According to the rumour mills, Mammootty is hesitant to share the screen with his good friend Mohanlal. A popular online media reports that Shaji Kailas's Mammootty-Mohanlal project was shelved due to the same reason.
Reports suggest that Mammootty is not so keen to do a big budget multi-starrer movie now. The actor is not willing to take risks in his career right now, owing to his recent success.
It is also rumoured that the actor is not willing take chances by teaming up with Mohanlal, owing to the failure of his last big budget multi-starrer movie, The King And The Commissioner.
Mammootty is reportedly planning to bring back his career into a stable state, with some low budget ventures and performance oriented roles. This another reason for the actor's hesitancy to go for a big project.
Reportedly, Mammootty is also not ready to associate with Shaji Kailas, due to the same reason. The duo's last few movie, including Drona 2010, August 15 and The King And The Commissioner, were flops.
In short, a Mammootty-Mohanlal starrer movie will not materialize in near future. Mammootty is planning to be active with some light projects; while Mohanlal is concentrating on high-voltage masala entertainers.
Check out the slides for the 10 popular movies of Mammootty-Mohanlal duo
Adiyozhukkukal is a drama penned by MT Vasudevan Nair and directed by IV Sasi. Mammootty played the central character in the movie while Mohanlal appeared in a key role. Semma essayed the female lead.
Anubandhanam is an emotional drama which marked another collaboration of the trio Mammootty-Mohanlal-Seema, with director IV Sasi and writer MT Vasudevan Nair. Shobana also essayed a pivotal role in the film.
Athirathram is the classic crime thriller of Mollywood, in which Mammootty essayed the popular character Tharadas. Mohanlal played Prasad, a policeman. Seema essayed the female lead in the movie, directed by IV Sasi.
Aviduthepole Ivideyum is a family entertainer directed by KS Sethumadhavan. Mammootty played Mohanlal's brother-in-law in the movie, which funnily depicted the family relationships. Shobana played the female lead in the movie.
Poomukhappadiyil Ninneyum Kaathu
Poomukhappadiyil Ninneyum Kaathu, directed by Bhadran, had Mammootty in the role of a middle-aged man while Mohanlal essayed his happy-go-lucky brother-in-law. The movie also had Srividhya, Rahman and Thilakan in pivotal roles.
It is considered as one of the brilliant thrillers of Malayalam cinema. The movie, directed by P Padmarajan, had Mammootty in the role of movie director Harikrishnan and Mohanlal, in the role of a police officer who investigates Hari's murder.
Gandhinagar 2nd Street
Mammootty made an extended cameo appearance in the movie, which had Mohanlal in the central role. Gandhinagar 2nd Street is penned by Sreenivasan and directed by Sathyan Anthikad.
No.20 Madras Mail
The movie which made the Mammootty-Mohanlal combo a huge sensation. Interestingly, Mammootty made an extended cameo as himself in the movie, which had Mohanlal in the lead role. The movie is penned by Dennis Joseph and directed by Joshiy.
It is the movie which the fans celebrated the Mammootty-Mohanlal combo to the core. Mohanlal essayed the central character Induchoodan while Mammootty made an extended cameo appearance as Adv. Nandagopal Marar. The movie is directed by Shaji Kailas.
Mammootty and Mohanlal appeared in equally important roles, Adv. Ramesh Nambiar and Devaraja Prathapa Varma, in the movie, which is known as the 'Mother of Multi-starrers'. Twenty-20 is penned by Udayakrishna-Sibi K Thomas and directed by Joshiy.