He is a complete actor, the only actor with a 100cr Malayalam movie. But he is also an actor who can play any role given to him. His father roles in many films like ‘
’, ‘Dasharatham’ etc. are best examples for his acting masterpiece. Drishyam is a record breaker in Malayalam film history and Ravanaprabhu is an all time classic movie, proving his excellence.
Just like Mohanlal, Mammootty can also do any role given to him. Father roles acted by Mammootty are legendary, showcasing his acting talent at its peak. Mammootty’s performance in the movie ‘Amaram’ as Achootty, is the best example to put forth on this list. Films like ‘Kaazhcha’, ‘
’ etc. are some other films in which Mammootty is portrayed as a father.
In recent Malayalam films, Nedumudi Venu’s appearance as a father figure is unavoidable. He acted as a father in a countless number of films throughout his career.
4. Innocent Vincent
Innocent is a comedy actor as most of the fans know him. But his capability to act as a father figure was proven by his performances in many films like ‘Manassinakkare’, “Paappi Appacha” etc. His combination of comedy with great acting created many characters that the fans will never forget.
Jayaram has only acted in a few films as a father character. But his performance as a father in films like “
Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum
”, “Kochu Kochu Sandhoshangal” etc. proved his worth as an actor who plays father roles.
If you are talking about father characters in Malayalam films, you can’t skip Thilakan’s contribution into that list. He played many wonderful father roles in Malayalam film industry, including his role in the films, ‘Sandhesam’, ‘Kireedam’ etc. He was a legendary actor who enlightened the father characters in many films and sometimes gave priority over the main character even.
Murali is a National Award winner, who played many meaningful and soulful father character roles in Malayalam films. His performance in the film ‘
’ will make everyone’s eyes wet.
Salim Kumar is mainly a comedy actor in Malayalam film industry. But his acting talent was showcased in many films like “Adaminte Makan Abu”, “
” etc. His father role in the film “Achanurangatha Veedu” was so good, proving that he can be a very talented actor, and then proving so by winning the National Award in the film Adaminte Makan Abu.
Premji is never a full-time actor. He was a social reformer and a cultural leader. But he was talented in acting as well, proved by his performance in the film ‘
Jagathy, as we all know, is the master of comedy, rather than any character actor. But he is central to the movie plot in many films. Films like ‘Meesa Madhavan’ showed that he could be a very good father, a perfect villain and a comedian at the same time. Which puts him on this list due to his multitudinous talents.