Mammootty, the legendary Malayalam actor, marks his 72nd birthday, and the celebrations began at the stroke of midnight. Braving heavy rains, fans of all ages gathered outside Mammootty’s residence in unison to extend their heartfelt wishes to the beloved ‘Mammukka’.Mammootty’s boundless passion for acting, which seems to defy the aging process, continues to captivate the hearts of Malayalees. Over his illustrious career, he has graced the screen in more than 400 films, effortlessly transitioning between hero, antagonist, and co-star roles. His unwavering dedication has earned him the revered title of an irreplaceable actor.
Throughout his journey, Mammootty never shied away from challenging roles, continuously honing his craft. It is these relentless efforts that have elevated Mammootty to a level of excellence that remains unmatched. His cinematic journey began in 1971 with ‘Anubhanul Panchakal,’ where he played a junior artist in just one scene. Today, he stands as the face of Malayalam cinema, renowned on a global scale.
Mammootty’s initial breakthroughs came through his collaborations with KG George, notably as the daring bike jumper Vijayan in ‘Mela’ in 1980. His remarkable talent was acknowledged with the State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in ‘Ahimsa.’ While he faced criticism early on for perceived inflexibility in acting, his roles as Balan Mash in ‘Thani Avartana,’ Chanthu in ‘Vadakan Veeragatha,’ and Varunni in ‘Mrigaya’ silenced those doubts. Mammootty continues to embrace new challenges with the enthusiasm of a newcomer, making him an enduring force in the world of cinema.