Mammootty

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Mammootty
Mamooty.jpg
Mammootty in 2009
Born Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil
(1951-09-07) 7 September 1951 (age 62)[1]
Chempu, Kottayam District, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil
Alma mater Maharajas College, Ernakulam
Government Law College, Ernakulam (L.L.B.)
Occupation Film actor, producer
Years active 1979–present
Title Padma Shri (1998)
Honorary Doctorate from University of Kerala(2010)
Honorary Doctorate from University of Calicut(2010)
Spouse(s) Sulfath (1979–present)[2]
Children Surumi
Dulquer Salmaan
Awards National Best Actor (1989, 1993, 1998)
State Best Actor (2009, 2004, 1993, 1989, 1984)
Website
www.mammootty.com

Mammootty (born Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil; 7 September 1951) is an Indian film actor and producer who has mainly worked in Malayalam cinema. He has also acted in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films. During a career spanning more than three decades, he has acted in more than 360 films.

He has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor three times.[citation needed] Mammootty is the only actor to win the award based on performances in two different films on two different occasions,Mathilukal and Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1986) and Ponthan Mada and Vidheyan (1993).[3] He has also won five Kerala State Film Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards. In 1998, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions towards the arts.[4] He was also honoured a Doctor of Letters by the University of Kerala in January 2010[5] and by the University of Calicut in December 2010.[6] His performances in films like Aalkkoottathil Thaniye and Adiyozhukkukal, scripted by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, established him as a successful leading actor of Malayalam film industry.[7]

Mammootty is the chairman of Malayalam Communications, which runs the Malayalam television channels Kairali TV, People TV and WE TV.[8] Mammootty is also the goodwill ambassador of the Akshaya project.[9] Mammootty is involved in a number of philanthropic projects aimed at helping needy people.

Family and early life[edit]

Mammootty was born as Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil and raised in the village of Chempu near Vaikom in the Kottayam district of the state of Kerala, India in a middle-class, Muslim family. He was the eldest son. He has two younger brothers, Ibrahim and Zakariah and three younger sisters, Ameena, Sauda and Shafina.[10] His father Ismail was a farmer and his mother Fatima was unemployed. Mammootty's father shifted his family to Ernakulam during the 1960s; his school life was at St. Albert's School and Government School Ernakulam. He did his pre-university course (pre-degree) at Maharajas College, Kochi, and then graduated with a L.L.B. (Bachelor of Laws) from Ernakulam Government Law College. He practised law for two years in Manjeri.

He married Sulfath in 1979[11] and has a daughter, Surumi (b. 1982) and a son, Dulquer Salman (b. 1986). Mammootty's younger brother Ebrahimkutty is a television and film actor in Malayalam. Ebrahimkutty's son Maqbool Salmaan is a film actor.[12]

Acting career[edit]

Early career (1971–1980)[edit]

Mammootty's debut was an uncredited appearance in the 1971 film Anubhavangal Paalichakal directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan, which starred Sathyan, Prem Nazir and Sheela in the lead roles.[13] Mammootty then was a student at the Maharajas College.[14]

His second film was Kaalachakram, a 1973 Malayalam film directed by K. Narayanan, and starring Prem Nazir and Jayabharathi. This was the first dialogued appearance of Mammootty, who appeared only in one scene in the film. He acted under the screen name Sajin, but later dropped it.[15]

His professional film career began in 1979, when he played his first lead role in Devalokam, directed by veteran M. T. Vasudevan Nair. However, this film was never completed.[10][16]

Mammootty with Ramachandra Babu, who served as cinematographer in his debut film and actor Saiju Kurup.

His next film was the 1980 film, Vilkkanundu Swapnangal, directed by Azad, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and starring Sukumaran in the lead role.[17] The film featured Mammootty, as an antagonist in a supporting role. The voice for Mammootty in this film was dubbed by Sreenivasan.[18]

Mammootty's first full length character was in the 1980 film Mela which was written and directed by K. G. George and starred Raghu and Anjali Naidu as other lead actors. Mammootty played the antagonist in this film.[19]

1980–1983[edit]

Mammootty began to establish himself as a recognised actor through his films of the 1980s viz Sphodanam (directed by P. G. Viswambharan), Munnettam (directed by Sreekumaran Thampi), Thrishna (directed by I.V. Sasi), etc.[20][21] In 1981, he got his first state award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in Ahimsa.[22] His performances in films like Aalkkoottathil Thaniye and Adiyozhukkukal, scripted by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, established him as a leading actor of Malayalam film industry.[7] He played the role of a police officer in the investigative thriller Yavanika (1982) directed by K. G. George.

