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Nithya Menen films you must stream right away

By Shaheen | OTTPlay

By Shaheen | OTTPlay
Apr 05, 2021

Indian actress Nithya Menen is a name everyone is talking about today. The actress, who started her acting career as a child artist in 1998 with the English film The Monkey Who Knew Too Much (cameo), has become a popular face across India now.

After making a mark in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam cinema, Menen is out to rule over the Hindi cinema.

Recently, Menen made her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar-starrer Mission Mangal. The actress played the role of Satellite Engineer, Varsha Pillai, assisting Kumar (who played the role of Mission Mars Director Rakesh Dhawan) in their mission.

She then even went on to work in Breathe: Into The Shadows opposite Abhishek Bachchan. The actress played the role of Bachchan (Dr. Avinash Sabharwal, also J)'s wife Abha Sabarwal. The show marked her debut in web series.

Before her venturing into Hindi cinema, Menen left a mark with her Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films.

Here are a few that you must stream right away...

1
Mersal
7.7OTTplay Rating
Menen was part of the superhit Mersal, starring Vijay as the male lead. Directed by Atlee, the film starred Vijay in triple roles (as Vetrimaaran, Vetri and Dr. Maaran), while Menen played the role of 'Thalapathy' Vetrimaaran's wife Aishwarya Vetrimaaran. The actress bagged the Best Supporting Actress - Tamil award at Filmfare South for the film in 2018. The story revolved around the corruption in India's medical industry. Mersal saw a magician and a doctor attempting to expose the same. The movie can be streamed on Netflix, Disney+Hotstar and Zee5.
2
Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju
7.8OTTplay Rating
Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju is a feel-good love story which stays with you much after the film ends. The movie stars Menen as Nazeera Khanum, who loves Raja Ram, played by Sharvanand. She fakes being married, while he raises a child who is assumed to be his own blood. Eventually, love brings them together. Menen won Best Actress - Telugu (critics) for the movie, at Filmfare Awards South. The film can be streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
3
Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde
7.4OTTplay Rating
Menen plays a dual role in Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde. She is seen as both Sravani and Bangaram. The actress received Best Actress - Telugu at Filmfare Awards South, for her role in the film. The film is another love story, this time with a twist. Nithin, who plays the role of Karthik, meets a girl and falls for her instantly. He then finds a way to contact her, not knowing that he is actually talking to another girl. Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde is available on SunNxt and MX Movie Player.
4
OK Kanmani
7.8OTTplay Rating
Mani Ratnam's Ok Kanmani (Malayalam) (originally called O Kadhal Kanmani, in Tamil) went on become a cult soon after it released. The film was a love story between Aditya Varadarajan, played by Dulquer Salmaan, and Tara Kalingarayar (Menen). The modern love-story was dubbed in Telugu as Ok Bangaram. It was later even adapted in Hindi. The film, called Ok Jaanu, featured Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. They played Aditya Gunjal and Tara Agnihotri respectively. Ok Kanmani can be streamed on both Disney+Hotstar as well as Zee5.
5
Bangalore Days
8.1OTTplay Rating
Bangalore Days is one of the highest-acclaimed romantic comedies in Malayalam cinema. The film featured some of the most popular actors - Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil, Parvathy, Menen, Nazriya Nazim and Isha Talwar. In Bangalore Days, Menen played the role of Das (played by Faasil)'s late girlfriend Natasha Francis. The story of the film revolves around three cousins - Kunju (Nazim), Kuttan (Pauly) and Aju (Salmaan), who set out to fulfill their 'Bangalore Dreams'. The film is available for streaming on Disney+Hotstar.
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