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Mohanlal, the magical actor of Malayalam movie industry, is highly popular for his exceptional acting skills and classic movies. He is doubtlessly one of the best performers of the Indian silver screen.
The actor has always been on the top league of Malayalam movie business with the maximum numbers of box office successes. But at the same time, there has been some low phases in his career as well.
When it comes to Mohanlal's movies, the fans and media are well-versed about the best movies of the actor, which earned recognitions at the national and international level. But there are some excellent films of Mohanlal, which failed to grab the attention of audience, media and critics.
There are some first-class movies of Mohanlal, which failed to make a mark in the box office and review columns, but emerged as cult classics after so many years of the release. It is extremely sad that some brilliant movies were terribly avoided by the public, due to unknown reasons.
In several interviews, Mohanlal has mentioned that some of his personal favourite movies of his career were huge flops or average hits at the box office. The list includes some brilliant films which were made by the super-talented directors of M'town.
Check out the slides for the 10 most underrated movies of Mohanlal...
Mukham (Director: Mohan)
Mukham was the major turning point in the career of Mohanlal, who was being typecasted with the boy-next-door roles. But the character Harishankar was least mentioned among the best police roles played by the actor.
Vasthuhara (Director: G Aravindan)
Vasthuhara is a social drama, which depicted the life of partition refugees. It is one of the classy films in Mohanlal's career; but is hardly mentioned among the list of his best films. It is one of the most under-rated film of Mohanlal's career.
Adwaitham (Director: Priyadarshan)
Adwaitham, the political crime thriller, is doubtlessly one of teh best works of Mohanlal-Priyadarshan duo. But the movie has never been mentioned among the best films of the duo.
Aham (Director: Rajeevnath)
Aham is doubtlessly one of the best psychic thrillers of Mollywood. Mohanlal has delivered a fantastic performance in the movie, but Sidharthan of Aham has never been mentioned among the best performances of Mohanlal.
Pingami (Director: Sathyan Anthikad)
Pingami is doubtlessly one of the brilliant yet not-so-popular crime thrillers of Malayalam movie industry. It was a surprising venture by Sathyan Anthikad, who is known for his family dramas. Doubtlessly one of the most underrated films of Mohanlal's career.
Rajashilpi (Director: R Sukumaran)
Rajashilpi is mythological fiction film, based on the myth of Shiva-Sati-Parvathi love triangle. Mohanlal delivered an electrifying performance in the character inspired from Lord Shiva. But the movie failed to grab the attention of audience and media.
Varnapakittu (Director: I V Sasi)
The movie, directed by I V Sasi, is doubtlessly a beautiful family drama. Varnapakittu was a box office success but was completely avoided by the media and audience, while mentioning the best family dramas of Mohanlal.
Olympian Anthony Adam (Director: Bhadran)
It is a very different investigation thriller, in which Mohanlal essayed the role of a police officer. But sadly, the media and fans always Olympian Anthony Adam and Mohanlal's character Anthony Varghese IPS, while mentioning the best police roles of the actor.
Devadoothan (Director: Sibi Malayil)
Devadoothan is a mystical romantic drama, which depicted a beautiful love story of a spirit and a middle-aged lady. The movie earned huge critical acclaims but did an average performance at the box office. The saddest part is, Devadoothan went largely unnoticed by the media and audience.
Evidam Swargamanu (Director: Roshan Andrrews)
Evidam Swargamanu is a social thriller which depicted a highly relevant social issue beautifully. The movie was a huge commercial success and won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film. But the movie terribly failed to grab the media attention and is doubtlessly underrated.