It just has to be said: Mohanlal is a phenomenon.
You only need see him in Vaanaprastham to believe it. Yet, his director would tell you that Mohanlal's talent has not been, and perhaps never will be, exploited to its fullest.
And that, after the actor has spent 20 years in Malayalam cinema. Though Mohanlal would hasten to correct you: it's 22.
Winner of three National Awards and countless State Awards for his effortlessly natural, soul-stirring performances, Mohanlal remains the picture of humility.
If one were to ask him how he gets into the skin of a character without any preparation, he has no answer.
If one were to ask him from where he dredges up myriad expressions and emotions, he has no answer.
If one were to ask him what the future has in store for him, he would answer: Acting.
It's what he does best.
Yes, he's special. Which is why we thought of devoting this edition to him. Enjoy.
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