Wow Wednesday: Watch 7 Films Ft. Interesting And Unmissable New-Age Women on ZEE5

Sneha Bale

February 26, 2020


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Rakulpreet Singh as Riya in Bruce Lee: The Fighter

The International Women’s Day is a widely celebrated occasion because it truly shows the world the worth of women in their lives. Every woman does pathbreaking in her life, even if it makes only a small difference to our everyday lives. That’s why, as we inch closer to this day, we thought of giving a shoutout to all the amazing new-age actors in Tollywood who have given us interesting and unmissable characters. Check them out.

We start off our list with the one girl who has been making records break. Sometimes it’s her Instagram picture, and other times it’s her amazing acting skills that keep us gushing. Here’s Riya from the action-film Bruce Lee: The Fighter, also starring Ram Charan. In the film, she plays the role of a young and bubbly girl, who lives life with no filter but knows holds her moral and values extremely high. She can tickle your funny bones and then break them too, in just a matter of a few seconds.

Watch the film here.

Raashi Khanna as Bhaanumati in Hyper

Raashi Khanna is yet another youngster who has broken the mould of ‘perfect woman’ with her choice of films. From serious dramas to comedy and silly characters, she has played them all. In Hyper, also starring Ram Pothineni, Raashi plays the role of Bhaanumathi. On the surface, it might seem like she is the one you can easily play with. But when she starts operating her own remote control, this lady turns badass. While we only may be thinking of making a move or taking the leap, Bhanumathi plunges right into it.

Watch the film here.

Taapsee Pannu as the Ghost in Anando Brahma

Next up, we have the new sensation, Taapsee Pannu. Having established her worth in the South Indian film industries, Taapsee has now gone to the national scale to prove her worth. With her dedication and choice of films, we’re sure, it isn’t too long until she makes a name for herself on the global map. Here, we take her hit horror-comedy, Anando Brahma. Let Taapsee tell you and show you well that ghosts do not come in the same old prototypes anymore. Her character, as a ghost, had emotions and desires just like any other human being.

Watch the film here.

Samantha as Anasuya Ramalingam in A Aa

It is almost impossible to talk about commendable leading ladies without talking about Samantha Akkineni. She has given us many interesting roles, right from Ye Maya Chesave‘s Jessie to Super Deluxe’s Vembu. Here, we talk about her character as Anasuya Ramalingam in A Aaa, also starring Nithin. She brings a certain naivety to her characters while also managing to be coy. Gone are the days when leading ladies were damsels in distress. She can save the day and make you laugh while checking off all the boxes of a commercial film heroine.

Watch the film here.

Rashmika Mandanna as Geetha in Geetha Govindam

Moving on the girl who has captured every single heart, Rashmika Mandanna. She played the role of Geetha in the sensational romantic-drama, Geetha Govindam with Vijay Deverakonda. In all true sense, Geetha was the face of a brave 21st-century girl. She can take the lead as well as she can handle rejection, she stands up for herself and knocks down people who try to mess with her.

Watch the film here.

Sai Pallavi as Thulasi in Kanam

Yet another South Indian sensation, Sai Pallavi is making a big name for herself. In her film, Kanam, she plays the role of Thulasi. Although the film is rhetorical in nature, Thulasi proves to be the strong face of it. She deals with injustices and fights them with grit.

Watch the film here.

Ramya Krishnan as Sailaja Reddy in Sailaja Reddy Alludu

Lastly, we need to talk about Ramya Krishnan. She might not be the most-quintessential new-age actor, but it is only recently that her true skills have been put to us. Her role as Sailaja Reddy in the rom-com Sailaja Reddy Alludu, starring Naga Chaitanya and Anu Emmanuel, was the one to stand out amongst all. Let’s take a bow to the mothers who go above and beyond for their children, yet are only demeaned by society.

Watch the film here.

Read more about our Tollywood ladies here, and don’t forget to check out the amazing political-drama, Chadarangam on ZEE5.

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