Karmayogi (2012 film)

Karmayogi is a 2012 Malayalam film directed by V. K. Prakash, starring Indrajith, Nithya Menon, Padmini Kolhapure, Saiju Kurup, Ashokan, Thalaivasal Vijay and Manikuttan. The film is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.[1] Indrajith plays the protagonist in the film.

Film poster
Directed byV. K. Prakash
Produced byVachan Shetty
Sajitha Prakash
Written byBelram Mattannoor
Based onHamlet
by Shakespeare
Nithya Menon
Padmini Kolhapure
Saiju Kurup
Narrated byRenjith
Music byOusepachan
CinematographyR. D. Rajasekhar
Edited byBeena Paul
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Innostorm Entertainment Group
Creative Land Pictures
Release date
  • 16 March 2012 (2012-03-16)


The film tells the story of Rudran Gurukkal, the lone male descendant of the Chathothu family. The family represents the Yogi community, in which Lord Shiva is believed to have been born. Rudran is haunted by a strange kind of destiny. This forms the crux of the story.[2]


  • Karmayogi was screened in the competition section at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), in Panaji, Goa in 2011.
  • Karmayogi was screened in the Malayalam Cinema Today section at the 16th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in 2011.[3]
  • Risabava won the 2011 Kerala State Awards for dubbing for his work in the film.



  1. Saraswathy Nagarajan (11 March 2011). "Mr. Reliable of Mollywood". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  2. R. Nair, Unni (11 March 2011). ""Karmayogi: Hamlet retold"". Screen India. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012.
  3. "A slice of Kerala". The New Indian Express.
  4. "Padmini Kolhapure in V. K. Prakash's Karmayogi". Nowrunning.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2011.

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