In 2016, the Malayalam movie industry witnessed the birth of some really promising actors. This year has been highly favourable for the debutante actors and film-makers, who forayed into Mollywood.
The Malayalam audiences still cannot stop praising some of the new actors, who made us wonderstruck with their excellent performances. It is really wonderful to watch the new talents becoming overnight stars with their debut performance.
Vote for your favourite debutant and help us to choose Best Malayalam Debutant of the year, after going through the nominations given below....
Manikandan Achari (Kammatipaadam)
Manikandan Achari made a fantastic debut with his role Balan, in Rajeev Ravi's Kammatipaadam. We are very sure that the actor, who comes from the theatre background, is here to stay.
Shane Nigam (Kismath)
Kismath marked the lead role debut of Shane Nigam, who has earlier played small roles in several films. The actor astonished us with his matured performance as a Muslim youth who falls in love with an elder woman from a lower caste.
Gokul Suresh (Mudhugauv)
Gokul Suresh made a decent debut with his charming performance in the romantic comedy Mudhugauv. He perfectly played the role of Bharath, a happy-go-lucky young man who has a peculiar habit of kissing everyone around him, when he's happy.
Aanandam, the feel-good campus story introduced seven newfaces, including Vishak Nair, Anu Antony, Thomas Mathew, Arun Kurian, Siddhi Mahajankatti, Roshan Mathew, and Anarkali Marikkar. All of them were equally wonderful in their respective roles.
Rajisha Vijayan (Anuraga Karikkin Vellam)
Rajisha Vijayan stole millions of hearts with her performance as Eli, in Anuraga Karikkin Vellam. She played the role of a annoying yet doting girlfriend to near perfection, and is undoubtedly one of the most promising debutantes of the year.
Prayaga Martin (Oru Murali Vanthu Parthaya)
Prayaga Martin made a huge fan following among the Malayali youth, with her performance as Parvathy in Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya. She has all the qualities to be an ideal Malayalam heroine, and we are sure that Prayaga will find a place for herself in the industry very soon.
Arthana Binu (Mudhugauv)
Arthana Binu was perfect for the role of Ganga, the innocent college girl in Mudhugauv. She delivered a decent performance and made a mark with her charming screen presence.
Anu Sithara (Happy Wedding)
Anu Sithara, who has earlier essayed small roles in several popular films, made her lead role debut with Happy Wedding. The actress played her role Shahina to near perfection, and we are sure that she is here to stay.
Kammatipaadam, the Rajeev Ravi movie which had Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role, introduced a bunch of newcomers including Manikandan Achari. Shaun Romy, Amalda Liz, Bollywood actress Rasika Duggal, etc.
Happy Wedding, the romantic comedy directed by Omar marked the lead debut of Anu Sithara, as well as introduced the new face, Drishya Raghunath. Maheshinte Prathikaaram, the Fahadh Faasil starrer introduced a few newcomers, including Lijomol Jose.
Ann Maria Kalippilanu, the Midhun Manuel Thomas movie marked the Malayalam debut of popular child artist, Baby Sara Arjun. Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi made her Mollywood debut, with the Mammootty movie White.
Jacobinte Swargarajyam, the Vineeth Sreenivasan directed Nivin Pauly movie also introduced a bunch of newcomers, including Reba Monica John, Aima Sebastian, Ashwin Kumar, and Master Stacen.