Film-makers have fancied the chances of casting some of the actors of Mollywood, as themselves. In fact, it is always a joy for the audiences to see their Mollywood stars without the baggage of a character.
Mammootty, Mohanlal and many other stars of Mollywood, have got the chance to play themselves in movies. Here, we are listing the names of some of the Malayalam actors, who impressed us all by appearing as themselves in films. Read on..
Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla, the 1983 film, was first of its kind. The film, directed by Lenin Rajendran featured Prem Nazir as himself. The actor got to play a full-length role in this film, which won a wide critical acclaim.
Remember the movie Manu Uncle in which Mohanlal appeared as himself? Yes, the film had the superstar as himself and he had made a cameo appearance in the film. Apart from Manu Uncle, he has also featured as himself, in films like Kadal Kadaonnoru Maathukutty, Rasam etc.
Malayalam Acrors Who Appeared As Themselves In Films!
Well, Mammootty has appeared as himself in good number of movies. But, the prominent one among them has to be No. 20 Madras Mail, in which he appeared in a full-length role. In the film, Mammootty appeared as superstar Mammootty, who helps a group of youngsters entangled in a problem.
Dileep has appeared as himself once, that too, in the film Kadal Kadonnoru Maathukutti, directed by Ranjith. He appeared in two scenes of this film, which had Mammootty in the lead role.
Makeup Man, which released in the year 2011, was a star-studded film. The film, directed by Shafi, had Jayaram in the lead role. The movie, which narrated a love story in the backdrop of tinsel town, had Prithviraj appearing as himself, in an extended cameo and the actor played a crucial role in the film.
Suresh Gopi did impress one and all when he appeared as himself in one of the song sequences of the movie Thillana Thillana. He made his presence felt in the movie by acting in couple of scenes, as well. Later, in the year 2015, he appeared as himself in Salim Kumar's directorial venture Compartment.
Kunchacko Boban got the chance to appear as himself, along with Suresh Gopi, in the film Thillana Thillana. Later, he also appeared in a song sequence in the film Makeup Man.
In fact, it is actor Mammootty who holds a record in this. The actor has appeared as himself in more than 5 movies, with most of them being cameo appearances.
Even the younger generation of actors have whole-heartedly accepted the offers that came there way, to appear as themselves. Most prominent one among them is Asif Ali, who really impressed one and all with his appearance in the film Usthad Hotel. He just had a single dialogue to say, but he simply stole the show.
Well, we hope that we can see more of such appearances in the future, as well. If reports are to be believed, the upcoming Malayalam movie Poomaram, which has Kalidas Jayaram in the lead role, would also feature Kunchacko Boban, as himself.