Malayalam cinema industry is rich with the impeccable talents in acting, film making and technical fields. Our industry has a huge list of amazing actors, in both older and younger generations. The young actors of Malayalam film industry are exceptionally talented and they have the potential to make even the veteran actors give a run for the money.
Fahadh Faasil, Prithviraj, Asif Ali, Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salmaan, can be called as faces of contemporary Malayalam cinema. The young actors show huge enthusiasm about both the artistic and commercial sides of cinema and believe in the quality of the final product; instead of focussing on the satellite and television rights.
Malayalam cinema's turning point exactly happened on 7th January 2011, with the release of the acclaimed movie, Traffic. The movie made a revolution in Mollywood and became an inspiration for the new directors and actors to make movies in different subjects with new narrative styles. Most of the iconic movies in last 5 years were released in the year 2012.
Here is a list of the 10 most brilliant movies done by the young generation actors of Malayalam cinema. Fahadh Faasil and Prithviraj come on the first place with 3 movies each. Asif Ali comes on the second place with 2 movies, while Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salmaan make an entry into the list with one movie each.
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It is the best movie of Asif Ali’s career till date. The highly acclaimed movie paved the way for a revolutionary change in the Malayalam cinema platform. Traffic is directed by Rajesh Pillai and penned by Bobby Sanjay duo. The movie had a big star cast including Sreenivasan, Asif Ali, Kunchako Boban, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Rahman, Saikumar, Roma, Remya Nambessan etc.
Indian Rupee (2011)
Indian Rupee was a comeback for Prithviraj from the downphase of his career. The movie directed by Ranjith won the National Award for the Best Feature Film in Malayalam. The movie is considered as one of the best movies of Prithviraj.
22 Female Kottayam (2012)
22 Female Kottayam is the movie which bulid a star status for Fahadh Faasil and Rima Kallingal, who was an under-rated actress till then. The movie re-constructed the typical cinema formulas of Mollywood. Fahad and Rima won the Filmfare Award for Best Actors. Rima had also won the Kerala State Film award for Best Actress.
Usthad Hotel (2012)
Usthad Hotel is the best movie of Dulquer Salmaan’s career till date. The movie was a delicious experience for the audience and can be doubtlessly coined as one of the best movies of Mollywood till date. The movie, directed by Anwar Rasheed and written by Anjali Menon, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Best Dialogues.
Ozhimuri is another milestone in Asif Ali’s career. The actor deserves a special applause for choosing to act in the movie, which was earlier rejected by some popular actors. The movie, which was the directorial debut of actor Madhupal, won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Movie and Lal won the special Jury award in the National Film Awards.
Ayaalum Njanum Thammil (2012)
Ayaalum Njanum Thammil, directed by Lal Jose is another turning point of Prithviraj’s career. The movie which dealt with the life of a doctor, won the Kerala State Film Awards for Best Popular Movie, Best director, Best Actor and Best Comedian. The movie also won the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Music Director in Filmfare Awards South.
Celluloid can be termed as the best movie of Prithviraj till date. The actor portrayed the Father of Malayalam Cinema J C Daniel, in the movie directed by veteran director Kamal. The movie won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam and won 7 Kerala State Film Awards, including the awards for Best Film and Best Actor.
Artist, directed by Shyamaprasad, earned critical acclaims for the artistic narrative style and the performance of its lead actors, Fahadh Faasil and Ann Augustine. Both Fahadh and Ann won the Kerala State Film Award and Filmfare Awards South, for Best Actors. Shyamaprasad won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Director as well.
North 24 Kaatham (2013)
Fahadh Faasil went through a complete image makeover with his role in North 24 Kaatham. The actor played a geeky software engineer in the movie, directed by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon. The movie won the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Kerala State Film Awards for Second Best Film and Best Actor.
It is the best movie of Nivin Pauly till date. The actor essayed the various stages of his character and won huge critical acclaims for his performance. The movie, which dealt with the cricket mania, recently entered the Panorama list of Indian International Film festival.