Mohan was called in the industry as the 'silver jubilee hero' in the 1980s for
almost all movies featuring the actor witnessed a fantastic run. His nick name
in popular circles is 'Mic' Mohan owing to the fact that he performed a stage
musician and all of his movies had a scene in which he performed with a
hand-held a microphone in his hand. He holds the record in the industry for
giving 25 silver jubilee hits, a feat not matched by many industry greats.
However, Mohan disappeared from the filmdom by the late 1980s following a series
of flops. Although his debut was "kokila", a Kannada film directed by veteran
Balu Mahendra, his first Tamil appearance was Moodu Pani (a guest role). This
was followed by Nenjathai Killaadhey, a masterpiece of director Mahendran, which
started the short yet a full scale peak career of Mohan, which lasted almost 8
years. Nenjathai Killaadhey ran for a year and won best cinematography national
award for Balu Mahendra, after which his films began to be either silver jubilee
or over 200 days most of the time.