Golden Era Of Mollywood Belongs To These Three Heroines


Sarada, Sheela and Jay Bharathi – Golden era of Malayalam cinema described the beauty of these three heroines most. They appeared before audience in many forms. They became traditional girl, wife, lover and mother of kids to entertain Kerala crowd for about 2 decades or so. Though these three ladies represent the golden era of black and white movies of Malayaalm cinema, Jaya Bharathi is a little younger than the rest two. The rest two ladies have done a lot of cat fights, though media has quoted those cold wars very interestingly many times.  


Sarada hails from Andra Pradesh, yet everyone loves to believe that she is a Malayali girl. She was the lady who brought the beauty of a traditional Kerala girl or house wife on Malayalam screen with perfection. Also, she is the lady who brought two National awards to Kerala during 70’s, still non-achievable to another Malayali girl. Though Shobana has brought it twice the second one she received was for an English movie. It’s also to be noted that she was the second lady to win a national award for best actress after Nargis. Her role in Thulabharam as a painful mother still represents a society we are living, filled with poverty and sub standards of living. This role still fills every Keralite’s heart with a drop of tear.


Chemmeen is still considered as the best contribution of Malayalam cinema to Indian film world and Sheela has become a part of this magical venture. Though she has acted 110 movies along with her co-star Prem Nazir thus bringing Guinness Books of World Records to India, people still love to remember her in the role of a fisherwoman in the movie ‘Chemmeen’. Karuthamma still represents Kerala woman with 100% perfection.


Though Jaya Bharathi doesn’t have big stories to tell similar to Sheela and Sharada, she is remembered for her beauty and pairing with Prem Nazzir during 70’s. In the movie ‘Oru sundariyude katha’, she described a woman’s beauty with perfectness. In Guruvayur Kesavan, she played a memorable role opposite Soman. It’s not at all easy to avoid anyone of these three ladies if we tell stories about Black and White era of Mollywood. It’s also to be noted that black and white movies have been made in Malayalam even during early 80’s.    

Article Posted By : Sandhya RanilView All Articles

Sharada is my favourite.

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Sarada , Sheela , Old heroines of Malayalam , Jay Bharathi


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