Mohanlal's renditions in movies such as 'Kireedam', 'Bharatham', 'Chitram', 'Thalavattom', 'Kilukkam', 'Devaasuram', 'Ulladakkam' and 'Vaanaprastham' have been legendary. The nation has accorded Lal with the National award, the Padmasri, the honorary rank of Lt. Col., and continues to search for ways to felicitate him. This decade has not been of particular significance for the superstar but he managed to punctuate it with some very good portrayals.