Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal is celebrating his grand 60th birthday on May 21, 2020 amid much fanfare. Touted be the greatest actor in Mollywood, Lalettan’s eventful film career is nothing short of a fairy tale, and ‘The Complete Actor’ remains a source of mystery and admiration for his die-hard fans. Let’s take this fascinating time travel with FanKick as we take you on a tour exploring Mohanlal’s best films.
Directed by late P Padmarajan, this cult romance remains one of the best performances of Mohanlal. Lalettan played the role of a happy-go-lucky youth caught in a triangle love. Lal’s deep love to Clara (Sumalatha) is contrasted with his infatuation towards the ideal girl, Radha (Parvathy). The climax scene of this movie in which Sumalatha bids farewell to an emotionally struck Mohanlal is regarded as one of the best romantic scenes in Malayalam.
Directed by Jeethu Joseph, this crime drama saw Lalettan essaying one of his most nuanced roles in his career. Mohanlal played a commoner who is forced to do things beyond his powers when a tragedy strikes his loving family. Every scene carried his magical ‘Lal touch’, and this suspense thriller was a real feast to Lal fans, especially its climax. Its versions in both Tamil and Hindi (Papanasam and Drishyam respectively) were also huge hits.
Mohanlal affirmed his stardom in Malayalam with this blockbuster. His character Aaduthoma had few parallels in Malayalam—story of a son who rebels against his authoritarian father- this movie had the right mix of heroism, charisma and adventure. Spadikam was a milestone in Lal’s career as he banked on the success of this film to create his larger-than macho roles later in his career.
Lal played Velayudhan, the good-hearted local ruffian who safeguards his village from all evils. But, he is forced to take law into his own hands, when the villain (Siddique) kills his lover and godfather. Naran showed Lal playing his natural side against the odds posed by nature and villains.
Cut to contemporary Kerala, Mohanlal’s Stephen Nedumbally embodied the best of his characters from his numerous hits. He offered fans a visual feast by providing a slice of his most loved and popular roles in this grim-dark political drama. Lal brought life into the suave Nedumpally much to the delight of fans by playing the scheming, vile politician in this comeback movie— Perhaps, for the first time in his illustrious career, Vivek Oberoi gave Mohanlal a formidable challenge as a villain!
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