Malayalam Actors, Indian Cinema - Informative & researched article on Malayalam Actors, Indian Cinema
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesIndian Movies

 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
Indian Drama & Theatre|Indian Music|Indian Movies|Indian Television
Home > Movies & Entertainment > Indian Movies > Indian Regional Films > Malayalam Cinema > Malayalam Actors
Malayalam Actors, Indian Cinema
Malayalam actors have carved a niche for themselves in the Indian cinema. Malayalam films with its strong footage forms a significant position in Indian cinema.
More on Malayalam Actors, Indian Cinema (2 Articles)
 Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair - Malayalam Actor, Indian Cinema The Malayalam actors with their powerhouse performance have added colour to the industry whilst making Malayalam films stand apart with pride. The initial steps were indeed unsure as once upon a time the very word Malayalam Cinema only referred to the remakes of Tamil and Telugu movies. The entire Malayalam cinema industry was somewhat based on Chennai then. The history is rich although the voyage was long and it was with the success of Neelakuyil in the year 1954, Malayalam film first took the initial steps to stand apart, from just being the remakes of the Tamil and Telugu movies.

The idea was to offer Malayalam films a separate identity and actors like Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan are the two unforgettable names in this regard. Family, familial issues and relationship gained immense importance in Malayalam films since their time. That was just the beginning of a history; the initiation of an era; and since then there was no looking back. Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair was the first actor in Malayalam film history to known as a superstar. Later on Prem Nazir, Sathyan, Madhu, Jayan, M. G. Soman, and Sukumaran also contributed to Malayalam cinema considerably. Prem Nazir and Sathyan formed a bipolar industry in which a several films were made in later 1960s and 1970s till the rise of Jayan.
Mammotty - Malayalam Actor, Indian Cinema
The golden age of Malayalam films began from 1986. It was at this time that three precious actors rose to the forefront: Mohanlal, Mammotty and Suresh Gopi. Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair is one of the most popular actors of Malayalam films. He is one of those rare actors who had received in National Award twice and being acknowledged as the best actor award in six times in Kerala. He is mostly popular for his films in latter part of 1980s and 1990s.

Another actor who took the Malayalam film industry by storm is Mammotty. With a career spinning over a quarter of a decade Mammotty has in around 300 films. According to critics he is one of the finest actors in the Malayalam film industry who is comfortable with both commercial and parallel films.

Suresh Gopi - Malayalam Actor, Indian Cinema It was the copious contribution of the Malayalam actors like Mohanlal, Mammotty and Suresh Gopi, which made Malayalam cinema industry lot more artistic yet realistic. The seed of contemporaneousness in the Malayalam film industry was first sown during their time. A curious co existence of commercial and art films in Malayalam cinema industry was perceived which invariably introduced a new concept of "Star Value" in the industry.

The other most sought after star in Kerala today is Dileep. He has acted in films like Sudhinam, Manathe Kottaram, Vrudhanmare Sookshikkuka, Three Men Army, Sindoora Rekha, Kokkarakko, Saamoohyapadom, Malayala Masom Chingam Onnu.

Some of the popular stars today in Malayalam film industry are Kunchacko Boban, Prithviraj, Jayasurya, Anoop Menon, Asif Ali and others.

(Last Updated on : 17/08/2011)
More Articles in Malayalam Cinema  (7)
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Movies
Om Puri
Om Puri, the illustrious Indian actor, has exhibited his versatility in Indian as well as international cinema. In addition to earning immense critical applauses, his works have also been honoured with the National Film Awards.
Jamsetji Framji Madan
Jamshetji Framji Madan was among the first to acquire rights to some of the stories of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee and Rabindra Nath Tagore.
Ardeshir Irani
Ardeshir Irani is the man who made the first Indian talkie and the first Indian colour film. He was the pioneering force in the revolutionizing talkie culture in India.
Himansu Rai
Himansu Rai is credited with bringing technical sophistication to Indian Cinema and collaborated with European filmmakers to create films like Goddess, Siraj etc.
Uttam Kumar
Uttam Kumar is the doyen of Bengali cinema and imagination, the ace of hearts Mahanayak the cultural icon of Bengal who attained a legendary status amidst the Bengali cinema lovers.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum on Indian Movies
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Entertainment
Malayalam Actors, Indian Cinema - Informative & researched article on Malayalam Actors, Indian Cinema
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.