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Best 5 classic Mohanlal films to watch on Sun NXT - Rajavinte Makan, Thalavattam, and more

Have a look at the Best 5 classic Mohanlal films to watch on Sun NXT and OTTPlay Premium. The list includes blockbuster films Rajavinte Makan, Thalavattam, and much more.

Best 5 classic Mohanlal films to watch on Sun NXT - Rajavinte Makan, Thalavattam, and more
Mohanlal as Vincent Gomas in Rajavinte Makan, Vinod in Thalavattam

Last Updated: 11.18 PM, Apr 22, 2024


Mohanlal is undoubtedly one of the finest actors the Indian film industry has ever produced. The Malayalam superstar has acted in over 359 films, in a career that spanned over four decades. Now, Malayalam cinema’s Lalettan is busy with the filming of his 360th project, which has been tentatively titled L360. Now, let us have a look at the Best 5 classic movies of Mohanlal that every cinema lover should watch. All these films are available for streaming on Sun NXT and OTTPlay Premium.

Best 5 classic Mohanlal films to watch on Sun NXT and OTTPlay Premium...

Rajavinte Makan

Director: Thampi Kannanthanam

Cast: Mohanlal, Ambika, Ratheesh


This 1986-released gangster drama helmed by Thampi Kannanthanam emerged as a massive blockbuster and established the then 26-year-old Mohanlal as the young superstar of the Malayalam film industry. Rajavinte Makan narrated the story of a notorious gangster Vincent Gomas, his rivalry with Kerala Home Minister N Krishnadas (Ratheesh), and his unrequited love for Adv. Nancy (Ambika), who is a single mother.


Director: Priyadarshan

Cast: Mohanlal, Karthika, Lissy, Nedumudi Venu, MG Soman

Mohanlal and Priyadarshan, the actor-director duo who produced some of the finest comedies in Malayalam cinema, broke the hearts of audiences with the 1986-released tragedy drama, Thalavattam. The superstar played the role of Vinod, who loses his mental balance after his girlfriend Anitha (Lissy) dies in an electric short circuit accident. Even though Vinod recovers with the help of Dr. Savithri (Karthika), with whom he also falls in love, tragedy strikes yet again.


Director: Sibi Malayil

Cast: Mohanlal, Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu, Maathu

Mohanlal delivered one of the finest performances of his acting career in this 1992-released psychological drama, which is penned by legend MT Vasudevan Nair, and directed by Sibi Malayil. The veteran actor played the role of Sathyanathan, who is awaiting capital punishment for murdering four people including two little girls, in a desperate attempt to save them from their cruel fate.


Director: Padmarajan

Cast: Mohanlal, Maniyanpilla Raju, Ashokan

This 1989-released neo-noir action thriller is another highly underrated film in Mohanlal’s career. This Padmarajan directorial featured the superstar in the role of Jeevan, a mysterious man Jeevan who runs a restaurant at the Kovalam beach, Trivandrum. However, Jeevan’s life takes a different turn when two jobless youngsters named Porinju and Kanthi (Ashokan and Maniyanpilla Raju), and a European tourist named Fabien, enter his life.


Director: Kamal

Cast: Mohanlal, Shobana, Amala Akkineni

This 1992-released Kamal directorial, which is penned by P Balachandran featured Mohanlal in the role of Dr. Sunny, a psychiatrist. The psychological thriller revolves around Dr. Sunny’s ever-evolving bond with a patient named Reshma (played by Amala Akkineni), who ends up killing his girlfriend-turned-wife Annie (played by Shobana).

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