Every year, along with brand new releases, new actors are introduced to the film industry. Some of these actors strive to find a position in the industry, while others make an effortless mark with their performances. However, the best quality of an actor is to completely immerse himself/herself into the skin of the character, and make the audience admire him/her. 2015 wasn’t just a good year for blockbusters films, but also for artists who had meaty roles to play. 2015 gave us characters that were most talked about and those who fit the role perfectly. Here are the most enduring and unique characters in films of 2015.
1. Malar from Premam
Apart from becoming Malayalam cinema’s blockbuster film in 2015, director Alphonse Putharen’s Premam gave us several simple and sweet characters. One of the most memorable characters of the film was Malar. In an industry where heroines are caked with make up, Malar (Sri Pallavi) was presented as a simple girl next-door. With curly locks, no make-up, and pimples; Malar was one character everyone fell in love with. Youngsters dedicated a consiiderable amount of memes to her. She is one character who broke the Internet in 2015.
2. Siddharth Abhimanyu from Thani Oruvan
Aravind Swamy charmed and amazed us as the suave yet conniving businessman in Thani Oruvan. He played the role of Siddharth Abhimanyu, a sophisticated villain who looked dapper in suits and carried himself with elan. His character is Thani Oruvan made the intense cat-and-mouse chase seem like a thrill ride. Evil has never looked so good!
3. Saravanan from Aambala
Artists are remembered for the intense roles they play, and the definition they add to the character. One actor who broke such a stereotype is Vishal. Appearing mostly in action-oriented film, Vishal starred in Sundar C’s Aambala, that saw him perform an action-sequence like no other. He sat on flying sumo, and threatened the bad guys from mid-air. This light and effortless act, features him in the list of most memorable characters.
4. Maari from Maari
The movie may not have received a positive response from critics, but that didn’t stop the film from gaining attention. Donning round sunglasses, bright coloured shirts, and a handle-bar moustache, Dhanush’s look as Maari – the local rowdy – caught everybody’s attention. His signature punchline – Senjiruven, was another noteworthy trademark, that became everybody’s favourite punch line.
5. Kadhambari from Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
Nayanthara gave several hits this year, one of her most-memorable performances include her role as Kadhambari in Naanum Rowdy Dhaan. Her performance was full of conviction, as the girl who believed in love. She was a girl on a mission. How can we forget the famous line in the film about her – "Kadu Ma…Are you okay baby?"
6. Bhallala Deva from Baahubali
Fables are engrossing in many ways. One of the main things we love about them is the battle between good and evil (between the protagonist and antagonist), who have equally strong characterization. An antagonist who appeared in a fable-inspired epic and won incredible attention is Bhallala Deva. Played by Rana Daggubati, Bhallala Deva Deva was strong, cruel and evil rule of a Kingdom. His mighty physique, powerful body language and the smirk on his face made a massive impression.
Are there any of your favorites in the list? Do share your views in the comments section below.