Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Dulquer Salmaan is the new hit-making formula in the Malayalam cinema. Born to the legendary artist Mammootty, Dulquer is now conquering the heights of Malayalam film industry. His debut film Second Show directed by Srinath Rajendran passed the theaters without making much recognition. However, he received the Best Male Debut Actor Award at the 2012 Filmfare Awards for the same. From there on, each of his moves witnessed huge success. He has won more than ten awards including a State Award for his movie Charlie.
1. Charlie Malayalam
This 2015 film won eight Kerala State Film Awards including a Best Actor Award for Dulquer Salmaan. In this picture, he plays the character Charlie, a wandering soul who moves from place to place in search of adventure. Directed by Martin Prakkat under the banner of Finding Cinema, it became a chartbuster at the box-office, collecting more than 40 crores. Parvathy Thiruvoth, Aparna Gopinath, and Nedumudi Venu appear in the roles of other characters. The cinematography of Jomon T. John and the art direction of Jayashree Lakshmi Narayanan are also noteworthy in this movie.
2. 'Kali'
This film directed by Sameer Tahir stars Dulquer Salmaan along with Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. It features Dulquer as Siddharth, who is a short-tempered and reactive person. Soubin Shahir, Chemban Vinod, and Vinayakan play other key roles in the movie. Produced by Hand Made Films, it became a blockbuster at the box-office and received mixed reviews.
3. Ustaad Hotel
It is the second film of Dulquer Salmaan. Directed by Anwar Rasheed, this picture became a top-grossing hit in the year 2012. This movie helped Dulquer to establish a place in the Malayalam film industry. It won him four awards including the Best Actor Filmfare Award. It opened many positive reviews and accolades, along with three National Awards. It features Dulquer in the character of Chef Faisal. Nithya Menon, Thilakan, Siddique, and Mamukkoya appeared as other characters.
4. Bangalore Days
Directed by Anjali Menon, this movie marks a milestone in the career of Dulquer Salmaan as an actor. With the character Arjun, he won a place in the spirit of all the Malayalam film lovers around the world. It made a record collection of 50 crores at the box-office. Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Fahadh Faasil, Parvathy, and Nithya Menon played other crucial roles in this picture. It won ten awards including three Kerala State Film Awards.
5. 'O Kadhal Kanmani'
With the much-celebrated combination of Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon, O K Kanmani hit the theaters on 17 April 2015. It is a Tamil movie directed by the veteran director Mani Ratnam. It became a top hit at the box-office and also received many critical acclaims. The story portrays the theme of living together relationships. With this film, Dulquer has also established a place in the Tamil film industry too. Prakash Raj and Leela Samson played crucial roles in it.
6. Kammatti Paadam
It is the latest released movie of Dulquer Salman. Directed by Rajeev Ravi, it tells the story of a slum and its people in the city of Ernakulam. It is still running in some theaters of Kerala with positive reviews. Dulquer plays the character Krishnan, who returns to his native place of Kammatti Paadam, after long years of work in Mumbai. Vinayakan, Manikandan, Shine Tom Chacko, and Vinay Forrt appeared in the roles of other characters.
7. 100 Days of Love
After the hit film Ustad Hotel, Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon acted together again in 100 Days of Love. It is the directorial debut of Jenuse Mohamed. It features Dulquer as Balan K. Nair, who is a cartoonist and a reporter. He falls in love with his childhood friend Sheela, enacted by Nithya Menon. The picture got average success and positive reviews at the theaters. It has Shekhar Menon, Vineeth, Praveena, and Rahul Madhav as other characters.
8. Vikramadithyan
This 2014 movie directed by Lal Jose stars Dulquer Salmaan, Namitha Pramod, and Unni Mukundan in the lead roles. It got a success at the box-office but failed to keep up with the expectation of the audience. It presents Dulquer as the character Adithyan, who is the son of a thief, and finally, he becomes an IPS officer with hard work and perseverance. Anoop Menon, Lena, and Santhosh Keezhattoor appeared as other characters.
9. Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram
This film was made in both Tamil and Malayalam at the same time by the director Balaji Mohan. With a unique theme and different presentation, it won the heart of the audience. It stars Dulquer Salmaan and Nazriya Nazim as the lead characters. It also features the comeback of the Roja fame actress Madhoo. This movie won Dulquer, the Filmfare Award for the Best Debut Actor.
10. ABCD American-Born Confused Desi
This film directed by Martin Prakkat tells the story of two American-born Malayalees, who comes to Kerala to pursue their studies. Dulquer plays the character Johns, and Jacob Gregory appears as his cousin Korah. The film did not rise to the expectation limit but ran fairly in the theaters. It had Aparna Gopinath, Tovino Thomas, Lalu Alex, and S.P. Sreekumar as other characters.