1984–1993[edit]

In a period of five years from 1982 to 1987 Mammootty acted in more than 150 films in the lead role.[17] In 1986 alone, he acted in about 35 films in the lead role.[16]

In the mid 80s he collaborated in what became known as the 'Mammootty-Kutty-Petty' films. These films had Mammootty as the protagonist, a husband and a father, with a 3–4-year old daughter, and employed in a top ranking post in a company. Mammootty made a comeback with New Delhi and Thaniyavarthanam, both released in 1987. In New Delhi he played a victimised journalist, who systematically took revenge on politicians who flattered him. He received the Kerala Film Critics Awards for Best Actor for his role as Balan Mash in Thaniyavarthanam, written by Lohithadas and directed by Sibi Malayil.[23]

In 1988 Mammootty starred in Oru CBI Diary Kurippu as a CBI officer. Following Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, three more murder mystery sequels were produced with the same cast of characters: Jagratha (1989), Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004) and Nerariyan CBI (2005), all directed by K. Madhu, penned by S. N. Swamy with Mammootty as Sethurama Iyer, an intelligent but unassuming CBI officer. Two of M. T. Vasudevan Nair's films with autobiographical elements were acted in by Mammootty. One was Aksharangal directed by I. V. Sasi and the other was Sukrutham directed by Harikumar.

Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha was directed by T. Hariharan and penned by M.T.Vasudevan Nair. Mammootty's depiction of a Chekavar (mercenary warrior) of distinguished valor but vilified by circumstances won him the National Film Award for Best Actor. Along with the huge commercial success of the film, Mammooty was given rave reviews about his lead role in the film, which required heavy physical and psychological preparations. His role as a hunter Varunni in Mrigaya, directed by I.V. Sasi, and another film Mahayanam, were also scanned for the State Award. Mammootty won the Filmfare award for Amaram directed by Bharathan. He played the role of an uneducated fisherman who dreams of making his only daughter a doctor.

During this time, Mammootty appeared in many of the films directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. He starred in three of Gopalakrishnan's films, Anantaram ('Thenceforth'), Mathilukal ('Walls') and Vidheyan ('The Servile'). His portrayal of the protagonist in Mathilukal (based on Mathilukal, a novel by the Malayalam novelist Vaikom Muhammad Basheer) was instrumental in getting him his first National Film Award for Best Actor. Mammootty also portrayed the roles in Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Vidheyan and T V Chandran's Ponthan Mada. He received the National Film Award for Best Actor and State Award for his roles in both films. His performance in Valtsalyam, directed by Cochin Haneefa, was also considered for the State Award.

1994 to 2000[edit]

The King, scripted by Renji Panikkar, was released in 1995 and was directed by Shaji Kailas. Mammootty played the central character as a District collector.

In 1997, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the movie Bhoothakannadi directed by Lohithadas.

In 1999, Mammootty won his third national award for Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, an English language movie about the life of B. R. Ambedkar, directed by Jabbar Patel.[24] The film was sponsored by the National Film Development Corporation of India and the Ministry of Social Justice.

By the end of the 1990s he acted in films such as Priyadarshan's Megham and Fazil's Harikrishnans in which he co-starred with actor Mohanlal. Due to immense popularity of both the actors, Fazil was forced to use multiple climaxes for the first time in India in Harikrishnans.[25]

2000-2010[edit]

Mammootty started off the decade (2000) with Lohithadas's Arayannagalude Veedu. A critical and commercial success, it earned the Filmfare Best Malayalam Actor Award for Mammootty.[26] He portrayed Arackal Madhavanunni in Shaji Kailas's action thriller Valliettan, which was one of the highest grossing films of the year.[27]

In 2001 he acted in two films including Dubai, one of the most expensive films ever made in Malayalam.[28] In 2002, he acted in three films. Chronic Bachelor is a 2003 Malayalam romantic comedy-drama film about the life of Sathyaprathapan (known as SP). The film was written and directed by Siddique and produced by Malayalam director Fazil. The film was released as a Vishu release in 2003. It ran for more than 115 days.[29]

