The first person that comes to mind when somebody mentions a movie is either the actor or the director. But there are a few movies in which the actresses were in the spotlight because their characters overshadowed everybody else’s. Here is a list of such movies in which the actress shaped the story and played a role outside the cliched actor’s love interest.
Roja (1992) – Back in the 1990s, women were considered as people who were not strong. However, this film features Madhoo who goes in search of her husband when he is kidnapped by militants. This actress succeeded in proving that women are in fact, VERY strong beings.
Chandramukhi (2005) – There is no need to specifically mention Jyothika’s character in this horror thriller. Her performance speaks for itself. The way she got into the role of Chandramukhi with such grace is commendable. This movie will go down in the history of South cinema as one of the best films.
Arundhati (2009) – Yet another horror film that will forever be remembered. Anushka Shetty looked majestic in the role of Arundhati, the queen. This horror thriller is a one woman show and it became a milestone in Anushka’s career.
Anaamika (2014) – Nayantara won the hearts of the audience with her exceptional performance in this thriller. It is the story of yet another wife who wanders through the busy streets of Hyderabad in search of her husband. This movie was also a one woman show which highlights the struggle she goes through in the process.
Rudhramadevi (2015) – I doubt if there is another person who would do justice to the character of Rani Rudhramadevi as much as Anushka did. This was literally the first time in Telugu cinema that a woman did a biopic, especially on such a huge budget!
Size Zero (2015) – Body shaming has become one of the major criticisms that a young adult faces. This movie addresses exactly the same. In yet another blockbuster flick, Anushka Shetty managed to steal the show by exposing all the unhealthy practices young people take up for weight loss.
Baahubali 2 (2017) – This movie had 3 people in equally important roles – Anushka Shetty, Prabhas and Rana. In yet another warrior princess role, this dynamic actress was very prominent, even among two established actors. Kudos to Anushka for her performance in Baahubali 2!
The above mentioned are a few movies in which we think the actresses stole the show. In case you have something to add or any suggestions for us, please contact us through our social media websites!