Over the years, Malayalam movie industry has witnessed iconic duos who have either set the screens on fire with their sizzling chemistry or gripped the attention of the audience with their brilliant delivery of dialogues.
We have listed down 7 legendary on-screen pairs who have waltzed their way into our hearts:
Prem Nazir and Sheela
The evergreen star, Prem Nazir, has shared screen space to close to 80 actresses but none of them would compare to the romance that was birthed by him and Sheela. With a Guinness Record of the maximum number of movie pairings ever, Nazir and Sheela continue to hold a special place in our hearts with their iconic jugalbandi.
Mohanlal and Sreenivasan
From Nadodikaatu to Udayanaanu Thaaram, the Mohanlal-Sreenivasan jodi has gifted us an extraordinary comic duo with unforgettable dialogues (e.g. KILOMETERS AND KILOMETERS!). Mohanlal’s powerful leading characters have been brilliantly complemented by the witty characters of Sreenivasan.
Shobana and Mohanlal
By starring in all-time favorites like Manichitrathazhu and Thenmaavin Kombatthu, Shobana and Mohanlal had established themselves as an incredible on-screen pair. With nuanced expressions, elaborate dance sequences and tear-jerking performances, the dynamic couple were universally beloved.
Jagathy and Innocent
The Kannasu-Kadalasu of the Malayalam movie industry. With an uncanny comic timing and stellar delivery of dialogues, Innocent and Jagathy were embraced by Malayalis as comedy legends.
Kunchako Boban and Shalini
Kunchako Boban and Shalini ushered in a new era for college-love in Mollywood. With movies like Niram and Aniyathipraavu, this couple made us laugh with them and root for them, all while probably making our parents’ nostalgic about their own college romances.
Nazriya and Nivin Pauly
Granted that they have acted together in a couple of movies only, this electrifying pair has set a different bar for new age romance and given a refreshing spin to modern love stories. With stolen glances, witty exchanges and a heart-warming tale to tie it all together, this adorable pair is a treat to watch on-screen.
Beef and Parotta
This is our favorite duo of Malayalam cinema or…in the world. The eternal romance between beef and porotta has been melting our hearts from the beginning of time and a list of iconic pairs cannot be complete without this special mention.