Mammootty in December 2008

In 2004, the third instalment in the CBI series, Sethurama Iyer CBI marked Mammootty's comeback. Also in 2004, he won the state award for his portrayal of Madhavan in Blessy's Kazhcha. Ranjith's Black and V. M. Vinu's Vesham were also successful ventures.[30]

Mammootty had six releases in 2005, including Anwar Rasheed's directorial debut Rajamanikyam. He portrayed Bellary Raja, a Thiruvananthapuram based cattle dealer in the film, which was the highest grosser of the year and highest grossing Malayalam film until 2008.[31]

In 2006, Mammootty won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for the movie Karutha Pakshikal directed by Kamal. He also acted in I. V. Sasi's Balram vs. Tharadas, in which he reprised his roles Inspector Balram from the 1991 blockbuster Inspector Balram and Tharadas from the 1984 blockbuster Athirathram. It was I. V. Sasi's 144th film, and a record 35th with Mammootty.[32] In 2006, Mammootty continued his success with the film Thuruppu Gulan. Mammootty's action comedy Mayavi in 2007 was a box office blockbuster and was the highest grossing Malayalam film of that year. [33] His portrayal of Dr. Nathan in Shyamaprasad's Ore Kadal (2007) was critically acclaimed. In 2007 he also acted in commercially successful Big B.

In 2008, Mammootty appeared in Annan Thambi. The film released in 75 centres across the state, completed 50 days in nearly 61 centres and 120 days in 4 centres. He played a police officer for 25th time in the film Roudram. He also starred in Kerala's multistarrer Twenty: 20 in 2008. In October 2009, he acted in Pazhassi Raja, directed by Hariharan and written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, which became the highest grossing film of the year in the Malayalam industry.[34] He also acted in the short film Puramkazhchakal (directed by Lal Jose) from Malayalam's first portmanteau film Kerala Cafe.[35] In 2009, he won his fifth state award for Best Actor for his performance in Ranjith's Paleri Manikyam. He was nominated for the National Award for Best Actor in 2009, but he lost the award in the final round of the competition to Amitabh Bachan. The jury's decision to give the award to Bachan was criticised by Shaji N Karun, director of Kutty Srank (the movie which won the award for best film of 2009) and Ranjith, director of Paleri Manikyam.[36]

Mammootty's first releases in 2010 were Pokkiri Raja, Pranchiyettan and the Saint, directed by Ranjith, and Best Actor. Pokkiri Raja went on to become the highest grossing film of the year with the trade analysts declaring it as a blockbuster.[37] Pranchiyettan and the Saint, which has been touted as the beginning of a renaissance in Malayalam cinema,[citation needed] became the longest running Malayalam film of the last five years.[38]

2010–present[edit]

In the year 2010, Mammootty acted in the films Drona 2010 directed by Shaji Kailas, Yugapurushan directed by R. Sukumaran, Pramaani directed by B. Unnikrishnan, Pokkiri Raja, the directorial debut of Vysakh Abraham, Kutty Srank directed by Shaji N. Karun, Pranchiyettan & the Saint directed by Ranjith, Best of Luck directed by M. A. Nishad and Best Actor, the debut film of Martin Prackat, of which Best of Luck featured him in a cameo role. Pokkiri Raja went on to become the highest grossing film of the year with the trade analysts declaring it as a blockbuster.[37] Pranchiyettan and the Saint, which has been touted as the beginning of a renaissance in Malayalam cinema,[citation needed] became the longest running Malayalam film of the last five years.[38]

In 2011, his films were 15 August directed by Shaji Kailas, Doubles directed by Sohan Seenulal, The Train directed by Jayaraj, Bombay March 12 directed by Babu Janardhanan and Venicile Vyaapari directed by Shafi.

In 2012, his films were The King & the Commissioner directed by Shaji Kailas, the Kannada film Shikari directed by Abhay Simha, Cobra directed by Lal, Thappana directed by Johny Antony, Jawan of Vellimala directed by Anoop Kannan, of which he himself produced the film, Face to Face directed by V. M. Vinu and Bavuttiyude Namathil directed by G. S. Vijayan.

In 2013, his initial films were Kammath & Kammath directed by Thomson and Immanuel directed by Lal Jose. Immanuel ran for 100 days. Later he went on to act in Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty directed by Ranjith, which was released on Ramzan season and Kunjananthante Kada directed by Salim Ahamed. Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus directed by G. Marthandan. It collected more than 10 crore in the box office and ran for more than 80 days.[citation needed]. His next release was Silence directed by V.K. Prakash.

