I am sure most of you will not agree with the number one movie on this list. But Mammootty was just sensational in Sangham. I do not know many of the films he made in the early 80s. I am sure some of them should have been on this list. And there is only one film from his post-2000s filmography. I have not watched Sukritham which I have heard is a classic.
“ This film rules! Mammootty and Thilakan were great as a father-son duo. Mammootty always excels in Christian roles. The long fight with Prayikyar Appa was great too. ” - BudStamperOK
A school teacher living in a village belongs to a family with a history of lunatic males, and soon he falls prey despite being normal due to society misinterpreting his actions.
“ A man thinks he is going crazy as a result of the rituals and superstitions in his highly religious family. This was hailed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan as one of the best films of the year. ” - BudStamperOK
Sreedharante Onnam Thirumurivu
Sreedharan, a simpleton tries to impress his nephew 'Ashwathi' and decides to marry her, but under several circumstances he came to know her tragic past and helps her.
“ Wonderful morally repugnant comedy about a middle aged mechanic desperately trying to marry his beautiful but arrogant and obnoxious modern cousin. Sreenivasan as the Chinese cook was outrageous. ” - BudStamperOK
One fine morning, not any different from every other day, a promising poet shoots herself. Leaving no trace of motive, her husband's best friend and journalist, Balu embarks on a journey to find the truth.
“ Nice murder mystery though the ending ruined it a little bit. Suparna Anand was adorable while Sukumaran was great as the desolate husband. ” - BudStamperOK
A new batch of trainees arrives at the army training center (SAT) situated near border in Kashmir. Their trainer is Major Nair Saab (Mammootty) who is a man known for his hard-and-fast training strategies.
“ The first half was a slap stick comedy. The second half was unnecessarily melodramatic. Great entertainment, nonetheless. ” - BudStamperOK
Plot is of a village in Kerala away from facilities .There has been atttack by a leopard every year... (142 mins.)
“ Just wonderful, Mammootty in a truly unique role as Varunni, the tiger hunter. It really is a unique I.V.Sasi film. ” - BudStamperOK
The story revolves around Kottayam' Kunjachan (Mammotty), an erstwhile thug, has just been released from jail.
“ Truly hilarious action movie about warring Christian families. Sukumaran and his gang were great too. Their entry in the movie (in a jeep) was sensational and was one of the highlights of my childhood movie going experiences. ” - BudStamperOK
Oru CBI Diary Kurippu
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) led by Sethuram Iyer investigate an unnatural death. (137 mins.)
“ Excellent murder mystery. Mammootty was brilliant as Sethu Ram Iyer. ” - BudStamperOK
Yavanika (The Curtain)...is the search for the truth..the truth behind the curtain (as it always be..)... (147 mins.)
“ A superior murder mystery compared to Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, but Mammootty is not really the central character. The film has some excellent songs and features sensational performances by Bharat Gopi and Jalaja. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Police brutality! But Mammootty was sensational as Inspector Balram. Nobody can play a cop like Mammootty. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Mammootty as a vagabond who befriends a woman and her kid who are literally living off the land. But it all ends in tragedy when the woman's husband turns up. ” - BudStamperOK
Alice, who lives with her brother, is a teacher at a convent school in Ooty. A neglected and unruly son of a MP... (150 mins.)
“ Shobana was so adorable back in the day. The "oru madhura kinavin" song is a classic. Mamootty was playing mature roles even as early as 83. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Tale of jealousy, Mammootty was excellent as an older man jealous of the budding friendship between Suhasini (a teacher) and Rahman (her student). ” - BudStamperOK
“ One of Mammootty's best villains (he hasn't played too many). He really nailed the character. ” - BudStamperOK
Set in 1940s, the film is about the irrational bonding of the low-caste Ponthan Mada with his colonial landlord Sheema Thampuran, who was expelled to British India from England during his youth for supporting the Irish Republican Army. Crossing the class boundaries, the two communicate through Thampuran's window, with Mada hanging from a palm tree. (119 mins.)
“ Mammootty and Naseruddin Shah in a film directed by T.V.Chandran. There is a great scene when Mada's woman (whom he couldn't protect) asks him to go along with her. ” - BudStamperOK
The film revolves around an active social worker, Rameshan Nair. He was leading a happy family life but problems begin when a girl enters his life.
“ Just a treat. Sathyan Anthikad really captured the mood of the Kerala village very well. ” - BudStamperOK
A killer protects his daughter from his vengeful group of criminals (157 mins.)
“ Excellent revenge flick. Though it became quite sentimental towards the end. ” - BudStamperOK
An uneducated fisherman wants his daughter to be educated and become a doctor but his dreams get shattered when she falls in love with her childhood friend. (150 mins.)
“ One of Mammootty's most famous films where he plays a fisherman who finds it hard to deal with the illiterate lover of his daughter. ” - BudStamperOK
The movie narrates the story of an underworld Don's upraise and fall. (122 mins.)
“ Stylish underworld flick. Its a bit high up in the list, but the film was a novelty back in the day. ” - BudStamperOK
“ I bet not many of you have seen this film. It was a colossal flop. But it is a solid and eerie murder mystery if you ask me. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Really intriguing, albeit far fetched thriller. ” - BudStamperOK
The mysterious demise of her husband sees the widow fighting against his family who are after his enormous wealth.
