Mohanlal is undeniably one of the biggest superstars that the Malayalam industry has seen. He has been ruling the industry for the past 30 years and is still going strong.
But, beyond the label of a superstar, he is also one of the finest acting talents of India. It is a fact that movies of these days are not exploring the actor in him, much.
Many a times, the actor has been criticised for being a part of commercial films alone. Unlike Mammootty, the other superstar of Mollywood, he hasn't been a part of many art-house movies.
But, there are a few offbeat films, which were taken to a whole new level through Mohanlal's acting. In fact, such movies are the ones that really posed a challenge for the performer in Mohanlal.
Here, we take you through some of the offbeat Malayalam movies, of which Mohanlal was a part of. Read on..
Paadamudra was one of the early movies of Mohanlal that well-explored the actor in him. The film, directed by R Sukumaran featured Mohanlal in dual roles. He excelled in the portrayal of a father and his son, who has to face the wrath of the society due to his father's past. The film fetched Mohanlal the Filmfare award for the Best Actor.
Vaasthuhara, directed by renowned film-maker G Aravindan, featured Mohanlal in the role of a rehabilitation officer. The story set in the lands of Kolkata, looked in to the lives of refugees and their plight. The film had a controlled and matured performance from Mohanlal, which would definitely rank among one of his best.
Rajashilpi marked the second association of R Sukumaran and Mohanlal. The film is based on the mythological story of Lord Shiva, Parvathy and Sati. Mohanlal played the role of a sculptor named Shambu and Mohanlal impressed one and all with his performance in the movie.
You have to watch this movie to witness the best performance of Mohanlal, so far. The actor was brilliant in the portrayal of Kunhikuttan, a Kathakali artiste. The film, directed by Shaji N Karun was of international standards, and the movie rightly fetched Mohanal his second National Award for the Best Actor.
Aakashagopuram directed by K P Kumaran, which was based on Henrek Ibsen's Master Builder had the actor in the role of a prominent architect named Albert Samson. The film set against the backdrop of London, was quite different from the movies of those times
Apart from the above mentioned movies, Mohanlal also has been a part of some really different movies like Padmarajan's Season, Bharathan's Thaazhavaaram, Rajiv Anchal's Guru etc., which were also brilliant works.
We hope that, in the coming days, we would get to see more of these kind of movies, which would tap all the acting capabilities of Mohanlal.