhaiya had not done a good job. They take the body back and it is there that they are met by Anthony's estranged sister, Mary, who also knew about the winning ticket. After a few clarifications, Mary, her husband, and her child are also made partners. Then the sky literally falls on them when they find several village businessmen, to whom Anthony owed money, assembled in front of the house to collect their dues. They too are inducted as partners and then begins the trial of convincing the Lottery Inspector, Jayesh Agarwal, that Anthony is alive. Watch hilarious chaos unfold when Baj Bahadur, who also wants to marry Sukhmani, finds out about the winning lottery ticket.

9. Garam Masala

Rated: Not Rated

6.7/10

Shyam and Makarand work as photographers in a commercial advertising agency. Both of them like to fool around with women, even though Makarand is engaged to be married to a doctor named Anjali. In order to outsmart each other, they two get into a competition of shooting a photograph, and Sam wins it, goes on a trip to the United States of America. Upon his return, he finds that Makarand is living a very enviable lifestyle with three of the most beautiful girls, who also work as air-hostesses. Sam meets them all, and finds out that the trio are unaware of each other, falls in love with Pooja; and begins several moves to upset Makarand lifestyle, and possibly get promoted as a Supervisor.

10. Megham

Rated: Not Rated

6.7/10

Col.Ravi Varma Thampuran enters into a village and falls in love with Pooja.But when he comes to know that Pooja has another love interest.forgetting his sadness he tries to unite them releasing from opposition of families.

11. Gopura Vasalile

Rated: N/A

6.6/10

Manohar, a schoolteacher, leads a dull and unexciting life after the death of his lover. Fortunately, his life takes a new turn when his friends give him a reason to live and love once ...

12. Snegithiye

Rated: Not Rated

6.6/10

After the passing away of her parents in an automobile accident, Radhika moves in to live with her aunt, Malathi, and studies Zoology in Lexicon Science College. She is very friendly with Basu Subtankar and both, along with other girls, create quite a ruckus, much to the chagrin of their teachers and the College Principal. In addition to this, they are also staunch rivals of NRI Geetha Damodar, who wants to be the Student Chair. Radhika competes, there is a tie, but the teachers overturn Radhika's votes due to many complaints against her, and elect Geetha as the Chair. When Malathi wants Radhika to wed, both girls create a fictional character, name him Ramesh, and tell Malathi that Radhika is in love with Ramesh. Complications arise when a real male named Ramesh surfaces, is subsequently killed, and the duo become suspects amidst a web of deceit and lies created by one of four persons in their lives, namely Malati herself, Geetha, a mysterious woman who sometimes poses as Ramesh's mother and other times as Geetha's guardian, and an fourth unknown person - leading the duo to a roller-coaster ride with both the police and the real killer on their tails.

13. Vettam

Rated: N/A

6.6/10

As Gopalakrishnan attempts to smuggle an expensive neckless, he crosses paths with a woman looking for her fiancé.

14. Hello My Dear: Wrong Number

Rated: N/A

6.5/10

When Mohanlal gives a girl who runs into his cab a ride; he unknowingly becomes involved in a murder/mystery.

15. Kakkakuyil

Rated: N/A

6.4/10

Sivaraman has come to Mumbai in search of Govindan Kutty who has offered him a visa. But Sivaraman finds Govindan amidst a sea of problems. And Sivaraman is forced to participate in a bank robber planned by Thomas and his gang, which leaves them homeless. And they find a place in the house of a blind old couple, who grandson Kunjunni had left them a long time ago(when he was 7) and is now coming home. But a turn of events finds Sivaraman and Govindan kutty (combined) as Kunjunni with the body of Govindan kutty and sound of Sivaraman.

