1. Perumazhakkalam (While It Rains Hard)
Cast: Meera Jasmine, Kavya Madhavan
Why it tops the list: A tale of two women caught between tears and rainwater, this is an extremely poignant and stirring story.
A gorgeous, rain-drenched Kerala witnesses a peculiar dynamic between two women undergoing great loss and suffering.
Mind-blowing performances from both actresses and superb restraint on the part of the director make this a proverbial must-watch.
The film of the year.