50 years of Mammootty: The megastar’s best films from 2010s on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar
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50 years of Mammootty: The megastar’s best films from 2010s on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar
Malavika Menon
Aug 06, 2021

It’s not often that actors celebrating 50 years in the film industry still command the same box-office pull they had when they were at the peak of their careers a few decades ago. In that regard, Mammootty had been a trend-setter. The megastar is still one of the pillars sustaining Mollywood, which has had its fair share of young stars make their mark in national cinema. With a filmography spanning 400-odd films in multiple languages and three National Awards and seven Kerala State Awards for Best Actor, Mammootty doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, in the past decade, he had often been in contention with many of the younger actors for National Awards.

As the actor completes 50 years in the industry, here’s a look at some of the best movies he has been part of in the last decade that are available for streaming on OTT platforms.

Pokkiri Raja
5.1OTTplay Rating
The film is about Raja (Mammootty) who is deserted by his father over a major misunderstanding. And as years pass by, his father finds himself seeking help when his younger brother Surya, played by Prithviraj, is falsely imprisoned. The film is a fun-filled mass entertainer and was a blockbuster hit. Megastar Mammootty has done an impeccable job in this ‘mass’ role.
Kutty Srank
6.8OTTplay Rating
Kutty Srank begins with an identified dead body found, washed ashore somewhere in the 50s and it continues from there. Even though the movie is set in three different timelines, Mammooty is totally refreshing in each story through his mannerisms and dialogue delivery. The movie is directed by Shaji N Karun and the setting and camera works in the movie are of top notch quality.
Pranchiyettan & The Saint
8.5OTTplay Rating
The satirical comedy, written and directed by Ranjith, revolves around Ari Pranchi (Mammootty) who is a rich entrepreneur running multiple businesses. Technically he has everything to make him happy from an outsider’s perspective but he is unhappy and decides to change the course of his life by chasing a national honour. This has to be one of Mammooty’s cult classics.
7OTTplay Rating
This Lal Jose directorial is about a middle-class man Immanuel, whose life takes a turn when the publishing firm that he worked for shuts down. He joins an insurance company but faces severe hardships there that changes him completely. This is an inspirational story asking us to keep moving forward no matter what and not to give up on hope. Mammootty has portrayed Immanuel in a sensitive manner, just like how any other father would provide for his child and as a good man altogether. Even though he faces many failures, he pounces back stronger and the emotions have been brought out very well throughout.
8.2OTTplay Rating
Mammootty plays the role of CK Raghavan, who was convicted for a double homicide and is imprisoned even after serving his term in prison. His life changes when he meets a journalist who writes a feature about his life. The film is an investigative-thriller directed by Venu.
7.3OTTplay Rating
This is a tragic movie, written and directed by Ranjith Sankar. The movie puts out a socially-relevant message about parents who have high expectations and put pressure on kids, not really caring about what they actually want to do with their lives. Mammootty’s role as the father, who repents for his actions, will move even the most obdurate of people.
8.5OTTplay Rating
The movie, penned and directed by Salim Ahamed, is an emotional drama showcasing the real lives of immigrants who work their souls off for their family back home and the sacrifices they go through just so that their family can have a better life. Mammootty has successfully managed to showcase the feelings of an immigrant and someone who just wants to see their family happy but is upset as they don’t support him despite his struggles.
9.4OTTplay Rating
Amudhavan (Mammootty) gets dejected after his wife abandons him and their child, who has cerebral palsy. The movie portrays how society is ignorant towards a single parent who choses to take care of his physically and mentally-impaired daughter. He is probably the only person from the industry who could have done this role. Despite his superstardom, he plays the role of a normal taxi driver and nails it in this Ram directorial.
Abrahaminte Santhathikal
7.6OTTplay Rating
The 2018 action thriller movie is directed by debutant Shaji Padoor and written by Haneef Adeni. The movie is about an honest policeman Derick (Mammootty) who reluctantly arrests his brother after the latter has been accused of murdering his girlfriend. But once he realises that his brother is innocent, he seeks justice for him. The style, persona, mass and the mind-blowing performance of Mammootty makes it a must-watch for fans.
8.2OTTplay Rating
The 2019 film, directed by Khalid Rahman and scripted by Harshad, revolves around a gang of Kerala policemen sent to Naxalite prone North India for election duty. The movie shed light on several socially relevant issues such as racial discrimination and basic human right violations. Unda is a realistic ode to the restless service of cops and it hits hard because of Mammootty’s performance as a veteran cop.

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