The entire film industry is congratulating Mammootty on the occasion of completing 50 years in his film career. Various celebrities have come to congratulate him. Actor and MLA Mukesh congratulated his beloved actor on Facebook. The actor shared his memories of Mammootty's first film Anubhavangal Paalichakal.
Mukesh also narrates the words by Nazir spoken to Mammootty during the shooting of the Malayalam movie Kalachakram. Nazir asks Mammootty, who plays the smuggler in the film if he is his replacement. Mammootty's second film is Kalachakram released in 1973.
After Nazir, Mammootty is the actor who has played the most lead roles in Malayalam cinema. “Happy Birthday to the Evergreen Youth of Malayalam Cinema;” Mukesh wrote on Facebook.
Mammootty made his acting debut with the film Anubhavangal Paalichakal. The movie Anubhavangal Paalichakal was released on August 6, 1971. Mammootty’s first film in a lead role was Devalokam, which did not complete the shooting.
Mammootty delivered his first dialogue in the 1973 film Kaalachakram, after appearing in minor roles. The film Mela directed by KG George established Mammootty's career in 1980. Later, he rose to prominence through Malayalam films of directors like PG Vishwambharan, I V Sasi, Joshi, and Sathyan Anthikkad.
In his 50 years of acting, he has won the National Award for Best Actor three times. Mammootty has also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor five times and the Filmfare (South Indian) Award a total of 12 times.