Malayalam cinema and its audiences have had a profound love for on-screen 'achayan' characters. More than often, audiences have lapped up those films which had such characters in the lead roles.
Today, we are listing some of the most memorable 'achayan'
characters portrayed on-screen in Malayalam cinema.
Kunjachan In Kottayam Kunjachan
Let us start the list with Kottayam Kunjachan, who is
easily one of the most popular 'achayan' characters in Malayalam
cinema, made memorable by the dynamic performance of Mammootty. The
film was a big hit and kind of a trendsetter.
Aadu Thoma In Spadikam
Aadu Thoma, was and still is a sensation. This is definitely one
of the most celebrated on-screen characters of Mohanlal. The guts
and the style of Aadu Thoma is still fresh in the minds of the
Tony Kurishingal In Number 20 Madras Mail
Perhaps, this would be the most loved character in this entire
list. It is that innate cuteness mixed with a naughty attitude that
makes Tony a very lovable character. More importantly, the charming
performance of Mohanlal made this character memorable.
Kuttapaayi In Sangham
Mammootty has that skill to make characters memorable with his
unique style. Kuttapaayi and Kunjachan were portrayed by the same
actor and both the characters were really different. The fun
loving, the ever young Kuttappayi of Sangham would
definitely find a place in this list.
Chackochi In Lelam
Aanakkattil Chackochi, how can we forget this dashing and daring
character which epitomizes manliness. With some stunning
performance from Suresh Gopi, the film Lelam and the
character Chackochi etched a place in the history of Malayalam
Kunjoonju In Swapnakoodu
We still remember this flirtatious character of the film
Swapnakoodu. This was one of the most notable characters
in the initial days of Prithviraj's film career. He made the role
Nirappel Paappi In Pappi Appacha
Dileep made Nirappel Pappi memorable with his own inimitable
style adding humour and some unique mannerisms. Pappi
Appacha was a big hit and was a comeback of sorts for
Well, many of us would have watched most of the above mentioned
films multiple times and that is the reason why we still remember
the names of those characters. The box-office success of above
films underlines that fact further.
Interestingly, Mammootty has got the unique distinction of
portraying maximum number of 'achayan' characters on-screen. He
featured as an 'achayan' in films like Sangham, Kottayam
Kunjachan, Oru Maravathoor Kanavu, Nazrani, Praise The Lord
etc. Each of the characters were unique and different.
The actor would be donning the role of an 'achayan' once again
in his upcoming film Thoppil Joppan, being directed by
Johny Antony. The actor would be seen in the title role of
Thoppil Joppan, who is also a Kabadi player.
Another upcoming film which would have the lead character as an 'achayan' is Prithviraj's new film which would be the debut directorial venture of Jinu Abraham. According to reports the actor would be seen in the role of a rich planter in this film.