Cinema is not just about the heroes and villains; it is all about the performance delivered by each actor in his/her role. Malayalam movie industry is extremely rich with such kind of actors, who completely concentrates in the depth of characters.
Interestingly, the top league actors of the industry, including Mammootty, Mohanlal, Jayaram, Suresh Gopi etc started their acting careers with negative roles. Malayalam movie industry has always had the villains characters, who equally has shined as the lead characters in the movies.
Jose Prakash in the first star villain of Malayalam cinema, who acquired a star status in the minds of audience. The late veteran actor will always remain as the best villain of Malayalam cinema.
There are some popular comedy and character actors, including Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Kochin Haneefa etc, who has also tried a hand in negative roles. Such actors has made a huge impact in the audience and were widely recognized by the critics as well.
Thilakan's role in the classic movie Namukku Paarkkan Muinthiri Thoppukal is one of the best example for such roles. It is considered as one of the most powerful villain roles of Malayalam movie industry.
Balan K Nair, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, T G Ravi, Rajan P Dev, N F Varghese, Ratheesh etc are some of the popular actors who proved their mettle with both character and negative roles. But, audience has always loved their negative roles and considered them as the ideal antagonists.
In the present generation, the young actors including Jayasurya, Indrajith, Prithviraj, Fahadh Faasil, Asif Ali etc has tried hands in hero, anti-hero and negative roles and has earned huge critical acclaims.
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The star villain of Malayalam cinema. Jose Prakash made the villain roles popular and equally important as the heroes. Still, the actor is considered as the ideal villain of Malayalam cinema.
Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair
Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, the brilliant actor proved his mettle with both negative and characters. The actor's performance in the movies Chemmeen and My Dear kuttichathan are highly popular.
Balan K Nair
Balan K Nair is another actor who established himself as one of the actors who established himself as one of the best villains of M'town.
T G Ravi
T G Ravi is one of the actors who started his acting career as a villain and later ventured into character roles. He played the antagonist in recent movie Varsham as well.
N F Varghese
The actor who excelled with his soft-spoken villain roles. He broke the all the conventional images of typical M'town antagonists, with his exceptional acting skills.
One of the most powerful villains of M'town. His villain roles; especially the god man's role in Ekalavyan and Kulappully Appan in Aaram Thamburan still remains as the hot favourite roles of audience.
Rajan P Dev
The actor who experimented with the comical-villain roles, for the first time in Malayalam cinema.
No movie lover can forget the handsome villain of Commissioner, Mohan Thomas, played by Ratheesh. The actor's son Padmaraj recently made his debut with Fireman.
The most handsome villain of Malayalam cinema. Devan is another actor, who broke the conventional villain concepts of M'town.
The actor, who continue the legacy of his father, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair. Sai Kumar is one of the rare actors, who can perfectly play a negative role without being repetitive.
The brilliant actor, who can make a huge impact even with a short role. Siddique's antagonists roles are exceptionally brilliant and highly appealing.
The highly talented young actor, who can doubtlessly make it big with the antagonists roles. Jayasurya's performance as antagonist Angoor Ravuther in Iyobinte Pusthakam, fetched him numerous awards and recognitions.