Mammootty made his acting debut with the Malayalam film Anubhavangal Paalichakal in 1971. He went on to star in films like Kaalachakram, Vilkkanundu Swapnangal, Ahimsa, Yavanika, Padayottam, Ee Nadu, New Delhi, Thaniyavarthanam, Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, Jagratha, Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, Amaram, Mathilukal, Vidheyan, Ponthan Mada, The King, Bhoothakannadi, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Valliettan, Chronic Bachelor, Sethurama Iyer CBI, Kazhcha, Rajamanikyam, Karutha Pakshikal, Thuruppu Gulan, Pazhassi Raja and Paleri Manikyam. Mammootty's recent release Pullikaran Staraa received a lukewarm response. The three-time
National award winning actor is now looking forward to Masterpiece and Citylights.