|Produced by||Antony Perumbavoor|
|Music by||Suresh Peters|
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham|
Raavanaprabhu (English: Ravana the Lord) is a 2001 Indian Malayalam action drama film written and directed by Ranjith. It is a sequel to the 1993 film Devaasuram, scripted by Ranjith. The film is the directorial debut of Ranjith, who had previously worked as a screenwriter. Mohanlal plays the dual role of Mangalassery Neelakandan and Mangalassery Karthikeyan. Napoleon reprises the role of Mundackal Shekharan, the archenemy of Neelakandan.
Raavanaprabhu was released as an Onam festival release on 31 August 2001. The film went on to become the highest-grossing Malayalam film of the year. It won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film.
The story begins with 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) 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. The remainder of the movie is about how Karthikeyan manages to get his ancestral home back while Shekharan's nephew Mundakkal Rajendran (Vijayaraghavan) makes attempts to kill Karthikeyan, but instead kills Neelakantan by lighting him on fire and gets killed by Neelakantan after a knife throw which decapitates Rajendran. Karthikeyan, now infuriated, goes to kill Shekaran by burning him. But Warrier stops him and brings him back. Karthikeyan becomes the head of his home and the IPS officer gives Janaki back to him.
- Mohanlal as Mangalassery Neelakandan and Mangalassery Karthikeyan (dual role)
- Napoleon as Mundackal Shekharan
- Vasundhara Das as Janaki, Shekaran's daughter
- Siddique as Srinivasan IPS
- Innocent Vincent as Warrier, the caretaker of the house 'Mangalassery'
- Vijayaraghavan as Mundackal Rajendran, Shekaran's nephew
- Saikumar as Unni, Karthikeyan's friend
- Manoj K. Jayan as MLA Sivadasan, son of Kunjananthan in Devaasuram
- Augustine as Hydrose, Neelan's friend
- V. K. Sriraman as Kuruppu, Neelan's friend
- Jagathi Sreekumar as Sakthivel Gounder, Karthi's friend
- Jagadish as Guruswamy, Gounder's assistant
- Revathi as Bhanumathi, Neelan's wife and Karthikeyan's mother
- N. F. Varghese as Paul, Karthikeyan's PA
- Ratheesh as Maniyampra Purushothaman, Mundackal Rajendran's friend and partner
- Madhupal as Harinarayanan, son of Peringodu Sankara Marar in Devaasuram (cameo role)
- Rajshri Nair as Suhra Hydrose, daughter of Hydrose
- Nadirsha as Suhra's Brother
- T. P. Madhavan as Nambiar, Sreenivasan's father
- Sukumari as Gounder's mother
- Joju George as Police Officer
- Nalini as Mrs. Gounder
- Manju Pillai as Kumudam, Gounder's sister
- Vindhya in item song "Pottukuthedi"
- Kashmira Shah in item song "Thakilu Pukilu"
- Best Male Playback Singer- P. Jayachandran
- Best Supporting Actor- Innocent
- Best Makeup Artist - P. V. Shankar, Salim
This film includes five songs written by lyricist Gireesh Puthenchery and composed by the composer and playback singer Suresh Peters. The songs became chartbusters. Vandemukunda Hare was taken from the prequel movie Devaasuram sung and composed by M. G. Radhakrishnan.
|1||Ariyathe Ariyathe||P. Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra||Raga: Kanada|
|2||Thakilu Pukilu||M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha, Radhika Thilak, Prabhakaran, Mohanlal|
|3||Aakasha Deepangal||Dr. K. J. Yesudas||Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer
Raga: Misra Sivaranjani
|4||Pottukuthedi||K. L. Sreeram, Swarnalatha|
|5||Ariyathe Ariyathe||K. S. Chithra||Raga: Kanada|
|7||Aakasha Deepangal||K. S. Chithra||Raga: Misra Sivaranjani|
|8||Vandemukunda Hare||Nikhil||Samantha Malahari|