Not only malayali's who ever watched any of Mohanlal movie will underline that.His ranges of movies are enviable, his comedy roles are incomparable and his effortless and natural acting is awesome.For malyali's he is their beloved Lalettan
Mohan Lal was born to father Viswanathan Nair and Mother Santhakumari in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala.He was on 21st May 1960.His full name is Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair. He is married to Suchitra, daughter of veteran Tamil actor-producer K. Balaji. The couple have two children, Pranav and Vismaya. He is currently settled in Chennai.
Mohanlal was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian Government in 2001.
According to the data available the movi he acted was "Thiranottam" in 1978.But the movie never released because of the issues with Censor Board.His first movie which is released and was a hit in Kerala was 'Manjil Virinja Pookkal' in 1980. In that movie he did the role of a the antagonist.That was a classic villain role.
During the period (1986 - 1995) he acted in several super hit movies and Mohanlal became Malayali's favourite actor and superstar. Few notable movie during this period are,
T.P.Balagopalan M.A - Directed by Sathyan Anthikad.
Thalavattom -A great movie to watch if you are ready to cry.
Sanmanassu Ullavarku Samadhanam -Comedy at it;s best
Panchagni- Another great movie from Mohanlal.
Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal - Another landmark film in Malayalam cinema directed by Padmarajan.
Gandhi Nagar 2nd street -Directed by Sathyan Anthikad ,story of a jobless Malayali youth poses as a Nepali to get a job as a watchman
Nadodikkattu- Directed by Sathyan Anthikad. Mohanlal, Srinivasan ultimate comedy from 'Dasen and Vijayan'
Chithram - The mega blockbuster from mohanlal.Still the songs from this movie are dear ones to malayali.
Kilukkam -Mohala and Jagathi Sreekumar - The ultimate entertainment.
Thoovanathumbikal -Another good movie from great director late P. Padmarajan
Kireedam (1989) - A Sibi Malayil movie.One of my most favourite movie..The story of a young man whose dreams getting shattered.Malayali's will never forget Sethumadhavan ,Keerikdan Jose and the father role of Thilakan.
Bharatham -Another calssic from Sibi Malayil.In this movie mohanlal bagged the Best actor national award.
His Highness Abdullah -He played a Muslim disguised as a Namboodiri to assassinate a royal.
Devaasuram -The rivalry between Mangalasherry Neelakantan (Mohanlal) and Mundakkal Shekaran (Napolean) is the main theme of the movie.One of the classic movie from mohanlal.Directed by I.V Sasi.
Manichitrathazhu- Dr. Sunny
Spadikam - directed by Bhadran.'Aaduthoma' and his father Chacko Master (Thilakan) will remain for ever in malayali minds.
Kalapani -Story focused on the Cellular prisons of Andaman islands a
Iruvar - Ace director Mani Ratnam roped him in for the Tamil film Iruvar.Mohanlal played the role of MGR of Tamil cinema,
Vaanaprastham-Directed by Shaji N Karun. In which he played the role of a Kathakali dance artist
After thses great movies Mohanlal started acting in movies which tried to project him invincible larger-than-life hero and these films faced criticism from many quarters over their lack of realism and for creating movies around Mohanlal.The following can be considered among those movies
In 2002, Mohanlal acted in his first Bollywood movie, Company, which became a huge hit and his role is widely appreciated.
In 2006, the film Thanmathra won him the Kerala state award for best actor for portraying a person affected by Alzheimer's disease.
His second Bollywood movie Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, was the remake of the 1975 blockbuster movie Sholay, in which he played the character of the inspector played by Sanjeev Kumar in the original
Paradesi- Mohanlal won the 2007 Kerala state award for Best Actor for his performance as Valiakathu Moosa in this movie .
National Film Awards
1989 Special Jury Award - Kireedam
1991 Best Actor - Bharatham
1999 Best Actor - Vanaprastham
1999 Best Film ( Producer ) - Vaanaprastham
Kerala State Film Awards
1986 Best Actor - T .P. Balagopalan M.A.
1988 Actor (Special Award) - Padha Mudhra, Chitram, Utsavappittennu, Aryan and Vellanakalude Nadu
1991 Best Actor - Ulladakkam, Kilukkam, Abhimanyu
1991 Best Second Film - Bharatham (Producer)
1995 Best Actor - Kalapani, Spadikam
1995 Best Second Film - Kalapani (Producer)
1999 Best Actor - Vaanaprastham
2005 Best Actor - Thanmatra
2007 Best Actor - Paradesi
Nickname : Lalettan ,Laalu
Height : 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)
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