Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is one of the most sought after actors in Malayalam cinema, started his career with the commercially successful film Nandanam in 2002, after which there was no looking back for him. From his powerful performances in films like Hero, Anwar to his versatile performances in films like Classmates, Indian Rupee, the 38-year-old actor has established himself as a successful actor in a variety of genres. Let’s take a look at Prithviraj Sukumaran’s best comedy movies:
Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Best Comedy Movies
Prithviraj’s 2007 romantic comedy mojiwhich is produced by Singham actor Prakash Raj, is one of his most critically acclaimed films. Prithviraj tries out for the role of a Karthik musician, who is on the path of finding love and falls in love with Archana, a deaf and deaf girl played by Jyotika. He befriends her and develops a deep bond but she rejects his marriage proposal as she grew up in a loveless environment and does not believe in love. The film was a commercial success grossing Rs. 20 crore at the box office on the budget of Rs. 2.5 crore. The film was critically acclaimed and currently has a IMDB rating of 8 out of 10.
The comedy-drama film Driver’s license shows Prithviraj as Superstar Hareendran, who is famous for his driving skills but loses his driver’s license. After his big fan, a motor vehicle inspector knows about his urgent need for a driver’s license, he agrees to issue him the license illegally. However, a quarrel develops between them, which damages their personal and professional life. The film was a commercial success grossing Rs. 384.5 million at the box office and currently has a IMDB rating of 7.2/10.
The comedy thriller film Sapthamashree Thaskaraha follows the story of seven men, who are sent to prison, and upon knowing each other, they discover that they have been exploited by the same con man. Their group consists of both regular men and crooks and they plan a small heist to plunder the fraudster’s savings. The film premiered on September 6, 2014, among other Onam releases, the film proved to be a blockbuster hit with over Rs. 19.5 crore at the box office. The film opened to positive reviews and currently has a IMDB rating of 6.8/10.
Prithviraj acted in the 2016 Malayalam comedy-drama film Paavada with Miya George, Anoop Menon, Asha Sarath, Nedumudi Venu and Maniyanpilla Raju. In the film, Prithviraj is shown as Pambu Joy whose married life crumbles under her alcoholism. George Pavada Babu is shown embracing alcoholism after his failure as a producer. They both meet at a rehabilitation center and the duo decides to help each other with their drinking problems. The film ran for over 100 days in Kerala and was a commercial success grossing Rs. 16.34 crores. The film received positive reviews and was known for its hilarious one-liners and humor and currently holds a IMDB rating of 6.2/10.
Swapnakoodu was among Prithiviraj’s blockbuster films early in his career which released on 5 September 2003 and became the third highest grossing Malayam film of the year. The film follows three young men Kunjooju, Deepu and Ashtamurthy, each with different personalities, who try to win the affection of a beautiful woman named Kamala. Kamala’s family dies and she finds herself abandoned and in the middle of it all, she realizes who she truly loves. The movie has a IMDB rating of 6.5/10.