Alexander The Great
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMurali Nagavally
Written byC. Balachandran
Produced byV. B. K. Menon
Bala Kumar
Meenakshi Dixit
Sai Kumar
CinematographyD Kannan
Edited byV Sajan
Music byM.G. Sreekumar
Release date
  • 7 May 2010 (2010-05-07) (India)
Running time
150 minutes

Alexander the Great is a 2010 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Murali Nagavalli and scripted by C. Balachandran.[1][2][3] It stars Mohanlal, Bala Kumar and Meenakshi Dixit.[4][5] The film as described by the director, is a "comical racy entertainer".[1] It was released on 7 May 2010.[6] It is loosely based on the 1988 American comedy-drama film Rain Man.


Prathapa Varma is a rich man in Dubai who has a son named Manu, but he also has an adulterous relation with a lady in Mumbai, Janet, with whom he has another son named Alexander Varma. In his will, he has bequeathed all his wealth to his Alexander. If Alexander dies, then 40% of Prathapa Varma's wealth will go to his relatives Rama Varma, Ravi Varma, etc.; 30% goes to Manu; and the remaining 30% goes to a trust. If Manu dies, then 100% will go to the trust, so the relatives decide to kill him, while Manu decides to go and meet Alexander and get the power of attorney from him so that he can get all of Varma's wealth, and then either kill him or get rid of Alexander. He goes in search of Alexander with his girlfriend Bismitha and his maternal uncle, Sri Ramakrishnan. However, to their surprise, Alexander is in a mental rehabilitation center under the treatment of Dr. Korah. Manu tries to convince Alexander to sign the document, but every time he either opposes it or escapes from the place. Meanwhile, Rama Verma send a group of thugs to kill Alexander. At the same time Thomas, a moneylender from which Manu lended money, also send thugs to kill Alexander. But the genius Alexander escapes from them as well as saves his fellows. Eventually, Manu realizes that his brother has unique abilities, which he grows to accept. He starts becoming fond of his half-brother. Manu decides to bring Alexander to Dubai. After reaching Dubai, Alexander reveals that he is mentally stable. The film goes to a flashback when Alexander along with his father took a room in a hotel. They discover a dead waitress in the room. Prathapa Verma is accused of the murder. To save his father, Alexander takes responsibility of the crime and is sent to jail. To get out from the jail, Alexander pretends as if he is mentally unstable. And for his treatment he was taken to the rehabilitation center.

One day Alexander decides to everyone's anxiety and agrees to divide his father's wealth. But to everyone's surprise, Ravi Verma claims that he has the right to own all the wealth. He blackmails Alexander by showing him his mother Janet being detained by his thugs. He also reveals that he committed the murder of the waitress in the hotel to trap Prathapa Verma. Alexander agrees and signs the document ,thus giving all the wealth to Ravi Verma. Alexander convinces Ravi to give other relatives 30% of the wealth as well as pay Manu's debts.

After all settlements, Alexander prepares to go back to Mumbai. At the airport, Doctor Kora takes out the documents which endorse Manu with 100% of the wealth. It is revealed that all the previously signed documents were illegal as it had been signed by a "mentally unstable" person. The film ends with Alexander and Kora on their way to board the plane thus bidding goodbye to his half brother.



  1. ^ a b ""Mohanlal's Alexander the Great" - Oneindia". Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  2. ^ ""Mohanlal gives sweet massage to a 'Gori Mem'" - Oneindia". Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Lal as Alexander, the great" -India Glitz
  4. ^ ""No heroine for our superstar Mohanlal" - Oneindia". Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Mohanlal's Alexander has no heroine" - Oneindia
  6. ^ "Alexander The Great is a bad copy of Rain Man" - Rediff