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    Year Ender 2022: 5 Regional Actresses Who Gave Stellar Performances On Screen

    According to reports, regional films have performed better than some of the top Bollywood films this year. Here are five regional actresses who gave stellar performances on screen.  
    Updated at - 2022-12-08,18:06 IST
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    Regional actors have developed a significant following this year with some of the major box office blockbusters being regional films like RRR, Kantara and KGF Chapter 2. These non-Hindi women performers lend a breath of fresh air from the stereotypical Bollywood scripts, giving stellar performances through gripping plots. Here are five regional actresses who gained national recognition through their fascinating roles.

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    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in Yashoda

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    Directed by Hari-Harish, Yashoda, a suspense action thriller stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the titular role, playing a surrogate mother. The audiences have praised the movie for Prabhu’s wonderful performance. With its engaging narration and super crisp storytelling, Prabhu manages to capture the attention of the audience. Even Netizens came to praise her acting. 

    Yashoda is Prabhu’s movie through and through. She steals the show and draws whistles with her action-packed scenes and punchy dialogue delivery. 

    The film is all set to release on OTT giant Amazon Prime Video on December 9 in four languages– Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.

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    Revathy in Bhoothakaalam


    Bhoothakaalam is a psychological paranormal thriller directed by Rahul Sadasivan. The Malayalam film is streaming on SonyLiv and portrays Revathy (Asha) and Shane Nigam (Vinu) in a mother-son duo who deal with an estranged relationship and a house where dark secrets lurk in the shadows.

    Revathy is flawless as Asha, an emotionally vulnerable pre-primary school teacher who has a fraught relationship with her aloof and distant son, Vinu. She has given a spectacularly spooky performance in this career-defining role. 

    Sai Pallavi in Gargi

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    Sai Pallavi plays the titular role of Gargi in the film. Keeping things real and intimate, Pallavi dresses, looks, walks and talks her part effortlessly. In the era where women are pressured to be flawless,  Pallavi plays a protagonist who is not at all disconnected from reality. Gargi is pushed to the extremes when she is thrown into an unwarranted court case where she portrays a different kind of victim who is attached to the suspect. This emotional legal drama that talks about sexual abuse is riveting and as realistic as a film can get. It is one of Pallavi’s best performances to date.

    Anupama Parameswaran in Karthikeya 2


    Despite Karthikeya 2 being a male-centric film, Anupama Parameswaran shines in her role as the leading lady, Mugdha. The actor is finally able to break her series of flops with the film. She is not just eye candy, she got equal screen time compared to the male protagonist, Nikhil Siddhartha. Directed by Chandoo Mondeti, the film has received widespread acclaim and fans loved Parameswaran’s performance. This mythical thriller film is a must-watch!

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    Swastika Mukherjee in Shrimati


    Arjun Dutta’s Shrimati narrates the tale of a housewife who is striving to find her identity. It is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Swastika Mukherjee plays the role of a middle-class housewife who is in search of finding herself beyond the stifled existence of a homemaker. The film seeks to celebrate and highlight the significant roles housewives play in their families’ lives.

    In the film, Mukherjee falls prey to the dilemma of having a good personality and putting out an outward appearance, but in the end, she comes into her own being. She succinctly portrays the realities of domestic life as a soft, fun-loving, naive homemaker, and is able to do away with her typecast roles of bold and fierce characters.

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