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The Top Performances by Tamil Actresses in 2013

December 31, 2013 09:37 IST

The Top Performances by Tamil Actresses in 2013

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Shobha Warrier in Chennai

The Tamil film industry has always been unfair to actresses; their role is usually ornamental, to add a touch of glamour or to support the super hero.

But this year, we saw a handful of impeccable performances; interestingly, a couple of them are from little girls!

Parvathi Menon

Film: Mariyaan

An excellent actress, Parvathi wowed everyone as Mari in Poo, and in Mariyaan, she was even better. As the fiery Panimalar, a fisherwoman, she was intense and stunning and her body language was perfect.

Truly an award winning performance from an actress who is very choosy about the films she acts in.


Image: Parvathi Menon in Mariyaan


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Pooja Umashankar

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Film: Vidiyumm Munn

Pooja Umashankar chooses her roles carefully and it could be seen in Vidiyum Munn where she played a sex worker who is past her prime, but is on a mission to protect a little girl from prostitution.

Her performance was realistic and brilliant.


Image: Pooja Umashankar in Vidiyumm Munn


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Malavika Manikuttan

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Film: Vidiyum Munn

If Vidiyum Munn is getting accolades, a lot of the credit should go to the little girl, Malavika Manikuttan.

As Nandhini, a young girl who was to be presented to a client, she effortlessly displayed a range of emotions from fear to defiance to child like innocence.


Image: Malavika Manikuttan and Pooja Umashankar in Vidiyum Munn


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Baby Sadhana

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Film: Thangameenkal

Another young girl who stole the heart of Tamil filmgoers was Baby Sadhana as Chellamma in Ram's Thangameenkal.

As a student who was an object of ridicule in school and also as a loving child of her father who was excited about everything in life, she was splendid.


Image: Baby Sadhana in Thangameenkal


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Nayanthara

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Film: Raja Rani

Nobody is surprised when Nayanthara looks gorgeous, and she did look stunning in Raja Rani. But along with that she gave a very realistic and subdued performance as the daring and dominating Regina.

It is one of the best performances from the glamorous diva of Tamil cinema.


Image: Nayanthara and Arya in Raja Rani


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