Prem Nazir about Mohanlal and Mammootty
Evergreen hero Prem Nazir is one of the very few actors to have stardom all through their career. Even when he was at the fag end of his career and new superstars emerged, he still considered the evergreen hero material. He has shared screen space with stars like Sathyan, Madhu to Jayan, Sukumaran, Soman to Mohanlal and Mammootty.
Once in an interview, Prem Nazir was quizzed about who he thinks was a better actor. The actor made his point clear with a diplomatic reply. “I don’t like anyone particularly. I like both Mammootty and Mohanlal. I like both their acting styles and if you ask me who is better, I would say both of them are equal. Whenever I call their names, I call it two times, Mohanlal- Mammootty or Mammootty- Mohanlal, so no one will have any complaints.”
Mohanlal and Mammootty have been the two pillars of Malayalam film industry for nearly three decades now. They made heads turn from the dazzling, colourful world of Bachchans and Khannas to M Town, with their legendary performances. The big M’s share 6 national Awards between them.
So, there is no real point in comparing who is better than who. Both of them have mastered the art in their own way.
Let’s hope they continue to give us more stunning performances and make the coming generation to fall in love with the art of cinema, just like the way we did.