Mohanlal is one of the most versatile actors that India has seen in the recent days. And from his first released movie 'Manjil Virinja Pookal' to his upcoming flick 'Kanal', his life has been one that shifts from a movie location to another. Some of these locations remain in the mind of a movie buff. We bring you a list
Welcome to Ootty, glad to meet you
Kilukkam, released in 1991, had Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar, Thilakan and Revathi in major roles. And they took us on a trip around Ootty, and the memories remain still.
This was Jeevan's Kovalam
1989 flick 'Season' was a dud at the box office. Even though it brought out the dark underbelly of the drugs trade, it also portrayed Kovalam in all its glory. Mohanlal's Jeevan runs a restaurant on the beach and the story revolves around his life and those of others in the area.
Getting there: Kovalam is about 17 kms from Thiruvananthapuram. And here is how you spend a weekend here.
Solomon tours Mysore with Sophie
In 'Nammukku Parkan Munthirithoppukal', Mohanlal's Solomon is a businessman who owns vineyards and he falls in love with Sophie. And in this song sequence, he takes her around Mysore. Remember, the movie was canned way back in 1986.
Nagavalli steals the show
There are a lot of movies shot in Padmanabhapuram Palace, the erstwhile capital of the Travancore rulers before they shifted base to Thiruvananthapuram. Various parts of the palace fill the frame. And once the movie hit the screens, people used to make a beeline for the 'manichitrathazhu' and for the dance floor, which is part of the 'Saraswati Mandapam'
At the crossroads
Thoovanathumbikal pays an ode to various landmarks around Thrissur including the Vadakumnatha Temple. But the climax is played out at a railway station. Ottapalam on the outskirts of Palakkad was what the director chose for this scene. Ottapalam, those days used to be one of the favorite haunts of Malayalam movie makers.
Follow this religion
'Kaalapani' was shot extensively in the Cellular Jail in Andamans. And, if you are to go by the numbers, there has been a considerable number of people who wanted to see the place for real post the release of this movie. Even though this shot does not do justice to the jail, it is something for you to ponder. And consider that the movie was shot in 1996.