Unlike male stars, this year we are not rating actresses based on the box office performances. Apart from Nayanthara, none of the big heroines were a part of more than one blockbuster and we are not able to make a list.
Actors like Trisha (a cameo in Petta), Tamana (Kanne Kalaimane, Devi 2, Petromax, Action), Hansika (100), Kajal Agarwal (Comali) and Nithya Menen did not shine in 2019.
But that doesn\’t mean, Tamil cinema didn\’t offer memorable characters to its female leads. Heroine-centric films failed to make an impact in 2019. Let’s take a look at the memorable performances of the female leads in Tamil cinema this year…
Nayantara in Viswasam & Bigil
Rarely do we see actresses shining in a hero-centric commercial mass masala entertainer but Nayanthara got one such role in Thala Ajith‘s Viswasam and she rightly utilized the opportunity by delivering outstanding performance.
The Lady Superstar had an equal role with Ajith and she became the highlight especially in B and C centers. There was a repeat audience to watch Nayantara.
The trade buzz is that her releases in 2019 Viswasam and Bigil, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in Telugu and Love Action Drama in Malayalam grossed 800 crores worldwide! This is one single reason why she is the Lady Superstar and is still at the top of her game.