Indian actor Parvathy Thirovothu, who predominantly features in Malayalam films, is an artist who has been vocal on and off-screen. Whether it’s her candid interviews or powerful portrayal of female characters in films, Parvathy manages to stand-out in many ways.
The 33-year-old actor, who made her debut with the Malayalam film Out of Syllabus in 2006, has proved her mettle as a performer. She also made her Bollywood debut in 2017, alongside Irrfan Khan in the film Qarib Qarib Singlle. Besides her acting prowess, she is well-known for speaking up for women issues. The actor is one of the founding members of the organization for the welfare of women workers in Malayalam film industry, Women in Cinema Collective.
Here are some strong films featuring the versatile actor Parvathy:
The film set amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak features Biju Menon, Parvathy Thiruvothu and Sharaf U Dheen in pivotal roles. The family drama revolves around the life of a retired mathematics teacher named Itty Avera, his daughter Sherly, and her husband Roy, who come to pay him a visit. As the story gradually proceeds we unravel well-kept secrets of the family members. A conversation reveals Augustine’s, Shirley’s first husband, disappearance and her concern about the questions that could be projected at her by society.
Where to watch: Nee stream
The 2019 release Uyare approaches the subject of obsessive romance. Pallavi Raveendran played by Parvathy has to bear the consequences after is injured in acid attack carried out by her possessive boyfriend. Her life takes a turn after the incident and she has to give up on her dream. However, Vishal, heir of an airline owner decides to support her and hires her as a cabin crew.
Where to watch: Netflix
In the adventure drama, the protagonist Tessa runs away from her home to escape her marriage. She ends up in a rental room which was earlier occupied by an artist played by Dulquer Salmaan. Intrigued by his sketches which belonged to the latter, Tessa sets on a journey to find the people in the sketchbook.
Where to watch: MX Player
In 2014, during the civil war, a group of Malayali nurses were stranded in Tikrit in Iraq, when terrorists took over the city. This film Take off recounts real-life rescue of the Indian nurses and their ordeal. Besides the engaging script, what keeps the audience hooked is Parvathy’s brilliant performance.
Where to watch: Disney Hotstar
The 2019 release is set against the backdrop of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala that spread in 2018. Virus presents the gradual spread of the virus and the deadly effects of it. The multi-starrer film is an ode to the courageous individuals who helped contain the epidemic.
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video