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Exciting cameo appearances in Hindi and Malayalam Movies

It can be very exciting to see your favorite actor make an unexpected entry as you watch your favorite film, isn’t it? Not only does it add to it the marketing of the film, but it also keeps us hyped throughout the film. Here’s looking at some loved and exciting cameo appearances in Hindi and Malayalam movies. The last one is my personal favorite!

1.Mammootty – Narasimham (Malayalam)


Mohanlal and Mammootty are the undisputed kings of Malayalam cinema. And that’s why seeing them together on screen, even though for a fraction of a second, feels so majestic. Though they have been spotted together in several movies before their rise to stardom, it is always a pleasure for Malayalees to catch them together on screens. Narasimham is Mohanlal’s stunning action film. Mammootty makes a memorable cameo as Adv. Nandagopal Marar. Just a couple of scenes and Mammootty steals the show!

2. Anil Kapoor – Chandralekha (Malayalam)


Though on top of his game in the 90s, Anil Kapoor had made a brief appearance in the 1997 Priyadarshan movie Chandralekha. Anil Kapoor is hilarious in his notable cameo in this Mohanlal starrer. He enters as Alfie, Chandra’s so-called husband but later we come to know that he is in fact a lunatic who escaped the mental asylum! This was the only Malayalam movie Anil Kapoor ever became a part of.

3.Suniel Shetty – Kakka Kuyil (Malayalam)


An old blind couple is waiting for the arrival of their grandson, whom they haven’t met in years. Due to some confusion, they misunderstand Sivaraman (Mohanlal) as their grandson, not entirely though! Sivaraman becomes the voice of their grandson while his partner in crime Govindankutty becomes the body (they take advantage of the blind couple!). So, where exactly is their grandson Kunjunni? Suniel Shetty makes a cameo in this Priyadarshan directorial to answer this question.

4.Shahrukh Khan – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Hindi)


Directed by Karan Johar, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil stars Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor and explores a complicated dimension of love. And right when I thought that it was a little odd to watch a Karan Johar directorial without King Khan, there he is! Shahrukh Khan makes a cameo in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as Aishwariya Rai’s ex-husband. In the couple of minutes that he owns, Shahrukh does not fail to bewitch us with his magical charisma.

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5.Amitabh Bachchan – English Vinglish (Hindi)


Legendary actress Sridevi’s comeback film English Vinglish was widely discussed and appreciated the film. Not only did it bring the most loved actress back to screens, but it also reunited Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan, a notable yesteryear on-screen duo. Though the reunion lasted just for seconds, it was everything that the fans needed. Sasi (Sridevi) on her flight to the USA meets this man (Amitabh Bachchan) who instills in her a sense of self-confidence, though for a while.

6. Ranbir Kapoor – PK (Hindi)


You will have to wait till the end of the movie to catch this funny guest appearance by Ranbir Kapoor in PK. PK, directed by Rajkumar Hirani and starring Aamir Khan is a film about an alien who gets stuck on Earth. Aamir is brilliant as an alien. Ranbir Kapoor acts as his successor in the ‘Earth adventure’.

7.Prithviraj – Lucifer (Malayalam)

Lucifer is actor Prithviraj’s directorial debut that has Mohanlal in the lead. The first-time director sneaks into his own movie as Stephen Nedumpally’s (Mohanlal) henchman. He does not have a lot of dialogues, just a few powerful glances is how he makes his cameo memorable. Now with the sequel of Lucifer on the cards, let’s wait and see if Prithviraj repeats his cameo appearance.

8. Mohanlal – Summer in Bethlehem (Malayalam)


Personally, this is one of my favorite cameos. Summer in Bethlehem is a cult classic Malayalam movie that begins with a humorous and playful tone but narrows down to a much more intense narrative towards the end. Mohanlal’s cameo is not a simple starry addition to the film. It is a very crucial and relevant appearance that concludes the film.

Did I miss your favorite cameo? Let me know in the comment section and I will update the list!

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