Mammootty on Wednesday shared a rare picture of his first screen appearance. And he thanked an unidentified person who had colour corrected the screengrab from an old black-and-white film. “Big thanks to the person who did this. This is a screengrab from my first ever appearance on celluloid. Colour corrected from black and white,” wrote the 69-year-old superstar.
The photo is from director K. S. Sethumadhavan’s 1971 film Anubhavangal Paalichakal. Mammootty had played a minor uncredited role in the film, which featured iconic actors Sathyan and Prem Nazeer in the lead roles. “This brings back such vivid memories from another time. I had the rare privilege to be in the same film as Sathyan master. In fact I remember touching his feet once when he was asleep, resting between shots,” he recalled.