Mohanlal and Bharat Gopy came together onscreen for the first time in Navodaya’s Ente Mamattikutty Ammaykku in 1983, which remains one of the biggest commercial successes in Malayalam cinema. They went on to create some memorable films together in the following years – Kattathe Kilikkoodu, Appunni, Aduthaduthu, Akkare, Karimbinpoovinakkare, and Rasathanthram, to name a few. You could find an extended version of this note in the foreword to John Paul’s book on Bharat Gopy, “Adayalanakshathramayi Gopy.”
Mohanlal, actor and producer in Malayalam cinema has been known for his unconventional portrayals. Displaying uncommon finesse, talent and restraint in any role that he takes onscreen, he is at ease playing the tormented soul with restraint or the larger-than-life super hero with a loudness that is deafening.