'Mahathma' is a 1996 Malayalam action film. Directed by Shaji Kailas, with Suresh Gopi, Ganesh Kumar, Devan, Rajan P. Dev, Biju Menon and Ramya Krishnan appearing in lead roles, this film revolved the growth of an underworld don. The story is unfolded in flashback, travelling through the memories of Devadevan, the protagonist. Produced at a huge budget, the film bombed at box office. It is an adaptation of the 1983 Al Pacino film Scarface.