Rajavinte Makan

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Rajavinte Makan
Rajavinte Makan.jpg
Film poster
Directed byThambi Kannanthanam
Produced byThambi Kannanthanam
Screenplay byDennis Joseph
Story byRajeev
StarringMohanlal
Ratheesh
Ambika
Suresh Gopi
Mohan Jose
Music byS. P. Venkatesh
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byK. Sankunni
Production
company
Sharon Pictures
Distributed byJubilee Productions
Release date
  • 17 July 1986 (1986-07-17)
Running time
132 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget14.5 lakhs[1]
Box office90 lakhs[1]

Rajavinte Makan (English: Son of the King) is a 1986 Indian Malayalam crime film produced and directed by Thampi Kannanthanam and written by Dennis Joseph. It stars Mohanlal as crime boss Vincent Gomes, and also features Ratheesh, Ambika, Suresh Gopi and Mohan Jose in supporting roles. The plot follows Vincent Gomes 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 Gomes. The character became a cult figure and his dialogues became popular among the youth. Rajavinte Makan was a large commercial success and became the highest-grossing Malayalam film of the year.[1]

It was remade in Tamil as Makkal En Pakkam,[2] 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. The story is loosely based on the novel Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon.[3]

Plot[edit]

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

But soon, he cheats Gomes to gain favour among the people as well as the party. Thus, Krishnadas becomes the Home Affairs Minister of the state and becomes an enemy of Gomes. Gomes 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.

Gomes realises that Nancy has struggled a lot in life as an orphan and later, a single mother. However, because of Gomes's plan, Nancy loses her job. Gomes, 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 Gomes with his political power and Gomes ends up losing all his wealth. Gomes plans to kill Krishnadas and entrusts the duty to Kumar (Suresh Gopi) and Peter (Mohan Jose), the trusted gangsters of Gomes. But Kumar and Peter get killed during the assassination attempt against Krishnadas.

The loss of his trusted friends makes Gomes extremely violent and vengeful. He alone drives towards the guest house where Krishnadas resides, opens fire 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 Gomes. He dies before Nancy could do anything. The story ends as Nancy stares at a picture of Vincent Gomes.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Upon the release on 17 July 1986, Rajavinte Makan turned out to be one of the best thrillers to come out in Indian cinema history. The content of the film was so powerful that later it was remade in many languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. Rajavinte Makan is also said to be a landmark film in Mohanlal's career as it heightened his stardom in Malayalam cinema. In fact, it was in the same year (1986), the actor created history by delivering 28 superhits at the box office.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Rajavinte Makan
Soundtrack album by
Released1986
GenrePopular music
Length12:34
LanguageMalayalam
LabelRanjni Audios
ProducerS. P. Venkatesh
S. P. Venkatesh chronology
Vivahithare Ithile
(1986)
Rajavinte Makan
(1986)
Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar
(1986)

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

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Vinnile Gandharava"Unni Menon03:52
2."Paadam Njan aa Ganam"Lathika04:30
3."Devangane"Unni Menon, Lathika04:12
Total length:12:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ഒറ്റ ദിവസം കൊണ്ട് മോഹൻലാലിനെ സൂപ്പർസ്റ്റാറാക്കിയ തമ്പി കണ്ണന്താനം". Malayala Manorama. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ Narayanan, Sujatha (26 December 2016). "From Drishyam to Oppam, why Mohanlal's films are remade in other languages often". Firstpost. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  3. ^ http://fullpicture.in/talking-detail/66/from-shakespeare-to-.html
  4. ^ "31 years of Rajavinte Makan". www.catchnews.com. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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