Yoddha: The Warrior, or simply Yodha is a 1992 Indian Malayalam-language action comedy thriller film directed by Sangeeth Sivan and written by Sasidharan Arattuvazhi. Mohanlal plays the lead role of Thaiparambil Ashokan, the saviour destined to rescue the Rimpoche of a Nepalese Buddhist monastery from sorcerers practicing black magic. The ensemble supporting cast include Jagathy Sreekumar, Siddharth Lama, Puneet Issar, Madhoo, and Urvashi.
In an unknown location on the Himalayan Nepal, a mystical boy is about to be crowned the Rimpoche (Siddharth Lama) of a Buddhist monastery, when a gang of sorcerers led by Vishaka (Puneet Issar), abduct the child. Vishaka is in service to a mysterious enchantress, who needs to make a human sacrifice of the Rimpoche to attain invincibility, to be performed before the solar eclipse. The monks expect the advent of a saviour, the man with ears as a weapon, across the Himalayas to rescue the child as they are prophesied. In the meantime, Rimpoche manages to escape through the course and reaches Kathmandu.
|editor||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|genre||action adventure comedy thriller|
|keywords||brew buddhism buddhist buddhist monastery capture chinese martial arts chosen one engage hear himalaya himalayan human sacrifice indian subcontinent kathmandu kerala kidnap lose m. s. thripunithura palm reader palmistry rescue rimpoche rinpoche siddharth lama solar eclipse subcontinent sukumari train|
|musicBy||A. R. Rahman|
|theme||action comedy comedy thriller kung fu martial arts swashbuckler telekinesis|