Malayalam superstar Mammootty turned 65 on Thursday. The actor who made his debut in 1971 with Anubhavangal Paalichakal went on to star in over 300 films, winning three National Awards for Best Actor.
His last release was Pullikkaaran Starra which hit the screens for Onam. Like his contemporary Mohanlal, Mammootty continues to command a wide fanbase and his films take big openings in Kerala. His popularity has not dipped despite the rise of young stars.
Dulquer Salmaan, Mammootty's son and a popular actor himself, wished his father a very happy birthday on Facebook. Calling him "Forever younger than me and a million times cooler," Dulquer's warm greeting was accompanied by a photograph of the two of them together - and yes, Mammootty looks like Dulquer's brother rather than his father!
The pictures of Mammootty and Dulquer at the latter's wife's baby shower, had also elicited a similar response from fans who commented that Mammootty still looked young and charming.
Dulquer has rarely flaunted his famous father's name, preferring to strike it out on his own. The picture of them together has made the fans of Mammookka and Kochuikka as they are known, very happy indeed.