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Unforgettable Dual Roles in Malayalam Movies

Twins, father-son and many others have roles have paved way for our favorite Malayalam actors to appear in a dual role. Here’s some of the unforgettable dual roles in Malayalam cinema.

1.Mammootty in Annan Thambi (2008)

This Anwar Rasheed movie is a full on entertainer. Like the name suggests, it is the story of a pair of twins and their unending rivalry. Mammootty plays the twins effortlessly. The story starts from their childhood when a particular incident elevates the already ignited rivalry between the brothers. But with time things get better and the film beings to explore the brotherhood between the two. The film is hilariously entertaining and has right amount of drama and action.

2.Mohanlal in Raavanaprabhu (2001)

Raavanaprabhu is the directorial debut of acclaimed filmmaker Ranjith. He also wrote the film along with directing it. Raavanaprabhu is the sequel to the cult classic Malayalam movie Devasuram, which also starred Mohanlal. The movie takes a leap of several decades and now the characters from Devasuram are all in their old age. Mohanlal reprises his role of Mangalassery Neelakanthan and also plays his son Mangalassery Karthikeyan. The film is kthroughout mass entertainer. But not to lie, it is nothing in comparison to Devasuram.

3.Dileep in Kunji Koonan (2002)

Taking a break from dual roles that were mostly associated with twins of familial relations, Kunji Koonan has Dileep play two entirely different characters and blow our minds. The focus however lies in the titular role Kunji Koonan alias Kunjan, a kind young man with a hunched back. He feels extremely insecure about himself due to his physical disfiguration though never openly admits it. Those scenes are extremely hilarious. The second role Dileep plays is more like a villain. He interferes with Kunjan’s love life but then leaves without creating much of a ruckus. The movie is an evergreen comedy movie in the history of Malayalam cinema.

4.Tovino Thomas in Ende Ummande Peru (2018)

Though the movie is about Hamid (Tovino Thomas) and his journey to find his birth mother, Tovino makes a second appearance that hardly lasts for a few seconds. As he travels to Lucknow in search of his birth mother with his father’s first wife Aisha (Urvashi) he comes to know that he was in fact separated at birth from his twin brother. Hamid catches a glimpse of his identical twin brother right before leaving for home.

5.Dileep in Pachakuthira (2006)

Dileep always surprises us in his dual roles. In Pachakuthira Dileep plays Anandakuttan, a junior artist and Akash, his long lost younger brother from Germany. The younger brother who also happens to be autistic is unable to identify his elder brother. How the two brothers bond over the time and make up for the lost time is beautifully depicted in this Kamal directorial.

6.Kavya Madhavan in Mizhi Randilum (2003)

Malayalam actresses have very rarely done dual roles. Kavya Madhavan’s dual role in Mizhi Randilum is pure bliss. Like in most dual role movies, Kavya plays the twins Bhadra and Bhama. It is a family drama directed by Ranjith that also stars Indrajith, Dileep, and Revathy. The film explores the lives of Bhama and Bhadra covering the love angle and family equations.

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