Spadikam, the Malayalam classic starring superstar Mohanlal as the iconic character Aadu Thoma, was re-released in 4K format on Thursday, February 9th. As expected, the action drama directed by senior filmmaker Bhadran has received a lot of love from moviegoers all over again. Mohanlal, who played Aadu Thoma to near perfection, has received a lot of love from audiences who have always adored the iconic character. Spadikam is now doing well in all distribution centers.
The veteran actor, who is deeply moved by the positive response to Spadikam and his iconic character Aadu Thoma, took to his official social media handles and penned a heartfelt note of thanks. “I am beyond grateful for the outpouring of support and love for Aadu Thoma, even after 28 years! Thank you and congratulations to Bhadran sir and the Spadikam 4K ATMOS team!” Mohanlal also shared a photo of himself from the classic film. The picture shows the superstar in his signature ‘Aadu Thoma’ look, complete with a twirled mustache and the iconic Rayban sunglasses.
Mohanlal, who rose to prominence with boy-next-door roles in the early stages of his career, shed that image to play a flawed, unlikable Thomas Chacko, aka Aadu Thoma, in Spadikam. With his exceptional performance in the role that has been regarded as the gold standard of anti-hero characters, the complete actor won millions of hearts. The Bhadran-directed film did exceptionally well at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing Malayalam film of 1995 and grossing over Rs. 8 crores over its lifetime.
Thilakan, KPAC Lalitha, Urvashi, Nedumudi Venu, Bahadoor, Sankaradi, Karamana Janardhanan Nair, NF Varghese, Rajan P. Dev, Silk Smitha, Chippy, Ashokan, Indrans, NL Balakrishnan, and many others appeared in supporting roles. The film starring Mohanlal was later remade in all major South Indian languages, including Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.