Mammootty extends birthday wishes to Mohanlal as superstar turns 64

Mohanlal, Mammootty. Photo: X/Mammootty

Superstar Mohanlal is celebrating his 64th birthday on Tuesday. Mohanlal's journey to success wasn't handed to him on a silver platter; he climbed the ladder through sheer hard work, dedication, and commitment to his craft. His career began in 1978 with his first film, 'Thiranottem', which was released a quarter-century later. It took another two years for his full-fledged film career to take off, and since then, there has been no looking back.

It was in 1980 that the biggest grosser then ‚Äď‚ÄėManjil Virinja Pookal‚Äô was released; but surprisingly, he was cast as a villain in it but that did not affect his career as in a short period, he rose to the status of a superstar. Now, at 64, Lal is presently doing his 360th Malayalam film which is yet to be titled and the highlight of this film is that he is pairing with Shobana for the 56th time. On Tuesday, the first wish came from his senior colleague Mammootty, who shared a picture of the two with the latter giving Lal a kiss. Birthday wishes have started to pour in from several quarters.

His 64th birthday comes at a time when the superstar‚Äôs first directorial venture ‚ÄėBarroz‚Äô is getting ready for release. Lal, over the years, has been decorated with five national awards which includes two best actor, a special jury mention and a special jury award for acting and as producer for the best feature film. Apart from national honors he has won nine state film awards as well. Additionally, he became the first actor to be awarded the honorary rank of Lt Col in the Territorial Army.
(With IANS inputs)

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