Movies like Pavithram

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Pavithram (1994)
 7.8
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Pavithram (1994)
Original name: പവിത്രം
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A young man's relationship with his career, fiancee and brother is brought under stress by the birth of an unexpected sister.The film deals with the relationship between siblings Unnikrishnan (Mohanlal) and Meenakshi (Vinduja Menon) who have an almost 30 year age difference between them. The film won Mohanlal the 1994 Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Plot: death in childbirth, rebelliousness, unplanned pregnancy, pregnant woman, breakup, brother sister relationship, dream, pregnancy, teenage girl, argument, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flashback, college, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Most similar movies to Pavithram

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about flashback, friendship, death, father son relationship, pregnancy, hospital and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Musical genres. Some movies like Pavithram: Vellanakalude Naadu (1988), Minnaram (1994), Ulladakkam (1991), Dasharatham (1989), Summer in Bethlehem (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Vellanakalude Naadu (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Vellanakalude Nadu movie which is a political satire based against municipal mafia in the form of Buildings
Plot: death, flashback, corruption, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, cover up, murder, mechanic, elephant, death of sister, death of family, bridge collapse
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 833
Minnaram (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Bobby (Mohanlal) is about to marry Tina (Anju) when his old college girlfriend Nina (Shobhana) arrives with a baby that she claims is his child. Tina’s father calls off the wedding and Bobby eventually prepares to accept Nina. Fate, however, has ...
Plot: train station, ambulance, terminal illness, cook, suspicion, attempted murder, motorcycle, dynamite, sword, club, police station, explosion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 217
Ulladakkam (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Reshma is a patient of psychiatrist Dr Sunny. She gets romantically obsessed with him even though this is not reciprocated by the doctor. The arrival of the doctor's fiancee Annie causes a lot of conflict in the mind of Reshma.
Plot: obsession, threesome, psychologist, psychopath, mental illness, psychiatrist, murder, love triangle, obsessive love, tragic event, fiance fiancee relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.4
 1K
Dasharatham (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: This is one of the cult classic film of Mohanlal. A. K. Lohithadas won Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Script Writer. The movie is partly adapted from the Korean movie The Surrogate Woman.
Plot: surrogate mother, artificial insemination, baby, adoption, compassion, alcoholic, pregnancy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Summer in Bethlehem (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Story: Summer in Bethlahem movie tells the story is all set in a hill station (Ooty) where a rich man comes with his five grand daughters for vacation. The fifth girl Abhirami(Manju Warrier) who is very smart, and she is the favourite of the grandfather. ...
Plot: friends, romance, farm, convict, friend, prison, train, death row, country estate
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 1K
Spirit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Raghunandan (Mohanlal) is a TV show host and a budding novelist. He is a loner and a compulsive alcoholic, the latter of which resulted in his divorce from Meera (Kaniha). Despite this Meera and her husband Alexy (Shankar Ramakrishnan) are his best ...
Plot: alcoholic, tragic event, police station, hidden camera, ex husband ex wife relationship, journalist, divorce, interview, interviewer, plumber, television show
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 10K
Nanban (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: The plot of the film illustrates the embankment of two friends on a quest for a lost buddy, who was once an optimistic and successful student. On their journey, they recount their college life and special moments that the three shared up until their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, student, buddies, rebelliousness, friendship, college life, power relations, romance, friends, teachers and students, student life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.4
 281K
3 Idiots (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: rebelliousness, student life, friends, teachers and students, student, college, comedy of errors, friendship, romance, buddies, bollywood, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.7
 3K
Chithram (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Kalyani (Ranjini) is the daughter of a wealthy NRI Ramachandra Menon (Poornam Vishwanathan) who resides in the United States. Kalyani, brought up in Chennai by her father's friend Kaimal (Nedumudi Venu), falls in love with another man and ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: escaped convict, jumping into water, caretaker, donkey, clapping, office romance, death sentence, alarm clock, estate, flashback, lie, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
College Kumaran (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Story: Kumaaran, or as students call him, Captain (Mohanlal), was the star of Mahatma college before he joined the army. Now an ex-military officer, Kumaaran is running the canteen of Mahatma College after a tragic incident that took his father and ...
Plot: college, sibling relationship, tragic event, accident, minister, bus, politics, murder, teacher, loss of father, cafeteria, bus accident ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Thenmavin Kombath (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The story revolves around Manikyan (Mohanlal), Sreekrishnan(Nedumudi Venu) and Karthumbi (Shobana) and the love triangle between them. Manikyan works for Sreekrishnan and Sreekrishnan sees him like a brother. Once when they both are returning from a ...
Plot: love triangle, misunderstanding, village, language barrier, race, countryside, dispute, attraction, honor, argument, father son relationship, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Don't Think Twice (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An improv group deals with several crises, including the loss of their lease and one member hitting the big time.
Style: dramatic, emotional, touching, bad ending, sad ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, multiple narrators, improv, naked man, tv show in film, argument, flash forward, break up, swimming pool, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, waitress ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Colour It Yellow (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, patriotism, student, murder, politics, police brutality, pilot, corruption, idealism, celebration, corrupt politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 9.0
 2K
Sandesham (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After his retirement, Raghavan Nair (Thilakan) is back at his home. His long cherished dream to spend his retired life along with his family is thwarted after seeing his two sons brawling each other over their political differences.
