broke out thoroughly when his daughter got married to an young fisherman without his consent and quit studies.All his expectations shattered in to dust on this occasion.Later Achootty was accused of Killing his son- in -law when the young chap who went to the outer sea did not return in time.In that storm and rain Achootty set out in search of him, rescued and brought him back.As usual he goes out to the sea on a small boat to talk to the sea to suppress his emotions and sorrows.There was no body else to rely for that lonely man.This was the theme of film 'Amaram'(1991) written by Lohita Das and directed by Bharathan which was a blockbuster successful movie.
On all such scenes of emotive bitterness to convey that feelings of the character 'Achootty' to the film viewers was not a big task for the 'Pride of Kerala' who is Superstar Mammootty'.
This is only just an example from the vast number of films he acted and diversified characters he depicted always with precise perfection.He used to act with all the emotions without draining a bit or never spoil it by adding over excessive.
He has no language barrier and even though he is mainly a Malayalam actor he has acted in Tamil,Kannada,Telugu,Hindi,and English films as well.When a film of Dr Dadasaheb Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution was to be made there was no other choice other than Mammootty to portray that great leader.
Mammootty is well noted for his natural way of acting style,his ability to control his voice and speech as per the required depth of emotions in the correct amplitude.His face reflects all the expressions with adequate perfection .His masculine voice with the necessary tone control add to the beauty of his easy dialogue presentation.
Mammootty was upgraded as a hero and rose to stardom very quickly and films like 'Thrishna' which was directed by I.V.Sasi and written by M.T.Vasudevan Nair and films directed by P.G.Viswambharan,Joshi etc helped him a lot to attain that position.'Yavanika,Thinkalazhcha Nalla Divasam,Adiyozhukkukal,Thaniyavarthanam,Alkoottathil Thaniye,Sandarbham,Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha' etc glorified his acting skill in the early years of his career.
'Aalkootathil Thaniye' which was written by M.T.Vasudevan Nair and directed by I.V.Sasi handled a sentimental theme of a dying man who owns vast area of land and had many children.His children expects him to die to get shared his property among themselves.Balan K Nair as the old man and Mammootty as the elder son presented brilliant acting skill.
'Thammil Thammil' was a super hit film directed by Sajan in which Mammootty,Seema,Shobhana,Rahman,Lizy etc acted.Mammootty played the role as Dr.Raja Gopal.
'Kathodu Kathoram' was a musical drama of 1985 which was directed by Bharathan contained nice songs.
'Shyama' was a well notd film of 1986 in which Mukesh and Nadia Moidu also actd in prime roles and the film was directed by Joshi.
'Arapatta Kettiya Gramathil' directed by P.Padmarajan was a critically acclaimed film.
'Aavanazhi' directed by I.V.Sasi and written by T.Damodaran was a super hit film in which Mammootty acted fantastically superb.
'Thaniyavarthanam' released in 1987 received much accolades and the character 'Balan Mash' and his helpless mother earned much sympathy.
'He received audience and critical appreciation for the film 'Mathilukal' directed by 'Adoor Gopalakrishnan'.Mammootty received Natioanal Award for this film.
'Inspector Balram of 1991,Soorya Manasam of 92 and the character 'Puttu Urumis' in it, Pappayude Swantham Appus' directed by Fazil and the character business man Balachandran in that film' etc added feathers on his cap.
In the film 'Valsalyam' as the character 'Farmer Meledathu Raghavan Nair' his acting skill was much appreciated.The film was directed by Cochin Haneefa.
He presented superb acting talents to portray 'Bhaskara Patelar' in the film 'Vidheyan' directed by Adoor Gipalakrishnan. in 1994.
'Kadha Parayumbol' was a super hit film in which Sreenivasan, as Barber Balan also got accolades as the friend of Mammootty's character film actor 'Ashok Raj'.
In the superhit blockbuster film 'Pazhassi Raja' directed by T.Hariharan, and written by M.T.Vasudevan Nair, he acted in title role.
Mammootty received National Award as Best actor in 1989 for 'Mathilukal' and "Oru Vadakkan Veera Gadha'.
In 1999 he was given National Award as Best Actor for the film 'Dr.Ambedkar'.
He received Kerala State Best Actor Awards in the years 1984,1989,1993,1994 and 2009.
He is the recipient of eleven Filmfare Awards'.
He was given 'Padma Shri' from Government of India in 1998.
He got Doctorate Degree as a Honour from Kerala University and Calicut University.
Mammootty is the Chairman of 'Malayalam Communications' which runs the Malayalam T.V.Channels 'Kairali TV,People TV, WE TV, etc.
He is the goodwill Ambassador of 'Akshaya Project'.
He is involved in several projects aimed at helping poor and needy people.
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