Lal (actor)

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Lal
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Born
M. P. Michael

(1958-12-02) 2 December 1958 (age 60)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • screenwriter
  • producer
  • distributor
Years active1984 – present
Spouse(s)Nancy Lal
ChildrenLal Jr.
Monica Lal
AwardsNational Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards

M. P. Michael (born 2 December 1958), better known by his stage name Lal, is an Indian actor, screenwriter, film director, producer, and distributor, who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema and has also appeared in Tamil and Telugu films. Lal has won one National Film Award – Special Mention for acting (in 2012), two Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor (in 2008 and 2013) and a Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam (in 2008).

Early life[edit]

Lal was born as Michael to M. A. Paul and Philomina. He is a devout member of the Roman Catholic Latin Rite Archdiocese of Verapoly, Ernakulam. His father M. A. Paul was a famous tabla player. His brother Alex Paul is a famous music composer in the Malayalam film industry and his son Jean is a movie director in the same industry.

Career[edit]

He started his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan, along with his childhood friend Siddique, who would later team up as Siddique-Lal to make many films.[1] Lal and Siddique began their film career working as assistant directors to Fazil in Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu.[2][3]

After that, both decided to part ways as a director pair and Lal turned producer with the Siddique-directed Mammootty-starrer Hitler.[3] Lal debuted in acting with a villain role as Paniyan in Suresh Gopi-starrer Kaliyattam, directed by Jayaraj. Kaliyattam was a new take on Othello, where Lal played Paniyan, the character standing for Iago. He runs a film post-production company named as Lal Media Arts, Kochi. For his performance in the 2012 film Ozhimuri, he won the National Film Award – Special Mention.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Lal is married to Nancy and they have two children—Jean Paul Lal and Monica Lal. Jean Paul is a film director.

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Asianet Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Malayalam films
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Manathe Kottaram Guest at the wedding
1997 Kaliyattam Paniyan / Iago
1998 Punjabi House Sikkandar Singh
Daya Kombanali
Kanmadam Johny
Ormacheppu Jeevan
1999 Friends Man at the park
Chandranudikkunna Dikhil Parthan
Jananayakan Misra
2000 Mazha Chandran
Arayannangalude Veedu Sukumaran
Nakshathragal Parayathirunnathu Gowrishankar
Thenkasipattanam Dasappan
2001 Ee Nadu Ennalevare Plappalli Sreedharan
One Man Show Hari Narayanan
Randam Bhavam Mohammad Ibrahim
Unnathangalil Shiva
2002 Ente Hridayathinte Udama Pavitran
Kannaki Manikyan
Kalyanaraman Thekkedathu Achuthankutty
Krishna Gopalakrishna Swamiji
2003 Pulival Kalyanam Karunan
Anyar Raghavan
Sinkari Bolona Deva Sharma
Uthara Ambi
2004 Ee Snehatheerathu Chinnappa Gounder
Chathikkatha Chanthu Film director Ravikumar
Black Devin Carlos Padaveedan
2005 Chanthupottu Divakaran
Thommanum Makkalum Sathyan
Banglavil Outha Outha
2006 The Don Kasim Baba
Pothan Vava
Oruvan Bharathan
2007 Rock N Roll Issac
Before the Rains Rajat
Time Dr. Srinivasa Iyengar
Panthaya Kozhi Raghavan
2008 Thalappavu S. Raveendran Pillai
Twenty:20 Radhakrishnan
Pachamarathanalil Mohammed Ali
Aayudham Swami Antony Williams
2009 Thirunakkara Perumal
2010 Anwar Babu Sait
Aagathan Major George Joseph
April Fool Dr. Mohana Chandran
Penpattanam Inspector Antony
Best Actor Vandippetta Shaji
Shikkar Cameo in a song
Kandahar
2011 Payyans John Varghese
Salt N' Pepper Kalathipparampil Kalidasan
Bombay March 12
Doctor Love Cameo appearance
Vellaripravinte Changathi As Himself
2012 Father's Day
Unnam Sunny
Cobra Kari (Karimoorkhan)
Ozhimuri Thanupillai & Sivanpillai
Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu Ottappalam Unni
Chettayees John
Little Master
Husbands in Goa Sunny
2013 Maad Dad Palachottil Geevargees Kuriyakose Easo
Shutter Rasheed
Isaac Newton S/O Philipose Isaac Newton
Kaattum Mazhayum Hajiyar
Abhiyum Njaanum Nandan Menon
Ayaal Gurudasan
Honey Bee HC Michael
Buddy Michael Dominic Savio
Sringaravelan Yesudas
Zachariayude Garbhinikal Zacharia
Idukki Gold Behnnan
Vishudhan Mathew Pokkiriyachan
10:30 am Local Call Nimmy's father
Kadhaveedu Major Frederick Mukundan
2014 Happy Journey Gopikrishnan
God's Own Country Mohammad
Iyobinte Pustakam Iyob
Hi I'm Tony Tony Kurishingal
Nagaravaridhi Naduvil Njan
2016 Swargathekkal Sundaram
32aam adhyayam 23aam vaakyam Ravi Uncle/R.K. Varma
King Liar Anand Varma
Puli Murugan Balaraman
Dum Xavier
Kappiri Thuruthu Kadalakka Ustad
2017 Fukri Ramzan Ali Fukri
Honey Bee 2 : Celebrations Michael
Oru Cinemakkaaran
Zacharia Pothen Jeevichirippundu
Chunkzz Varkichan
Honey Bee 2.5 As Himself
Oru Visheshapetta Biriyanikissa Abu Musaliyar Mowlavi
Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela K C Chacko
2018 Iblis Shreedharan
2019 Pengalila Azhagan
Thelivu
Helen
Other language films
Year Title Language Role Notes
2004 Engal Anna Tamil Sundaralingam / Veerapandi
2005 Sandakozhi Tamil Kasi
2006 Khatarnak Telugu Smuggler
2006 Annavaram Telugu Puranapool Ganga
2007 Marudhamalai Tamil Maasi
2007 Oram Po Tamil Bigil
2007 Aalwar Tamil Punniyamoorthy
2007 Madurai Veeran Tamil Mayandi
2007 Deepavali Tamil Chidambaram
2007 Rameswaram Tamil Vasanthi's father
2008 Kaalai Tamil Jeevanandham IPS
2009 Anthony Yaar? Tamil Michael
2009 Azhagar Malai Tamil Rathnavelu
2010 Porkkalam Tamil Aslam Bhai
2013 Kutti Puli Tamil Arjunan
2015 Chandi Veeran Tamil Thamarai's father
2018 Antony Tamil
2018 Seema Raja Tamil Karikkada / Kaathadi Kannan
2019 Saaho Hindi
Tamil
Telugu
Ibrahim Multilingual film

