Happy birthday Mohanlal: An ode to one of the most versatile stars from a non-Malayali cinephile


But, Mohanlal brings his own subtle charm to the mix. In a career that spans over 300 movies, it is natural to have hits and misses. And then came Pulimurugan and my perceptions were transformed again. Iruvar is a story that is loosely based on the most important political trio in Tamil Nadu — MG Ramachandran, Karunanidhi, and Jayalalithaa. As a non-Malayali, there is a huge part of Mohanlal’s work that I haven’t witnessed. 2018-05-21T14:32:49+05:30″>
Published: May 21, 2018 2:32:49 pm

Mohanlal is celebrating his 58th birthday today. The variety is mindblowing and Mohanlal has made sure that age has nothing to do with the roles he takes. Forget the movie, but it was watching Mohanlal in that avatar which was intriguing. He made sure that he didn’t imitate the yesteryear star but rather do the same in his own style and what a delight that was to watch. Related News
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd My next memorable encounter with Mohanlal was Jeethu Joseph’s Dhrishyam, another movie that was a game changer. It was as if he could do nothing wrong. Take a look at the projects that Mohanlal is currently part of – the magnum opus mystical film Odiyan, the thriller Neerali, a Tamil film with KV Anand and Suriya, the 1000 crore Mahabharata film and a cameo in Kayamkulam Kochunni. A brilliantly, written and executed thriller, Drishyam turned out to be one of the highest earners for Malayalam cinema. What matters is how they come back, and Mohanlal has done that with flair. Mohanlal’s body language in the film is something that is a thing of intrigue and fascination. But I am going to talk about the introduction it gave me to the powerhouse of talent that is Mohanlal. Take Mohanlal in Iruvar and you would see everything that MGR was known for — the hop, the arms that are always ready to embrace and so on.