The Superstar tag is often given to male actors, who could pull crowds to theatres with their appearance onscreen. But, our Malayalam film industry has some lady superstars too, who are capable of attracting the crowds to theatres.
So, here we list, 6 actresses of Mollywood who could be labelled as the Lady superstars of Mollywood.
Nayanthara is undeniably the lady superstar of the entire South Indian cinema. She is capable of carrying a movie on her own shoulders and she has proved it in the past. The actress, being highly selective, only commits those projects in Malayalam which challenges the actress in her.
Most of the recent women-centric movies in Malayalam had this actress in the lead. This, definitely shows the popularity of Manju Warrier. Many more movies are in the pipeline with her in the lead role.
Amala Paul is another actress who has got a fan base throughout South India. She is capable of taking a movie forward with her performance and she proved that through the Malayalam film Mili, in which she performed exceptionally well.
We all know about the capability and skills of Kavya Madhavan. Films like Gaddama shows how good an actress she is and how well she is accepted by Malayalam audiences. Well, if reports are to be believed, Jeethu Joseph is planning a female oriented subject with the actress in lead role.
She is one of the most sensible actresses in the industry and her selection of films speaks volumes about it. She has attained a starry status after back-to-back successes of Ennu Ninte Moideen and Charlie.
22 Female Kottayam, this film is more than enough to prove the talent of this actress. The film was a runaway hit and we saw how her stardom did get a boost. She isn't that active in films now but there are no doubts about her popularity among Mollywood audiences.
In the past, we have had talented lead actresses like Shobhana and Urvashi, who excelled and won the hearts of the audiences with their acting skills.
But, films with female oriented subjects were comparatively lesser in number in the past and their box-office collections were also not that pleasant.
With a fresh wave hitting the Malayalam cinema altogether, we have seen a shift in the attitude of the filmmakers and as well as the audiences and it is then that the industry started thinking about Lady superstars.
Talented actresses like Manju Warrier, Nayanthara, Rima Kallingal, Amala Paul etc are capable of carrying a film on their own shoulders.
They have that crowd-pulling capability, something which they earned through their exceptional acting skills and the ability to select quality projects.
It is indeed a good sign for Malayalam cinema as more filmmakers and producers would come up to make movies which have women centric subject.