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TIDBITS! Mammootty Wasn't The First Choice For His Role In Mohanlal's Narasimham!

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Mohanlal's Narasimham, the film directed by Shaji Kailas is a landmark movie in the history of Malayalam cinema. It is quite known to everyone that this mass entertainer, also had the presence of Mammootty, the other superstar of Mollywood.

Mammootty, played the role of a lawyer named Nandagopal Marar in this Mohanlal starrer. In fact, it wasn't a mere guest appearance, as Mammootty's role in the film held due importance in the progression of the story.

TIDBITS! Mammootty Wasn't The First Choice For His Role In Mohanlal's Narasimham!

But now, here is an interesting piece of information regarding this particular role and how it landed up in the hands of Mammootty. Not many of you might know that Mammootty wasn't the initial choice for this spectacular guest role in this Mohanlal starrer. Any guesses about who the actual choice was? Keep reading to know more about this..

The Initial Choice

Well, actor Suresh Gopi, who has acted in the maximum number of Shaji Kailas movies was reportedly, the first choice of the film-maker for the role of a lawyer in Narasimham, who comes out to save his friend's father from a case.

What Paved Way For Mammootty's Entry?

But, the film's lead actor Mohanlal and the movie's scriptwriter Ranjith, felt that Mammootty, who has excelled in lawyer roles and is in advocate in real-life as well, shall be the perfect choice for this role and that paved way for Megastar's entry to the movie.

Mammootty-Mohanlal Combo

As a result, the audiences once again got to witness Mammootty and Mohanlal, together on screen. Mammootty's stunning court scene was one of the high points of this movie and he made Nandagopal Marar, a character worth remembering.

A Film On Nandagopala Maraar

Interestingly, later there were rumours doing the rounds that Shaji Kailas was planning to do a film with Mammootty, with the actor reprising the role of Nandagopal Marar. But later, no progress regarding the same was reported.


Narasimham back at the time of its release, emerged as the biggest ever hit in the history of Malayalam cinema. Back then, the movie fetched above 20 Crores and both Mohanlal's and Mammootty's characters went on to become hugely popular.

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