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Happy Birthday Mohanlal: Here are some of the actor's best Tamil films to stream

Malayalam actor Mohanlal has acted in over 300 films to date and boasts a varied body of work. Here are some of his Tamil films which are definitely worth a watch 

Happy Birthday Mohanlal: Here are some of the actor's best Tamil films to stream
Mohanlal in the latest Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 6 promo

Last Updated: 11.06 AM, May 21, 2024


Today (May 21) is Malayalam actor Mohanlal’s birthday. The actor, who was last seen in Malaikottai Vaaliban, is fondly known as The Complete Actor, and boasts an excellent body of work in Malayalam cinema. However, the actor has also acted in some noteworthy Tamil films.

On the occasion of Mohanlal’s birthday, here are some of his Tamil starrers that you can stream on OTTplay Premium.

Mohanlal Tamil films to stream on OTTplay Premium

Iruvar – Aha Tamil

Director: Mani Ratnam

Cast: Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai, Revathi


Iruvar is a political drama, starring Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai, Revathi, Gautami, Tabu, and Nassar. Directed by Mani Ratnam, the film is said to be inspired by the lives of MG Ramachandran, M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalithaa. Entwining the areas of cinema and politics, which has given way to Dravidian politics in Tamil Nadu, Iruvar has music by AR Rahman. The film marks Aishwarya Rai's debut and plays two characters.

Unnaipol Oruvan - ZEE5

Director: Chakri Toleti

Cast: Mohanlal, Kamal Haasan

Unnaipol Oruvan is a 2009 Tamil action thriller, starring Mohanlal, and Kamal Haasan in the lead roles. The film is directed by Chakri Toleti in his debut and revolves around the cat-and-mouse chase between an anonymous caller who claims to have planted bombs in various parts of the city and a police official trying to nab him.

Jailer – SunNXT

Director: Nelson Dilipkumar

Cast: Rajinikanth, Ramya Krishnan, Mohanlal, Shiva Rajkumar 

Jailer is headlined by Rajinikanth and directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. Even though Mohanlal makes a cameo appearance in the film, his role as Matthew won the hearts of many and even set the screens on fire. Jailer is about a retired jail warden who has to confront a deadly gangster in order to save his son. Other cameo appearances in the film include Shiva Rajkumar, Jackie Shroff, and Tamannaah Bhatia.

Jilla – SunNXT

Director: RT Neason

Cast: Vijay, Mohanlal, Kajal Aggarwal

Jilla is an action drama starring Vijay and Mohanlal in the lead roles. The film is about a gangster and his adopted son whose perspective on life changes after one incident. Jilla is written and directed by RT Neason and also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Soori, Mahat, Nivetha Thomas, Sampath Raj and Pradeep Rawat.

Kaappaan - ZEE5

Director: KV Anand

Cast: Suriya, Mohanlal, Arya 

Starring Suriya, Mohanlal, and Arya, Kaappaan is an action thriller, helmed by KV Anand. The film is about a Special Protection Group officer who has to protect and safeguard the prime minister against an assassin. The rest of the cast includes Sayyeshaa, Samuthirakani, Poorna, Boman Irani and Chirag Jani.

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