Prithviraj Sukumaran, the daring and dashing actor of Mollywood, is celebrating his birthday today (October 16). In fact, he is one such actor, who fought all the odds, silenced all his critics through the films that he gave the audiences.
Over the years, he has grown as an actor who is always dependable. He has established his place in the industry, and in a way has become the face of Malayalam cinema.
On his birthday, here we take you through the remarkable journey of the actor, through the years..
2002 - The Beginning
It was in the year 2002 that the young man entered Mollywood. In fact, his first film was Nandanam directed by Ranjith, but it was Rajasenan's Nakshathra Kannulla Rajakumaran Avanundoru Rajakumari, that hit the theatres first. But, the films like Nandanam and Stop Violence, made him a notable face in Mollywood.
2003-2005 - A Superstar In The Making
This period was quite crucial for the actor. He was being hailed as a superstar in the making. He teamed up with Vinayan for movies like Sathyam, which was incidentally his first police character. Meanwhile, the actor in him grew with time and his performance in films like Akale got much appreciated.
2006 - Recognitions On His Way
The year 2006 was a crucial one in his career. The film Classmates, which had him in one of the lead roles, emerged as an industry hit. More importantly, he won the Kerala State Award for the Best Actor for his performance in the film Vasthavam.
2007-2008 - Association With Meaningful Films
The actor tried to appeal the masses with films like Avan Chandiyude Makan, Kaakki etc., but such films failed at the box office. In these 2 years, 3 films of the actor stood out. While Chocolate turned out to be a big hit, films like Thirakkatha and Thalappavu, made his association with meaningful films, much stronger.
2009 - The New Face
The actor was much criticized for not providing solo hits. It was then that he came up with Puthiya Mukham, which became a trendsetter. The film confirmed his place as an action hero and the movie provided him the big box office break.
2010-2011 - A Tough Phase
The actor won wide appreciation with the Tamil film, Ravanan. He got the tag of a serious actor in Tamil with this film. Meanwhile, he ventured into production with the film Urumi, which released in the year 2011. But, the number of flop movies were more in these years. Moreover, he was teased and attacked by many in social medias over an interview, which featured in a popular television channel.
2012-2013 - A Grand Comeback
Well, it was a royal comeback by the actor. He silencesd all his critics with some quality movies that he did during this period. In fact, it was the film Ayalum Njanum Thammil, which became a major breakthrough in his career. He won fans with his matured performances and good movie selection. He also won his second Kerala State Award for the Best Actor, for his performance in the film Celluloid. Importantly, he also made his Bollywood debut with the film Aiyaa.
2014 - The Dependable Actor
Prithviraj, established himself as a dependable actor. A sensible actor, who gives some quality films. Box office hits came on his way with films like Seventh Day, Sapthamashree Thaskaraha turning out to be big hits.
2015 - Big Hits
The year 2015 was an eventful one for the actor. He got a good start with the film Picket 43 but was on a down slide after films like Ivide and Double Barrel failed to make a mark at the box office. But, then came Ennu Ninte Moideen, which became the biggest hit of his career. He started off his golden run at the box office and it was followed by Amar Akbar Anthony and Anarkali, which also turned out to be big hits.
2016 - The Successful Journey Continues..
The year, so far has been a mixed bag for the actor. He started off with the superhit film Paavada but his next two films, Darvinte Parinamam and James And Alice couldn't make waves at the box office. But, his next film Oozham, turned out to be a hit.
Well, the year ahead holds good prospects for the actor. The actor's next release of 2016, is the horror thriller Ezra. The film is expected to hit the theatres during the month of December.
Another film in the pipeline is Tiyaan, which has his Indrajith in an important role, along with the actor. The shoot of the film has been completed.
More importantly, the actor who has shown keen interest in different aspects of film-making, is all set to direct a film. Prithviraj would make his directorial debut with the upcoming film, Lucifer, which would have Mohanlal in the lead role.
On this special day, we would like to wish the actor a very happy birthday!