Kurukshetra is a 2008 Indian Malayalam war film written and directed by Major Ravi. It is a sequel to the 2006 film Keerthi Chakra and the second instalment in the Major Mahadevan film series, with Mohanlal reprising his role as Colonel Mahadevan The film is based on the Kargil conflict of 1999 between India and Pakistan. The political situation of the conflict is portrayed from an Indian perspective.
The film was a box office success and was one of the highest-grossing Malayalam films of the year.
The story revolves around the 1999 Kargil War between India and Pakistan. It revolves around the Battle of Tololing between Indian Army Colonel Mahadevan and Pakistani Army Colonel Chengiz. In the climax, India wins the war and Mahadevan kills Chengiz and avenges the brutal murder of many Indian soldiers.
- Mohanlal as Colonel Mahadevan.
- Siddique as Subedar Major Fussy Ahmed.
- Biju Menon as Major Rajesh.
- Ravi Mariya as Colonel.
- Anu Anand as Captain Saurab Kalia.
- Sania Singh as Captain Lekshmi Rajesh.
- Cochin Haneefa as Gatekeeper.
- Bineesh Kodiyeri as Soldier Bineesh.
- Suraj Venjaramoodu as Soldier.
- Sukumari as Fussy’s mother.
- Anjana Chandran as Alma, Kashmiri Girl.
- Manikuttan as Soldier Prakash.
- Assim Jamal as Hyder, Pakistani commando.
- Major Kishore as Major Jerry Premraj.
- Anil Murali as Sq.Leader Ajay (Air Force officer).
- Joy John Antony as Soldier.
- Pradeep Chandran as Radio operator Saravanan.
- Dr.Rony as Soldier Sasi.
- Saju Attingal as Soldier Swaminathan.
- Kavitha Nair as Swaminathan’s wife.
- Sudheer Sukumaran as Soldier.
- Kannan Pattambi as Cook Kannan.
- Anil as Naik Anil.
- Major Ravi (Cameo appearance).
The film have four songs composed by debutant Siddharth Vipin, with lyrics by Gireesh Puthenchery and Bombay S. Kamal (Chalo Chalo).
Major Mahadevan Film Series
- Keerthi Chakra (2006) (as Major Mahadevan).
- Kurukshetra (2008) (as Colonel Mahadevan).
- Kandahar (2010) (as Major Mahadevan).
- 1971: Beyond Borders (2017) (as Colonel Mahadevan).
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Major Ravi.
- Producer(s): Santhosh Damodar
- Writer(s): Major Ravi.
- Music: Siddharth Vipin..
- Cinematography: Loganathan Srinivasan.
- Production: Damor Cinemas.
- Release Date: 08 October 2008.
- Running Time: 109 minutes.
- Rating: 12A.
- Country: India.
- Language: Malayalam.