Malayalam cinema has had a slew of successful releases on OTT recently and adding to that could possibly be Prithviraj and Aditi Balan starrer Cold Case. Out on Amazon Prime today, the movie is a supernatural thriller – quite a tried and tested formula in Indian cinema, but if the trailer is anything to go by, this one will be interesting.

Cold Case

The storyline is a simple one. ACP Sathyajith (Prithviraj Sukumaran) finds himself with a case that has nothing to go on other than a skull found in a bag. His team has to piece together the identity of the person, ascertain if it was a murder and then go on to find the killer. At the same time, Medha (Aditi Balan), a single mother and a journalist has just moved into a home to find herself faced with a series of supernatural events. The audience watches the movie as two parallel tracks that will merge at one point and it’s interesting to watch how it all comes together.

If you are up for a few scares, the Cold Case is what you should settle down with this weekend.

Cold Case story —

The film is set across two narratives that are clearly demarcated with the cinematography. A police case on one side and a paranormal story on the other, there are ample jump scares that we wouldn’t want to spoil now and enough to keep you glued to the film. The tracks are deftly brought together. The movie was shot during the pandemic on a 45-day schedule, beginning indoors and then moving out.

Cold Case

Cold Case movie cast —

Prithviraj Sukumaran, known for his brooding looks and great acting chops is the perfect fit for this movie, carrying the uniform of a police officer with panache. In the trailer you see him trying to unravel the mystery he is faced with, not in the loud and brash manner that films usually portray, but with style. Well-known for his recent movies Ayyappanum Koshiyum, Simhasanam 2021, and earlier hits like Naam Shabana, 9, Vimanam among others, Prithviraj will be a treat to watch especially because this role is a realistic portrayal of a cop and does not place a spotlight on Prithviraj “the hero”.

Aditi Balan is relatively new to movies and this will be her fourth release. She has earlier acted in Yennai Arindhaal, Aruvi and Kutty Story. Suchitra Pillai makes an appearance in this film, though her last outing with the horror genre in Betaal left a lot to be desired.


Do try and catch this movie on the weekend and do keep an ear out also for the mention of a recent blockbuster Malayalam film in the movie. It is bound to make you smile.

Ruth Dsouza Prabhu

Ruth is an independent journalist based in Bangalore. Always in pursuit of the next story that interests her, loves her food and drink, bookworm and a sucker for sunsets and airplane journeys.