Rajavinte Makan

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Rajavinte Makan
Rajavinte Makan.jpg
Film poster
Malayalam രാജാവിന്റെ മകൻ
Directed by Thambi Kannanthanam
Produced by Thambi Kannanthanam
Screenplay by Dennis Joseph
Story by Rajeev
Starring Mohanlal
Ratheesh
Ambika
Suresh Gopi
Mohan Jose
Music by S. P. Venkatesh
Cinematography Jayanan Vincent
Edited by K. Shankunny
Production
company
Sharon Pictures
Distributed by Jubilee Productions
Release date
  • 17 July 1986 (1986-07-17)
Running time
132 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 17 Lakh[1]

Rajavinte Makan (English: Son of the King) is a 1986 Indian Malayalam crime drama film directed by Thampi Kannanthanam and written by Dennis Joseph. It stars Mohanlal as crime boss Vincent Gomez, and also features Ratheesh, Ambika, Suresh Gopi, and Mohan Jose in supporting roles. The plot follows Vincent Gomas and his rivalry against the Kerala Home Minister N. Krishnadas (Ratheesh).

The film was a milestone in Malayalam film industry, achieving a cult status in Kerala. It established Mohanlal as a superstar overnight in Indian film industry through his portrayal of Vincent Gomas. The character became a cult figure and his dialogues became popular among the youth. Rajavinte Makan was the Highest grossing Malayalam film of 1986 followed by 'Avanazhy' crossing Fastest 1 Crore mark at Kerala Box Office.[1]

It was remade in Tamil as Makkal En Pakkam and in Kannada as Athiratha Maharatha, with Ambika reprising her role in both the versions. It was also remade in Telugu as Ahuthi and in Hindi as Kanwarlal.

Plot[edit]

The story begins with Krishnadas (Ratheesh) becoming Kerala Minister of Home Affairs. After college graduation, Krishnadas started working for a crime boss Vincent Gomas (Mohanlal). Gomez helps Krishnadas reach great heights and subsequently enter politics. With his help Krishnadas makes himself a good political career.

But soon, he cheats Gomez to gain favor among people as well as the party. Thus, Krishnadas becomes the Home Affairs Minister of the state and become an enemy of Gomas. Gomez plans a payback and he successfully manages to do so by manipulating Nancy (Ambika), an advocate who carries the case of his file which if submitted to court may lead to imprisonment for several years.

Gomez realizes that Nancy has struggled a lot in life as an orphan and later, a single mother. However, because of Gomez's plan, Nancy loses her job. Gomez, now remorseful of his actions, makes amends to Nancy and become friends. He confess to Nancy, and tells that he wants to halt all his activities, and asks for her hand. However Nancy denies telling that she cannot accept anyone else as her husband.

Krishnadas goes after Gomas with his political power and Gomez ends up losing all his wealth. Gomez plans to kill Krishnadas and entrusts the duty to Kumar (Suresh Gopi) and Peter (Mohan Jose), the trusted gangsters of Gomez. But Kumar and Peter get killed during the assassination attempt against Krishnadas.

The loss of his trusted friends makes Gomez extremely violent and vengeful. He alone drives towards the guest house where Krishnadas resides and open firing and kills many policemen and Krishnadas's political aides. When he was about to kills Krishnadas, Nancy begs for Krishnadas's life, and proclaims that Krishnadas is the father of her child. While Vincent stands stunned, cops reach the site and shoot Gomez. He dies before Nancy could do anything. The story ends as Nancy stares at a picture of Vincent Gomez.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Rajavinte Makan
Soundtrack album by S. P. Venkatesh
Released 1986
Genre Popular music
Length 12:34
Language Malayalam
Label Ranjni Audios
Producer S. P. Venkatesh
S. P. Venkatesh chronology
Vivahithare Ithile
(1986)Vivahithare Ithile1986
Rajavinte Makan
(1986)
Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar
(1986)Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar1986

The soundtrack features three songs composed by S. P. Venkatesh with lyrics penned by Shibu Chakravarthy. Venkatesh got his break from this film.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Vinnile Gandharava" Unni Menon 03:52
2. "Paadam Njan aa Ganam" Lathika 04:30
3. "Devangane" Unni Menon, Lathika 04:12
Total length: 12:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reel life". indiatoday.in. 28 February 1987. 

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