If we take a list of some of the best combos of Mollywood, then the combo of Mammootty and Ranjith would feature right up there. The quality movies that they have given to the industry are a testimony to that.
Well, they are all set to reunite for Ranjith's upcoming venture, which has been titled as Puthanpanam, The New Indian Rupee. The upcoming movie would be their seventh association as actor and director.
On this note, here we list the best 5 movies from the ever dependable combo, Mammootty and Ranjith. Read On..
Paleri Manikyam Oru Paathira Kolapathakathinte Katha (2009)
A sincere attempt from Ranjith to break the conventions of Malayalam cinema. The film had all the ingredients of a classic. Adding to it the powerful performance of Mammootty, the film went on to make a mark in the history of Malayalam cinema. Paleri Manikyam can easily be labelled as the best film from Mammootty-Ranjith combo, so far.
Pranchiyettan And The Saint (2010)
Ranjith showed us how a satire should be made in the proper way, with this film. Mammootty gave a spectacular performance as Pranchiyettan and we simply can't imagine any other actor in the shoes of this character. The film can be watched any number of times without any boredom.
In fact, it was the movie Kaiyoppu, that made this combo a favourite among the Malayalam movie lovers. A simple, cute movie that follows the life of a person called Balachandran. Made under a very small budget, the film was high on quality.
Black, which was the first association of Mammootty and Ranjith, as an actor and a director, is one of the most underrated films of the combo. The film was one of the genuine gangster based flicks of Malayalam cinema. Definitely, Black is another memorable movie from this combo.
Well, this film had Ranjith in the role of a writer. Shaji Kailas directed this film, which was in the lines of a mass entertainer. Madhavankutty from the film Vallyettan, is one of the all-male characters portrayed by Mammootty . The film was a perfect mass entertainer, with the trademark dialogues of Ranjith in it.
Much before Ranjith became a director, he has scripted for some Mammootty movies. Neelagiri, directed by I V Sasi, marked their first association. Later, they also worked together for the film Johnie Walker, which was a kind of a trendsetter back then.
Their upcoming venture Puthanpanam, is high on expectations. If reports are to be believed, Mammootty would be seen in an all new look and the fanmade sketch of the character has already gone viral online.
The team's previous association, Kadal Kadannoru Maathukutty, couldn't manage to make a mark at the box office, despite being a different attempt. We hope that Puthanpanam would hit the right chords.