Historical movies

Popular historical movies Mammootty has starred in


Mammooty is considered one of the most prominent film personalities in the Malayalam film industry. He has worked in several popular films in different genres and many of them are considered some of the great hits in Malayalam cinema. Among his various acting performances, fans will be remembered for his appearance in many historic drama films to date, all of which have received strong reactions from audiences. Here is a list of some of the most popular historical movies that Mammootty has starred in, along with other interesting details about them.

Some of the popular historical movies that Mammootty has starred in

Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha

Our Vadakkan Veeragatha is arguably one of the most popular historical films on this list, released in 1989. The film focuses on Kerala at the time of the 16th century and tells the story of Chandu, who belongs to a gang of mercenaries. The film gained popularity with audiences as well as critics. He eventually won four national awards, including one for best actor.

Pazhassi Raja

This film focuses on the occupation of Malabar by the British East India Company which is followed by Pazhassi’s first revolt. Mammootty plays the role of Kerala Varma, who is leading this revolt. Released in 2009, this film has also won several prestigious awards, including the National and Kerala State Awards.


This film is based on the life of Sree Narayana Guru. Along with Mammootty, this film also stars Thalaivasal Vijay who plays the role of Narayana Guru. Unlike most of his films, Mammootty plays a supporting role in this film. This film was released in 2010 and received favorable reviews from critics.


Mamangam is one of the final historical films of Mammootty, which is a recurring action film released in 2019. This film was directed by Mr. Padmakumar and starred Unni Mukundan, Siddique and others alongside Mammootty. This film has also been dubbed into Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.


Released in 1988, this film sees Mammootty as a World War I veteran who participated in the 1921 uprising. It was the most expensive Malayalam film at the time of its release. He went on to win several awards for his historical portrait.

Promotional image courtesy of Mammootty Instagram

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