Mohanlal’s Magnum Opus Movies & Characters
Mohanlal has completed 36 years enriched acting tradition in the Malayalam cinema, and if we search throughout Lal’s acting career, anyone can find the truth “Mohanlal” is a legendary actor. Mohanlal has achieved so many awards and merits, he has achieved state awards, national awards and of course with international awards and honors. Though Mohanlal is a Malayalee , he has been proved his talent and caliber as an actor in multi linguistic cinemas like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hinidi etc. We’re going to meet the milestone movies of Mohanlal.
Mohanlal has entered in the Malayalam cinema through the film “Manjil Virinja Pookkal” and Lal’s character Narendran was the first milestone character of Mohanlal and the film was a highest grossed box office hit, scripted and directed by Fazil. In the movie, Mohanlal’s character Narendran was a villain. Navodaya Appchchan was the producer of Manjil Virinja Pookkal, relased under the banner of Navodaya films. In 1983, PG Vishvambharan has directed a Mohanlal movie “Hima Vaahini” and in this fil Lal’s character was Pappi, this character caused some change to Mohanlal from Villain charecters and Lal became acting in character roles.
Before the releasing of Himavaahini, Mohanlal was a powerful full villain in Malayalam cinema for 3 years and Himavahini the film has given salvation to Mohanlal to act other characters except villain roles. In the film Himavaahini, Mohanlal has showed a different face of an actor, and it was a begun to the victorious journey of Mohanlal as an actor in the Malayalam film world. Thoppil Bhasi was the script writer and K.J.Joseph produced the film, in the film Mammootty was the hero and Mohanlal has acted as the servant Paappi.
The film “Engine Nee Marakkum” released in the year 1983, Mohanlal has acted as Shambhu and he acted as anti hero and the film has showed Mohanlal’s best acting capacity, Shankar was the hero in the film and the said character in the film Engine Nee Marakkum , proved the exceptional acting of Mohanlal and it was a milestone character of Mohanlal and he was the another hero with Shankar. The film scripted by Priyadrashan and produced and directed by by M.Mani became a super hit all over Kerala and in this film Menaka has played the heroine role opposite to Mohanlal.
The films like Aattakkalaasham and Kaattaththe Kilikkoodu are released in the year 1983, absolutely changed the career graph of Mohanlal, Salim Cherththala was the script writer of Aattkkalasham and directed by J. Sasi Kumar. Joy Thomas was the producer of the movie, and Mohanlal has played the role of hero Prem Nazir’s brother Babu’s role. The character was relevant in equal with the character of hero Prem Nazir and lal’s character Babu also a hero in the movie. Mohanlal has acted the character Babu much better.
In the film Kattaththe kilikkkoodu directed by Bharathan, the character of Mohanlal was equal to main character Bharath Gopi. Mohanlal has acted as Unnikrishnan, the lover of Revathy in the film and he has acted the character very simple and easier and earned appreciations from all corners. In the year 1984, a Mohanlal fil released under the scripting and direction of Priyadarshan, the film is “Poochchkkoru Mukkooththy” , Sanal Kumar and Suresh Kumar were the producers of the film, in this film Mohanlal undoubted proved that he is very capable to act comedy roles.
Mohanlal acted exceptionally super as Gopala Krishnan in the film Poochchakkoru Mukkooththy, And in the same year 1984, he has acted in some films like: Ivide Thudangunnu, Sreekrishna pparuntheu, Uyarangalil, Adiyozhukkukal etc. are obviously proved the un paralleled acting caliber and capacity of Mohanlal, Or in other words – the Malayalee audience really amazed witnessing a rare phenomenon as an actor and Mohanlal has conquered the Malayalam cinema through the characters in which he played, in Sreekrishnapparunthu (character – Kumaran Thampi), in Uyarangal (character – P.K. Jayarajan) in Adiyozhukkuklal (character – Gopi) etc.
Perhaps, Priyadarshan is a director who found Mohanlal’s extra caliber to present comedy scenes, in the year 1985, there were two priydarshan comedies were released and both are super hits. The films are Aram+ Aram = Kinnaram and Boing Boing, both films were ful length comedy exposures where Mohanlal shined a lot and Mukesh also an actor joined with Lal to present special comedies. In the film Aram+Aram=Kinnaram Mohanlal’s character was Narayanan Kutty and in the film Boimg Boing Mohanlal’s character was Shyam, both characters were extreme comedy and as you know Mohanlal played exceptionally well in the said Priyadarshan movies.
