Azhakiya Ravanan

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Azhakiya Ravanan
Azhakiya Ravanan DVD.jpg
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Directed byKamal
Screenplay bySreenivasan
Story bySreenivasan
Produced byV. P. Madhavan Nair
StarringMammootty
Bhanupriya
Sreenivasan
Innocent
Biju Menon
Rajan P. Dev
Cochin Haneefa
CinematographyP. Sukumar
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Music byVidyasagar
Distributed byMurali Films
Release date
  • 9 February 1996 (1996-02-09)
Running time
120 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Azhakiya Ravanan (Handsome Ravanan) is a 1996 Malayalam drama film directed by Kamal and written by Sreenivasan. The film stars Mammootty and Bhanupriya in the lead roles. Supporting cast includes Sreenivasan, Innocent, Biju Menon, Rajan P. Dev, and Cochin Haneefa. The music was composed by Vidyasagar, his debut Malayalam movie. The 2015 film Chirakodinja Kinavukal is a spin-off to this film.

Plot[edit]

Shankar Das is a rich businessman who returns to his native village in Alappuzha. No one in the village is aware of his past. During his childhood he was a servant of the local feudal lord Chatothu Panickar. He left the job after getting severely punished for kissing the lord's young daughter. He fled to Mumbai and there he became a successful businessman.

Now he has returned to his native village incognito. He is a very boastful man and revels in the praises showered on him by the sycophants. He reveals his identity to Ambujakshan, who is his childhood friend and an aspiring writer. He also confides in him his interest for Panicker's daughter Anuradha, who was his childhood infatuation. Ambujakshan succeeds in convincing Shankar to produce a film by telling him that it would help him to earn the respect of the villagers and win over Anuradha. Thus the production of the film starts under the direction of Sharath, who is the love interest of Anuradha.

Shankar renders unsolicited financial help to Panicker's family. But, Shankar later realizes about the love developing between Anuradha and Sharath the film director and that leads to a pause on the film's production. Later, Shankar proposes marriage to Anuradha, which she declines. However, the family, which is indebted to him, coerces her to marry him. Anuradha, who is infuriated, decides that she will not present herself as a virgin before Shankar and makes love with Sharath. After the marriage she learns from Shankar that Sharath had accepted money from him for not creating any trouble for their marriage. This causes another heartbreak for her and she confesses about her relationship with Sharath to Shankar. In the end Shankar forgives Anuradha and their marital relationship resumes.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Azhakiya Ravanan
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedJanuary 1996 (1996-01)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length23:35
LabelSatyam Audios
ProducerVidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Mummy Mee Aayanochadu
(1995)
Azhakiya Ravanan
(1996)
Indraprastham
(1996)

This movie marked Vidyasagar's entry into Malayalam films. He won Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director for his songs.

All lyrics are written by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri; all music is composed by Vidyasagar.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Vennila Chandana"K. J. Yesudas, Shabnam5:14
2."Pranayamanithooval"Sujatha Mohan4:31
3."Sumangalee"K. J. Yesudas4:46
4."Pranayamanithooval"K. J. Yesudas4:30
5."O Dilruba"K. S. Chithra, Hariharan5:14
6."Vennila Chandana"K. S. Chithra5:14
Total length:25:35

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

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