2015: The New Faces

In the year 2015, there were a number of actresses who were more noticed with their new movies. The same were the case of a number of new actors getting better attention, but with those faces not that familiar with the audience, there were more new faces making an impact among the actresses than the actors. I can list a few names here on those actresses who have made us feel that they are here to stay in the Malayalam movie industry. I believe that you will also like them. Along with these actresses, you can also add Divya Pillai from Ayal Njanalla and Sana Althaf who was good in a bad movie, Mariyam Mukku.

Nikhila Vimal (Love 24×7)
There are not many movies which has deserved more attention like Love 24×7; it surely needed a better ending and direction, but still it was a nice feel-good watch which had Dileep and this new face in full form. The lady lead in this movie came as an extra boon here, as this movie is sure to get more attention with the DVD sales. Nikhila has a cute character in this movie, but that evolves very well with determination which changes the person as the movie gets towards the end. Two different styles and that nice attempt at Trivandrum slang makes her the big, sweet surprise!

Gayathri Suresh (Jamna Pyari)
With Kunchacko Boban and the debutante Gayathri Suresh in the main roles, Jamna Pyari made its entry into the Onam season; and it ended up as a hit at the box-office. The Miss Kerala 2014 and currently an employee in the South Indian Bank made her entry into this movie and had done a very good performance for a debutante actress as she nicely fits into the girl-next-door character and the Trichur accent does wonders for the cutest face around. Even though Jamna Pyari doesn’t have that much in it to provide its actresses with situations to do anything special, she manages to be noted.

Mareena Michael Kurisingal (Mumbai Taxi)
Mumbai Taxi is an interesting movie made with a cast and crew consisting of a lot of newcomers. The return of the child actor in Pappayude Swantham Appoose, Badusha was used as the selling point of the movie, but the central character and the one who makes the most impact in this movie is Mareena Michael Kurisingal who was there in a smaller role in Haram and is part of one of the funniest sequences in Amar Akbar Anthony. It was a serious role that she had in the thriller shot at Mumbai and she managed to do that very well; not much of smiles out there, but serious focus.

Parvathy Ratheesh (Madhura Naranga)
This is actually the debut which many people have been waiting for, and it was also a much talked about one in the news and entertainment channels. With the strength of the trio of Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon and Neeraj Madhav with the first two having a long success story together, this debut was going to be nice, and the movie had a long run. She is the daughter of the popular actor of the eighties and ninetees Ratheesh who shined as hero, villain and supporting actor. Parvathy makes an interesting entry by playing a Sri Lankan Tamil girl who is in trouble in the United Arab Emirates.

Jewel Mary (Pathemari)
There were two sides for Jewel Mary this year, both with Mammootty; one was with the miserable Utopiyayile Rajavu and the other with the much acclaimed realistic drama, Pathemari. Even though the first one brought her to the big screen, the earlier shot movie was the latter one. Utopiyayile Rajavu has almost nothing in it with not much positive for her there, but Pathemari had her true debut as a great success. She played Mammootty’s wife, and she did well; it is a lot like how Meena has played Mohanlal’s wife in Drishyam and many other movies, looking like the one right pair.

The Three Heroines of Premam
Everyone knows how well Premam did not only in Kerala but also in other states and even abroad; it was that kind of a movie which came and brought the big surprise. The movie was not just about Nivin Pauly being the protagonist, but also about three women, played by Anupama Parameswaran, Sai Pallavi and Madonna Sebastian. Anupama was the cutest one around, playing the youngest character who studies in plus two; it was simple and she managed that well. Sai had the most interesting role which she played to perfection, while Madonna had the most pleasing side of the flick, and she made sure of that with her smiles!