Happy Birthday Mohanlal: From Kireedam to Devasuram, here are the actor's ten most celebrated films

On the occasion of his birthday, let’s walk down the memory lane, reminiscing his 10 most celebrated films.

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From Narendran in Manjil Virinja Pookkal to Odiyan Manickyan in the much awaited Odiyan, he sure has changed the face of the Malayalam industry. Having acted in over 300 films, Padma Shri Mohanlal is one of India’s finest actors and is known for his dynamism in commercial and art films. On the occasion of his birthday, let’s walk down the memory lane, reminiscing his 10 most celebrated films.

Kireedam - Sethumadhavan

As Sethumadhavan in Kireedam

Year of release - 1989

In this 1989 blockbuster, Mohanlal played the role of a hysterical young man torn between good and evil for which he won the National film award.

Dasharatham - Rajeev Menon

As Rajeev Menon in Dasharatham

Year of release - 1989

The tragic movie highlights Rajeev’s (Mohanlal) transformation from a lonely alcoholic to a considerate man, who we cannot help feeling remorse for.

Vanaprastham - Kunhikuttan

As Kunhikuttan in Vanaprastham

Year of release - 1999

Mohanlal plays the role of Kunhikuttan, a dancer stuck in the realms of the rigid Indian caste system who struggles to feel accepted by his own family.

Bharatham - Kalliyur Gopinathan

As Kalliyur Gopinathan in Bharatham

Year of release - 1991

This movie revolves around the rivalry and jealousy that takes shape between two brothers Ramanathan and Gopinathan. Gopi, after the death of his brother, goes through traumatic experiences and needs to support his family.

Devasuram - Neelakandan

As Neelakandan in Devasuram

Year of release - 1993

This 1993 hit portrays Mohanlal a young rebel, battling issues with his family. He later falls in love with a dancer Bhanumathi (Revathi) who reforms him. All hell breaks loose when he is caught up in a feud with his long-standing rival Shekaran (Napoleon)

Uyirangalil - Jayarajan

As Jayrajan in Uyirangalil

Year of release -  1984

Mohanlal plays the role of a scheming and crooked plantation manager. He later commits suicide owing to the crimes he committed early on.

Sadayam - Sathyanathan

As Sathyanathan in Sadayam

Year of release - 1992

Mohanlal plays the role of a convict awaiting death for the murder of two young girls and two men. It is known as one of the finest works of his career.

Bhramaram - Shivan Kutty

As Shivan Kutty in Bhramaram

Year of release - 2009

In this 2009 thriller, he plays the role of an ex-prisoner out on his journey to seek revenge for a crime he was framed for.

Rajavinte Magan - Vincent Gomez

As Vincent Gomez in Rajavinte Magan

Year of release - 1986

Turning him into a cult figure, this movie portrays Mohanlal as a gangster, who after losing his wealth, attempts to kill his friend turned enemy Krishnadas as the latter deceives him.

T.P.Balagopalan M.A - T P Balagopalan

As Balagopalan in TP Balagopalan MA

Year of release - 1986

In this comedy-drama film, Mohanlal plays the role of a lower scale employee who is in love with a schoolteacher Anitha (Shobana). He faces a series of mishaps, including the loss of his land and job.