In 2014, he acted in Balyakalasakhi directed by Pramod Payannur, Praise the Lord directed by Shibu Ganghadharan and Gangster directed by Aashiq Abu .[39]

Films in other languages[edit]

Mammootty has acted in a few non-Malayalam movies and these include some Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and English films. In 1990, he made his Tamil debut in Mounam Sammadham, directed by K. Madhu. He has acted in Tamil films for directors including K. Balachander (Azhagan), Mani Ratnam (Thalapathy), N. Linguswamy ("Aanandham") and Rajiv Menon (Kandukondain Kandukondain). Kilippechu Kekkavaa (1993), directed by Fazil, had Mammootty as a romantic hero. He played the role of Anantha Sharma in K. Vishwanath's Telugu film Swathi Kiranam (1992).

He acted in the Kannada film Shikari in 2011.

He made his debut into Hindi films through Thriyathri which was released in 1989, though his first film as a leading actor was Dhartiputra. He starred in the biographical film Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar directed by Jabbar Patel which was in the English language. He also appeared in Sau Jhooth Ek Sach (2004).

During the 2006 IIFA Awards ceremony held at Dubai, he openly criticised the organizers of the IIFA Awards for completely ignoring South Indian film by stating that the Bollywood film industry should stand up to competition from the South Indian film industry before calling itself international.[40]

Films shown at international film festivals[edit]

The movie Mathilukal ('The Walls') has been shown in almost 40 International Film festival beginning with Venice. It was well received upon screening at the Venice International Film Festival, and won four awards in 1990.

Vidheyan, the cinematic adaptation of the novel Bhaskara Pattelarum Ente Jeevithavum by Malayalam writer Paul Zachariah explores the master-slave dialectic in a South Karnataka setting. The film won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, along with the Interfilm Award – Honorable Mention at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival.

Philanthropic work[edit]

Mammootty in 2007

Mammootty is the patron of the Pain and Palliative Care Society,[41] a charitable organisation in Kerala formed with the aim of improving the quality of life among patients with advanced cancer. He has been working with the Pain and Palliative Care Centre situated in Kozhikode, India.[42] Mammootty has now[when?] put forth a novel project to provide the pain and palliative care to those suffering from cancer throughout Kerala.[43]

Mammootty is the ambassador of Jeevan Jothi, a social work project aimed at providing aid to people seeking treatment for any ophthalmic diseases, cardiac diseases, orthopaedic diseases, liver diseases, renal dysfunctions, haemophilia diseases, or ENT disorders.[citation needed]

Mammootty is the goodwill ambassador of the charity project "Street India Movement", which is aimed at the eradication of child begging and child labour. He has promoted the activities of the movement, which networks with orphanages and institutions looking after the children.[44]

Kazhcha is a venture to extend free eye care and treatment organised by Mammootty Fans Welfare Association and Mammootty Times, in association with Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre and the Eye Bank Association of Kerala. One of the major activities related to this is distribution of free spectacles to children. A special fund received from the office of the President of India will be utilised[when?] for this purpose. Free eye camps will also be conducted at various places in connection to this project.[45]

Akshaya, the information technology dissemination project of the Government of Kerala, has Mammootty as its Goodwill Ambassador.[46][47] He formally took over the role on 26 February 2006 at a video networked programme which was linked to all the district headquarters of the state.[9] Mammootty spearheaded the campaign by appearing in print and visual media advertisements and other publicity materials that sent the message of the Akshaya project to the grassroots.

Mammootty is a patron of "Care and Share International Foundation", a charity organisation working towards removing the inequalities in society. The foundation has done many notable humanitarian works including the recent "Hridaya Sparsham project", to mobilise help for the heart surgery of children. Mammootty's plea over the social networking sites evoked aid worth about INR 1 crore within a day.[48]

Television career[edit]

As of 2010, Mammootty is the Chairman of Malayalam Communications,[49] which runs some Malayalam TV channels such as Kairali TV, People TV and Channel We.

He owned a production company during the 1980s, Casino, along with Mohanlal, I.V. Sasi, Seema and Century Kochumon. The production house produced commercially successful films such as Nadodikkattu, Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street, Adiyozhukkukal and Karimpin Poovinakkare.

