Malayalam Superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal have already acted together in several movies, which have proved to be Blockbusters at the Mollywood Box Office. Now, these two giants are joining hands again for a big screen adaptation of well-known writer MT Vasudevan Nair's 1984 novel 'Randamoozham', which will be directed by none other than Pazhassi Raja fame director Hariharan.
Randamoozham is inspired by the great epic 'Mahabharatha' and it offers an emotional picture of last scene of the epic. The whole story has been narrated from Bheema's perspective. After Pazhassi Raja, Hariharan wanted to do something challenging. Hence, he has once again teamed up with MT Vasudevan Nair after Pazhassi Raja. The duo has already completed the scripting work and they are planning to start its shooting as early as possible.
Mohanlal is said to be playing Bheeman in this big budget movie Randamoozham, while Mammootty appears as Dhuryodanan. Reports suggest that Mohanlal is now mentally preparing for his role. The climax of the movie is said to be the Gadha fight between Bheeman and Dhuryodhanan. It will be a treat for Malayalam film goers to watch Mammootty in action as Mohanlal's nemesis.
We bring you some interesting facts and rare pictures of Mohanlal-Mammootty's hit movies. Continue to see them in slide show.
Narasimham is a 2000 action film, which was written by Ranjith and directed by Shaji Kailas. Mohanlal played the hero named Poovalli Induchoodan, who was sentenced to six years in prison for murdering his classmate. The film featured Mammootty in a cameo appearance. The movie broke all the Box Office records and became one of the all time biggest blockbusters in Malayalam Cinema. It also completed 200 days in one theatre and 150 days in three theatres and grossed around INR 12 crore in total making INR 10 crore profit to the producer.
Harikrishnans is a 1998 Malayalam film directed by Fazil. The story follows the murder investigation of Guptan by the famous lawyer duo Hari and Krishnan. Mammootty and Mohanlal essayed the roles of the lawyers. The movie became a huge Blockbuster at the Kerala Box Office.
Adimakal Udamakal, which was released on April 10, 1987, was a political multi star film, which focused on Trade union and its functioning in factories. The film also shows the nexus between Politicians and factory owners dumping workers for their selfish deeds. Mohanlal played Mohan cheriyan in the movie, while Mammootty reprised the role of Raghavan.
Padayani is a 1986 film directed by TS Mohan and produced by Sukumaran. Mammootty and Mohanlal played long-lost brothers, who reunite to take revenge against the murderers of their parents. The film was a remake of 1973 Bollywood classic Yaadon Ki Baaraat.
Kariyilakkattu Pole is a 1986 mystery film written and directed by P Padmarajan. The movie, which was based on the radio drama Sisirathil Oru Prabhatham, revolved around the murder investigation of film director Harikrishnan by police officer Achuthankutty. Mohanlal played the cop, while Mammootty appeared as the director in the film.
Geetham is a 1986 romance drama film, which was directed by Sajan. The movie revolves around the story of Aparna (Geetha) who becomes a teacher, against her mother's wishes. At school Aparna meets a new student named Abhimanyu, whose father is a famous playwright, Yatheendran (Mammootty), a man whom she once loved. His latest play was inspired by her life. Aparna treated Abhimanyu as her own son until a mysterious man named Jagadeesh Nair (Mohanlal) returns from USA claiming him to be his biological son.
Karimpinpovinakkare is a 1985 romantic action film written by P Padmarajan and directed by IV Sasi. The film revolves around the life and revenge of a few villagers against each other. Set in a village backdrop, the movie focused on money betting on illegal cock fighting competition. Mohanlal and Mammootty played friends-turned-foes. It was a big hit at the Box Office when released. It is also considered as a classic in Malayalam cinema history and one of Mohanlal's best performances.
Anubandham is a 1985 family drama film written by MT Vasudevan Nair and directed by IV Sasi. It starred Mammootty, Mohanlal, Seema and Shobana. The movie is about a widow Sunandha (Seema), who lives in poverty with her child. Desperate to earn a living, she starts a kindergarten school with the help of her silent admirer, teacher and ex-lover, Murali Mash (Mammootty). Just as her life seems to be headed to stability, a tragic event complicates their living situation in the village.
Ahimsa is a 1981 Malayalam film written by T Damodaran and directed by IV Sasi. Mammootty played one of the lead role, while Mohanlal appeared in an important role. Mammootty won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor for his role in the film.