The Malayalam film industry has witnessed many strong female characters like Sameera, Saira Banu, , etc., and female-oriented movies, including Take Off and Ramante Edanthottam this year. Many actresses have proved that they can easily carry a whole film on their shoulders.
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Best Malayalam Actress in 2017
1. Parvathy – Take Off
Undoubtedly, Parvathy’s portrayal of Sameera, a nurse caught up in the movie Take Off, was one of the best performances ever witnessed by the Indian film industry. She is entirely aware of her talent and knows how to use it effectively for the character’s perfection. Unsurprisingly, she won the best female actor award at India’s 48th international film festival for this performance.
2. Manju Warrier – Udaharanam Sujatha, C/O Saira Banu
Manju Warrier has again proved that she didn’t lose that old charm in her acting with her performance in the movie C/O Saira Banu. She played the mother of adopted son Joshua Peter, who became an accused of a murder case almost flawlessly. Her performance as Sujatha, a widow in Udaharanam Sujatha, was quickly among the best in her second innings.
3. Aishwarya Lekshmi – Mayaanadhi
If it was Rajisha Vijayan, who mesmerized us with her performance in her debut movie last year, now it’s Aishwarya Lakshmi this year. The actress who debuted with Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela outshines many experienced actresses with her mature performance in Mayaanadhi. She still has a long way to go as an actress, but Appu in Mayaanadhi is brilliant.
4. Aparna Balamurali – Sunday Holiday
In Sunday Holiday, Aparna Balamurali hadn’t budged her facial muscles vigorously to portray Anu as it is a simple character we can see around us. Her endearing screen presence and charm will give us a positive vibe, and this made Aparna eligible to be one on the list. Her portrayal of Anupama Neelakantan, a social activist in Sarvopari Palakkaran, also deserves applause.
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5. Wamiqa Gabbi – Godha
This Punjabi girl completely steals the show with her performance as a ferocious wrestler in Godha. Her well-toned physique helps her a lot to perform the role flawlessly. She made her Mollywood memorable with a stunning performance that overshadowed other talented actors in the movie, including Renji Panicker and Tovino Thomas.
6. Anu Sithara – Ramante Edanthottam
Anu Sithara’s subtle performance is the primary thing that makes Ramante Edanthottam lively. She beautifully essayed the inner emotions of Malini, the wife of a discourteous husband, with her eyes. She has tried her best to transform while she tries to reinvent her life with the help of Raman, convincing.
2017 was a remarkable year for Malayalam cinema and its leading ladies. From the stunning performances of Parvathy in “Take Off” to Manju Warrier’s captivating role in “Udaharanam Sujatha”, we have seen some outstanding acting that has truly set the bar high for future films. These actresses have shown their versatility, dedication, and talent in portraying various characters on-screen.