Top 26 Mammootty Quotes

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“I am an Indian, and I know what India is. I know Indian culture. I know Indian constitution and democracy.”

― Mammootty

“There were no clippings of Ambedkar. The only thing I had was a two-and-a-half minute film which I saw countless times. Nobody knows how he walked, how he spoke, or how he behaved. I had to conceive all those things in my mind. I had to work a lot on the make-up, too.”

― Mammootty

“Everyone has ups and downs. You can’t always get exciting roles.”

― Mammootty

“I don’t consider any film of mine bad. I give all my films the importance they deserve. I look at all my roles with the same kind of seriousness.”

― Mammootty

“I don’t want to get embroiled in any controversy. At the same time, I want to take part in those conversations that are meaningful. I have not entrusted anyone to reply on behalf or react to any issue pertaining to me.”

― Mammootty

“The producers came across some of my photographs. They thought that I resembled Ambedkar closely. So they invited me.”

― Mammootty

“I have done great characters in Malayalam, too. In that sense, there was nothing special about my acting as Ambedkar. But I am sure that this is a great venture, and I will get a lot of exposure in India and abroad. I have tried my best to do maximum justice to the character.”

― Mammootty

“I have played many cop roles in my career, and my effort is to make each role different.”

― Mammootty

“There are times when you get several great, exciting roles; there are times when you don’t.”

― Mammootty

“A product can turn bad, not the production. When you start a film, you feel it will be great. But sometimes, as it progresses, it fails somewhere. You can’t blame anyone for that. You can blame only your own intelligence!”

― Mammootty

“Culturally, I remember listening to Salil Chowdhury’s music for Malayalam films. Many Bengali actors have worked in our films, too.”

― Mammootty

“The love and liking that people have for me has bowled me over, and I am simply overwhelmed.”

― Mammootty

“I am very emotional, and I get really upset when any of my films flop. I also get hurt over silly things. That is the way I am; I can’t help it.”

― Mammootty

“I believe in the theory that one cannot make a good film; it just happens.”

― Mammootty

“Emotions are the same to all human beings. But there is some difference in the way people react to situations.”

― Mammootty

“When the medium of the film is English, even the illiterates also should speak in proper English.”

― Mammootty

“I am a professional actor, and I am very careful about being sincere to the characters I play.”

― Mammootty

“I did ‘Ponthan Mada’ with Laboni Sarkar, which had won many awards.”

― Mammootty

“Our people work more, earn more, spend more. Here they work less, gain less, and spend less, but they are happy! That’s what I think. Also, I haven’t seen people here drink much, unlike Kerala, where it’s almost like bread and coffee for them!”

― Mammootty

“Mustard oil is not popular in Kerala at all. We have coconut oil and refined oil. I’ve tried some sweets and, of course, the famous fish, hilsa! I have a cook here with me, so he made it in our style.”

― Mammootty

“Yes, it is true that I wanted to direct Rajinikanth in ‘Bhoothakkannadi,’ and I even narrated the story to him. But the project never materialised.”

― Mammootty

“Hard work and only hard work has paid off for me. Being a very small industry, hard work is a must. It has worked wonders for me most of the time.”

― Mammootty

“More meaningful cinema is being made, and that is the reason why you see a rejuvenated Malayalam film industry. But more films aimed at youth are needed.”

― Mammootty

“The success of a film is always a combination of many people’s efforts.”

― Mammootty

“A good deal of my effort goes into the selection of films, because these things cannot be just predicted, so I am careful about the movies I finally do. Next year, too, I will have four or five films where I play different roles.”

― Mammootty

“Tell me one industry where there are no problems. Whatever problems are there are similar to the problems faced elsewhere.”

― Mammootty
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