In the same year 1985 Mohanlal has acted in a movie “Koodumthedi” directed by Paul Babu and Lal’s character was Peter, another film directed by J. Sasi Kumar, film: Paththamudayam and Mohanlal played double role as Sub Inspector Jaya Mohan and Vikram, same in 1985 a film released “Rangam”directed by I.V. Sasi and scripted by M.T. Vasudevan Nair, Lal’s character was Appunni , in the film “Karimpin Poovinakkare” scripted by P. Padmarajan and directed by I.V. Sasi, lal’s character Bhadran etc. were the films in which Mohanlal has performed best and the actor Mohanlal became the front line artist of Malayalam cinema.
In the year 1986 the film “Ennihtam ninnishtam ”, an Alleppy Ashraf directed movie scripted by Priyadarshan, Lal’s charedcter was Sreekkuttan – the film was a super hit all over Kerala. In the year 1986 the film “Panchaagni” directed by Hariharan released, Mohanlal’s character was a journalist Rashid, scripted by M.T. Vasudevan Nair, in “Mizhineerppookkal” directed by Kamal, John Paul scripted and Lal’s character was Richard, in “Yuvajanolsavam”, directed by Sreekumaranthampi, Lal as Jayan, and in the film :Sanmanasullavarkku Samaadhaanam directed by Sathyan Anthikkadu, scripted by Sreenivaasan – Lal’s character Gopala Krishna Panicker, in T.P. Balagopalan M.A as Balagopalan , in Gandhi Nagar Second Street’s Sethu (Ramsingh) – all movies are the milestones in the acting career of Mohanlal.
Through the character Vincent Gomez played by Lal in the film “Raajaavinte Makan”, Mohanlal achieved the super star position , Thampi Kannamthaanam was directed the movie in which Lal performed as an underworld prince. From the film Raajavinte Makan and till today, undoubted Mohanlal is the most valued actor in Malayalam cinema. Vincent Gomez, The character played by Mohanlal is a milestone character and the film Raajavinte Makan is a milestone movie in the acting career of Mohanlal. It was like a procession of sturdy characters,
in the year 1986, Lal has acted as Soloman in the Padmarajan directed movie “Namukku Paarkkan Munthiriththoppukal”, in Sukhamo Devi’s (character:Sunny, directed by Venu Nagavally), in Thalavattom (character Vinod, directed: Priyadarshan) etc. are best movies in which Mohanlal stunningly performed and he never gone back, he kept his super star image without damaging only because of his unique characterization. In the year 1987, he acted in a Hariharan directed movie: Amrutham gamaya” and his character was Dr. P.K. Haridas, in K.Madhu directed action movie “Iripatham Noottandu”, Lal’s character Sagar Elias Jackie – an underworld hero,
character Lal in Sarvakalaasaala, directed by Venu Nagavally , Unnikale oru katha parayam (1987) directed by Kamal, character Abi, in Padmarajan directed movie “Thoovaanaththumpikal”, character Mannaraththodi Jayakrishnan, in Naadodikkattu directed by Sathyan Anthikkadu, character Ramdas, etc. are the films raised the star value too much and such films confirmed the super stardom of Mohanlal. More over the entire Kerala whole heartedly accepted Mohanlal’s heroism, simplicity and easier acting way.1988, the film Padamudra directed by R. Sukumaran – released and Lal’s character was Soppu Kuttappan and Mathuppandaram (Lal played double role), whatever be Mohanlal undisputable proved Lal is something special and he is an actor to be wrote in golden words in the history of Malayalam cinema.
Dileep’s Acting Career: the Milestone Movies and Characters
Famous Director Kamal was initially the prime mover of Dileep, he was the assistant director of Kamal and Dileeps cinema life begins as an assistant director of Kamal. In the film 1992, Kamal has directed a movie ”Ennodishtam koodaamo”? and it was Dileeps debut movie as an actor and his role was a college student. And in this film, the performance of Dileep caused to find the reality that there is an actor hidden in Dileep – both the audience and Dileep himself. In the year 1993 Dileep has acted as military cadet in “Sainyam” the film directed by Joshi and the character was a detour to actor Dileep. The character was Kokku Thoma, and then in the year 1994 – Sunil has directed a film “Maanaththe Kottaaram” and Dileep became a hero for the first time in the Malayalam cinema.
And in this film, the performance of Dileep caused to find the reality that there is an actor hidden in Dileep – both the audience and Dileep himself. In the year 1993 Dileep has acted as military cadet in “Sainyam” the film directed by Joshi and the character was a detour to actor Dileep. The character was Kokku Thoma, and then in the year 1994 – Sunil has directed a film “Maanaththe Kottaaram” and Dileep became a hero for the first time in the Malayalam cinema.
The film Maanaththe Kottaram was a super hit, and the luck played well to Dileep. Then he has acted in so many films, small and big roles, and he informed Dileep’s presence in the Malayalam cinema. Dileep has acted in a Nisar directed movie “Threemen Army” and the film was a break to Dileep as an actor, Harisree Ashokan and Prem Kumar were also in the star cast. Dileep as Muthukulam Madhu Kumar in the movie became a hit character and the film also turned super hit. Then Dileep and Harisree Ashokan were associated for so many films in Malayalam and many were noticed.
