Here is what Sathyan Anthikad has to say on Mammootty's 70th birthday
Sathyan Anthikad, one of the greatest directors of the Malayalam movie industry has conveyed his special wish for Mammootty on his birthday. The director-actor duo has worked together in movies like Sreedharante Onnam Thirumurivu, Golandhara Vartha, Kalikkalam, Artham and Oral Mathram. He talked to Mathrubhumi.com and conveyed his wishes on the occasion of Mammootty's birthday.
Mammootty is a blessing of the Malayalam movie industry. He is one among the very few actors who do so much homework for the success of the character that they do. I often joke that if we finalise Mammootty as an actor in a movie, then we will lose our peace of mind as a director. He will keep calling us up now and then even during odd hours, asking doubts about the character and suggesting ways of polishing the mannerisms of the character.
Mammootty is always concerned about the character that he is going to do. I asked him why he gets so tensed about these things and he replied- ‘Cinema does not need any of us. It will go forward even if we cease to exist, but we need cinema to move forward.’
This very sincerity is what makes Mammootty a superstar. Happiest Birthday Wishes to Mammootty, the man who dedicated his life to cinema.