Major Ravi

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Major Ravi
Major Ravi.JPG
Born AK Raveendran
(1953-04-01) 1 April 1953 (age 61)
Pattambi, Palakkad, Kerala
Occupation Film actor
director
Years active 1995–present

Major A.K. Ravindran,[1] better known by his screen name Major Ravi is a former Indian Army Officer and a Malayali Indian filmmaker.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Major Ravi is born to Sri. Kuttisankara Perumbara Nair & Smt. AT Satyabhama in Pattambi, Kerala.

Career[edit]

He was a Major in Indian army. He received President's medal, joined the Indian army as jawan in 1969 and graduated from the Army Cadet College to become a commando in the year 1972. He was part of the mission codenamed Operation One-eyed Jack to capture suspects of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the experiences of which inspired him to direct Mission 90 Days(2007).[3]

Association with Films[edit]

After working for around two decades for the Indian Army, he became a military consultant for Indian films. He has worked with Priyadarshan, Rajkumar Santhoshi, Kamal Haasan, and Mani Ratnam.[4] He has earlier made a children's film, Toofan in Hindi in the year 1999, starring Dileep and Saba Khan,[5] which had a last release in 2010, due to censoring issues which is also dubbed into Malayalam as Oru Avadhikaalam. His first feature film is Keerti Chakra, a film on Kashmir militancy.It is a multilingual [6] and emerged as a blockbuster.

His second movie mission 90 days was his own experience of the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case. His third project Kurukshetra based on the Kargil war starring Mohanlal was a sequel to Keerthi Chakra.[7]

The 2010 film Kandahar did poorly at the box office, with the climax being cited as one of the reasons. The climax also bears remarkable similarity to the Hollywood action movie "Executive Decision".[8][9]

His next film will be starred by Kunchako Boban.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards
Asianet Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Title Director Writer Actor Cast
2013 Oru Yathrayil YesY(Segment Amma) YesY(Segments Amma and I Love My Appa) Janardhanan, Sukumari
2012 Karma Yodha YesY YesY Mohanlal
2010 Kandahar YesY YesY YesY Mohan Lal, Amitabh Bachan, Ganesh Venkatraman
2010 Toofan YesY YesY YesY Dileep, Saba Khan
2008 Kurukshetra YesY YesY Mohan Lal, Siddeeq, Biju Menon, Sania Singh
2007 Mission 90 Days YesY YesY YesY Mammootty, Tulip Joshi, Lalu Alex
2006 Keerthi Chakra YesY YesY Mohan Lal, Jeeva, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Gopika
2003 Pattalam YesY Mammootty
2002 Punarjani YesY YesY Pranav Mohanlal
2002 Onnaman YesY Mohanlal, Ramya Krishnan
2002 Aalavandhan YesY Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon
2000 Raakilipattu YesY Jyothika, Sharbani Mukherjee, Tabu
1999 Megham YesY Mammootty, Dileep

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The untold story of a commando operation". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  2. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/327263/
  3. ^ "The untold story of a commando operation". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Straight from a soldier's heart". The Hindu. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  5. ^ http://www.metromatinee.com/movies/index.php?FilmID=3176-Toofan#Synopsis
  6. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/158506/
  7. ^ "Now showing". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  8. ^ "Mohanlal's Kandahar bombs!". Sify. 22 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Major Mahadevan will be back: Major Ravi". www.balconybeats.com.