He formed a television production company, Megabytes, which produced television serials, the first being Jwalayay[50] in the late 1990s, which was also his first project as a producer.[51] He also owns a distribution company named Mammootty Technotainment.[52] The company distributed his Tamil film Karmegham in Kerala.

In the media[edit]

Mammootty has been accused in the media for causing a crisis in Malayalam cinema due to the "megastar" effect. In 2005, Mammooty along with Mohanlal and Dileep controlled 97% of the box-office revenue of Malayalam cinema. Mammootty have been criticized for their high remunerations, preference for formulaic content and larger-than-life male-oriented roles.[53][54]

Other activities[edit]

Mammootty is the patron of the Pain and Palliative Care Society,[41] a charitable organisation in Kerala formed with the aim of improving the quality of life among patients with advanced cancer. He has been working with the Pain and Palliative Care Centre situated in Kozhikode, India.[42]

Mammootty was appointed as the Global Brand ambassador of the Thrissur-based South Indian Bank on 16 October 2006.[55][56] He was also featured as the brand ambassador for Kerala Volleyball League.[57]

Mammootty and Dubai-based businessman MA Yousuf Ali met with the officials of the Dubai Internet City (DIC) to lobby for the proposed Smart City project at Kochi.[58]

Mammootty wrote his first book Kazhchapadu (roughly translated as "Perspective", a compilation of short essays he has written in various publications over the years).[59][60]

Mammootty owns the distribution company Playhouse Entertainments. Some films distributed by the company are Chattambinadu, Ritu, Three Kings, Living Together, Neelathamara, Pranchiyettan & the Saint, The King and the Commissioner, and Cobra.[61]

Awards, honours and recognitions[edit]

Mammootty has won three National Film Awards, five Kerala State Film Awards, eleven Filmfare Awards, eleven Kerala Film Critics Awards and five Asianet Film Awards (from fourteen nominations). In 1998, the government of India honoured Mammootty with its fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri for his contribution to the Indian film industry.[62] He was conferred with the Doctor of Letters degree by University of Calicut and University of Kerala in 2010.[5][6]

National Film Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Main article: Mammootty filmography

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External links[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards
Preceded by
Nedumudi Venu
for Chamaram
Best Supporting Actor
for Ahimsa
1981
Succeeded by
Thilakan
for Yavanika
Preceded by
Bharath Gopi
for Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku
Best Actor
for Adiyozhukkukal
1984
Succeeded by
Bharath Gopi
for Chidambaram
Preceded by
Special Jury Mention
for Yathra, Nirakkoottu
1985
Succeeded by
Mohanlal
for T .P. Balagopalan M.A
Preceded by
Premji
for Piravi
Best Actor
for Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
Mrigaya, Mahayanam

1989
Succeeded by
Thilakan
for Perumthachan
Preceded by
Murali
for Aadharam
Best Actor
for Vidheyan, Ponthan Mada, Valtsalyam
1993
Succeeded by
Thilakan
for Gamanam, Santhanagopalam
Preceded by
Nedumudi Venu
for Margam
Best Actor
for Kaazhcha
2004
Succeeded by
Mohanlal
for Thanmathra
Filmfare Awards
Preceded by
Best Actor
for Adiyozhukkukal
1984
Succeeded by
Himself
for Yathra, Nirakkoottu
Preceded by
Himself
for Adiyozhukkukal
Best Actor
for Yathra, Nirakkoottu
1985
Succeeded by
Mohanlal
for Sanmasullavarkku Samadhaanam
Preceded by
Mohanlal
for Padamudra
Best Actor
for Mathilukal
1990
Succeeded by
Himself
for Amaram
Preceded by
Himself
for Mathilukal
Best Actor
for Amaram
1991
Succeeded by
Mohanlal
for Devaasuram
Preceded by
Mohanlal
for Sphadikam
Best Actor
for Bhoothakkannadi
1997
Succeeded by
Mohanlal
for Vanaprastham
Preceded by
Mohanlal
for Vanaprastham
Best Actor
for Arayannangalude Veedu
2001
Succeeded by
Himself
for Kaazhcha
Preceded by
Himself
for Arayannangalude Veedu
Best Actor
for Kaazhcha
2004
Succeeded by
Mohanlal
for Thanmathra
Preceded by
Mohanlal
for Thanmathra
Best Actor
for Karutha Pakshikal
2006
Succeeded by
Mohanlal
for Paradesi