What is the best way to get started in this dive?
As mentioned earlier, Malayalam is not an easy language, and its pronunciation is very difficult for new learners, especially for non - Malayalis.
First, to get started, get started RIGHT. Learn the alphabets. To make it easier, learn them like a nursery school child: with colors and pictures, slowly and steadily learning them one by one to get them right.  It’s very important that you also compare and contrast each alphabetical character since they can all look very similar in the beginning.
Second, make sure you focus on your pronunciation. If you don't, you will get off on the wrong foot with terrible habits. An easy and fun way to practice pronunciation is to watch some movies in Malayalam.
Third, practice it wherever you go. Ideally, work with a live teacher every week, so you can actually practice real conversations. 
As you continue, ask EVERYONE you know (who knows Malayalam) to correct your Malayalam.  Always.  It’s the quickest way to improve--via instant correction. 
Finally, put together a solid study plan and schedule, using the many resources we have assembled for you on the pages to come. 
So to get started, your first step (after joining Break Diving) should be... to go to the next article!