Paul Michael alias Lal started his successful journey in Malayalam film industry with the blockbuster movie “Ramji Rao Speaking” (1989) which was later re-made even in Hindi as Hera Pheri Hera Pheri is a comedy based TV show which came on >> Read More... Hera Pheri . In this film he took the effort to tie up with Siddidque who was his childhood friend, and their partnership continued for five or six films, after which they had parted due to some differences. Siddique-Lal partnerships had given many new faces in Mollywood. The duo had teamed up to make many social films which had understanding of the public taste and a sense of box-office too. They had launched a production house named “Siddique-Lal” and made another movie “ In Harihar Nagar Click to look into! >> Read More... In Harihar Nagar ”, which was a tremendous hit. Even their third production “ God Father Click to look into! >> Read More... God Father ” turned out to be a blockbuster in Malayalam film industry, which had one-year successful run in the theaters. Siddique-Lal production had never been dependent on star value or superstar formula that was witnessed in those days in Malayalam cinema. They had always opted out from casting Mohanlal or Mammotty. Ultimately, both of them had changed their thoughts later and when their fourth production film was to get launched, Siddique-Lal had opted for Mohanlal and made “Vietnam Colony” which did wonders in the box office too. The duo again had combined in their fifth production and made Kabuliwalla, which was also a success.
After success of Kabuliwala, the duo had got separated, as Siddique wanted to concentrate on direction and Lal had taken interest in total film making concepts such as production and distribution. After they had parted, Lal produced his first film Hitler with Mammotty in the lead role, which had the direction of Siddique. With “Hitler”, Lal’s journey had begun as a producer and he went to make many successful movies in the future such as Friends and Kalyanaraman to name a few. Actor Lal was a genius actor who could blend aspects of both comedy and serious forms. His first film as an actor was Jayaraj’s Kaliyattam (1997) where he got to play a villain role. Later on, he acted in around 50 films. The year 2009 saw his comeback again as a director. He directed the sequel to “In Harihar Nagar” named “2 Harihar Nagar”, which got released in 2010 and was declared a hit. He was the winner of two state film awards for best actor in “Thalapavu”( directed by Madhupal) and “Ayaal”,(directed by, Suresh Unnithan Bio coming soon... >> Read More... Suresh Unnithan ).
Kundara Johny Malayalam Actor

Kundara Johny

Kundara Johny is an actor who has been mainly associated with Malayalam cinema. A veteran actor from Malayalam movie, had enthralled the audience for over three and a half decades by doing villain roles in Mollywood.    Although, he had appeared in Tamil cinema, his portrayal in Malayalam cinema has surpassed talents of many superstars in Mollywood. His breakthrough came when the film ‘Kireedam’ had got released, for which he got more acclaim than even Mohanlal.    In a scene, when he attacks the actor Mohanlal, the scene was brilliantly performed by Kundara Johny, in another famous Malayalam movie ‘Chenkol’, a sequel to ‘Kireedam’, which had depicted another version of Mohan Lal after his prison term, Kundara Johny was seen totally as a reformed person. Both the films had two different characters and the actor did total justice as a rowdy and a restrained person.    He also acted in Tamil movies such as Vazhkai Chakkram and Nadigan. After 2013, it could be that he had taken a back seat in signing any new projects, but whatever he had achieved, counts a lot.   This actor was born in Kollam as the eleventh child in his family. At college level, he was a good football player. He was sales personnel in Pondicherry Papers Ltd, before making his move in the film industry. At the age of 23, he got his first break in Malayalam movie for his muscled-body.    His look also had matched the character of the villains of Malayalam cinema. In his first film he had portrayed character of 55 year old man when he was just 23. This had surprised the industry and there was no looking back for him. He was the most sought-after villain in Mollywood. Even after achieving fame and name from movies, he still prefers to live in Kollam.    He is married to Dr.Stella, and they have son and daughter, named Achu and Ashima.    Besides movies, he is also an active member of different clubs who do charity services such as Lions Club, Red Cross Society, Boat Club etc.