Malayalam cinema audience is fortunate enough to have an industry that not only focuses on entertainment but also makes amazing, memorable pieces of art. Another reason that makes this industry quite an accomplished one is the quality of artists. From Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair and Saradha to Fahadh Faasil and Nimisha Sajayan, the industry has always been rich with able, talented actors. We cannot include all of them in one article but we will recommend some spectacular performances that you should not miss.

Thilakan as Raman – Perunthachan

Lucky are those who have seen this man performing his art on screen in the most beautiful way. Thilakan is an actor whose versatility is par excellence and until his last breath, he has performed everything from comedy to tragedy. To understand this wonderful actor’s range, we recommend Perunthachan to you. He portrays the role of a cunning and jealous father with stunning ease. This gem of a film will always be on top of his entire career.

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Mammootty as Vidyadharan– Bhoothakkannadi

Mammootty has always proved that he is the best in enacting the most complex, emotional patterns on the screen and this film would be a classic example for the same. The actor extraordinarily performed the role of a distressed prisoner and the turbulence that occurs in the mind of the father of an adolescent girl. Directed by Lohithadas, this film defines the mettle of the actor.

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Mohanlal as Ramesan Nair – Thanmathra

Mohanlal, one of the most brilliant and versatile actor Indian cinema, has ever seen can portray any role effortlessly. In Thanmathra, he plays the role of a man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Let’s be honest – it is not easy portraying something as sensitive and disheartening as a person who has no memory or idea of life. And Mohanlal performed it with stunning conviction and grace. Watch this film and feel the chills.

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Shobana as Ganga – Manichitrathazhu

This gem of a film would have been incomplete without Shobana. Ganga, a woman born and brought up in the city, has always been interested in folklore and legends She slowly starts identifying herself with Nagavalli, a dancer who was once brutally murdered. Her transition from Ganga to Nagavalli shocks you and leaves you in awe. That single scene is enough to determine her prowess. Watch Manichitrathazhu and experience a spectacular show.

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Urvashi as Kanchana – Thalayanamanthram

Playing relatable characters on screen is a great challenge, but for Urvashi, it is a cakewalk. Her portrayal of Kanchana will always remain a milestone not only in her career but in the history of Malayalam cinema as well. Thalayanamanthram is a sweet, funny family film, revolving around Kanchana, an envious, discontented housewife. In fact, she is a woman with dreams of living a happy life; just that her idea of happiness revolves around money. The character is simple, hilarious, yet relatable.

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Indrajith Sukumaran as Vattu Jayan – Left Right Left

Vattu Jayan may not have got an iconic status, but the character nevertheless is. Selfless but eccentric, Jayan is an honest police officer who gets in trouble for love. We just cannot imagine any other actor portraying this role more convincingly than Indrajith Sukumaran. He is in fact one of the most underrated actors in Malayalam who has plenty of amazing movies to his credit yet has not touched the superstardom. Left Right Left is a prime example to understand what we are talking about.

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While you enjoy these amazing movies, please be aware that the pandemic is not ever yet, and it is better to stay at home and be safe.

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