Fahadh Faasil

Fahadh Faasil

Where: C U Soon, Joji, Malik

Why: Through the pandemic, the actor has soared to become arguably the first pan-Indian OTT superstar. He has fans across states and is now Malayalam cinema’s primary flag-bearer. How can that sound hyperbolic when his lineup in the last year alone has included experimental gems like C U Soon, a sprawling gangster saga like Malik and a Shakespearean drama in Joji. Every OTT platform wants one of his movies in their library and every industry wants a slice of the actor-star. Add a film like Vikram (with Kamal Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi) in Tamil and Pushpa in Telugu (with Allu Arjun) and it looks like he's only begun to disrupt ideas of what a South Indian actor can do.




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