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.
One of Malayalam Cinema’s biggest mysteries would be how Devadoothan became a flop at box-office. I still remember how the movie managed to both scare and stun me when watching it first day in theaters 20 years back. Just look at these visuals! Thanks Amazon Prime for this remastered print !
May 21, 2016: Mohanlal turns 56. His last movie, Kanal had released in Oct 2015 and been a big flop. It’s been 2.5 years since Drishyam .None of his movies since has really clicked with audience. It even included big duds like Mr Fraud, Peruchaazhi and Laila O Laila. Even a guest role in Koothara […]
Dear Mohanlal, Let’s start with 2013. Its the year where Prithviraj gave the terrific Memories and Mumbai Police and had succeeded in converting lot of his haters to fans. Fahad Faazil announced his arrival through Amen, Annayum Rasoolum and Artist. Dileep continued to make money with his comedy movies. Meanwhile on the other side ,you […]