Fazil’s own Mohanlal!
Fazil is one of the leading directors who gifted many a memorable movie to Mallus.
Out of thirty-some movies directed by Fazil, Mohanlal, the heartthrob of Mallus, doned main roles in his seven flicks
1.Manjil Virinja Pookkal (Flowers that bloomed in the snow) 1980
It was the first movie of the one and only Mohanlal.
Mohanlal played the antihero of Shankar in this movie. The movie is still fresh in the hearts of keralites with its haunting songs
Produced by Boban Kunjacko, this movie found the hero in Mohanlal. Its music was scored by Jerry Amaldev. The song “Konchum chilanke, Ponnin chilanke” is still cherished by thousands.
The movie is famous for casting Kunjacko Boban for the first time. He acted as a child artist in this movie.
3.Nokkeha Dhoorath Kannum Nattu (With Eyes in the horizon) 1985
The movie fetched the award for the best movie from Government of Kerala. It is undoubtedly the best ever blockbuster of Mohanlal. The songs, scored by Jerry Amaldev, are still fresh in the minds of people.
4.Manichitrathazhu ( The Ornately Crafted Lock) 1993
Mohanlal brought out one of his best performances in this movie. The movie won both National and State awards for the best popular movie. Sobhana, who portrayed the role of “Ganga”, won the National award for the best actress.
The movie was reproduced in various Indian languages like Kannada ( Aptamitra), Tamil and Telugu (Chandramukhi), and Hindi (Bhul Bhulayya). All the versions were major hits.
5.Harikrishnans (Hari and Krishnan) 1998
The megastar Mammootty shared screen space along with Mohanlal in this movie. The film weathered a storm of controversy due to its double climax. The movie, which was produced by Sujithra Mohanlal under the banner of Pranavam Arts, was super hit in Malayalam.
6.Life is beatiful 2000
Like its name, the movie is a beautiful family flick. But the movie failed to make it in the box office, mainly due its lack of commercial treatment. However, Mohanlal’s performance was noteworthy.
7.Vismayathumbatha (On the edge of Wonder) 2004
It was a horror movie. But this Fazil – Mohanlal movie is famous for its lacklusture performance in the mollywood. Nayanthara, who turned a super heroine later on, doned the role of Ghost in the movie.
The movie was produced by Ammu International and distributed by Ammu International and Century Release.