16. Bhagam Bhag

Rated: Not Rated

6.4/10

Champak Chaturvedi runs a theatrical troupe in India. He hires two men, Bunty - a graduate in Arts, and Babla- who cannot read nor write English. One has to play the role of the play's hero, while one the villain. Both men end up squabbling with each other, as both want the hero's part. Then Champak finds out that Bunty has molested the play's heroine, Anjali, and punishes him. The group gets a contract to stage 30 plays in Britain, however, on the day of the departure, Anjali opts out, leaving Champak no alternative but to travel without a heroine, but hoping to recruit one while in Britain. Upon arrival, Babla sets about to find a suitable heroine from the Indian population, but Bunty beats him to it and recruits a woman named Munni. Babla has his suitcase switched by another containing heroin, and as a result both men end being suspects by the local Police, whose Commissioner is an Indian, J.D. Mehra. Then both Munni and Bunty fall in love with each other. Then Munni has an accident with a vehicle and ends up in a hospital. When she regains her senses, she tells everyone that she is Nisha Chauhan, and is married to Vikram, who lives in Liverpool. Vikram arrives, thanks everyone, and takes his wife, who has suicidal tendencies, home. A few days later, Bunty receives a phone call from a frantic Nisha, who tells him to come over immediately. He, along with Champak and Babla, arrive there to find her body in flames. She is declared dead in hospital. Now the troupe is on the hunt for another heroine for their play - when the unexplainable happens - as Bunty claims that he saw Nisha. No one believes him, but then subsequently a terrified Champak and then a bewildered Babla both claim to have seen her. These sighting hurl the trio in a non-stop chaotic situation involving drug dealers, goons who want revenge, as well as the Police Commissioner himself, who also has a role to play in this comedy of errors and terrors.

17. Doli Saja Ke Rakhna

Rated: Not Rated

6.4/10

Inderjit Bansal comes from a wealthy family. His father and mother, Chandrika, would like him to get married and settle down. But Inderjit wants to continue post-graduation studies and become an MBA. His parents permit him to and he gets admitted in college. There he meets with an attractive young student named Pallavi Sinh and falls head over heels in love with her. He confides about this matter with friends and together they assist him to woo her further. This leads to chaos and confrontation with Pallavi's brother, Inspector Prithvi, who arrests them, holds them in a lock-up, and beats them; then her second brother, Vikram, a tough hockey player, who also roughs them up; and when they go to get their wounds treated they meet Pallavi's third brother, Dr. Suraj, who surgically injures them even more. They plan to avenge this humiliation, and do succeed, but Pallavi asks them to stop. The Sinh's are horrified to learn that Pallavi actually loves the ruffian Inderjit and forbid her to see or speak with him, thus prompting the two lovers to elope, pursued in anger by the police force and the Sinh brothers. They land in a fisherman's wharf, and meet Jojo Pinto, who is the father of one of Inderjit's friends' he agrees to confront their tormentors, and also get them legally married. But at the very last moment, the two are overwhelmed and much to the shock of their friends, agree to return home and get married to the person their families' have chosen for them. But will their respective families' accept them back? And will they ever be happy by this decision?

18. Dhol

Rated: N/A

6.3/10

Sameer Arya, Martand Damdere, Pankaj Tiwari, and Gautam Sesodia are friends who live in a small town in India. Broke, accident-prone, and unable to pay rent to their landlady, they are basically slackers with Sameer and Gautam having no family, while Pankaj has been kicked out by his brother-in-law, and Martand has illicitly borrowed money from his maternal uncle, is unable to re-pay it and hence rendered homeless. The four find out that they can better their lifestyle by obtaining a bank loan - albeit in vain as they are unable to secure one. Then they decide to woo a rich girl, let one of them marry her, and live their life in comfort. They find out that there is a new girl, Ritu Tripathi, in the neighborhood, who is on the lookout for her missing brother, Rahul. The foursome con her into believing that they are Rahul's friends and befriend her. Pankaj even re-names himself Jai, her fiancée, not for long though as she soon finds out that the truth after she meets with Sophie, the woman her brother was supposed to marry, and decides to complain to the Police. Before the Police could arrest the hapless foursome, they are abducted by a gangster named Zikomo, who wants them to return his, of all things, drum (dhol). Watch how the foursome attempt to hilariously wiggle out of this tough spot even as the Police, Martand's uncle and other goons close in on them.

19. Billu

Rated: Not Rated

6.2/10

Based in Budbuda, Uttar Pradesh, Billu Vilas Pardesi barely makes a living as a barber. His wife, Bindiya, looks after the household, and his children, Gunja and Ronak, are on the verge of being expelled from Gyaan Bharti Vidyalay Higher Secondary School due to non-payment of fees. Then everything changes when Bollywood actor Sahir Khan makes an appearance to film a movie in the town. Rumors spread that Billu is Sahir's close friends, and he becomes a celebrity virtually overnight. His shop gets donations and clientèle, and the school decides to educate his children for free. The trouble begins when townsfolk want to meet with Sahir but Billu is unable to contact him.

