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6 Nimisha Sajayan movies to watch ahead of Malik

Akshay Krishna

Akshay Krishna
Jul 13, 2021

With her debut movie, Nimisha Sajayan had made her way into the heart of the audience and into the industry. Playing unconventional heroine characters in most of her movies, Nimisha has proved that her talent and craft is second to none. Today, with 10 movies to her name, her future looks promising. With her playing pivotal roles in both Malik and Thuramukham, both set for a release, we take a look at six films where Nimisha Sajayan glittered.

1
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
8OTTplay Rating
Directed by Dileesh Pothan, the movie follows a married inter-caste couple who move to Kasargode. The story takes off as a thief steals and swallows Sreeja’s gold chain during a bus journey. Sreeja is Nimisha Sajayan’s introduction to Malayalam cinema, and one that cemented her role in the industry. A movie that combines drama and subtle humour, it also stars Suraj Venjaramoodu and Fahadh Faasil.
2
Nayattu
8.4OTTplay Rating
Nayattu is a political thriller that stays true to its title. Directed by Martin Prakkat, the movie revolves around three cops who are pushed into an unexpected situation days before a major election. The movie is a fast-paced chase throughout with Kunchacko Boban and Joju George joining Nimisha Sajayan in the lead cast.
3
The Great Indian Kitchen
8.6OTTplay Rating
A movie that was a breakout in the industry saw Nimisha Sajayan playing a newly-wed wife who does not intend on being a submissive wife to please her husband, family or society. Directed by Jeo Baby, Nimisha is paired with Suraj Venjaramoodu in the movie that had everyone talking and taking note.
4
Eeda
7.4OTTplay Rating
Set in the stage of the political violence in the district of Kannur, Eeda is a romantic film with a modern take on Romeo and Juliet. Nimisha Sajayan and Shane Nigam star as the lovers whose families are from the opposing political parties. Directed by B Ajithkumar, Eeda is about the troubles the lovers go through.
5
Chola
5.8OTTplay Rating
Chola is a critically-acclaimed movie directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan which has Nimisha Sajayan playing a schoolgirl who takes a trip to the city with her boyfriend. This psychological thriller takes the audience on an uncomfortable journey but puts out a powerful message that most people don't talk about in real life.
6
Oru Kuprasidha Payyan
7.5OTTplay Rating
This thriller directed by Madhupal is a tale of a man who is wrongfully accused of murder. Ajayan, played by Tovino Thomas, has all the odds stacked against him. Nimisha Sajayan plays Hannah, a tyro lawyer who reluctantly takes up the case. While we don't know if she has what it takes to win the case, we end up rooting for her all the way.
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