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5 Films From Priyadarshan-Mohanlal Duo, From Genres Other Than Comedy!

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Priyadarshan's upcoming film Oppam has been in the list of the most awaited Malayalam films of the recent times, not just because it brings back the golden pair of Mohanlal and Priyadarshan, but also because of the fact that the duo would be seen in a movie out of the comedy genre.

Mohanlal and Priyadarshan have joined hands in the past for some brilliant movies which handled themes out of their comfort zone. Here we list 5 of the films among them.

Go through the slides to read more about the films..

Cheppu (1987)

Cheppu, which released in the year 1987 handled a serious subject. The film dealt with issues of usage of drugs in college campuses. Mohanlal was seen in the role of a professor in the film. It was a rather serious role for the actor.

Aryan (1988)

Aryan came at a time when nobody thought that Priyadarshan was capable of making movies of action genre. The film dealt with the story of gangsters in Mumbai and gang wars that happen subsequently. Mohanlal did give a thunderous performance in the film.

Abhimanyu (1991)

Abhimanyu was much similar to the lines of the team's film Aryan. The film narrated the story of a guy who becomes a gangster under certain circumstances.

Adwaitham (1992)

The film was along the lines of a political thriller. Mohanlal was given a role with a difference in this movie. In fact, the character portrayed by Mohanlal had some shades of grey and the actor delivered a punching performance in the film.

Kaalapani (1996)

It wouldn't be wrong to say that Kalapani is one of the best works from this team. Priyadarshan and Mohanlal joined hands for this movie which is undoubtedly one of the best period dramas in the history of Malayalam cinema.


Majority of the duo's films have had comedy element laced on them throughout. But, movies like those mentioned in the above list have also come from the same team.

The trailer of the film Oppam that got released now, has raised the expectations on the movie. From the trailer, it seems like Oppam is a crime thriller, something that the duo hasn't tried in their career so far.

They have previously teamed up together for the film Geethanjali, which even though was a horror film, failed to deliver the necessary goods.

We genuinely hope that Oppam has the ability to mark a big comeback of the team and we hope that the upcoming film would surely make it to the list of the best works of the duo.

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