Mohanlal, the magical actor of Malayalam movie industry, is undoubtedly one of the finest actors of our country. He redefined the cliched acting pattern followed by the entire industry, with his unique acting style and ability to transform into any type of character.
Once the veteran film-maker Mani Ratnam shocked his audiences in an interview, by saying that he would never work with Mohanlal again. The reason he stated was that he forgot that he was a director and say 'cut' when Mohanlal was in front of the camera.
Here is a glance at the young actors who imitated, or resembled Mohanlal on-screen.
The actor has always been harshly criticized, for his uncanny resemblance with Mohanlal. Both the audiences and critics know that Anoop subconsciously imitates Mohanlal on-screen; even the actor has admitted the same.
Prithviraj, who is a die-hard Mohanlal fan, imitated his favourite actor in his recent movie Amar Akbar Anthony. The audiences undoubtedly enjoyed Prithvi's performance to the fullest.
Nivin Pauly's character George from Premam, imitates Mohanlal, in the scene in which he takes rehearsals on how to propose a girl. It was one of the most interesting scenes in the movie.
Dulquer Salmaan, who is the son of the great actor Mammootty, highly resembled Mohanlal in his recent movie Charlie. Dulquer's performance was heavily compared to Mohanlal's performances from some popular movies.
An actor who has always been compared with Mohanlal. We all know that Indrajith is an extraordinary actor. A few critics have even opined that he is the only young actor, who has the potential to reach Mohanlal's level, in our industry.
Asif Ali's looks and costumes in the movie Kohinoor, was heavily inspired by Mohanlal's looks from 1980's. The actor even admitted that he had tried to copy Mohanlal's style for the movie.
And What We Think Is...
Mohanlal is undoubtedly a great guide of acting for all the budding and already established actors. But comparing them with such a veteran actor is undoubtedly baseless.
Even though we have a huge list of extraordinary actors in our industry, the audiences and critics still consider Mohanlal as the best. It is because of his unique style of acting, which has always been an inspiration for all the individuals who aspire to become an actor.
That is the major reason behind the tendency of the audiences and critics, to compare all the budding talents with Mohanlal, who is literally a powerhouse of acting skills. Whenever a young actor become successful in the industry, all are keen to know whether he will be able to reach Mohanlal's level.
Knowingly or unknowingly, all our young actors have tried to copy Mohanlal's style of acting, during their struggles to derive an own style. But we are pretty sure that nobody can replace or copy our complete actor, who has always mesmerized us with his effortless acting skills.