Aryan (1988 film)


Promotional Poster designed by P. N. Menon
Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by Cheers
Written by T. Damodaran
Starring Mohanlal
Ramya Krishnan
Sharat Saxena
M. G. Soman
Gavin Packard
Music by Reghu Kumar (Songs)
Johnson (Background Score)
Cinematography S. Kumar
Edited by N. Gopalakrishnan
Release dates
Running time
Country India
Language Malayalam

Aryan is a 1988 Indian malayalam crime drama film directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, Ramya Krishnan, Sharat Saxena, Shobana, Sreenivasan, Gavin Packard, M. G. Soman and Goga Kapoor.[1][2][3] Aryan tells the tale of underworld battle and emotional family bonds. It was remade in Tamil as Dravidan (1989 film) and unofficially in Telugu as Ashoka Chakravarthy. The film was also dubbed in Hindi as Aaryan Mera Naam. Sharat Saxena played as the villain in all three versions.


Devanarayanan (Mohanlal) is a Brahmin priest, who has to look after the entire family. He is in love with Shobana but her father Innocent is against their relationship. M.G Soman falsely accuses Mohanlal, of the theft of "Temple thiruvabharana" and forces him to leave his village in Kerala.

He reaches Bombay where he gets shelter from Balan. K. Nair and family, who runs a tea shop. Monisha is the daughter of Balan. K. Nair. Some turn of events draws Mohanlal into the underworld and he becomes the trusted aide of the ageing don Kareem (Goga Kapoor). Ramya Krishnan, who is working for the same gang, gets closer to Mohanlal. Jhonny, from the same gang, joins hands together with rival don ( Sharat Saxena ) and Kareem's son and daughter-in-law, Monisha are killed leaving Kareem on a path towards religion and leaving all underworld business.

Sharat Saxena plans to leave Bombay, but Mohanlal gets him arrested. Later he proves his innocence to his father. But that time Sharat Saxena killed Ramya Krishnan. In climax, Mohanlal killed the villain.



The music was composed by Raghu Kumar and lyrics were written by Kaithapram.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Om Jai Jagadeesh Hare Sujatha Mohan Kaithapram 01:09
2 Ponmuraliyoothum MG Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan Kaithapram 03:33
3 Shaanthimanthram Theliyum Kaithapram, MG Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan Kaithapram 05:53


Aryan was later remade in Tamil as Dravidan (1989) by Suresh Balaje with Sathyaraj playing the lead role. It was remade in Telugu as Ashoka Chakravarthy with Nandamuri Balakrishna.


  1. "Aaryan". Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  2. "Aaryan". Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  3. "Aaryan". Retrieved 2014-10-24.

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