Mohanlal, the complete actor

Last Updated: Sat, May 21, 2005 13:22 hrs

Mohanlal is the master of them all. In 2003, this Malayalam superstar completed 25 years in the film industry.

He is also no stranger to awards, at the state or the national level, he being the winner of countless state awards for Best Actor, three-time National Award winner, as well as a Padma Shri awardee.

The secret of Mohanlal's success is the larger-than-life character that he has done in innumerable films over years. No wonder that half a dozen products sell purely on his brand equity mainly due to his large legion of fans.

For the common man, `Lalettan` is a doting son, a loving husband, a caring elder brother and a super-hero for many.

Says writer-director and actor Sreenivasan who was largely responsible for creating so many memorable characters for Mohanlal: "Our friendship dates back to the early 80's and he is one the most flexible actors on Indian screen".

Seldom do we come across an actor who gets under the skin of his characters so effortlessly. He is the man who has given us pure entertainment in films like Nadodikkattu, Kireedam, His Highness Abdullah, Bharatham, Kilukkam, Manichitrathazhu, Devasuram, Narasimham, Vanaprastham -- the list just goes on....

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