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Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review

There are many talented actors in the Malayalam film industry. Here is the list of top 10 actors who have delivered mind blowing performances in 2016.

1. Dulquer Salmaan

Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review - Dulquer Salmaan

Dulquer Salmaan is such an actor who is showing steady improvement in acting year by year. Dulquer Salmaan had two solo releases this year, Kali and Kammattipadam. Among these, Krishnan of Kammattipadam stands out. He has delivered a mature performance in this movie along with Vinayakan and Manikandan R Achari. His performance in Kali as an angry young man too was really good.

Best Role: Krishnan in Kammattipadam

2. Nivin Pauly

Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review - Nivin Pauly

Nivin Pauly too had two solo releases this year, Action Hero Biju and Jacobinte Swargarajyam. Other than these two, he has appeared as a cameo in the movie Aanandam. His performance as a police officer in the movie Action Hero Biju was nearly perfect and as Jerry Jacob in Jacobinte Swargarajyam was passable.

Best Role: Biju in Action Hero Biju

3. Vinayakan

Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review - Vinayakan

Vinayakan made this year memorable by delivering an extraordinary performance in Kammattipadam as well as Kali. His performance as Gangadharan, a violent person in Kammattipadam was exceptional. He has appeared as a gangster role in the movie Kali and delivered a mesmerising performance. Thus, surely we can expect more from this terrific actor in coming years.

 Best Role: Ganga in Kammattipadam

4. Mohanlal

Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review - Mohanlal

First Malayalam release of the complete actor Mohanlal was Oppam directed by Priyadarshan, which was an Onam release. His performance as a blind man in this movie was exceptional. His next release was Pulimurugan, which shattered all current box office records and collected about 150 Crores. He has delivered an energetic performance in Pulimurugan.

Best Role: Jayaraman in Oppam

5. Fahadh Faasil

Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review - Fahadh faasil

Fahadh Faasil started the year with the movie Monsoon Mangoes. Even though his performance in this movie was exceptional, it became a complete disaster at the box office. His next movie was Maheshinte Prathikaaram and this became a super hit and gave a breakthrough to the career of the actor. His performance as a photographer in the movie got acclamation from everyone.

Best Role: Mahesh in Maheshinte Prathikaaram

6. Prithviraj Sukumaran

Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review - prithviraj

Compared to last year, the performance of Prithviraj movies at the box office this year was mediocre. His first released movie Paavada did fairly well at the box office, but all others were average performers. His performance in the movie James & Alice was excellent. His last release of the year Oozham was a hit, but got only an average critics response.

Best Role: James in James & Alice

7. Kunchacko Boban

Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review - kunchacko boban

Even though Kunchacko Boban's movies were average performers at the box office, his performance in the movies like Vettah and Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho got acclamation. However, his performance in movies Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti and Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum was pathetic. Whatever it is his performance as Melvin Philip in the movie Vettah was one of the best performances witnessed by Malayalam film viewers this year.

Best Role: Melvin Philip in Vettah

8. Asif Ali

Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review - asif ali

Asif Ali started this year with a forgettable movie Ithu Thaanda Police. His performance as well as the movie was a complete disaster. However, his next movie Anuraga Karikkin Vellam was a good one. He has delivered a mature performance in this movie. His next movie Kavi Udheshichath.? was an average one and there was nothing special in his performance.

Best Role: Abhilash in Anuraga Karikkin Vellam

9. Mammootty

Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review - mammootty

The sad thing is megastar Mammootty did not have a good year. He started the year with a good movie Puthiya Niyamam. But he couldn’t maintain the quality of movies throughout the year. Kasaba was one of the most anticipated movies of this year, but the movie couldn’t live up to the expectations. His next movie White became a complete disaster and Thoppil Joppan did fairly well.

Best Role: Adv. Louis Pothen in Puthiya Niyamam

10. Dileep

Best Malayalam Actor in 2016 - Year End Review - dileep

Janapriya Nayakan Dileep had three releases this year. His first release was King Liar, which marked the reunion of famous duo Siddique and Lal. It was a superhit at the box office. His next movie Pinneyum directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan was a flop. His last movie of the year was Welcome to Central Jail. Even though the movie was crap, it became a hit at the box office.

Best Role: Purushothaman Nair in Pinneyum

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