From Urvasi To Nadhiya Moidu – 5 Mothers Of Tamil Cinema That Inspire Us

May 12, 2019


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1. Saranya Ponvannan

Over the years we have witnessed many movies that are based on the framework of a family setup. And the characters of these movies rely heavily on family values and sentiments. But even in such a context the most common element that is used to capture the interest of the viewers is the mother sentiments. And when it comes to Tamil movies “Amma Passam” is quite the highlighting factor.  And over the time we have seen many actresses playing the role of a mother effortlessly and with conviction. So, let us now take a look at five of such onscreen mothers who have inspired us!

Watch Saranya Ponvannan’s performance in the movie Kolamavu Kokila.

The first among the famous mothers is Saranya Ponvannan, who ventured into Tamil industry as an actress. In fact, she made her debut in the lead role in Mani Ratnam’s movie, Nayakan and later established herself by playing supporting characters. Over a period of time, she has played mothers to many leading actors and actress and is said to be one of the best of the onscreen mother.

2. Urvasi

Kavitha Ranjini who is also known as Urvasi is as an actress who created a name for herself in the late ’90s for playing character roles. Some of her roles essayed in Malayalam movies have set the benchmark in the acting arena. Apart from her effortless acting style, she is also known for her comic sense. Later, when she switched to playing mother roles in the movies she was a real entertainer. Undoubtedly she became the funniest of all the mother and made her a favourite icon.

3. Renuka Chouhan

Introduced by the late director K. Balachander, Renuka began her career as a television actress and later shifted to films. She has played roles in both Malayalam and Tamil films with prominent actors. Even when she started playing the role of a mother she has been praised for her realistic performances.

4. Raadhika Sarathkumar

Raadhika is the daughter of the late Tamil actor and comedian, Mohan R. Radha.  She is known for her powerful roles that she had essayed in the Tamil cinema. N

5. Nadhiya Moidu

Zareena Moidu better known by her stage name Nadhiya Moidu is known for her ageless beauty. Her roles in Tamil and Malayalam movies had always been impactful and memorable. This quality continued even when this actress shifted to play the role of a mother to some of the famous stars in South India.

So, on this Mothers Day let us pay our tribute to these strong mothers and all those mothers around the world.

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