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'Mass Hero' with the 'Class Touch' : The dramatic comeback of Unni Mukundan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 March 2018, 12:40 IST
Pic: Unni Mukundan in Masterpiece, Bhaagamathie, Ira and Chanakya Tantram

Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan is on a roll. The actor, who just delivered the first super hit of 2018 with his second Telugu outing Bhaagamathie is all set to thrill the audience once again with his upcoming Malayalam release Ira. The film will be Unni Mukundan's straight third release within 75-calendar days. The Musclealiyan's 2017 Christmas release Masterpiece is still running across the cinemas of Kerala.

2017 is considered as a landmark year for Unni Mukundan. The Malayalam youth icon had four major releases, Achayans, Avarude Ravukal, Clint and Masterpiece. While Achayans and Masterpiece turned out to be clean super hits at the Box Office, Clint emerged as a critical acclaimed film. 

Pic: Unni Mukundan

However, what's more interesting is the kind of roles Unni had portrayed in these films.

In Achayans, Unni Mukundan was exceptional as the drunkard bachelor Tony Vavachan. The chart-buster song, ‘Anuragam Puthumazha Pole‘, which marked the actor's singing debut worked wonders for the film as well. 

And in Clint, Unni Mukundan managed to impress the audience with a first rate performance. From playing a 35-year old father of an ailing son to a 72-year old man, Unni's versatility stands out in the film especially in the scene where he's depressed and waiting for the recovery of his son. The brilliant portrayal of Joseph in Clint also won the first best actor recognition for Unni Mukundan. 

Pic: Unni Mukundan in Clint

Though Masterpeice was highly promoted as Mammootty's comeback to mass films, it's Unni Mukundan's performance as the bad-ass police officer John Thekkan hits the headlines across the social media. Despite pitted against the legendary actor, Unni Mukundan had taken the mass audience in awe through a highly commendable performance. The mass action hero continued his versatility and did a splendid job as the main antagonist of the film. 

Pic: Masterpiece poster

While Masterpiece is nearing 100-days of its theatrical release, Unni Mukundan has already scored the first super hit of 2018 with his second Telugu outing Bhaagamathie. The film starred the Mallu Singh actor in the role of a short tempered and young social activist, Sakthi. The film has been praised for his performance and his romantic angle with none other than Baahubali actress Anushka Shetty. Also, it was refreshing to see the actor, who had made his Telugu debut as the antagonist of 2017 blockbuster Janatha Garage transforming himself into a very promising lead actor.

Pic: Anushka Shetty and Unni Mukundan in Bhaagamathie

Well, this is not the first time Unni Mukundan is impressing the moviegoers with his performances.

Be it his debut film Bombay March 12 or his performances in Mallu Singh, Vikramadithyan, Style or his recent releases, the evaluation of his acting and the characters in his films overshadowed his performances one after another and it is indeed a great sign of a superstar material.

Unni Mukundan is in news recently for his unbelievable make over for his upcoming film Chanakya Thanthram. The talented actor will be seen portraying the role of a woman, Karishma in the film. The makers of the film have released a one-minute and thirty six-second short video which chronicles Unni's transformation into Karishma. Be it shedding his stubble or threading his eyebrows to perfection, Unni Mukundan once again proved why he is the most dedicated actor among the current generation heroes. 

Pic: Unni Mukundan in Chanakya Tantram

And now, the actor's upcoming film Ira is all set to have its theatrical release in March. The film with a tagline 'story of an accused’, tipped to be a crime thriller marks the directorial debut of Saiju SS, a former associate of director Vysakh of Mohanlal blockbuster Pulimurugan fame. Ira also marks the maiden production venture of Vysakh and writer Udhayakrishna, Vysakh Udhayakrishna Productions. The trailer of the film, which had released recently featured Unni Mukundan in yet another powerful role. Be it in the action sequences or in the dialogue delivery, the Muscle Aliyan of Malayalam really stand out in the action packed trailer and is sure to make you thrill. 

Pic: Unni Mukundan in Ira

Apart from Ira and Chanakya Thanthram, Unni Mukundan have many films lined-up for release to be directed by Pulimurugan director Vysakh, Ajay Vasudev and Maarthandan.

First published: 3 March 2018, 12:40 IST