Nayanthara, the Lady Superstar of Tamil cinema is celebrating her 39th birthday tomorrow and this only marks another year for the talented actress’ pathbreaking career.
Born on 18th November 1984, Nayanthara was born to Malayali parents in Banglore and was given the name Diana Mariam Kurian. The actress initially debuted in Malayalam films with Jayaram starrer film Manassinakkare directed by Sathyan Anthikad.
Apparently, her current name was given by the director which has ironically made her current career status apt to have it. Truly in a career that started in 2003, she has transitioned into the leading star of Indian cinema in just 20 years. Be it a black comedy like Kolamaavu Kokila or a hard-hitting film like Puthiya Niyamam, Nayanthara is set to slay it.
Celebrating her iconic career, here are the top 5 movies featuring Nayanthara that everyone should watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or more OTT platforms.
Top 5 Nayanthara movies with exceptional performance by her
1. Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008)
- Where to watch: Sun NXT
- Runtime: 2 hr 43 mins
Yaaradi Nee Mohini, the film directed by Thiruchitrambalam director Mithran R Jawahar had Dhanush and Nayanthara in the leading role. The film featured a love story of Vasu who falls in love with Keethi, who is later to be known to get married and that too to his best friend.
The romantic drama film was the official remake of the 2007 Venkatesh film Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule which was written and directed by Dhanush’s brother and filmmaker Selvaraghavan.
2. Sri Rama Rajyam (2011)
- Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, ZEE5
- Runtime: 2 hr 52 mins
The film also had Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Srikanth, Roja, and many more in prominent roles and was musically composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
3. Puthiya Niyamam (2016)
- Where to watch: Manorama Max
- Runtime: 2 hr 6 mins
Puthiya Niyama, the 2016 Malayalam crime drama film starring Nayanthara and Mammootty in the lead was directed by AK Sajan. The story follows the life of Louis Pothen a popular television critic and divorce lawyer and his wife Vasuki, a Kathakali dancer. The story delves deeper into their lives unveiling a dark secret and sudden change of mannerism in Vasuki’s day-to-day life.
The film explores the aspects of drug-fueled crimes and the consumption of substances like marijuana and LSD by the youth and how they corrupt society.
4. Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015)
- Where to watch: Sun NXT
- Runtime: 2 hr 13 mins
Naanum Rowdy Dhaan is a Tamil language romantic action comedy directed by Nayanthara’s husband and director Vignesh Shivan and produced by actor Dhanush. The film features Vijay Sethupathi as Pondicherry “Pandi” Pandiyan who falls in love with Kadhambari “Kadhu”, a deaf girl who is in search of her police inspector father and accidentally meets with Pandi.
Pandi who is a wannabe goon of the town tries to help her and make her fall in love with her while helping her with her personal vendetta. The film has Nayanthara pulling off a childish yet quirky character which is set to make everyone’s heart melt.
5. Raja Rani (2013)
- Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar
- Runtime: 2 hr 36 mins
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