As the actor turns 63, we list out some of the best performances of Suresh Gopi that you can’t afford to miss
Suresh Gopi started his career in the film industry as a child artiste in the film Odayil Ninnu. The versatile actor has delivered some impressive performances over the course of his illustrious career spanning over three and a half decades.
Suresh Gopi has given us some excellent blockbusters. He is predominantly known for his action hero roles and cop movies that helped him become one of the top actors in Mollywood right after Mammootty and Mohanlal. He is also the recipient of a National Film Award for Best Actor for the movie Kaliyattam and has also won the Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor for the same movie.
As the actor turned 63 on Friday we list out some of the best performances of Suresh Gopi that you can watch online now:
Written by Ranji Panicker and directed by Shaji Kailas, Commissioner is considered to be a cult classic today. The character of Police Commissioner Bharath Chandran helped establish Suresh Gopi as a prominent star in the Malayalam film industry. The background score and dialogues of the movie were also a hit among the audience. The movie was such a huge hit that a sequel was released in 2005 titled Bharathchandran IPS, which also went on to become a mega success.
Another action movie directed by Shaji Kailas and written by Renji Panicker, this film broke many records at the box office and successfully completed 150 days in theaters. The success of this film marked the birth of a new superstar in Mollywood - Suresh Gopi. He was even considered to be the next action hero superstar ever in Malayalam Cinema after Jayan.The success of the film resulted in Suresh Gopi gathering a lot of action oriented films.
This Malayalam action film directed by Shaji Kailas revolves around the Bangalore underworld. Scripted by Renji Panicker, the movie was a huge success at the box office with a collection of over Rs 7 crore, in 1993. Suresh Gopi played the role of a journalist who gets embroiled in a fight with an underworld don. Apart from Suresh Gopi the movie also had Janardhanan, Tiger Prabhakar, Babu Antony, Vijayaraghavan, Vikram and Geetha in titualr roles.
Kaliyattam was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s othello and Suresh Gopi showcased brilliant performance as a Theyyam artist in the movie. The film revolved around Kannan Perumalayan (Suresh Gopi)), a Theyyam artist who corresponds to Othello, and Thamara (Manju Warrier), the beautiful daughter of the village head. Not only is the movie considered to be Suresh Gopi’s best performance, but also counted amongst the greatest Malayam films of all time. Suresh Gopi Gopi won the National Film Awards and the Kerala State Award for the Best Actor for Kaliyattam.
Lelam was the highest grossing Malayalam movie of 1997 and was also the last movie of veteran actor MG Soman. Written by Renji Panicker and directed by Joshiy, Lelam stars Suresh Gopi, MG Soman, Siddique, NF Varghese, Nandini, Maniyanpilla Raju, Vijayakumar, Spadikam George, in pivotal roles. The film further cemented Suresh Gopi’s image as an action hero.
Summer in Bethlehem
Suresh Gopi is the owner of an estate known as Bethlehem Estates in Chandragiri. On a summer vacation, his friend’s (Jayaram) relatives come for a visit at this estate. The movie stars Jayaram and Manju Warrier with a cameo appearance by Mohanlal. The film was a super hit at the box office and the soundtracks of the film composed by Vidyasagar and written by Gireesh Puthenchery became one of the biggest hits in Kerala. Vidyasagar won Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for this film.
Yet another movie directed by Shaji Kailas with Suresh Gopi in the lead role and Bhavana playing the central character, this film narrates the story of a Lawyer, Lal Krishna Viradiyar, who appears in court for the worst criminals and decides to serve justice himself. The film starring Thilakan, Kalabhavan Mani and Biju Menon in pivotal roles was a blockbuster at the box office. Suresh Gopi's unconventional performance was appreciated by both the audience and critics alike.