Time is ripe to select the Best Tamil Actress of 2014. Sadly, the year 2014 was not exactly heroine friendly as not many movies were made in Kollywood that had vitality to the characters played by our beloved leading ladies. Yet, Tamil actresses have once again proved that they can still exhibit their talent by embracing whatever role offered irrespective of its impact on the movie.
Though 2014 didn't dish out many women-centric movies, it saw Tamil heroines play a variety of roles. Ranging from a terrifying ghost to a cop, Kollywood girls had an opportunity to widen their range this year and they did it perfectly well.
Gone are those days when heroines were required only to appear in songs or to romance the male leads. Though the trend is still in place, heroines, who were once typecasted in Indian cinema are now coming out of their groove and have started to experiment with their roles.
We have handpicked a few heroines who have had the opportunity to experiment and a few who were not fortunate enough to bag interesting roles but still managed to catch one's attention through their performance.
They have entertained and enchanted us with their act and beauty respectively. It is now time for us to return the favour by electing them as our favourite actress. It is also our responsibility to encourage them by voting as it would help them to come up with more such performances in the future.
Before we introduce you to our nominees, we would like to remind you that every single vote can make a huge difference. Hence, vote for your favourite actress to make her the Best Tamil Actress of 2014. And the nominees are (in the slides below)
Amala Paul for Velaiyilla Pattathari
Amala Paul had a typical girl next door image in the movie Velaiyilla Pattathari and she had portrayed her character very well. Though her role did not have much scope to exhibit her acting prowess, she had indeed done justice to the character played by her and made sure it blended perfectly well with the script.
Hansika Motwani for Aranmanai
The Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru girl had an opportunity to expand her range as an actress in Aranmanai and she grabbed it with open arms. She was drowned in the flood of praises as her performance in the movie attracted positive reviews from both fans as well as critics. Not everyday an actress would get to play the kind of role Hansika played in Aranmanai and she had done complete justice to her character.
Kajal Aggarwal for Jilla
Kajal had played Vijay's love interest as well as a cop in Jilla. Her captivating looks and cute expressions were loved by fans with some going on to say that Kajal is on the verge of making it big in not only Tamil but also in Telugu film industry in the near future.
Lakshmi Menon for Naan Sigappu Manithan
Lakshmi Menon had played the role of a bold and broad minded girl in Vishal's Naan Sigappu Manithan. While the kumki actress did not have much screen space in the second half, she managed to woo movie buffs with her brilliant performance in the first half of the movie.
Nayantara for Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal
Nayantara showed that an actress could look stunningly beautiful despite taking up a role that doesn't demand to flaunt one's glamorous side. Her performance too was up to the mark as always and had fair bit of screen space in Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal .
Samantha for Kaththi
Samantha had a huge responsibility after she was enrolled to act opposite Ilayathalapathy Vijay in a film like Kaththi which had huge expectations among movie goers. The Neethaane En Ponvasantham girl had done a fantastic job by shouldering that level of anticipation with ease.
Sri Divya for Jeeva
Sri Divya had played a school girl in the cricket oriented movie Jeeva. Her ability to display the characteristics of a school girl and at the same time her act as a teenage lover was lauded by fans. Her contribution towards the film was commendable.