Art vs Craft
He will not blind you with his genius, but there is a dazzle to Mammootty's methods that comes from doing all the right things just a little bit better than we are used to see others doing it. And in no way is it accidental. Mammootty stands out because he doesn't settle for less. If many of his characters have walked out of the screen and into your heart, it is because he borrows liberally from his emotional history to give his characters the extra flesh they need to breathe.