Ravanaprabhu (2001)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 55 mins

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Touching and thrilling, this romantic drama follows the rise and fall in the life of Mangalasherry Neelakantan's (Mohanlal) son Karthikeyan (Mohanlal), as he ventures out to make money which ultimately makes him a liquor baron. The relationship between Neelakantan and Karthikeyan deteriorates, as the father does not approve of his son's money-making methods. Mundakkal Shekharan (Napoleon), their family's bitter enemy comes into the picture again after spending a term in prison for killing one of Neelakantan's friends. He decides to finish the Mangalasherry family by confiscating the house which was kept as collateral for Bhanumathi's (Revathy) treatment. Bhanumathi passes away and Karthikeyan is now bent on taking revenge. Neelakantan loses his home and Karthikeyan ventures out in an attempt to reclaim his ancestral home. In the meantime, Karthikeyan abducts Shekharan's daughter Janaki (Vasundhara Das) in an attempt to blackmail him (Shekharan), during which they fall in love with each other. What clever strategies will Karthikeyan employ in order to defeat his enemies and reclaim his ancestral home?

Cast: Mohanlal, Napoleon Duraisamy, Revathi

Crew: Ranjith Balakrishnan (Director), P Sukumar (Director of Photography), Suresh Peters (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 31 Aug 2001 (India)

Malayalam Name: രാവണപ്രഭു

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Did you know? It is a sequel to the 1993 film 'Devaasuram' which was scripted by Ranjith. Read More
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as Mangalassery Neelakandan
as Mundackal Shekharan
as Bhanumathi
Special Appearance
as Hydrose
as Sakthivel Gounder
Supporting Actor
as Harinarayanan
as Kumudam
as MLA Sivadasan
as Paul
as Mrs Gounder
as Guruswamy
as Suhra Hydrose
as Maniyampra Purushothaman
as Unni
as Srinivasan IPS
as Gounder's mother
as Nambiar
as Kuruppu
as Mundackal Janaki
as Mundackal Rajendran


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In this movie, the lead actor Mohanlal plays the dual role of father (Mangalassery Neelakandan) and son (Mangalassery Karthikeyan).

The movie marks the directorial debut of Ranjith, who had previously worked as a screenwriter.

It is a sequel to the 1993 film 'Devaasuram' which was scripted by Ranjith.

The film was released during Onam, August 31, 2001. The film became the highest grossing Malayalam film of the year, and was also critically acclaimed, winning the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film.