Top 10 Unknown and Interesting Facts about Mohanlal

Mohanlal is one of the finest actors of Malayalam Film Industry (Molly wood). He with his seamless acting and charming smile has robed the heart of millions of fans worldwide. Now let us have a look at some interesting facts about this legend.

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1) Mohanlal’s first Movie was not Manjil Virinja Pookkal


You think his first movie was ‘Manjil Virinja Pookkal ‘?  You got it wrong. His first movie was Thiranottam that he made with his friends Maniyan Pilla Raju, Suresh Kumar, Unni, Ravi Kumar and others. Nevertheless, it took 25 years for the movie to be released in theaters. The movie got released only at one theater in Kollam in 2005

2) Endorsed by Time Magazine


He is one among the few Indian actors endorsed by the TIME magazine .TIME quoted him as India’s answer to Marlon Brando.


  3) State Gusthi Champion


We love when Latettan ( that’s what Keralites call him fondly) performs breath taking stunt scenes in movies. Do you know that Mohanlal was actually the State Gusthi Champion in 1977-78? He also received a honorary black belt in the famous Martial art Taekwondo.


4)College days and enmity with Priyadarshan


We all know about his friendship with the famous director Priyadarshan. However, the little known fact is that they were arch-rivals during college days as they supported two different political parties.There’s also a rumor that the two were in hunt for a girl (remember triangle love stories in movies) during college period and they literally fighted in open for winning her heart!


5) First Award


Mohanlal has bagged more than 2 dozen popular awards during his career including 3 National awards but do you know which was his first award? . He got his first award when he was in 6th grade. He did the role of a ninety year old person in a stage play named The Computer boy .


6)Owns a flat in Burj Khalifa

He is one of the few Indians who owns a flat in Burj Khalifa . Besides that he has a villa in Arabian Ranches and a Scandinavian style house in Ooty.


7) Mohanlal is a fabulous singer


Besides an awesome actor he is also a fabulous singer and has sung more than 30 songs including the popular song “Aattumanal Paayayil”in the 2012 movie Run Baby Run


8)  Iruvar is not his first tamil movie

Did you think Mohanlal’s first tamil movie was Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar? You got it wrong pal. It was Gopura Vasalile directed by Priyadarshan. He did a special appearance in the movie.

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9) Mohanlal as Story writer

Other than being a fantastic actor and producer he has also tried his hand in story writing. He has written story for the movie Swapnamalika directed by K.A Devarajan. He has played leading role in the movie as well. The film is not yet released and has been delayed for unknown reasons.

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10) Rejected for Manjil Virinja Pookkal


During the 1980’s in response to an audition call by Navodaya, Mohanlal’s friends had sent his pictures to the studio. Although he was called for the audition he was rejected by the panel comprised of famous directors like Sibi Malayalil & Fazil. But somehow he was able to impress  Jijo Navodaya and got a chance to portray the antagonist in the movie ‘Manjil Virinja Pookkal

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