As an actor and hero, Dileep has uplifted to a stable position through the film Sallapam, scripted by A.K. Lohitha Das and directed by Sunder Das. The film Sallapam became a detour to Dileep, as an actor, the film Sallapam achieved an access to hero stardom in Malayalam cinema, Dileep’s character was Sasi Kumar and he has acted too good as a failed carpenter in life, Manju warrier was the heroine played the heroine role opposite to Dileep.
Hence, the Dillep – Manju Warrier pair became the hit star pairs of Malayalam cinema and after the film Sallapm , the hero Dileep touched the hero stature and frequently Dileep were enjoyed the heroic exposures. In 1997, a film directed by Kamal – “Ee Puzhayum kadannu” released and the film became a super hit all over Kerala. Dileep’s character was Gopi and Manju awarrier was the heroine opposite to him, the film run well all over the releasing stations.
Then he has acted in many films and the Malayalam cinema world witness the reality that the star value of Dileep was rise near to Mammootty and Mohanlal. Punjabi House released in the year 1998, and the film became a detour to Dileep, Rafi & Meccartin were the directors of Punjabi House. The film Punjabi House has given the hint that, the possibility to super stardom and the film was a super duper hit all over Kerala.
Dileep became star valued and not much under then the super stars Mammootty and Mohanlal. In the film “Joker” directed by Lohithdas, Dileep proved he has the capability to act any roles like hero, anti hero, comedy and with sorrowful characters. In the film Joker, Dileep has acted exceptionally well, the audience laughed and wept. The comedy hero Dileep proved , there is good powerful acted hides in him. Joker was good entertainer and the fiulm became a hit only because of Dileep the actor
Thenkaashippattanam, the film directed by Rafi – Meccartin, released in the year 2000 was a super duper hit all over Kerala and in this film Dileep has acted as a character “Shathru”, very relevant and equal to heroes Lal and Suresh Gopi. Perhaps, the film run well all over Kerala stations only because of the un paralleled comedy presentations of Dileep, the film was a very colorful movie.
And in the year2001, “Ishtam” released – a Sibi Malayil movie – the film became a super hit all over Kerala. Nedumudi Venu, the actor icon was acted as the father of Dileep in the movie; the film is a full length comedy film. The films tells the pure comedy relationship with a father and son and Dileep played superb as a responsible son and the character of Dileep was Pawan.K.Menon. The film Ishtam run well all over the released stations of Kerala and Dileep achieved an aura of a popular actor and an integral part of Malayalam cinema.
The film released in the year 2001, Parkkum Thalika directed by Thaha, became a super hit all over Kerala. The character Unnikrishnan in “Ee Parakkum Thalika” has created laughing waves all over Kerala. The film Parakkum Thalika was a super hit under Dileep and Harisree Ashokan. The non boring comedy of Ee Parakkum Thalika made the film favorable to family audience and Kerala whole heartedly accepted the movie Ee Parakkum Thailka , any way Dileep achieved a star status to seated with the front liners Mammooty and Mohanlal.
In the year 2002, Dileep has acted in a Lal Jose movie”Meesha Maadhavan”, the film scored well and became super hit in all releasing stations of Kerala, it helped Dileep to reach near to super star position. Dileep’s character local thief Madhavan opened him access to forefront Malayalam cinema. In the same year 2002 the film Kunjikkoonan released, directed by Sasi Sankar and the film was a duper hit all over Kerala. Dileep was in double role, one character is hunchback Kunjan and the other one is glamorous hero Prasad, Dileep proved he is not behind to any Malayalam hero and he shined in his double role.
Dileep has proved like Ulakanaayakan Kamal Hasan that he is also capable to act any roles with the help of extra ordinary makeup and with better acting. In the film, released 2003, Dileep has acted in a Renjith directorial movie”Mizhi randilum”and his character Krishna Kumar noticed and Dileep performed well in the movie. In the same year 2003, C.I.D Moosa released , the film directed by Johny Antony, the full length comedy C.I.D Moosa became super hit all over Kerala. The character Sachchidaanandan in Gramophone, the Kamal movie and in Perumazhakkalam as Akber (2004., directed by Kamal)T.V. Chandran’s “Kathaavashesan” and character Reghu (2004) etc are the films whole heartedly accepted by the Kerala audience.
Dileep shined as an action hero in the movie “Runway” released in the year 2004, directed by Joshi, the character of Dileep was a don Valayaar Paramashivam, but an amazing stunning super hit happened in the year 2005, it was the releasing of the Dileep film “Chaanthu pottu”and Dileep has acted as a transgender character Raadhaakrishnan. Hence Dileep has undisputedly proved he is a super star in Malayalam cinema.
