Mammootty, the megastar of Malayalam cinema is one of the rare Malayalam actors who has astonished the audiences with his exceptional transformations on-screen. As we all know, Mammootty is an expert in adapting various regional Malayalam dialects as well as other languages, for the perfection of his characters.
When it comes to the onscreen looks, Mammootty is one of those actors who has always believed in experimenting. The megastar has earlier surprised the fans and audiences with his makeovers for several popular films, including the blockbuster Rajamanikyam. Mammootty, who is currently on a high with the successes of his last two releases Peranbu and Yatra, is currently all set to appear in a unique look in his upcoming project, Pathinettam Padi.
Here we present the most different on-screen looks of Mammootty… Have a look…
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
Mammootty bagged his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in this classic movie, which narrated the story from Chathiyan Chanthu's perspective. The actor, who played the central character Chanthu, underwent a drastic makeover for his role with a twirled moustache and long hair with half side bun for the younger portions. For the older look of his character, the actor opted for a thick beard and fuller side bun.
Mrugaya, which had Mammootty in the role of a hunter, featured the megastar in one of the most de-glamorous looks of his career. The actor, who is known as one of the most good-looking men of Malayalam film industry, appeared in a rustic look in Mrugaya. Mammootty appeared in a unique get-up with a messy hairdo, thick moustache, stained teeth and a big mole on his cheek, for his character Varunni in the movie.
Mammootty made yet another de-glamorous appearance in his career for Amaram, in which he played an illiterate fisherman named Achootty. The megastar earned rave reviews and the love of the audiences for his portrayal of a doting father who dreams big for his daughter. Along with his performance, his on-screen look was also widely appreciated. Mammootty donned a tanned skin and a salt n pepper hairdo for his character in the movie.
Mammootty appeared as Bhaskara Pattelar, an out-and-out negative character in Vidheyan. The megastar bagged his second National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the movie. Mammootty opted for a long twirled moustache, short hair, and pan masala-stained teeth for the role of the cruel, violent landlord in the movie. It is still considered as one of the most versatile on-screen looks donned by the actor till date.
Mammootty appeared in three different get-ups in Ponthan Mada, in which he played the role of a man named Mada, who belongs to a lower-cast. For the younger version of his character, Mammootty opted for a tanned look with cropped hair and trimmed moustache. He donned a thick beard for a few portions and for the older look, the actor went on to appear in a grey hair-moustache-beard look. Mammootty's performance in Ponthan Mada was also considered for his second National Film Award for Best Actor.
Mammootty essayed the titular character Daniel Thompson aka Dany, a saxophone player in the movie, which narrated the life journey of his character. The megastar appeared in three different hairdos for the different stages of his character Dany. For the younger portions of his character, Mammootty opted for a thick moustache look, while for the saxophone player look, the actor appeared with a bulgan beard. For the older portions, Mammootty appeared in a grey hair-moustache look.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
This English feature film, which portrayed Mammootty in the role of Dr. BR Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution and first Indian minister for Law and Justice. The megastar went on to bag his third National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in this iconic movie. Mammootty appeared in a clean-shaven look with formal clothes in the portions which narrated the younger days of Dr. BR Ambedkar and donned a bald look for the older portions of the character.
Mammootty once again stunned the fans and audiences with his drastic makeover for Karutha Pakshikal. The megastar appeared as Murugan, a migrant from Tamil Nadu who lives in a slum with his kids, in the 2006-released movie. Mammootty appeared in a unique get-up, with messy hair, tanned skin, stained teeth and shabby clothes for his role in the movie.
Rajamanikyam is undoubtedly one of the most-loved mass characters played by Mammootty till date. The megastar surprised the fans with his extremely different looks and Thiruvananthapuram dialect, he used for his character in this blockbuster movie. Mammootty appeared in silk kurtas and dhotis, teamed up with sunglasses, gold chains, unique hairdo, and striking eye makeup, for the role of an illiterate businessman who was affected with a partial eye vision loss.
Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Kadha
Paleri Manikyam is undoubtedly one of the most under-rated movies of Mammootty's acting career. The megastar essayed triple roles in the movie, as Murikkumkunnath Ahammed Haji and his sons Khalid Ahammed and Haridas Ahammed. For the character of Haji, Mammootty donned a trimmed moustache, thick eyebrows, and salt n pepper hairdo. For Khalid Ahammed, the actor went for a grey hair-beard look. And for the role of Haridas, Mammootty appeared in casual attires with spectacles.