10 Special Appearances Which Became As Memorable As The Main Leads

10 Special Appearances Which Became As Memorable As The Main Leads

5 Dec 18 @ 5:15 PM | By Sunderlal Raja

The greatness of an actor is not determined by the type of roles s/he had played but for the performance they have given. In the corridors of every acting school, there is a saying, it's not the role but the performance that makes you a legend. In fact, this is very true. We love our stars not for all of their movies but for their noted performances which stole our heart. And that is the power of a brilliant performance. One doesn't need to be the main lead to be remembered, they just need to own the screen time they had, even if they are for just 5 minutes in the whole movie. Here, we bring together 8 such 'special appearances' which became as memorable as the main lead, for their stunning and enchanting portrayal of the character. 

  1. Dulquer Salman In Parava

    Parava is a 2017 movie directed by Soubin Shahir which tells about the lives and interests of the people of Mattancherry, with pigeon taming as a dominant theme. It is a story that celebrates friendship and with the impeccable performance of the cast, it is all the more magical. However, Dulquer Salman who played a cameo role of Imran, deserves the most mention. The story is rooted on his character and Dulquer has effortlessly delivered a charismatic performance in spite of having a screen presence of mere 25 minutes.

    DQ in Parava
    DQ in Parava
  2. Mohanlal In Kayamkulam Kochunni

    Roshan Andrrews' Kayamkulam Kochunni, the second Malayalam movie to reach 100 crore club stars Nivin Pauly as Kochunni. Superstar Mohanlal plays an extended cameo in this magnum opus. Mohanlal as Ithikkara Pakki had been magical and had set the screen on fire, as the role demanded somebody of Mohanlal's stature and caliber to enact the role. Ithikkara Pakki is Kochunni's contemporary and mentor. Mohanlal as Ithikkara Pakki has lent a whiff of infectious energy to the plot and has lavishly displayed his agility and versatility. His screen presence has been phenomenal in the success of the movie.

    Mohanlal in Kayamkulam Kochunni
    Mohanlal in Kayamkulam Kochunni
  3. Biju Menon In Kunjiramayanam

    'Kunjiramayanam' is definitely one of the best off-beat comedy entertainers in the recent times in Malayalam. Vineeth, Dhyan, Aju Varghese and every actor were at their best. But, the climax entry of Biju Menon, elevated the whole movie to another level. The lead cast impressed us throughout the movie. But, for Biju Menon, the 5-10 minutes of screen time was enough to leave a mark in the minds of the audience.

    Biju Menon In Kunjiramayanam
    Biju Menon In Kunjiramayanam
    Biju Menon
  4. Kalabhavan Mani In Ayalum Njanum Thammil

    'Ayalum Njanum Thammil' gave Prithviraj his second State Award for Best Actor. Indeed, he gave an amazing performance as Dr. Ravi Tharakan. But, the one actor who was able to overshadow Prithvi in the whole movie was Kalabhavan Mani. His essaying of S.I. Purushothaman was a class act. The scene where Mani is begging Prithviraj to save his daughter is enough to exemplify the stock of talent Kalabhavan Mani had. It is also true that Mani was one of the most underrated actor in Malayalam.

    Kalabhavan Mani In Ayalum Njanum Thammil
    Kalabhavan Mani In Ayalum Njanum Thammil
    Kalabhavan Mani
  5. Mammootty In Narasimham

    Mammootty with his portrayal of Adv. Nandagopal Maarar, again proved that no one can match him in the black coat, on the screen. No doubt, 'Narasimham' was a one-man show of Mohanlal, which in many ways was the first new-age mass movie in Malayalam. But, for the little time Mammootty was on the screen, he just made it his game. If you watch just the portion of Nandagopal Maarar, you will feel like it's a Mammootty movie.

    Mammootty In Narasimham
    Mammootty In Narasimham
  6. Mohanlal in Summer in Bethlehem

    'Summer in Bethlehem' is one of the biggest success in Malayalam. The lead trio of Jayaram-Suresh Gopi-Manju Warrier just made the day for each and every person who watched this movie. But the character of Niranjan essayed by Mohanlal became one of the biggest crowd pullers of this family entertainer. Though Mohanlal was only for a little over 5 minutes in the movie, he just owned it; and not because of his star value but for his gem of a performance.

    Mohanlal in Summer in Bethlehem
    Mohanlal in Summer in Bethlehem
    Manju Warrier
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  8. Oduvil Unnikrishnan In Devasuram

    'Devasuram' is one of the movies, where every other actor gave a stellar performance. But one won't be wrong, if they say that Oduvil Unnikrishnan was the one who overpowered all others in the movie. His portrayal of Peringodu Sankara Marar became as famous and etched into our hearts just like Mohanlal's lead character of Mangalassery Neelakantan. Truth to be said, Oduvil had given us a lot of mesmerising performances but this one tops all the others.

    Oduvil Unnikrishnan In Devasuram
    Oduvil Unnikrishnan In Devasuram
  9. Shobana In Pappayude Swantham Appoos

    Shobana's portrayal of Bhama, the loving mother of Appu, is still one of the career best performances of this National Award winning actress. Though her character is one of the primes, her screen time was very limited. But, for an actress like her, the total screen time doesn't make any difference. She outlived every expectations of the audience, in each and every scene of hers. It won't be wrong to say that, through this performance, Shobana epitomised the love of a mother on the big screen.

    Shobana In Pappayude Swantham Appoos
    Shobana In Pappayude Swantham Appoos
    Shobana
  10. Mohanlal In Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal

    Kamal's 'Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal' is one of the cult family classics of Malayalam cinema. This is also one of the biggest hits in the career of Jayaram. The movie had the perfect combo of the real life couple of Parvathy and Jayaram in the lead. But the special appearance of Mohanlal is equally remembered by the audience. In fact, Lalettan's climax cameo became (and is still) one of the biggest highlights of this movie.

    Mohanlal In Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal
    Mohanlal In Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal
    Jayaram
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    We have all seen Suraj Venjaramoodu in comic roles and we all love him for that. But his performance as Pavithran in 'Action Hero Biju' was a testimony for why he won the National Award for Best Actor. He just proved that he is equal to the top actors when it comes to delivering enchanting performances. On the scale of brilliant acting, Suraj's performance topped among the cast of this flick.

    Suraj Venjaramoodu In Action Hero Biju
    Suraj Venjaramoodu In Action Hero Biju
    Suraj Venjaramoodu