There is no denying the fact that Manju Warrier is the lady superstar of Mollywood. She knows to leave a lasting impression on audience even in a multi-star movie like 'Lucifer'. If the movie 'How Old Are you' marked the re-entry of Manju Warrier to the silver screen after a long hiatus, upcoming film 'Lucifer' is expected to be yet another milestone in her acting career.
The trailer of the Prithviraj's debut directorial was released recently and Manju's dialogue in it has become the talk of town. In the initial sequences we get to see a teary-eyed Manju sitting inside a car and surrounded by mob, the later sequences has her inside a room with an adamant expression where she says, 'kill that bastard' over a mobile phone. While movie buffs are giving away their own conclusions and assumptions as to whom the line was intended for, we take a look at the star's earlier hit lines that have caught our attention in the recent past.
Kurachu kanji edukatte, Manikya
This is the most recent line from the movie 'Odiyan' that paved way for many trolls and memes. In the scene showing Mohanlal and Manju where the former gets emotional, pat comes the reply, “Kurachu kanji edukatte, Manikya” (Shall I get some rice porridge, Manikya?). While many bashed and criticised her, she took it in all the positive manner and even said in an interview, “After the release of 'Odiyan', the one thing that I enjoyed about the character was the trolls that many made over the 'kanji' dialogue. Only one with creativity and a good sense of humour can create such things. And I used to laugh it out saying that when I have guests at home I would ask them about 'kanji' unlike the usual tea-coffee question.” Thug life indeed, Manju!
People always want to see something different that they haven't seen before
This dialogue from the movie 'Jo and the boy' evoked a sense of inspiration and motivation for many. Though the film had a shaky reception at the box-office, it was Manju's this dialogue that probably stirred people. The line had the gist of the movie which sent out the message as how one should never give up on childhood dreams. And we admire you all the more for that Manju!
Collector aavan eth collegil padikenam
When the trailer of her movie 'Udaharanam Sujatha' was released, it was this particular query from the actress that raised our eyebrows. “Njan vannath eth collegila collector aavan padichath enn ariyana” (I came to ask you as which college you studied to become a collector) evoked a sense of empathy for the innocent character. Although the movie was the remake of Hindi film 'Nil Battey Sannatta', Manju deserves all applauds for making the film 'Udaharanam Sujatha' all the more genuine. Aww, we shall cherish it Manju!
Who decides the expiry date of a woman’s dream?
With this simple question, Manju made a smashing comeback which reflected her own real life. The actress was at the peak of her career when she got married and stopped acting. It took 17 years in 2015 to make her onscreen comeback with the movie 'How Old Are You'. And from then, there was no looking back till this day. In the movie, with this question, she inspired many women. Well, thank you Manju for giving us this signature line of yours!
Maashik Bhagavathiye munp kand parijayam illallo
A dialogue that cannot to missed from Manju's hit list. Google Manju's hit dialogues and this one from 'Aaram Thampuran' tops them all. The scene has Mohanlal opening a door to a 'kovilam' (traditional mansion) he has bought. He sees Manju's character praying and she soon questions him without knowing that he is the owner. Let's revisit the epic and most loved scene:
“Ara..Ara..Chevi Kelkille...Aaraan” (Who.. Can't you hear?..Who are you?)
“Njan oru vazhipokana” (I'm a passerby)
“Ivide chuttambalathil entha karyam..Ith pothu vazhi alla.” (What you have got to do here? This is not a public road.)
“Nammal aaranavo” (Who are you?)
“Athallallo njan chodichen ulle marupady” (That's not the answer to my question)
“Ithenthan..Kavile Bhagvathi nerit prathyakshapettathano” (What's this? Did I see the goddess Bhagavathy here)
“Athe..Allan thonaan mashuk bhagavathiye munp kand parijayam onnum illallo” (Yes, To say no, you havn't seen Goddess before)
And the rest is history!