Every film industry has some form of sexism in its blood and the Malayalam film industry is no different. movies likeUniyarchamiKanmadambreathed the same air asO Rei y Pulimuruganhe has. Although they were made in the same movie industry, there is a big difference between them.
However, the scenario seems to have changed a lot. While there are some bad, sexist movies from time to time, many new and young directors are trying to change that.
Instead of portraying women as damsels in distress, they are now portrayed as their own saviors. And this change is the breath of fresh air we've been waiting for. Thanks to New Age directors like Aashiq Abu and Rosshan Andrews, women are finally getting the royal representation they deserve.
To give credit where credit is due, here are 15 Incredible Recent Female Characters That Were Very Real.
1. Tessa Rein22 women in Kottayam
Rima Kallingal plays Tessa in this emotional film. Tessa is a nurse living in Bangalore who dreams of one day flying to a foreign country. She meets Cyril, a visa consultant, and falls in love with him. However, things soon begin to unravel.
She is raped and sentenced to prison for a crime she did not commit. But just when things look bleak, she Tessa becomes her own savior.
2. Vasuki is herePuthiya Niyamam
Vasuki and Louis Pothen lead a normal middle-class family life. But tragedy strikes when Vasuki starts acting strange towards her husband. She is indifferent and begins to forget things. Her until she begins to trust a high-ranking police officer. Many events take place after that, but I can only say that this movie will definitely surprise you in the end.
3. Nirupama Rajeev emHow old are you?
Seeing Manju Warrier in his comeback role was not only uplifting but also a joy to watch. She plays the role of Nirupama Rajeev who is a government office employee and is not very fluent in English. Her daughter teases her from time to time and her husband puts her down at every opportunity. But she does not lose hope. Without the support of her husband and her daughter, she overcomes all obstacles and becomes a businesswoman.
4. Rohini PranabFill
After a long period without movies, Shobhana returns to the big screen as Rohini Pranab, a heart surgeon and social worker who runs an asylum for rescued girls. However, things go wrong when her husband dies and the girls are taken by some idiots. She does a search and discovers that the girls are being pushed into prostitution. Shobhana is a strong character who lives up to her character.
5. Cleanse meKalimannu
This film drew attention more for the character of Swetha Menon than for the plot. The story revolves around Meera, who lives in Mumbai and has to go through a lot to get to where she is in her life. The bravery of both the character and the actress is commendable. Meera filmed the movie while she was pregnant and her birth was actually part of the movie.
6. Pooja Mathew reinarOm Shanti Oshana
Pooja Mathew is in grade 11 - she's bubbly, full of life and knows exactly what she wants. She rides her bike and is wild until she falls for a much older man. When she confesses her love to him, he asks her to concentrate on her studies. While there are some instances that will put you off especially when she makes the transition from tomboy to consummate lady, the character of Nazriya is quite new and refreshing in Malayalam cinema.
7. Sethulakshmi here5 sundarical
The film tells the story of 5 female characters with completely independent lives. But the story of Sethulakshmi is the one that impacts us the most. She is a high school girl who loves to collect newspaper clippings of couples.
With no money in hand, she goes to a photo studio with her friend to click a photo. Since she hasn't paid for the photos of her yet, the cameraman forces her to strip, takes photos of her, and then harasses her. What happens to her is not shown in the movie, but what made us love this movie and this character is the very real emotional surge that 9-year-old baby Anikha portrays. Trust me, it will rock you.
8. Outside reinAchuvina Amma
Urvashi plays the role of a LIC agent and single mother of a vivacious young daughter. Like any mother-daughter duo, their relationship has its own cracks. Also, Vanaja has always evaded the answer to the question about what happened to her with her husband. But things have changed and she can no longer hide it from her daughter.
9. Dhwani Nambiar hereTrivandrum-Lodge
She is the recently divorced woman who has decided to live in a bed and breakfast and pursue her passion. Because she is the lonely woman who lives there, it is the wish of all the old and young there. She receives rather indecent offers from various men, which she vehemently rejects. But she finds onemandanThe caretaker is very interesting and begins to talk to him. He's brave, he's sexual, and he's not ashamed of it.
10. Jimsy's ReinMaheshinte Prathikaaram
She's young, lively, quirky, and she knows it. Jimcy is a simple Jane who knows what she wants out of life and will do anything to get it, even if it's just a photo. She is not shy and she is definitely not shy about going after the guy.
11. Tessa Reincharlie
She's the 21st century girl who doesn't want to get married. After her parents' insistence gets tiresome, she runs away from her and, with the help of a friend, rents an apartment. With the previous occupant's things scattered around the room, she learns of the intriguing character named Charlie. This discovery leads to many more as she finds it, loses it, and finally finds it in Thrissurpooram.
12. Madhumita hereA B C D
In his first film, Aparna Gopinath brought to the screen a character that no one had seen before. Madhumita had short hair, multiple piercings, and rode a bicycle. For many people this is not what you dopennu naadanit looks like it is. In addition, she is brave, open and independent.
Bhanu is the strong, scythe-wielding woman who had to take responsibility for her family from a very young age. She is not a typical woman. she is wearingthe worldand shirt and threatens the men who timidly play with it.
14. Rani and Padmini emrani padmini
For a long time it has been said that women should be docile, but this film breaks with all those stereotypes to show us two women who travel alone. While one tries to find her husband, the other flees from the bandits. Their lives intersect at an unusual point and they find themselves in whatever life throws at them.
15.Shall reignZachariyayude Garbhinikal
The film itself is a huge step forward for the Malayalam film industry. Showing illegitimate pregnancies and artificial insemination of women would not have been popular with the public a few years ago. Of the four female characters, it is Saira who most attracts our attention. She is only 18 years old, and instead of terminating the pregnancy, she continues with it. Well, this is something we don't see every day.
When it comes to a more realistic portrayal of women, their issues, and struggles in movies, the entire movie industry continues to struggle. But after watching the latest movies of the Malayalam film industry, we have to acknowledge that although the change is slow, it is happening and it is not that far away.