“ Mammootty as a geeky lawyer. ” - BudStamperOK
A Crime Branch Detective fights the clock to prevent a looming assassination attempt on the Kerala Chief Minister's life.
“ Mammootty as Perumal, another of his badass cop roles. Captain Raju was also great as the villain. Sukumaran and Sunny were stellar in their supporting roles. ” - BudStamperOK
A journalist is illegally jailed for exposing two corrupt politicians, He exacts revenge through his new mysterious newspaper. (143 mins.)
“ Malayalam commercial cinema was excellent back in the 80s. Thyagarajan was a rage for a while after he appeared in this film. ” - BudStamperOK
“ There was a great scene when KPAC Lalita comes to claim her younger brother (played by Vineeth). Mammootty played a cop yet again. ” - BudStamperOK
Kariyila Kattu Pole
Deputy Superintendent of Police Achuthankutty tries to solve the mystery of film director Harikrishnan's death. Three women are the main suspects.
“ War of the sexes and a murder investigation. Famous for the sinister bed that leads to an accidental death. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Not entirely convincing take on Indian history alongside the life of an idle and unambitious man. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Mamootty always does wonderfully well in these Nadan Christiani roles. The sexist scene where he gives advice to Divya Unni was hilarious. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Mammootty as a handicapped school teacher. The film has a very tragic ending. ” - BudStamperOK
A young woman falls in love with her college professor, while the professor wants to marry his sick childhood love.
“ Love triangle featuring the adorable Annie. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Nice little action thriller. Mammootty was excellent as Nathu. ” - BudStamperOK
Kannur-based Circle Inspector Balram is married to Seetha, and has a daughter, Amrtha. He faces a lot of hostility... (88 mins.)
“ A pretty worthy sequel to AVANAZHI. ” - BudStamperOK
Latha (Rekha) who is running her father's business empire after he suffered a debilitating stroke, receives a call from a mysterious stranger Raji...
“ Features that famous goofy song that goes JAMES BOND, SUPERPOWER, NEEYEN MUNNIL KAALATAVAL. SECRET AGENT AAYI KUTTAKARE THEDAN :) :) :) which I used to love as a kid. ” - BudStamperOK
Iyer the Great
Vaikundam Soorya Narayana Iyer (Mammootty ), a normal business executive leads a normal family life along with his wife and his mother ... (123 mins.)
“ Plot borrowed from a number of Hollywood movies but still a very entertaining watch. ” - BudStamperOK
“ More of a Bharat Gopi film. ” - BudStamperOK
Poovinnu Puthiya Poonthennal
A man takes in a child he finds on the street, and saves him from the clutches of two killers, as he tries to unlock the mystery and origins of the child.
“ This film had great music. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Mammootty was great as Sakaria. The film was excellent until they ruined it towards the end. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a bad remake of this movie. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Mammootty as a moody and hot tempered school teacher. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Mammootty plays a casanova. This was a hilarious film. ” - BudStamperOK
Pranchiyettan and the Saint
Pranchiyettan is a successful businessman who often has talks with an imaginary St. Francis of Assisi. The story deals with how he goes about changing his embarrassing image to making a name for himself using wealth and contacts. (140 mins.)
“ One of the better films in the post-2000 dark ages of Malayalam cinema. Though Mammootty is the only good thing in the whole film. ” - BudStamperOK
No: 20 Madras Mail
Enroute Madras via train, when three friends get falsely accused of a mysterious homicide, they escape and desperately search for the real killer. (177 mins.)
“ Mammootty was one of the few good things in this otherwise over the top rubbish. ” - BudStamperOK
Surya (Rajnikanth) is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather (Mamooty)... (157 mins.)
“ Overtly stylish Manirathnam flick. Mammootty's dancing was worse than Sunny Deol's :) ” - BudStamperOK
A millionaire (Mammootty) returns to his village without disclosing who he was in the village. (120 mins.)
“ Good over the top fun. Once again, Mammootty has to literally carry this film as an morally repugnant film producer. ” - BudStamperOK
“ A bit of a lost gem with Mammootty as a middle aged man who develops feelings for a teenage girl. And she reciprocates his feelings. Kalabhavan Mani made an impact as a drunk electrician. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Goofy Balachandra Menon directed film with Mammootty as a fruity politician. ” - BudStamperOK
Kalikkalam unveils the of a burglar who is known by different names in different places.He is a kind...
“ Mammootty as an ingenious thief with a good heart. ” - BudStamperOK
“ Excellent thriller with Sukumaran as a wily chief minister and Jagathi Sreekumar in the rare role of a victim. ” - BudStamperOK
The movie revolves around a bunch of inmates in a Juvenile home and the movie depicts several corruptions happening in such a facility. (120 mins.)
“ Mammootty as a no nonsense but good hearted supervisor of a boys reform school. ” - BudStamperOK
A firebrand bureaucrat takes on a corrupt elected representative involved in terror plots. (198 mins.)
“ Not my favorite Shaji Kailas film. But its worth a watch. Mammootty carries this ridiculous film on his shoulders. ” - BudStamperOK
Narasimha Mannadiar is a village lord famous for his thirst for justice and fearlessness. Hyder Marakkar, a notorious criminal awaiting capital punishment has means to prevent it. Mannadiar must battle to ensure that justice is prevailed.
“ Boy, this film had some starcast - Mammootty, Jayaram, Suresh Gopi and Vikram. But it was a bit of a damp squib. ” - BudStamperOK