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A. K. Raveendran ,[1] is an Indian filmmaker and actor in Malayalam cinema. He also served as a Major
Major
in Indian Army.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Military career 3 Film career 4 Allegations 5 Filmography 6 Awards 7 References

Personal life[edit] Raveendran was born to Sri. Perumbara Kuttisankaran Nair and Smt. A. T. Satyabhama in Pattambi, Palakkad
Palakkad
district on 13 June 1958. Military career[edit] 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
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).[2] Film career[edit] 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.[3] He has earlier made a children's film, Toofan in Hindi in the year 1999, starring Dileep
Dileep
and Saba Khan,[4] 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 militancy.[5] 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
Kargil war
starring Mohanlal
Mohanlal
was a sequel to Keerthi Chakra.[6] The 2010 film Kandahar was a third installment to the Major
Major
Mahadevan film series. In 2012, he directed Karma Yodha
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."[7] Allegations[edit] Major
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[8]. 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. [9] [10]. Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes

Director Writer Actor

2017 1971: Beyond Borders Yes Yes

2016 Marubhoomiyile Aana

Yes

2016 Action Hero Biju

Yes

2015 Anarkali

Yes

2015 Picket 43 Yes Yes

2013 Oru Yathrayil Yes Yes

Segments Amma and I Love My Appa

2012 Karma Yodha Yes Yes

2010 Kandahar Yes Yes Yes

2010 Toofan Yes Yes Yes

2008 Kurukshetra Yes Yes

2007 Mission 90 Days Yes Yes Yes

2006 Keerthi Chakra Yes Yes

2003 Pattalam

Yes

2002 Punarjani Yes Yes

2002 Onnaman

Yes

2001 Aalavandhan

Yes Tamil Film

2000 Raakilipattu

Yes Villain role

1999 Olympiyan Anthony Adam

Yes

1999 Megham

Yes

Awards[edit]

Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards

2006: Best Screen Play - Keerthi Chakr

Asianet Film Awards

2006:Best Director Award - Keerthi Chakra 2008: Special
Special
Honour Jury Award - Kurukshetra 2010:Best Feature Film on National Integration Award - Kandahar

References[edit]

^ "The untold story of a commando operation Film review". The Hindu. 2007-07-17. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-11-13.  ^ "The untold story of a commando operation". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2010-01-04.  ^ "Straight from a soldier's heart". The Hindu. Retrieved 2010-01-04.  ^ http://www.metromatinee.com/movies/index.php?FilmID=3176-Toofan#Synopsis ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.  ^ "Now showing". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2010-01-04.  ^ Mohanlal
Mohanlal
in Major
Major
Ravi’s next! ^ "Now Asianet anchor Sindhu faces verbal abuse from director Major Ravi". The News Minute. 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2017-11-13.  ^ "Hindus should rise: Filmmaker Major
Major
Ravi fans communal flames in new audio clip".  ^ "Malayalam director Major
Major
Ravi in row over audio clip inciting Hindus". 

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