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Best Malayalam Actress of 2016 - Year End Review

Unlike other South Indian film industries, Malayalam film industry gives much more importance to female characters as well as female oriented movies. Here is the list of top actresses who have delivered excellent performances in 2016.

1. Nayantara

Best Malayalam actress 2016 - Nayantara

Nayantara in one of the finest actresses in South Indian film industry. She has appeared in one Malayalam movie this year, Puthiya Niyamam, a thriller movie written and directed by A K Sajan. The movie was well received by both audiences and critics. The performance delivered by Nayantara as Vasuki Iyer along with Mammootty was truly terrific. Puthiya Niyamam was a box office hit.

2. Vedhika

Best Malayalam actress 2016 - vedhika

Gorgeous actress Vedhika’s first Malayalam release this year was James and Alice written by Dr S.Janardhanan and directed by Sujith Vaassudev. Her performance along with Prithviraj in this movie was absolutely praiseworthy. Her next Malayalam release was Dileep starrer Welcome to Central Jail. The movie as well as her performance as the hero’s love interest were below average.

3. Manju Warrier

Best Malayalam actress 2016 - Manju warrier

In comparison with the last year, the box office performance of movies starring Manju Warrier were good. Her first movie appearance this year was with a cameo appearance in the movie Paavada. Her next release was Rajesh Pillai’s Vettah. Even though her performance in this movie was good, Kunchacko Boban overshadowed her with his fantastic performance. She has played a volleyball coach in her last release this year, Karinkunnam 6S.

4. Rajisha Vijayan

Best Malayalam actress 2016 - Rajisha Vijayan

Anchor turned actress Rajisha Vijayan made her acting debut by portraying the role of Elizabeth in the movie Anuraga Karikkin Vellam. Audiences as well as critics lauded her performance as an innocent girl who infantilizes her boyfriend every single time. She will surely be an asset to the Malayalam film industry and we can expect some excellent performances from her in the coming years.

5. Sai Pallavi

Best Malayalam actress 2016 - Sai pallavi

Premam fame Sai Pallavi has appeared in one movie this year, kali written by Rajesh Gopinadhan and directed by Sameer Thahir. Her chemistry with Dulquer Salmaan in this movie was really awesome. She portrayed the role of Anjali effectively without any hangover of her role Malar from the movie Premam. She is currently busy with her first Telugu language movie.

6. Aparna Balamurali

Best Malayalam actress 2016 - Aparna Balamurali

Young actress Aparna Balamurali, who rose to fame by portraying the role of Jimsy in the movie Maheshinte Prathikaaram is one another artist who mesmerized us with her cool performance. Her attire as well as the performance as a village girl was much realistic. Another movie she has appeared this year was Oru Muthassi Gadha. She has played a dual role in this movie effectively.

7. Kavya Madhavan

Best Malayalam actress 2016 - Kavya Madhavan

Veteran actress Kavya Madhavan’s first release of the year was Aakashvani directed by debutant Khais Millen. The movie as well as her performance were below average. Her next released movie was Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Pinneyum. She has delivered a notable performance along with her husband Dileep in this movie.

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