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From Paruthiveeran to Chaarulatha: 6 Priyamani movies to watch on her birthday

Akash Kurup OTTplay

Akash Kurup OTTplay
Jun 03, 2021

Priya Vasudev Mani, known professionally as Priyamani, celebrates her 37th birthday on June 4. She made her debut with the 2003 Telugu film, Evare Atagaadu. But her major break was Karthi starrer Paruthiveeran, where she played the role of a village girl.

Even though her works are predominantly in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam-language films, she has also appeared in Hindi movies such as Raavan and Ram Gopal Varma’s Rakht Charitra. Priyamani is also popular in South Indian households as she has been a judge in a number of popular television dance reality shows.

On her birthday, OTTplay has handpicked 6 of her best movies that you can watch online.

1
Paruthiveeran
8.6OTTplay Rating
Paruthiveeran is a period drama starring Karthi in the titular role along with Priyamani. Priyamani was awarded the National film award for the Best Actress, that year, for her performance as Muththazhagu, a village girl. Muththazhagu is the daughter of Paruthiveeran’s snobbish uncle. Paruthi once saved her from drowning in a well and she has been in love with Paruthiveeran since childhood but he does not feel the same and keeps her at bay. She wants to marry him and starts to love him against her parents' will as they do not approve of Parututhiveeran's caste. Finally, when Paruthiveeran accepts Muththazhagu's love for him and decides to marry her, their family feud comes in the way.
2
Sathyam
3.9OTTplay Rating
Sathyam was Priyamani’s debut movie in Malayalam, she played the female lead opposite Prithviraj in the movie. Priyamani plays the role of a police officer’s wife in the movie, who unfortunately happens to be at the receiving end of attacks aimed at her husband by his enemies. In the end she gets shot by one of the enemies whose plan is to attack their whole family.
3
Puthiya Mugham
5.9OTTplay Rating
Puthiya Mugham was a milestone in the career of actor Prithviraj, and Priyamani played one of the lead roles in the movie. Priyamani portrays Anjana, a police officer’s daughter who enrolls in the same college as Prithviraj’s character, Kichu. She falls for him, but he is already committed to someone else. But Sudhi (Bala), the villain, likes Anjana and does not want her falling for Kichu. She has to act wisely to avoid her family forcing her to marry Sudhi.
4
Raam
Raam starring Puneeth Rajkumar and Priyamani in the titular roles is a Kannada romantic comedy that was the Kannada debut of the actress. Pooja (Priyamani) is against her marriage, Ram (Puneeth) accidentally kidnaps her instead of his friend’s lover. But he falls in love with her and a series of events lead them to being trapped in a forest. Further complications arise as Pooja is followed by a group of goons who want to take her back. A series of chases, rescues and fights ensues between multiple groups leading to a comic but happy ending.
5
Pranchiyettan And The Saint
8.6OTTplay Rating
Starring Mammootty and Priyamani in the lead, Pranchiyettan and The Saint was a highly successful and critically acclaimed movie from Mollywood. The movie won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value. Priyamani played the role of Padmashree, a young woman with whom Pranchiyettan (Mammootty) initially has some problems but later he falls in love with her.
6
Chaarulatha
5.5OTTplay Rating
Chaarulatha was one of the best performances of Priyamani, where she appeared in two roles as conjoined sisters Charu and Latha. A rift happens between conjoined twins Charu and Latha when they both fall for the same man, but he only loves back one of them. Their mother decides to separate them through surgery, but Latha loses her life in the process. Mysterious events begin to unfold as Charu and Ravi get haunted by Latha’s spirit. But in the end, Charu and Latha’s mother reveals a secret to Ravi that brings about a major twist.
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