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The Sexy Stars of Mollywood or Malayalam Film Industry

Updated on June 27, 2017
Rima Kallingal, The Most Desirable Woman of 2012 (From film field)
Rima Kallingal, The Most Desirable Woman of 2012 (From film field) | Source

You must have heard about "Hollywood". And Asians, especially, the Indians are familiar with "Bollywood". Then what is "Mollywood"? Before answering that, I need to explain something about the Bollywood. Bollywood is equivalent to Hollywood as this is the title given for the Bombay Film Industry. Films in Hindi were and are still mostly made in Bombay and the whole industry collectively worked in that city. The Hindi cinema industry thus got the title “Bollywood” as the English cinema industry got the title “Hollywood”.

“Mollywood” is the phrase given to Malayalam cinema industry. If you are clueless about Malayalam, I may add that this is the language of the people of Kerala, a Southern state of India. This label was thus naturally given in tune or rhythm with the words “Bolly” and “Holly”. The word “Mollywood “ zincs well with the word “Malayalam” sound wise and spelling wise. Thus the phrase became popular and all began to use it.

Incidentally, I may update you that the Telugu film industry (Andhra Pradesh) got the title “Tollywood”, Kannada (Karnataka) and Tamil (Tamil Nadu) Film Industries got the phrases “Sandalwood” and “Kollywood” respectively. It is interesting to note all South Indian film industries got some kind of meaningful and attention-grabbing names.

The Place of Malayalam Films in the Indian Film World

The Malayalam film world has a significant place in the Indian film industry. A large number of prestigious national and international awards were conferred upon the great talents of both off -screen and on-screen from Kerala. The famous Film Directors from the state are Adoor Gopalakrishnan, G. Aravindan, Shaji Karun, John Abraham, Padmarajan, Bharathan, K.G. George, and Priyadharshan to name a few. Mohanlal, Mammootty, Thilakan, Gopi, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy Sreekumar, Prem Nazeer and Sathyan from male category and Jayabharathi, Sarada, Seema, Sobhana, Urvasi, KPCC Sulochana, Sukumari, Manju Warrier etc from the female category have brought many accolades to the industry. They were (and some still) are the great acting talents of the industry. The famous play back singers Dr. K.J. Yesudas and S. Janaki still do their magic with the best voices. Their songs are all time masterpiece.

Since the topic “Mollywood” is so vast and beyond the scope of a mere hub, I wish to limit my briefing here on a small segment- The Most Beautiful and Loved Contemporary Actresses. I have listed below the names of ten beauty girls based on the Online Voting conducted by Malabar Times (The Times of India’s Malabar Special Edition). The poll was initiated to select the “Most Desirable Women of 2012”. The film lovers enthusiastically took part in the contest. The votes came in from the general public plus the votes of judging panel of Malabar Times helped to pick the 20 Hotties from the Mollywood industry.

The list of the first ten Most Desirable Woman 2012 according to their rank is given below with their photos and exclusive features.

1. Rima Kallingal

Beautiful, talented, smart and hardworking. Has a number of hits on her credit.

Plus Points: Fashion Icon, dancer and a courageous girl.

A song scene from a Malayalam Movie

Nayanthara, the hot girl of Mollywood  in her traditional dress
Nayanthara, the hot girl of Mollywood in her traditional dress
Mamta Mohandas, The Singer cum Actress of South India.
Mamta Mohandas, The Singer cum Actress of South India. | Source
Asin, a talent well noted by the whole film industries in India.
Asin, a talent well noted by the whole film industries in India. | Source
Padmapriya, the Southern Beauty, amazing acting too.
Padmapriya, the Southern Beauty, amazing acting too. | Source
Lakshmi Rai, The Hottest Choice of South Indian Films
Lakshmi Rai, The Hottest Choice of South Indian Films | Source
Amala Paul
Amala Paul | Source
Meghana Raj
Meghana Raj | Source

2. Nayanthara

A well known name in the whole South Indian movies (Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu). Very popular. Her item dace rocks the theatres.

Plus Points: Sexy, good dancer.

3. Mamta Mohandas

Has also acted in Tamil and Telugu films and very popular. She is a good singer and and has some hits songs to her credits. She was in news recently for her battle against cancer. Though recovered and came back to the industry, it is known that the decease has again attacked her.

Plus Points: Fashion Icon, well educated and the fittest.

4. Asin

Mainly noted for her popularity in Bollywood also. Has paired with the superstars there. Done some hits in Tamil as well. Most of her films are blockbusters.

Plus Points: Slender figure, attractive smile and acceptability among all language movies.

5. Padmapriya

Best acting talent. Capable of doing any tough role. Smart and glamorous. People simply love her.

Plus Points: Sexy as well as village figure.

6. Priya Mani

Her stunning performance brought her National award for the Best Actress. Very talented and energetic.

Plus Points: Highly glamorous and sexy look.

7. Lakshmi Rail

Tall, beautiful and good dancer. Done hits in Malayalam.

Plus Points: Her sex appeal kills the new generation.

8. Amala Paul

A new entrant. Gaining popularity gradually with neat acting. Paired with Superstar Mohanlal.

Plus Points: Attractive eyes and sex appeal

9. Dhwani

Recent entrant. Her fine acting in “Trivandrum Lodge” surprised all.

Signed contracts for some good projects. Getting fast popularity.

Plus Points: Voluptuous figure.

10. Meghana Ray

One of the most sought after actresses in the industry. Beautiful and talented.

Plus Points: Killing eyes and fascinating smile.

The next ten includes Bhavana, Ann Augastine, Roma, Remya Nambeesan, Bhamaa, Isha Talwar, Meera Nandan, Mythili, Kavya Madhavan and Nithya Menon respectively.

Vote for The Best Beauty

Out of the 10 Beauties listed above, who do you like the most? Please vote.

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© 2013 Sunil Kumar Kunnoth


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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      6 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you for the visit and comments.

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      6 years ago

      nice callection

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      7 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thanks for your comments and suggestion. Noted the link. I will check it.

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      7 years ago is a Telugu Cinema News Portal Website. It brings you Latest Telugu

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      7 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)


      Thanks for stopping by leaving some fine comments. On spirituality and India pilgrimage I have done a couple of hubs. Please find the same and read for more clear grasp.

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      Al Wordlaw 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Thanks sunilkunnoth for showcasing those beautiful ladies. I bet you have one -:)... I love the spirituality of your culture. I'd like to know which day is the sabbath in your religion?

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      7 years ago from India

      Nice Collection Sunil.

      Keep it up!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      8 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi NateB11

      Thanks for your visit and nice comments. Your choice is decent since Asin is the most famous stars among the batch I presented. She has acted in Bollywood, which is a dream for many actress in India. Thanks also for your vote.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      8 years ago from California, United States of America

      I had never heard of Mollywood, that is very interesting. Very beautiful women and the choice is difficult, but I voted for Asin.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      8 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Vasmenon

      Thanks for your visit and comments.

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      Vasanthan R Menon 

      8 years ago from India

      Very good compilation Sunil....


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