Mohanlal, the legendary actor of the Malayalam movie industry turns 63 on May 21, 2023.
Born on May 21, 1960, Mohanlal has been entertaining audiences for over four decades with his incredible acting skills and versatility.
From comedy to drama, he has proved himself to be a master of all genres, and his performances have won him numerous awards and accolades.
On this special occasion, let’s take a look back at some of his most memorable performances that have left a lasting impression on us.
- Manichitrathazhu (1993)
Mohanlal’s portrayal of Dr. Sunny Joseph in the psychological thriller Manichitrathazhu is considered one of his finest performances to date. He played the role of a psychiatrist who tries to unravel the mystery behind a haunted house, and his nuanced acting and impeccable timing made the movie a classic.
- Vanaprastham (1999)
In Vanaprastham, Mohanlal played the role of a Kathakali artist who struggles to balance his personal and professional life. The movie, which won several national and international awards, showcased Mohanlal’s incredible range as an actor and his ability to portray complex characters with ease.
- Bharatham (1991)
Bharatham, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam, featured Mohanlal in the lead role of a talented musician.
The movie followed the story of two brothers who hail from a family with a rich musical heritage. The elder brother, who is a gifted musician, is the dominant force in the house and society, but his addiction to alcohol takes a toll on his life and career. Mohanlal plays the role of the younger brother who takes his brother’s place as the musician of the family. However, his success creates jealousy and tension between the two brothers.
The movie is a powerful portrayal of the impact of addiction on families and the complicated relationships between siblings. Mohanlal’s performance in the movie was both intense and soulful, and his portrayal of the character’s inner turmoil was nothing short of brilliant.
- Kireedam (1989)
Kireedam featured Mohanlal in the role of a young man who dreams of joining the police force. The movie is known for its powerful portrayal of family values and the pressure society puts on young people to succeed. Mohanlal’s performance in the movie was deeply moving and left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who watched it
- Drishyam (2013)
Drishyam, a psychological thriller movie, featured Mohanlal as the protagonist who is willing to go to any lengths to protect his family.
The movie, which was a huge commercial success, showcased Mohanlal’s ability to portray complex emotions and his incredible screen presence.
While these are certainly some of Mohanlal’s most unforgettable performances, it’s important to note that this list only scratches the surface of his incredible filmography that spans over four decades.
Mohanlal’s contribution to the Malayalam movie industry cannot be overstated.
He has acted in over 300 movies and has won numerous awards and accolades for his work. He is not only an actor but also a humanitarian, and has actively supported various causes throughout his career.
On this special occasion, let’s raise a toast to Mohanlal and celebrate his remarkable achievements. Happy birthday, Mohanlal! We hope to see more of your exceptional performances in the years to come.