Director, writer[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer
1986 Pappan Priyappetta Pappan Yes
1987 Nadodikkattu Yes Story
1989 Ramji Rao Speaking Yes Yes Directorial debut as Siddique–Lal
1990 In Harihar Nagar Yes Yes
1991 Godfather Yes Yes
1992 Makkal Mahatmyam Yes Story
1992 Vietnam Colony Yes Yes
1993 Kabooliwala Yes Yes
1993 Manichithrathazhu 2nd unit Second unit director
1995 Mannar Mathai Speaking Yes Sequel to Ramji Rao Speaking
2000 Hera Pheri Yes Hindi remake of Ramji Rao Speaking
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Yes Yes Debut as independent director
2010 In Ghost House Inn Yes Yes Sequel to 2 Harihar Nagar
2010 Tournament – Play & Replay Yes Yes
2012 Cobra Yes Yes
2016 King Liar Yes Yes Co-written with Siddique
2017 Honey Bee 2.5 Yes

Producer, distributor[edit]

Year Title Credited as
1996 Hitler Producer
1997 Superman Producer
1999 Friends Producer
2000 Thenkasipattanam Producer
Distributor
2001 One Man Show Distributor
2002 Kalyanaraman Producer
Distributor
2003 Swapnakkoodu Distributor
2004 Chathikkatha Chanthu Producer
Distributor
2004 Black Producer
Distributor
2005 Thommanum Makkalum Producer
Distributor
2005 Bunglavil Outha Distributor
2005 Bharathchandran I.P.S. Distributor
2005 Chanthupottu Producer
Distributor
2006 Chinthamani Kolacase Distributor
2006 Classmates Distributor
2006 Pothan Vava Producer
Distributor
2007 Panthaya Kozhi Producer
Distributor
2007 Nivedyam Distributor
2007 Kangaroo Distributor
2008 Cycle Distributor
2008 Thalappavu Distributor
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Producer
Distributor
2010 In Ghost House Inn Producer
Distributor
2010 Elsamma Enna Aankutty Distributor
2010 Tournament – Play & Replay Producer
2011 Salt N' Pepper Distributor
2011 Violin Distributor
2017 Honey Bee 2: Celebrations Producer

Other crew credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cochinkalabhavan.com/contribution.html
  2. ^ "Kunchacko's Udaya Studio being razed". Malayala Manorama. 4 May 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b Acting is easy, direction most satisfying: Filmmaker Lal
  4. ^ "A Great year for Malayalam cinema, say National award winners". mathrubhumi.com. 25 March 2013. Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.

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