The recent moustache trend was set by not any actor or model but by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman who became the talk of the town for his stylised looks. His gunslinger moustache was even compared to the likes of the ones worn by Tamil film stars Rajinikanth in 'Petta' and Suriya in 'Singam'.
While Twitterati are still mulling over Abhinandan's stunning moustache, let's take a look at a few Malayalam movie stars who after all are always noted for their tashes. From senior stars to the new-gen heart-throb, all Mollywood actors wear moustaches. And going by the amazing new looks of M-town stars, we can't help but admit that moustache will endure here unlike among Bollywood actors even though up north too it has become trendy of late.
Mammootty in 'Madhura Raja'
The movie 'Pokkiri Raja' is in fact identified with the lead actor Mammootty's horseshoe moustache. It looks like the hybrid version of the moustaches sported by the lead actors in 'Petta' and 'Singam'. Well, we got to see if Mammootty's character opts for the same in the blockbuster film's sequel 'Madhura Raja' as well. And well, yes, the buzz is already on!
Mohanlal in 'Lucifer'
We have just got a glimpse of Mohanlal from 'Lucifer'. In fact, Mohanlal was seen sporting a beard, a close resemblance to his character in Tamil film Jilla (2014). And the superstar with the twirled moustache over the salt-and-pepper beard serious enough in the role of a politician. Don't you think so?
Fahadh Faasil in 'Kumbalangi Nights'
Fahadh's gaze was scary and equally mysterious in his latest movie 'Kumabalangi Nights'. He played the grey-shaded character with a 'gentleman' look but wasn't it the moustache that nailed it?
Nivin Pauly in 'Moothon'
When the first-look poster of 'Moothon' starring Nivin Pauly was released, he couldn't be easily identified. He was shown with a scar on his eyebrow, a nose ring and stud earring and above all a full-grown beard. Nivin has amazed us with his clean-shaven looks in 'Bangalore Days', 'Thattathin Marayath' etc and even in movies like 'Premam' and 'Action Hero Biju'. We don't know how far his appearance will cast a spell on 'Moothon'.
Prithviraj in 'Aadujeevitham'
It was very recently when the 'Aadujeevitham' crew left for the shoot to Jordan that Prithviraj was spotted in his bizarre look. The thin unevenly shaped moustache gels well with his tanned face and gaunt frame.
Kunchacko Boban in 'Allu Ramendran'
We have seen many cop movies and cop stars donning different avatars. The recent Kunchacko Boban flick saw him in a police officer's role with a Chevron moustache which was quite a departure from his usual visage of a romantic hero. What a change Chakocha!
Aju Vargheese in 'Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel'
Here's a bonus. Aju Varghese's moustache with a twirl in 'Balan Vakeel' may remind one of Innocent's looks in 'Midhunam'. The arrogant, rowdy yet comic character perfects the look with the moustache.