20. Bumm Bumm Bole

Rated: N/A

6.1/10

When Meghalaya-based Gogai attempts to molest his subordinate, Kalyani, her husband, Khogiram Maheshwar Gwala, also an employee, intervenes, a scuffle ensues, people gather and separate the duo, and an enraged Gogai fires them. Khogiram is unable to find a job; Kalyani does not make enough money weaving baskets; while their two children, Pinaki and Rimzim, have not only to deal with their respective Catholic schools, but also assist their parents, and share a pair of shoes. Things get even worse after Gogai gets killed, and Inspector Vishwajeet Khatonyar detains and interrogates Khogiram - suspecting him of not only killing Gogai but also having connections with terrorists.

21. Kilichundan Mampazham

Rated: N/A

5.8/10

A childless man marries for a third time in hopes of having a child. But his day-to-day life gets more complicated when a newcomer arrives in his town.

22. Khatta Meetha

Rated: Not Rated

5.7/10

Satara-based petty road-works contractor, Sachin Tichkule, faces challenges when the Satara Municipal Corporation puts a hold on his payment. He decides to sue them, while his extended family deal with the crisis of a recently-collapsed bridge resulting in 65 deaths. If matters were not bad enough, the new Municipal Commissioner is none other than his estranged girlfriend/ex-collegian, Gehna Ganpule. Sachin had abused and assaulted her in Mumbai a few years ago, and she is now determined to blacklist him at any and all costs. While comically dealing with indolent employees, his sister's marriage, an elephant, a road-roller &c. he lands in even more hot water when the local police get ready to prosecute him for alleged Sexual Molestation, as well as Assault and Threats to Kill Gehna's brother.

23. De Dana Dan

Rated: Not Rated

5.4/10

Singapore-based Nitin Bankar's education was paid for by his employer, Kuljeet Kaur, and he, after the passing of his father, works as an unpaid maid-chauffeur for her until such time he pays off whatever she had spent. He is in love with gorgeous Anjali Kakkad but her father refuses to give his consent for this alliance. Desperate to get out of this situation, Nitin attempts suicide, albeit in vain, and then cooks up a scheme to abduct Kuljeet's pet, Mulchand, demand a hefty ransom, and then marry Anjali. He seeks assistance from his equally deadbeat-courier deliveryman, Ram Mishra, who wants to wed tall and pretty Manpreet Oberoi, and both book a room in Pan Pacific Hotel. However, Murphy's Law and a host of assorted characters get involved - resulting in hilarious and uncontrollable chaos.

24. Mere Baap Pehle Aap

Rated: Not Rated

5.4/10

Janaradhan Wishvanbhar Rane a widower has spent his life bringing up his two kids Chirag and Gaurav. Janaradhan has done everything for his kids to bring them up in the best possible manner, ever since they were toddlers. Now when the duo has grown up, Gaurav takes up the responsibility of his father. They both manage the household chores and their business to the best of their abilities. Though he is the younger son, he treats his father like his son. Gaurav is on guard with the vigilance of a disciplined parent. He shouts, threatens, and fights - even locks up his father occasionally so that his prankster best friend Madhav. Mathur who is a divorcee, desperate to get married, does not spoil him. Madhav and Janaradhan who are always in search of a bride for Madhav forever land up in trouble and every time Gaurav has to bail them out and face the embarrassment. Gaurav busy managing his business starts getting prank calls from a girl who turns out to be his old college friend Sheekha Kapoor. Sheekha is staying with her guardian Anuradha who is also Janardhan's first love. Gaurav and Sheekha notice changes in the behavior of Janaradhan and Anuradha when they come face to face after many years. They come to know about their past relationship. Now Gaurav wants his father to get married to his lost love. Gaurav and Sheekha embark upon a rib-tickling journey to arrange his father's love marriage and in the process find soul mates in each other. Of course, the path is not so smooth: there are obstacles. But then, Madhav's desperate desire for a bride comes handy.

25. Tezz

Rated: Not Rated

3.9/10

To revenge his past, Aakash Rana plants bomb in a train endangering lives of 500 passengers.

26. Geethanjali

Rated: N/A

3.8/10

A Famous Psychologist Dr.Sunny is trying to solve mysterious supernatural problem arises in traditional family.