In GIFs: 20 Introduction Scenes, 40 Years Of Mohanlal

As ‘Manjil Virinja Pookal’ turns 40 on Christmas 2020, here’s a picture story with some of the most unforgettable introduction scenes of Mohanlal’s career

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40 years after the man said, “Good evening, Mrs. Prabha Narendran”, changing the course of Malayalam cinema in the process, we take a look at 20 other introduction scenes from his illustrious career spanning over 200 films, to take you on a short trip down memory lane. From classics like Thoovanathumbikal to his action avatars like Rajavinte Makan, we focus more on his films from the 80’s.

In some of shots below, you will almost be able to hear the background score that accompanied his entry. In others, it’s probably just the sound of the audience cheering in theatres that you might remember. Here’s a quick refresher, starting with his first ever shot, told only through GIFs.

1. Thiranottam (1978)

2. Manjil Virinja Pookal (1980)

3. Kaaliya Mardhanam (1982)

4. Kolakomban (1983)

5. Nokkethadoorathu Kannum Nattu (1984)

6. Boeing Boeing (1985)

7. Rajavinte Makan (1986)

8. Irupathaam Noottandu (1987)

9. Thalavattam (1987)

10. Thoovanathumbikal (1988)

11. Chitram (1988)

12. Aye Auto (1989)

13. Devasuram (1993)

14. Manichithrathazhu (1993)

15. Spadikam (1995)

16. Aaram Thampuran (1997)

17. Narasimham (2000)

18. Udayananu Tharam (2005)

19. Drishyam (2013)

20. Lucifer (2019)

Which are the other introduction scenes you’d add to this list? And which ones are your favourite?

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