Mammootty is one such actor, who has that habit of bouncing back with hits, whenever he was written off. His box office pull and star power are beyond comparisons and he has proved that through his films, which turned out to be money-spinners.
Post-2000, there were many such instances when Mammootty's movies emerged as top grossers. Here, we list 6 such instances when films featuring Mammootty went on to become the top grosser of a year (Only films from the year 2000 onwards have been considered).
Sethurama Iyer CBI - 2004
It was after a gap of 14 years, that a film from the CBI series hit the theatres. The movie gave the much needed hit for Mammootty, after the debacle of Lal Jose's Pattalam. Sethurama Iyer CBI emerged as the biggest hit of the year 2004 as the film set the cash registers ringing.
Rajamanikyam - 2005
Well, nothing much has to be said about this movie, which was a real trendsetter. Rajamanikyam, directd by Anwar Rasheed went on to become an industry hit. The film fetched close to 25 Crores and thereby eclipsing the collection record set by Narasimham.
Mayavi - 2007
The year 2007 started off on a good not for Mammootty. Mayavi, which was one of the early releases of 2007 was a big money spinner. With positive reviews pouring in, the film fetched huge collections at the box office. Mayavi went on to become the top grosser of 2007.
Twenty-20 - 2008
The muli-starrer which had all the big stars of Mollywood, was one of the big releases of the year 2008. The film had Mammootty in an equally important role with Mohanlal and both the actors were in full form. As expected, Twenty-20 emerged as the top grosser of the year 2008
Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja - 2009
The magnum opus film, Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, came in amidst huge expectations. And the film delivered what was expected from it. Mammootty played the lead role and gave a power-packed performance. The movie grossed above 25-Crores, making it the biggest hit of 2009.
Pokkiri Raja – 2010
Pokkiri Raja, which marked the directorial debut of Vysakh had Mamooty in the title role. The film also featured Prithviraj in an equally important role. Pokkiri Raja was a big money spinner at the box office. Being a mass entertainer, the film minted huge collections and was declared as the biggest hit of the year 2010.
If you take a close look at the above list, you would get to know that it was Mammootty who dominated the box office in the period 2000-2010. His films did create wonders at the box office back then.
Upto some extent, the decade so far, hasn't been an exciting one for Mammootty. He has had hits like Bhaskar The Rascal, Best Actor, Pranchiyettan And The Saint etc., to his credit, but the audiences are definitely waiting for something big.
His most recent release Thoppil Joppan, which released along with Mohanlal's Pulimurugan, has emerged as a hit. The actor's next release sn The Great Father, directed by Haneef Adeni.