We all love to watch our favourite actors sparkle on the screen with some mesmerising performances. What if they appear in a dual role? Wouldn't it be a double delight?
There has been many such instances in Malayalam films, when actors appeared in a dual role or more. But, only a few of them turned out to be fruitful. Here we list some of the best dual roles by actors in Malayalam films, so far.
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Mammootty As Dada Sahib & Abubacker In Dada Sahib
Dada Sahib had Mammootty in dual role and the actor nailed it with his performance. The actor appeared as father and son in this film, directed by Vinayan. Mammootty won lot of praises for his performances in the film.
Mohanlal As Neelakandan & Karthikeyan In Raavanaprabhu
The iconic character Mangalasseri Neelakandan made a comeback with this film. Mohanlal appeared as father and son in Raavanaprabhu and the actor received applause for his performance.
Dileep As Kunjan & Prasad In Kunjikoonan
Dileep is one such actor who puts in special effort to look convincing as a character and in Kunjikoonan, the actor appeared in two different roles, which looked entirely different. The actor put up a convincing performance and it looked like two actors were portraying the roles.
Mammootty In Three Different Roles In Paleri Manikyam
In Paleri Manikyam, Mammootty appeared in three different roles. All the three characters looked different from one another and kudos to the performance of the actor.
Mammootty As Johny & Lawrence In Parampara
It was in the film Parampara that Mammootty appeared in dual role for the first time. The actor did the roles of a father and a son. The make-up of the actor was also convincing and more importantly, the actor gave a stunning performance as the father character.
Mohanlal As Narendran & Krishnan Unni In Mayamayooram
The film scripted by Ranjith and directed by Sibi Malayil, had Mohanlal in a dual role. Mohanlal enacted the roles of twin brothers. But, both the characters never appear together on the screen. Mohanlal did put up a convincing performance as two brothers who are diametrically opposite to each other.
Many a time, we have seen makers and actors of films unable to pull off dual roles in films because of poor make-up and badly written roles.
Up to some extent, the concept of dual roles are against the logic of the viewers but certain movies and film-makers make use of the creative liberty to proper use.
Mammootty is one such actor who has acted in maximum number of movies in dual role. But, he is only next to Prem Nazir who has acted in 35 movies in double role.
Mohanlal has appeared in lesser number of movies in dual roles in comparison with other actors.
Moreover, films with actors in dual roles aren't that common nowadays. There are reports that Fahadh Faasil would appear in a dual role in his upcoming film, which would be directed by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon.