Mohanlal in Chandralekha – A Masterclass in acting comedy
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I don’t think there is another lead actor in India who does comedy better than Mohanlal used to do in his prime. There is also perhaps no other better testimonial to it than the uproarious Chandralekha. If Mohanlal is rib-tickling loud in some scenes, its about his subtle change of expressions in others. He walks a thin line of balancing both with so much success in Chandralekha. Let’s take Chandralekha and look at factors that made Mohanlal an unbeatable force in comedy in 80’s and 90’s.
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