Theatrical release poster
|Produced by||Thomas Benjamin|
|Written by||Deedi Damodaran|
|Music by||M. K. Arjunan|
Naayika tells the life and times of a yesterdays' heroine of Malayalam cinema. It is the story of Gracy (Sharada) a leading star until she suddenly disappeared from the silver screen. Gracy(padmapriya-young and sharada-older) loves Anand (jayaram). Anand was playing roles as the evergreen star prem Nazir. when he suddenly has a disease with his blood. He loses too much of his blood by his nose. He dies during his last film with his coming bride. She stops acting and disappears from the silver screen. She would like to adopt a young girl. But the young girl wants to star in the next film Gracy stars. But her dress falls off and she goes nude and it appears on the film. She begs for the negative clip from the producer but he wants her instead. But when the film is released, the negative clip was still there which broke her heart. And she told the producer (Siddique) that she will disclose his intentions to the public. This made him conscious and made him think to kill her. He ordered her make up man to put poison on her lipstick and kill her. She had the poison on her lips and died. This resulted in Gracy losing her mental stability. Mamtha comes as a girl reporter and tries to investigate and reveal the truth. But gracy still lives mental, and live for the rest of her life acting unmarried.
- Urvasi Sharada as Gracy
- Jayaram as Anand
- Padmapriya as young Gracy
- Mamta Mohandas as Aleena
- Sarayu as Vani
- Jagathy Sreekumar
- Hakim Rawther as camera man
- KPAC Lalitha
- Salim Kumar as Young Gracy's father
- Siddique as Film producer
- Ambika Mohan as Young Gracy's mother
After the dismal performance of his few previous films including The Train with Mammootty, director Jayaraj did Naayika. A take on the life of a yesteryear heroine, this film has Jayaram, Padmapriya and senior actress Sharada in the lead roles. The film has Padmapriya playing the younger ages of Sharada.The movie is produced by Thomas Benjamin. Jayaram appears in a role with subtle comparisons with the 'evergreen star Prem Nazir'. The film features songs by M. K. Arjunan and Sreekumaran Thampi who had composed for many Prem Nazir films.
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