Malayalam cinema is an ocean of talent. Several actresses have shone in both mainstream and offbeat roles. When you dare to do something different compared to the run-of-the-mill roles, then it becomes offbeat. And here are some Mollywood actresses that have experimented with offbeat roles. Let’s take a look.
Iniya is a known face in both the Tamil and Malayalam film industries; she has worked in some offbeat films including Bhoopadhathil Illatha Oridam, Ayaal, and Radio.
Jyothi is a promising star of Mollywood, and has done quite a few offbeat roles in her quest for performing roles with intensity and commitment.
Aparna is another actress of the current generation who has tested waters in offbeat roles. Her role in Streetlight, where she donned on four different roles, showed her enormous potential. The movie especially showcased the power of women.
This charming actress of Mollywood tried her luck in offbeat roles in films like Kanne Madunguka and Saira. She received awards for both these films.
Padmapriya’s role in Kaazhcha, where she played the mother of three children who also adopts a child left devastated after the Gujarathi earthquake, was critically acclaimed and appreciated by the audience. The movie was considered to be a landmark in Mollywood.
Considered the “beauty with brains” in Malayalam cinema, Geetu did offbeat roles in films like Akale, Oridam, Thakarechenda, Sesham, etc. She also tried her luck in film direction.
Nithya Menen is one star who has the knack for choosing offbeat roles. Since her debut film Aakasha Gopuram she has been doing a great job with her films. In fact, she was even considered for the remake of the yesteryear hit film Chattakari. She also donned on an unconventional role in the Tamil film, Malini 22 Palayamkottai.
This multilingual actress, a National Award winner, has been doing offbeat roles in her career and has gained widespread recognition.