Plot: political party, communist, social satire, politician, lawyer, leftist, marxist, politics, marriage, brother brother relationship, cigarette smoking, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 606
The Tenth Man (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After many years away, Ariel is summoned by his distant father to his childhood home in the bustling Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires, known as El Once. Over the course of seven days, during the vibrant holiday of Purim, Ariel seeks to reconnect with ...
Plot: orthodox jew, hospital, estranged father, father son relationship, flashback
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 368
Day Off (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Day Off (French: Mercredi, folle journée !) is a 2001 French drama film directed by Pascal Thomas.
Audience: kids
Plot: alimony, court, teenage boy, card playing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, divorce, husband wife relationship, school, student, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, drug overdose ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 123
Mango Souffle (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mango Soufflé is a 2002 Indian film written and directed by Mahesh Dattani. The film stars Atul Kulnani and Rinkie Khanna. It was promoted as "first gay male film from India" and was adapted from Dattani's own successful English play ...
Plot: party, friendship, brother sister relationship, gay, closeted homosexual, fashion designer, emigration
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.7
 241
Angel John (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Maradonna (Shanthnoo) is an aimless youngster who likes to waste his time doing practically nothing other than fooling around. For him everything in life is Oru Rasam (just fun). He likes to take the easy way out and lacks focus in his life. He is ...
Plot: angel, illegal drugs, children, money, death, guardian angel, slacker, suicidal thoughts, internet cafe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 853
Thalavattam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Vinod/Vinu (played by Mohanlal) is mentally ill and is hospitalized in the institution run by Dr. Ravindran ( M G Soman). Story progresses as Vinod recovers with the help of Dr. Savithri, Dr. Ravindran's daughter (Karthika) and Dr. Unnikrishnan ...
Plot: lobotomy, deliberate cruelty, death of girlfriend, tragic love, mental patient, euthanasia, forbidden love, mental illness, doctor, mental institution, love, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.6
 254
Rock N' Roll (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Story: Rock N Roll is a 2007 Malayalam film directed by Renjith. The film stars Mohanlal, Lakshmi Rai, Mukesh and Rahman in lead roles.
Plot: singer, composer, drummer, music, friendship, love, song, musician, wedding
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mahadev (Shreyas Talpade) is an unemployed graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Satna college, who is forced to make a living writing letters for the uneducated people of his village. His real ambition is to become a novel writer. Through his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: small town life, ambition, love and romance, small town, rebelliousness, bollywood, couple relations, parents and children, campaign, politics, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 578
Bombay Dreams (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ebba and her friend Camilla go looking for her mother in India.
Plot: adoptive mother, teenage girl, friendship, mother daughter relationship, school, shower, teenage boy, male nudity, letter, hospital, taxi, dream ...
Place: bombay india, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 817
Kalyanaraman (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An old man (Dileep) narrates his love story and about the curse his family possess to a bunch of teenagers.
Plot: curse, old man, superstition, hospital, tragic event, horoscope, astrologer, death, fire, canceled wedding, marriage, wedding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Second Chance (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A rich stockbroker buys a Nevada ghost town as a community for people who need a second chance in life.
Plot: pregnancy, pregnant wife, pregnant woman, expectant father, pregnant, ghost town, second chance
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Wish You Were Here (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming-of-age, pregnancy, post war, teenage girl, human nature, working class, rebelliousness, rebel, father daughter conflict, seaside, small town, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 7K
Other People (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: David, a struggling comedy writer fresh off from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves from New York City to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and much-younger sisters for the first time in ten years, he feels ...
Plot: gay lead character, cancer, gay protagonist, gay relationship, gay brother, father son relationship, death, brother sister relationship, terminal illness, gay couple, breakup, gay son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death and emotional trauma with a humour that hides their pain.
Style: dark humor
Plot: mother daughter relationship, christmas, father daughter relationship, bare breasts, flashback, train, husband wife relationship, prank, teacher, school, wheelchair, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 256
Ill Fated (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mark A. Lewis's tragic-comic adventure ILL FATED plunges the viewer into the boxed-in world of Jimmy, a small-town teen who seeks a better life but who sees dead-end signs at every turn out of town. His vague plan to leave and "look into ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, coming of age, incest, murder, prison, school bus, violence, small town, father son relationship, funny accent, maturity, father son estrangement
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
For Some Inexplicable Reason (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A trip to Lisbon helps a nerdy guy who is quickly approaching 30 finally get his mojo back.
Plot: job seeking, argument, cafe, bar, breakup, bully, airplane ticket, washing dishes, school bully, ex girlfriend, house party
Place: budapest hungary, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Woman with Red Hair (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kozo and his colleague rape their boss's daughter and have sex with an unnamed woman.
Plot: teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, elopement, erotica, gang rape, rape, flashback, adultery, underwear, sex, prostitution, bathing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%