Remaking yesteryear super hit films is a new trend among Malayalam film makers these days. After the recent success of Rathinirvedam, a remake of the 1978 Malayalam classic with the same title, Now Mohanlal’s ‘Rajavinte Makan’ could be the next to be remade. ‘Rajavinte Makan’ was released in July 17, 1986, was a highest grossing Malayalam film in the year 1986.
According to latest buzz, director Thampi Kannanthanam and script writer Dennis Joseph, makers of the original ‘Rajavinte Makan’, had a discussion last week with Mohanlal’s favorite and top producer Antony Perumbavoor and decided for a remake. The movie pooja will be held on next month (July 2011) and shooting will also start same day.
‘Rajavinte Makan Remake’ to be produced by Mohanlal’s own banner Ashirwad films, the remake will have Suresh Gopi reprising his role of the original version.
About Rajavinte Makan (1986)
Rajavinte Makan is a Malayalam film released in 1986 directed by Thampi Kannanthanam featuring Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Ambika and Ratheesh.Mohanlal played an underworld Don Vincent Gomez in the movie, scripted by Dennis Joseph.The racy script and hard hitting dialogues went a long way in making the movie a Blockbuster.Highly Successful at the box office, this was Mohanlal’s early breakthrough role and considered to be his all time favorite by his fans.The film became such a huge hit that Mohanlal turned into a superstar overnight.The story is loosely based upon the novel Rage of Angels (1983) by Sidney Sheldon.
The film starts with Krishnadas (Ratheesh) becoming chief minister of Kerala. After college graduation Krishnadas starts working for an Underworld Don Vincent Gomas (Mohanlal). He helped Krishnadas to reach heights and also makes steps to enter politics. With his help Krishnadas made a good political career. But after becoming a promising member in kerala politics he cheats Vincent Gomas to gain a high position among people as well as the party. Thus he became chief minister by creating a deathwell enemy Vincent Gomas. Now Vincent comes to play to give a payback and he very well gives this by cheating an advocate played by Ambika (Nancy) who carries the case of his file which if submitted to court may lead to imprisonment for several years. He soon became known about Nancy that she was an orphan and has got a child (Rajumon) and went through a divorce. This incident makes her situation further critical by losing her job. And soon he becomes sympathetic to Nancy and helps her in an extreme unconditional time. Thus they become friends and Vincent proposes to Nancy, but she rejects him with giving no reason. But as Krishnadas plays new dirty games around Vincent Gomas with his political power, Vincent goes losing all his wealth. And finally he plans to kill Krishnadas who cheated him to death. But he escapes miraculously from the traps of Kumar (Suresh Gopi) who is a trusted gangster of Vincent Gomas. Kumar and another mate gets killed during the attack against the Krishnadas. The losing of his trusted friends makes him extremely violent and vengeful. At that very moment he takes his gun and drives towards the Parliament where Krishnadas works as a minister. He fires his AK-47 towards the police force around the place and killing them along with the minister’s party members. He runs toward Krishnadas with the gun, while all of a sudden, Nancy appears in front of Krishnadas to tell to Vincent Gomas that he is the father of her child which she kept secret from others. Nancy begs Vincent Gomas for Krishnadas’ life. At the same time cops reach the plot and shoots Vincent Gomas several times. He ends up dying in the hands of Nancy. The Film ends as Nancy stares at the picture of Vincent Gomas on his housewall.
This was the first major Blockbuster film of Mohanlal.
Film was re-released in some major centers after completing regular shows.
The film has remade into Tamil language in 1987 as Makkal En Pakkam starring Satyaraj, Ambika.
Suresh Gopi played a loyal accomplice to Mohanlal’s don, who dies a heroic death in the service of his master.
Mohanlal was paid Rs 1 Lakh as fee for the film,But post the release of ‘Rajavinte Makan’, his remuneration went up several notches.
Producers kept away from ‘Rajavinte Makan’ as the director ‘Thampi Kannanthanam’ had scored a hat-trick of Flops.
Film became such a huge hit that Mohanlal turned into a superstar overnight.
Highest Grossing Malayalam film in the year 1986.
Report By : Nidheesh RN
Indian Webcasting Media [IWM]
Published: Time : 2:41 P.M /June 27, 2011