In the year 2006, the film “Pachchakkuthira’has released and Dileep was in double role in this film, he acted as mentally retardate Aakash and a junior artist Anand, the film was a super hit all over the released stations in Kerala. Dileep acted in a Joshie movie Lion (2006) and the film is an action film, run well all over Kerala. Dileep’s character was Unnikrishnan and in the same year 2006, the film Don released , directed by Shaji Kailas, the film was an action packed visual treat. Chakkaramuththu, the Lohitha Das movie released (2006) and Dileep’s character was Aravindan. In 2007, a sathyan Anthikkadu film released “Vinoda yaathra”, Dileep’s character was Vinod, it was a good character in the acting career of Dileep.
In the year 2008, super star Dileep became a producer through the film “Twenty twenty” and the film was an all cast movie, it includes Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Dileep and there are so many reputed actors in the Malayalam cinema. The film Twenty Twenty was a Joshi directorial movie, a super duper hit all over Kerala releasing centers. Dileep acted with Jayaram and his character is Kaarthik Verma.
Dileep acted well the character, the films like Mulla (2008), character Mulla, in Kalcutta News directed by Blessi, character Ajith Thomas, in 2009 with the film Passanger, directed by Renjith Sankar (Advocate Nandan Menon) etc. are the milestone characters of Dileep in his acting career. In 2010, he has acted in Body Guard a film directed by Siddique, character Jaya Krishnan , as Jolly Varghese in Christian Brothers released in the year 2011, directed by Joshie, in China Town’s Binoy, directed by Raffi Meccartin are the special films in which Dileep shined with super star Mohanlal. Other details of Dileep is coming..(will continue)
The Milestone Movies of Megastar Mammootty & Charecters
As everybody knows, Mammootty is one of the best actors in India and of course he is an actor with enormous talents. Mammootty is an active participant in Malayalam cinema lengthens back to four (4) decades and un doubted he uplifted Malayalam cinema in to the forefront of Indian cinema. As an actor in Malayalam cinema he has contributed hundreds of visual treats and he has entered to superstardom, and then to a megastar image. Mammootty is a great actor and he is the private pride to every Malayalees, not only in Kerala – but all over the world. Mamootty is a multiliguistic actor, he has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Teleugu, Kannada and Hindi.
Mammootty is an actor remains at the peak of creative acting talents and he is one of the best actors in India. He has achieved the national awards three (3) times, Kerala State Awards five (5) times, File fare award eleven (11) times, Film Critics Award 5(five) times and more over Asianet Film awards etc and such an actor is really a rare phenomenon in the Malayalam cinema world. Mammootty is a complete actor and our nation India has given him Padmashree honour and Calicut, Kerala Universities honored him extending Doctorate.
We have to go through the inroads of the acting career and characters of Mammootty, the great actor, it was in the year 1971 Mammootty has begun his acting career with a small role in the Malayalam film Anubhavangal Paalichchakal, but Mammootty has noticed as an actor from eighties. (1980), in the same year Mammootty has acted in a Sreekumaranthampi directed movie”Munnettam” and it was the film given him a break. Mammootty well played the character Rajappan.
At the same year (1980) he has acted some films like Mela, character bike jumper Vijayan (directed by K.G.George), Thrishna, directed by IV Sasi, character Das etc. are the starting milestone movies of Mammootty at his acting career. In the year 1981, IV Sasi has directed a movie Ahimsa and the character Vasu , also a mile stone movie in the acting career of Mammootty. By considering the best acting in the said three movies in the year 1981 Mammootty obtained the best supporting actor award of Kerala State.
In the year 1982, he has acted in Yavanika, (director K.G. George) character police officer Jacob Eeralai , Aa Divasam (directed M.Mani), character Balachandran, in the year 1983, Rachana (directed by Mohan),character Gopi, Naanayam (directed by IV.Sasi), charecter Raju, Lekhayude maranam oru flashback (directed by K.G.George),character Prem sagar, Koodevide (directed by Padmarajan) character Captain Thomas, Aa Raathri (directed by Joshi)character Balu, Aadaaminte vaariyedllu (directed by K.G.George) character Jose etc are filmed in eighties(1980 to 1983)), th mentioned films are the milestone movies in the acting career of Mammootty.
In the year 1984, the film Sannarbham (directed by Joshi), character Ravi, Mangalam nerunnu (directed by Mohan) character Babu, Kaanamarayaththu (directed by IV Sasi),character Babu,Iththirippoove Chuvanna poove (directed by Bharathan) character Balagopalan, Athitaathram (directed by IV Sasi) character Tharadas etc. are the milestone characters and movies of Mammootty and the films were released in 1984.