A. K. Sajan
October 25, 2002 (India)
A. K. Santhosh
| 6.4/10 |
Action, Crime, Drama
| 25 October 2002 (2002-10-25)|
Prithviraj Sukumaran (Sathan), Chandra Lakshman (Angelina), Vijayaraghavan (Gunda Stephen), Thara Kalyan (Adv Pauly), A K Lohithadas
Stop Violence and Asuravithu are part of the same movie series
Stop Violence Wikipedia
Stop Violence is a 2002 Malayalam action film directed by A. K. Sajan. The film stars Prithviraj, Vijayaraghavan, and Chandra Lakshman.
Stephen (Vijayaraghavan) is the circle inspector in charge of the anti-goonda squad but he himself is the head of a gang whose members are Acid (Saji Soman) and Sathan (Prithviraj Sukumaran). Sathan is a murderer and a rapist who is willing to do any crime for money. He meets a girl Angelina (Chandra Lakshman) whom he rapes and later she becomes pregnant. Angelina who was to be a nun is thus expelled from church and later Sathan starts having a soft corner for her. He decides to turn a new leaf in life but Stephen does not agree to his idea. And when Stephen is suspended from the department his anger towards Sathan increases. This leads to a bloody climax on a railway track. The Night of the climax, Saathan meets Angelina at the church, where she is staying. There he reveals he was the one who had raped her. After the revelation he leaves the church. Stephen and the police chase and arrest Sathan. Stephen plans to kill Saathan, after bloody fight, by laying him over the tracks. But Sathan grabs Stephen's leg and the train crushes them both to death. Next day Angelina is shocked at the news of Sathan's death, whom she had started to love.
All through the story's narrative, we hear the voice of the director A. K. Lohithadas as the narrator, by the end of the film we know that Lohithadas was actually researching for a new movie script, when we finally see Angelina as a single mother to a son fathered by Saathan. The movie closes with a street side poster of Lohithadas's new movie, which is based on Saathan's life. The sequel to the movie, Asuravithu, starring Asif Ali as Saathan's son was released on 6 January 2012.
The movie performed well at the box office,largely drawing youth audience to the theatre. the movie is considered as "Prithviraj"'s notable performance in his early movies.Prithviraj - Saathan
Vijayaraghavan - Gunda Stephen
Chandra Lakshman - Angelina
Thara Kalyan - Adv. Pauly
Sadiq - Shekharan
Saji Soman - Acid
A. K. Lohithadas - Himself
Vinayakan - Montha
The film was initially titled 'Violence'. However, due to objection raised by the censor board the title was changed to 'Stop Violence'. The censors asked for at least 10 cuts because they felt it showed women in bad light and that too much blood is being split on the screen. They decided not to challenge the cuts and also agreed for a change in title.
A sequel titled Asuravith with Asif Ali in the lead was released by the same director in 2012.
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