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Malayalam രാവണപ്രഭു
Directed by Ranjith
Produced by Antony Perumbavoor
Written by Ranjith
Starring Mohanlal
Vasundhara Das
Music by Suresh Peters
Cinematography P. Sukumar
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Distributed by Swargachithra
Release date
  • 31 August 2001 (2001-08-31)
Running time
175 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Box office est. 19crores

Raavanaprabhu (English: The Prince of Ravana) 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 karthikeyan.



Kerala State Film Awards

Filmfare Awards South

Asianet Film Awards'


This film includes five songs written by lyricist Gireesh Puthenchery and composed by the composer and playback singer Suresh Peters.[3] The songs became chartbusters. Vandemukunda Hare was taken from the prequel movie Devaasuram sung and composed by M. G. Radhakrishnan.

No. Title Singer(s) Notes
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
6 Aattoram Azhakoram Sujatha
7 Aakasha Deepangal K. S. Chithra Raga: Misra Sivaranjani
8 Vandemukunda Hare Nikhil Samantha Malahari


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