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
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
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
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
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.