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Bhramaram (2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A jeep driver finds his old schoolmates to prove his innocence after 30 years.

Director: Blessy
Stars: Mohanlal, Madan Bob, Bhoomika Chawla
Spirit I (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Raghunandan is an ex-Bank of England employee who resigned his lucrative job because he was bored with the rather sedentary and mundane nature of his work. he chose journalism as his next ... See full summary »

Director: Renjith
Stars: Mohanlal, Kaniha, Shankar Ramakrishnan
Grandmaster (2012)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A veteran cop chases a cold blooded serial killer, who murders his victims in alphabetical order.

Director: B. Unnikrishnan
Stars: Mohanlal, Priyamani, Babu Antony
Thanmathra (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Will an unexpected turn of events change Rameshan's life forever and prevent him from witnessing his dream where his son becomes a reputable IAS Officer?

Director: Blessy
Stars: Mohanlal, Meera Vasudevan, Arjun Lal
Run Baby Run (2012)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A reporter and a cameraman become try to uncover a political scam, but find themselves in trouble as they become involved in a grand political conspiracy.

Directors: Joshi, Joshiy
Stars: Mohanlal, Amala Paul, Biju Menon
Naran (2005)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Velayudhan is a good hearted drunkard local rowdy that lives in Mullankoli village. Gopinathan tries to ruin his life and does evil things to the village. Velayudhan has to get rid of him.

Director: Joshi
Stars: Mohanlal, Madhu, Jagathi Sreekumar
Oppam (2016)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A blind man tries to protect a girl from a psycho killer.

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Mohanlal, Samuthirakani, Anusree
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

a farmer's family fight against the land maffias

Director: Roshan Andrews
Stars: Mohanlal, Thilakan, Lalu Alex
Pulimurugan (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a small village near a forest is under the threat of man eating tigers and a drug mafia, the villagers seek the help of an unstoppable force, a hunter invincible.

Director: Vysakh
Stars: Mohanlal, Jagapathi Babu, Kamalinee Mukherjee
Ravanaprabhu (2001)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story begins with the fall of Mangalasherry Neelakantan's (Mohanlal) son Karthikeyan (Mohanlal), as he ventures out to make money which ultimately makes him a liquor baron. The ... See full summary »

Director: Renjith
Stars: Mohanlal, Napolean, Siddique
Dasharatham (1989)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Rajeev, an orphan eccentric millionaire, has his own strange taste towards everything. With less knowledge about family relationships, he struggles hard to achieve his aim to become a father without marrying.

Director: Sibi Malayil
Stars: Mohanlal, Rekha, Murali
Chota Mumbai (2007)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The daily lives of Vasco Da Gama and his friends in a fraction of Cochin, called Chota Mumbai is portrayed in this comedy.

Director: Anwar Rasheed
Stars: Mohanlal, Saikumar, Siddique


Credited cast:
Mohanlal ... Professor Mathews
Jaya Prada ... Grace (as Jayapradha)
Anupam Kher ... Achutha Menon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Apoorva Bose ... Megha
Aaryan Krishna Menon Aaryan Krishna Menon ... Achutha Menon - Junior (as Aryan)
Anoop Menon ... Suresh Menon
Navya Natarajan Navya Natarajan ... Aswathy
Niyas Niyas ... Saji
Niveda Thomas ... Grace - Junior
Dhanya Mary Varghese ... Asha


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Life is more beautiful than dreams, if you know how to live


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31 August 2011 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ernakulam, Kerala, India

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Pranayam is a distinguished drama.. its soulful.. its lovable..
4 October 2011 | by bonzybinoSee all my reviews

A versified version of a soulful tale, with romance and drama at its zenith. Pranayam is a movie which can be categorized as semi-classic - it wouldn't be a populace classic or a cult classic for certain, at least for the nonce. The high quality drama with some soothing music and some very poignant moments make it a memorable experience that at the end you never feel like you were in a cinema. Needless to mention the presence of those legendary figures of Indian cinema - Mohanlal, Anupam Kher & Jayapradha, the chemistry among them isn't one to miss. Mohanlal was at his best after "thanmathra".

The story wasn't unpredictable, the magic ought to be the script obviously. A crispier screenplay and editing would have taken away the feel of the movie but for some feeble scenes which i thought was just meant to string out the climax. For instance,the scene at the saloon where the characters drink and sing and dance - Mohanlal who plays Prof.Mathews sings "I'm your man" by Leonard Cohen - wouldn't go down well with everyone alike. But what else could you expect from an aged bunch! The scenes with the butterfly, especially in the ending was beautifully crafted. The songs and background score is worth mentioning, so is cinematography - the scenes at the beach couldn't get any better.

The movie would have been perfect had it been without flaws, some of them too irksome. Anupam Kher's lip sync was a major drawback, the frequent morning walk scenes and the dialogs occasionally resembled TV-serials. The flashback sequence and the thread-line wasn't convincing at all.That said, its all met on an even keel with some mesmerizing moments and some fabulous acting through out, the supporting cast too chip in with some mentionable performances. Definitely not the best from Blessy,though this movie would cement him as the undisputed master film maker in contemporary Malayalam film industry.

Pranayam is a distinguished drama, its soulful, its lovable. Quoting Prof.Mathews from the movie - "Life is more beautiful than dreams,if you know how to live".

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