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Malayalam movies in which Mammootty and Mohanlal shared screen

Akash Kurup | OTTplay

Akash Kurup | OTTplay
Jun 29, 2021

The big M’s of Mollywood, Mohanlal and Mammootty, have appeared together in movies more than a few times and most of those combinations have resulted in blockbusters. It was in the film Ahimsa (1981), directed by I V Sasi, that both the actors united for the first time. In fact Mammootty even won the Kerala State Film Award for the Second Best Actor for his performance in the film. In the film Padayottam (1983), Mammootty portrayed the role of Mohanlal’s father.

They have even done cameo roles in each other’s movies as themselves. In the film Manu Uncle (1988), Mohanlal appeared in a cameo role. Similarly, in the film Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, Mammootty can be seen in a cameo appearance. Both the superstars were most recently seen together in the film Kadal Kadannoru Mathukutty in which Mohanlal did a cameo role as himself.

While we are hoping to see the two actors work together again soon, here are the six best movies that you can watch online, in which Mohanlal and Mammootty appeared together...

1
Harikrishnans
7.2OTTplay Rating
The movie had an ensemble cast with Mohanlal, Mammootty and Juhi Chawla in the lead role. Harikrishnans is one of the first movies to put the famous duo together after their rise to superstardom in the Malayalam film industry. Released in 1998, this big-budget film was a box office hit when it was released.
2
Twenty 20
7.2OTTplay Rating
Produced by Association of Malayalam Movie Artists, Twenty 20 had an ensemble cast of all the top stars from Mollywood. But the titular roles were portrayed by none other than Mammootty and Mohanlal. The movie created a big buzz in Kerala even before its release but couldn’t keep up with the high expectations mainly due to the lack of a strong storyline.
3
Narasimham
7.3OTTplay Rating
Even though Mohanlal played the titular role in Narasimham, Mammootty’s guest appearance is one of the most memorable scenes in the movie. The movie grossed more than five times its budget at the box office, making it the highest-grossing Malayalam film at the time. Narasimham also ran for more than 200 days in theatres
4
NO.20 Madras Mail
8OTTplay Rating
In No. 20 Madras Mail, we see Mohanlal playing the lead role with Mammootty appearing as himself, but not just in a cameo role. Mammootty plays a pivotal role in this murder mystery. The movie was directed by Priyadarshan and written by Dennis Joseph.
5
Athirathram
7.3OTTplay Rating
Athirathram was the second highest grossing Malayalam film of the year 1984. The movie, directed by I.V Sasi, featured Mohanlal and Mammootty in the lead roles. The two were pitted against each other in the film. Mohanlal portrayed the character of a police officer Prasad, while Mammootty appeared as a smuggler named Tharadas.
6
Padayottam
6.6OTTplay Rating
Based on Alexander Dumas’ evergreen hit novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, Padayottam is a cult classic in Malayalam movie industry. This movie also featured an ensemble cast including Mohanlal and Mammootty. Released in 1982, it was the first 70 mm film in South India and starred Prem Nazir, Madhu, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, Poornima Bhagyaraj, Shankar and Lakshmi, apart from Mohanlal and Mammootty.
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