He should know that if he were to audition today for The Godfather, he will be better off doing Vito Corleone. We’ve seen him do it hundreds of times in the past. He is 66 but looks like a man in his early 40s. In a recent picture taken during the inauguration of Indian Football League, sitting next to Bollywood star Salman Khan, Mammootty looked more youthful than his at least 15 years younger colleague. And we have plenty of young actors who can play angry “young” man roles better than Mammukka with more grace and strength today. 2017-11-25T08:34:37+00:00″>
Updated: November 25, 2017 8:34 am
Still from Masterpiece, starring Mammootty. The number of films he signs and the number of his films that get released every year will set some professional goals for the younger generation actors. Lalettan’s crime drama ran for over 100 days at the theaters and had a worldwide collection of more than Rs 60 crore. Mammukka has seemingly been off his game by making not-so-wise decisions in selecting his movies. If he were a government employee, he would have reached his full retirement age at least half a decade ago. He did make some poor movies such as 1971: Beyond Borders and Villian. The same year Mohanlal delivered a surprise box-office juggernaut, Pulimurugan. Questionable choices of films
Let’s see how well, Mammukka fares compared to his much younger colleague Mohanlal in picking up right scripts at the right time. The films that came this, did not live up to the standards that he set for himself in the recent outings. Enough said. And in Pulimurugan his performance in stunt sequences gave young actors a run for their money. It has aged and the limitations of his age have started showing up in the films he does. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Irrespective of how badly as an actor he wants to play the role of Michael Corleone. But, for the actor of his stature, quality is way more important than quantity, no? Mammukka has proven age is just a number. Maybe it is the cue for Mammootty to stop playing characters half his age. It’s time to stop playing “youthful” roles. It is about time, the actor of his stature acknowledge his limitations and be more realistic and reasonable in choosing his characters. While Mammukka was going through one of the rough patches in his long and decorated career, Mohanlal delivered five biggest blockbusters (Janatha Garage, Oppam, Pulimurugan, Manyam Puli and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, which was his first release in 2017) in just five months. But, what we have not seen his Mammukka playing roles that are appropriate to his age and the swag that he can bring to his characters that can make being 60 looks super cool. It is about time, Mammukka frees himself from the conventional shackles of his stardom and takes a new approach towards his career. And Mammukka’s almost immediate release after Kasaba was a disaster called White. And in his next, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, he treated the audience with a story of a middle-class family, that dealt with the subject of infidelity without an iota of vulgarity. But, 1971: Beyond Borders, Velipadinte Pusthakam and Villian, they were all different films and showed Mohanlal in different variations. Related News
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