A. K. Raveendran , is an Indian filmmaker and actor in Malayalam
cinema. He also served as a
Major in Indian Army.
1 Personal life
2 Military career
3 Film career
Raveendran was born to Sri. Perumbara Kuttisankaran Nair and Smt. A.
T. Satyabhama in Pattambi,
Palakkad district on 13 June 1958.
He joined the army after his schooling and later pursued his studies
within the army and graduated from the Army College to become an
officer in the year 1985. He was head of the mission code named
Operation One Eyed Jack to capture suspects of the
Rajiv Gandhi murder
case. During his military tenure of four years in the National
Security Guard.The experiences of which inspired him to direct Keerthi
Chakra (2006) and
Mission 90 Days
Mission 90 Days (2007).
After serving for around two decades in the Indian Army, he became a
military consultant for Indian films. He has worked with Priyadarshan,
Rajkumar Santhoshi, Kamal Haasan, and Mani Ratnam. He has earlier
made a children's film, Toofan in Hindi in the year 1999, starring
Dileep and Saba Khan, which had a delayed release in 2010, due to
censoring issues. It was dubbed into Malayalam as Oru Avadhikaalam.
His first feature film was Keerti Chakra, a film on Kashmir
His second movie
Mission 90 Days
Mission 90 Days was his own experience of the Rajiv
Gandhi Assassination case. His third project Kurukshetra based on the
Kargil war starring
Mohanlal was a sequel to Keerthi Chakra. The
2010 film Kandahar was a third installment to the
Major Mahadevan film
In 2012, he directed
Karma Yodha with Mohanlal. In 2015, Picket 43,
starring Prithviraj and Javed Jaffery was made. It turned out to be a
hit. He is now heading towards a fourth installment in the Major
Mahadevan series. About the film he quoted: "The focus will be on the
individuals rather than the war, and will portray the relationships
that are forged during the war."
Major Ravi has been accused more than once for inciting violence and
fanning communal flames.In March 2016, he threatened to spit on the
face of Asianet News anchor Sindhu Sooryakimar. In November 2017,
he sent out a communally charged audio clip where he suggested that
Hindus must unite and rise against ‘them’ who organize attacks
against the community.  .
1971: Beyond Borders
Action Hero Biju
Segments Amma and I Love My Appa
Mission 90 Days
Olympiyan Anthony Adam
Kerala State Film Awards
2006: Best Screen Play - Keerthi Chakr
Asianet Film Awards
2006:Best Director Award - Keerthi Chakra
Special Honour Jury Award - Kurukshetra
2010:Best Feature Film on National Integration Award - Kandahar
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