Aryan (1988 film)

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Promotional Poster designed by P. N. Menon
Directed byPriyadarshan
Produced byCheers
Written byT. Damodaran
Ramya Krishnan
Sharat Saxena
M. G. Soman
Gavin Packard
Music byReghu Kumar (Songs)
Johnson (Background Score)
CinematographyS. Kumar
Edited byN. Gopalakrishnan
Release date
Running time

Aryan is a 1988 Indian Malayalam crime drama film directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, Ramya Krishnan, Sharat Saxena, Shobana, Sreenivasan, Gavin Packard, M. G. Soman and Goga Kapoor.[1][2][3] Aryan tells the tale of underworld battle and emotional family bonds. Aryan is one of the best crime thrillers in the Malayalam Industry and a blockbuster hit too. It was remade in Tamil as Dravidan and unofficially in Telugu as Ashoka Chakravarthy. The film was also dubbed in Hindi as Aaryan Mera Naam. Sharat Saxena played as the villain in all three versions.


Devanarayanan (Mohanlal) is a Brahmin priest, who has to look after the entire family. He is in love with Shobana, but her father, Innocent, is against their relationship. M. G. Soman falsely accuses Mohanlal of the theft of "Temple thiruvabharana" and forces him to leave his village in Kerala.

He reaches Bombay where he gets shelter from Balan K. Nair and family, who runs a tea shop. Monisha is the daughter of Balan. K. Nair. Some turn of events draws Mohanlal into the underworld and he becomes the trusted aide of the ageing don Kareem (Goga Kapoor). Ramya Krishnan, who is working for the same gang, gets closer to Mohanlal. Johnny, from the same gang, joins hands together with rival don (Sharat Saxena) and Kareem's son and daughter-in-law, Monisha are killed leaving Kareem on a path towards religion and leaving all underworld business.

Sharat Saxena plans to leave Bombay, but Mohanlal gets him arrested. Later he proves his innocence to his father. But that time Sharat Saxena killed Ramya Krishnan. In the climax, Mohanlal killed the villain.



The music was composed by Raghu Kumar and the lyrics were written by Kaithapram.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Om Jai Jagadeesh Hare" Sujatha Mohan Kaithapram 01:09
2 "Ponmuraliyoothum" M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan Kaithapram 03:33
3 "Shaanthimanthram Theliyum" Kaithapram, M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan Kaithapram 05:53

Box office[edit]

The film was a commercial success and ran over 150 days.[4]


Aryan was later remade in Tamil as Dravidan (1989) by Suresh Balaje, with Sathyaraj playing the lead role. It was remade in Telugu as Ashoka Chakravarthy, with Nandamuri Balakrishna.


  1. ^ "Aaryan". Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  2. ^ "Aaryan". Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  3. ^ "Aaryan". Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  4. ^ "Oppam': 5 reasons to watch Mohanlal and Priyadarshan's movie". "The International Business Times". 30 April 2017.

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