It is always a joy to see Mohanlal in mass-hero roles. He has that amazing quality to bring in charisma to the characters, adding his own trademark style. The recently released movie Pulimurugan is an example of that.
Over the years, the audiences have enjoyed his mass-hero movies
and when they saw the actor once again in such an avatar, twirling
his moustache and upping the mass factor, the film emerged as a big
Twirling the moustache is considered to be a characteristic of
heroism and no one other than Mohanlal could do it with perfection.
Here, we are listing some of the successful mass hero roles of
Mohanlal, which had the actor with a twirled moustache.
Rajavinte Makan (1986)
Well, this movie did lay the path to stardom for Mohanlal. The
actor played the role of a gangster named Vincent Gomez, and he
appeared with twirled moustache in the film. The movie went on to
become a big box office success and thus, a new superstar was
How can we forget the character Mangalasseri Neelakandan? The
cult status that this particular character enjoys in the hearts of
Malayalam film audiences, is phenomenal. There is a particular
scene in one of the song sequences of the film, where the actor
twirls his moustache. It is sure to give goosebumps, each time you
Aadu Thoma, the character from the film Spadikam is one
of the best roles in the acting career of Mohanlal, so far. We
simply can't imagine any other actor in the shoes of Aadu Thoma.
The twirled moustache, the black shirt and Rayban glasses, all went
on to set a trend.
Aaraam Thampuran (1997)
Aaraam Thampuran marked the first association of
Mohanlal-Shaji Kailas-Ranjith team. Mohanlal portrayed the role of
Jagannathan, who has the shades of a mass hero. The film emerged as
a huge box office success.
Narasimham, is the father of all the mass hero
characters in Malayalam cinema. In fact, this was the film, which
set up the trend of mass hero movies in Mollywood. The character
Induchoodan played by Mohanlal appears in a stylish avatar and in
fact, this film brought in the trend of twirled moustache and
established it as a characteristics of heroism.
Raavanaprabhu, which is the second part of the much
popular film Devasuram, came in at a time when mas hero
movies were much popular in Malayalam films. This film had
Mangalasseri Neelakandan Karthikeyan, as a mass hero.
In fact, most of the films in the above list were trendsetters
of their respective times. But, following Narasimham, a flurry of
movies with similar theme came in, which didn't go down well with
With Pulimurugan, the idea of a mass hero has taken an
all new turn and all credits to director Vysakh, who has packaged
the movie in the most entertaining manner, without going
Well, the wait begins once again, for the next movie in which we will get to see our Lalettan with a twirled moustache.