5.Kunchakko Boban- The year was a very good one for this eternal 'lover boy' of Malayalam Cinema.He appeared in half a dozen commercially successful movies this year.Though his acting skills continue to remain as mediocre it's his choice of films that earns him a place in this list.
4.Parthipan-Madhav Ramdasan's 'Melvilasam' was one of the most talked about Malayalam Films of the year.Unarguably it was Parthipan's brilliant,subdued performance that made the movie worth a watch.
3.Jayasurya-Jayasurya is one actor who showed tremendous improvement in his histrionic abilities this year.He delivered noteworthy performances in Bobban Samuel's 'janapriyan' and V.K.Prakash's recently released 'Beautiful'(which is even regarded as his best work till date).
2.Prithviraj Sukumaran-2011 was an eventful year for the actor.His year started with a dud called 'Arjunan Sakshi',followed by a critically and commercially succesful 'Urumi'.Though he had to face a lot of flak for his 'Teja Bhai' and his off- screen antics he could end the year on a high with a career best performnace in the recent hit 'Indian Rupee'.
1.Salim Kumar-Salim Ahmed's 'Adaminte Makan Abu' was Salim Kumar's transformation from a 'crass comedian' to an actor of substance.He went on to win the National Award for the best actor and the Kerala State Award for the same this year.Truly remarkable!
Ps- I haven't included Mohanlal in this list as I believe his role in 'Pranayam' was something like an extended cameo .Among his other 3 releases of the year-'China Town' and 'Christian Brothers' were truly horrible while 'Snehaveedu',Oru Marubhoomikadha' were average flicks.
Psps-All Mohanlal/Mammootty/Dileep/Prithviraj Fans are requested not to write abusive comments. The comment box will be strictly moderated...!