16 Mammootty films to watch before you die


Megastar Mammootty, an actor par excellence, needs no introduction. In a career spanning three decades, has acted in over 380 films and has won three National Awards. On Mammootty's birthday today, we look at some of his best performances over the years.


DangalThis action entertainer established Mammootty as the angry young man in Malayalam Cinema. Mammootty essayed the role of a police officer named Balram. Mammootty’s performance was appreciated by both critics and audience alike. The movie which ran for over 200 days was later remade in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.


Kaththi SandaiMammootty's portrayal of Achu, an uneducated fisherman, who aims to make his daughter as an IAS officer, is considered as a master piece of the actor. The superhit family drama is considered as one of the classic movies of Malayalam.


Assassin's CreedMammootty stood out for his impeccable performance as Narasimha Mannadiyar, the main protagonist in the movie. The film was one of the biggest hits of 1993.


SingMammootty received the Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor for his role in the film. The movie was a super hit and is one of the biggest family hits in the history of Malayalam film industry. The movie ran for over 255 days and was one of the hits of 1993.

The King

Dhuruvangal PathinaaruThis political thriller is considered as a milestone in the career of Mammootty, Shaji Kailas and Renji Panicker. In the movie, Mammootty appeared in the lead role as the district collector Joseph Alex. The King was the highest grossing film in the year 1995 which ran in theaters for 200 days.

New Delhi

Dhuruvangal PathinaaruNew Delhi It is one of the biggest hits of Mammootty's career, earning him the title 'Megastar'. In the movie, he played a revenge-driven journalist G Krishnamoorthy. Mammootty's performance in the movie has stuck with fans across generations.

Paleri Manikyam

AchamindriMammootty won his fifth Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor for playing the roles of Ahmed Haji, Haridas, and Khalid Ahmed in the movie. The movie tells the story of a private detective, who returns to his birthplace, a village called Paleri, to solve a murder mystery that occurred on the night he was born. Mammootty played three characters in the film, all of which were highly appreciated by the critics.

Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha

Chennai 600028 IIOru Vadakkan Veeragatha Mammootty won his first National Award for his portrayal of Chandu in Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha. This 1989 epic film was both critically and commercially successful. The film ran for over 300 days and is considered as the greatest films of all time.


MOThalapathi, which marked the union of Mammootty and Superstar Rajinikanth is another best work of Mammootty. The film, famed for its characterization, storytelling, and performances, still commands immense recall value.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Balle Vellaiya ThevaaMammootty won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Dr. BR Ambedkar in the movie. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, which was in English language, earned three awards in the National Film Awards of 1999.

Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja

Balle Vellaiya ThevaaMammootty gave an excellent performance in this commercial entertainer which is based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century.


Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bayam

The actor essayed a completely new avatar in the movie. With his Trivandrum dialect, wearing coloured dhotis, silk jubbahs and sunglasses Rajamanikyam is one of the milestone in Mammootty's acting career.


Balle Vellaiya ThevaaMammootty's performance in the movie as a prisoner who falls in love with a lady's voice he hears from the women's jail earned him National Award.

Pranchiyettan and the Saint

Balle Vellaiya ThevaaMammootty slipped into his character Cherammel Eenasu Francis, with so much ease that the name ‘Pranchi’ and his adorability is still fresh in people’s minds.

Big B

Balle Vellaiya ThevaaMammootty's portrayal of Bilal, a gangster, in the movie Big B won critical acclaimed. The film's punchy dialgoues are still fresh in the minds of audiences.

Oru CBI Diary Kurippu

Balle Vellaiya ThevaaSethurama Iyer, the intelligent orthodox Tamil Brahmin CBI officer is a cult character in Malayalam cinema. First seen in Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, Sethurama Iyer appeared in the four additional movies as a part of the CBI franchise, directed by K Madhu and written by SN Swamy.

Megastar Mammootty, an actor par excellence, needs no introduction. In a career spanning three decades, has acted in over 380 films and has won three National Awards...