Mohanlal is considered to be a director's actor. He holds a good rapport with most of the senior directors of the industry and his association with such directors have given the industry some memorable films.
Senior film-maker Joshiy has joined hands with Mohanlal, a number of times. Over the years, the combo has given us films, which are worth remembering.
Now, reports have come out that Mohanlal and Joshiy would be soon teaming up for an upcoming film, which would have its script by Udaykrishna. Well, we definitely feel that it would be a film worth waiting for.
On this note, we take you through the best 5 movies that came from Mohanlal-Joshiy team (the multi-starrer Twenty-20 has not been considered). Take a look..
Naran definitely was a path-breaking movie. The film, which had Mohanlal playing the lead role was successful in presenting its lead character with equal amount of mass and class. The film never went overboard and the complete control of Joshiy in packaging the product was quite evident. Hence, the movie easily is one of the best films of this actor-director combo.
A revenge story told in the most intriguing manner - this is the way we can describe Naduvazhikal. This wasn't a film with loads of action elements, but it definitely had that captivating factor, which has made the movie one of the best action dramas of 1980's. Mohanlal as Arjun was in top form and Joshiy's craftsmanship made it a movie that transcends time.
No. 20 Madras Mail (1990)
The film is best known for the association of Mammootty and Mohanlal. Mammootty appeared as himself in this film whereas Mohanlal portrayed the role of Tony Kurishingal. The film, is considered to be one of the best multi-starrers of all time. The train sequences in the film looked perfectly real and Joshiy was able to bring in that thrill factor to the film.
Run Baby Run (2012)
Run Bay Run was quite different from Mohanlal-Joshiy movies of the past. The film had Mohanlal playing the role of a reporter. Run Bay Run also had a beautiful love tale to narrate, which made the movie an even more entertaining one. Mohanlal was refreshing as Venu and Joshiy made use of the actor and star in him perfectly.
January Oru Orma (1987)
January Oru Orma, released in the year 1986, is one of the first movies of the combo. The film, which was more of a family movie, had Mohanlal in the role of a tourist guide. The film narrated a rather intense tale and definitely is one of the best films of the combo.
Most of the films from the above list did go on to become big hits at the box office. As mentioned above, it is the proper mix of mass and class that paved way for the success of most of the above mentioned movies.
It is a fact that the combo has given us some forgettable movies, as well. Their previous ventures like Lailaa O Laila, Lokpal etc., were pure duds at the box office.
We hope that the combo will be back to hits with their big upcoming venture.