Best Performances (Female) in Malayalam – 2017


The A-list when it comes to fantastic performances from women actors in Malayalam in 2017, comprises of five actors, three of whom are fresh faces that hold a lot of promise. Here they are!


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The A-list when it comes to fantastic performances from women actors in Malayalam in 2017, comprises of five actors, three of whom are fresh faces that hold a lot of promise. Here they are!

Aishwarya Lekshmi

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It took the end of the year for Mollywood to discover a head turner named Aishwarya Lekshmi, though she had made a positive film debut a couple of months back. ‘Mayanadhi’ left in its wake, an astounding actor with a very unique sense of intelligence that she communicates through her hugely expressive eyes. The kind of actor that the camera falls in love with, who revels in those seemingly never-ending close ups that keep panning her face, Aishwarya Lekshmi is here to stay.

Read the Mayanadhi Review

Parvathy

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‘Take Off’ almost entirely belonged to Parvathy, and in a role that could very well have been ruined by an overt display of hysterics, this spectacular actor worked her way further up her inspiring filmography. She imbued the film with a sensitivity that elevated it to soaring heights and nimbly drew the viewers into the harrowing day mare endured by the Malayali nurses trapped in ISIS occupied Iraq, loosely based on real life incidents.

Read the Take Off Review

Manju Warrier

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As much awkward as the Lady Superstar tag that has been glued on her is, the sensible actor that Manju Warrier has always been, has forever chosen to take the bouquets and brickbats in her stride, and focus instead on the quality of work that she does. 2017 was no different and had Manju in two superb roles –‘Udaharanam Sujatha’ and ‘C/o Saira Banu’ – and while it remains that her performance in the former is nothing short of exquisite (barring the odd makeup that ruined things a bit), my personal favourite would be her finely  detailed portrayal of the troubled mother, Saira Banu.

Read the C/o Saira Banu Review

Anu Sithara

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Malini in ‘Ramante Eden Thottam’ is a character that unquestionably demands an actor of immense stature, and the doe eyed Anu Sithara took us by total surprise with a stellar performance that easily put everyone else in the film in the shade.  Her poetic depiction of a woman hopelessly lost in a dysfunctional marriage drew a  loud round of applause in no time, and with her alluring Malayali looks, Anu also marked the return of the quintessential Malayali woman to the screens.

Read the Ramante Eden Thottam Review

Nimisha Sajayan

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Nimisha Sajayan is perhaps no archetypal film heroine, and yet here is an actor who won the game hands down with a whopper of an exploit in her debut film ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’. It is one of the most unforgettably elegant and subtle acts that we got to see last year, and her agile, poised feat despite being paired with seasoned actors as Fahadh Faasil and Suraj Venjrammoodu was one that had none of the incongruities that one would anticipate of a debut performer.

Read the Thondimuthalum Driksakhiyum Review

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