The year 2016 is in its last week and within a few days, we will say a good bye to 2016, a year which has been an eventful one for Malayalam film industry.
In fact, Malayalam films released in this year, weren't merely hero specific. Most of the films did have some well-written characters that were performed brilliantly by some of the Malayalam actors.
The audiences got to witness some enthralling performances from the character actors of the industry. On this note, we give you the chance to pick the best Malayalam actor in a supporting role.
To make it much simpler for the voters out there, we have shortlisted the names of 8 supporting actors, who made a mark in 2016, with their performances. Read on to know more about the nominees and a brief description on each of them.
Anoop Menon In Paavada
Anoop Menon got to play a well-written role in this year's superhit film Paavada, directed by G Marthandan. His portrayal of Babu was praised by the audiences and critics alike and he did put in his best in the portrayal of an alcohol addict who has a tragic past.
Biju Menon In Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
First of all, a big round of applause for the actor who took up the role of a father character, without being image conscious. In fact, Biju Menon was the big show-stealer of the movie and he suited perfectly to the character of short-tempered police officer named Raghu.
Renji Panicker In Jacobinte Swargarajyam
Jacobinte Swargarajyam explored the actor in Renji Panicker. He was one of the big positives of this movie directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan. The actor in him got to play some emotional sequences in the film, which he did with conviction.
Vinayakan In Kammatipaadam
Well, it took a film like Kammatipaadam to prove how talented an actor he is. The character of Ganga, portrayed by the actor is by far, one of the best that he has portrayed so far. We simply can't imagine any one other than Vinayakan in this role.
Saikumar In James And Alice
James And Alice is one of the most underrated movies of this year. The film had some scintillating performances. Especially Saikumar, who did win the hearts of many with his portrayal of a doting father.
Soubin Shahir In Maheshinte Prathikaaram
All those who have watched Maheshinte Prathikaaram would know how entertaining was Soubin Shahir with his portrayal of Krispin, in the movie. He kept the entertainment quotient of the movie intact and performed his role with ease.
Suraj Venjaramoodu In Action Hero Biju
Suraj Venjaramoodu once again proved his versatility with his performance in the film Action Hero Biju. He appeared in just two scenes of the movie, but with his meticulous act, he turned out to be the show-stealer of the film.
Tovino Thomas In Guppy
Not many young actors would have dared to accept the role of Thejas Varkey in the film Guppy. Tovino Thomas played the role of an Engineer, who is a man with some mysteries. Tovino Thomas played this role in a mature manner and thus winning praises from the audiences.
Malayalam film industry could be proud of the fact that it has so many actors who are fit to do any kind of role. A big round of applause to lead actors like Biju Menon and Tovino Thomas, who were ready to take up supporting roles in quality movies.
Well, it was indeed a tough task to shortlist these 8 names. There were many other brilliant performances, as well, that almost made to the list. But, the above actors were the ones who made it a cut above the rest.