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.