Isn't it exciting to see all your favourite stars sharing the screen space in a movie? The answer would be an obvious yes, since the grand reception of multi-starrer movies in Malayalam, speaks volumes about that.
Well, in comparison to the movies in Bollywood, multi-starrers
are lesser in number in Mollywood. Obviously, budget is a big
constraint for an industry like Mollywood.
Nonetheless, we have had some multi-starrer movies, which did hit the right chords. These films didn't ride on the market value of the stars alone, but also made an impact as quality movies.
On this note, we list some of the must watch multi-starrer
movies, which made an impact in Mollywood. Read on..
The film Kolilakkam, which was yesteryear superstar
Jayan's last movie, was big in various aspects. Most importantly,
the film had the presence of a huge star like Jayan. Apart from
him, the film also featured actors like, Sukumaran, Soman, Madhu
etc.,in important roles. The film had all the ingredients of a
perfect mass masala movie and was a huge success at the box
Padayottam, was a real big movie of those days. The
film, which released in the year 1982, had stalwarts like Prem
Nazir, Madhu etc., in the lead roles. Apart from them, the film
also featured upcoming sensations of those days like Mammootty,
Mohanlal, Shankar etc., in important roles. Padayottam,
directed by Jijo, is a landmark movie in the history of Malayalam
cinema, and deserves to find a top position in this list.
No. 20 Madras Mail (1990)
We love to watch this movie, over and again, don't we? Such is
the cult status attained by this film. It is always a pleasure to
see Mammootty and Mohanlal share the screen space and this was one
of the best movies from this combination.
Dhruvam, is still considered as one of the best action
thrillers of all time. Apart from Mammootty, the film did feature
Suresh Gopi and Jayaram in important roles. Both these actors were
the upcoming stars of those days and Dhruvam, definitely
is one of the best multi-starrers of Mollywood.
Harikrishnans saw the reunion of Mammootty and
Mohanlal, after a break of close to 7 years. Well, the movie came
in as a big surprise for the fans of both the actors and the movie
received a great response at the box office.
Summer In Bethlahem (1998)
This film shouldn't be considered as a multi-starrer alone. The
film, had a beautiful storyline written by Ranjith and brilliant
craftsmanship of Sibi Malayil in it. Summer In Bethlahem,
which featured actors like Suresh Gopi, Jayaram and Manju Warrier
in the lead roles is definitely one of the best multi-starrer
movies of Mollywood.
How can we forget this movie, which really was a big sensation,
back then? Classmates, directed by Lal Jose had all the
young actors of those days in it. The film, which was a campus
based story, featured actors like Prithviraj, Jayasurya, Indrajith,
Narein, Kavya Madhavan etc., in important roles.
It is not an easy task to bring together all the superstars of
an industry for a movie. But, Mollywood did it with Twenty
20, directed by Joshiy. In fact, the film had all the
prominent stars and actors of the industry in it. Kudos to the
entire team for coming up with a movie, which gave due importance
to all the actors of the industry.
Bangalore Days (2014)
Bangalore Days can be considered as the Twenty-20 of
youngsters. The film did feature young sensations like Dulquer
Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil and Nazriya Nazim in the lead
roles. Anjali Menon did weave a perfect movie with these actors
giving the Mollywood audiences, a movie to treasure.
Only films featuring big stars of Mollywood have been considered
in the above list. In fact, the mother of all multi-starrers in
Malayalam was Twenty 20, since the movie featured
Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Jayaram and host of other
actors in important roles.
With due course of time, there has been an increase in the number of multi-starrer movies. The budget constraints are diminishing up to an extent and that definitely has paved way for such movies in Malayalam. We hope that the industry would give more number of multi starrers in the coming days.