Ramji Rav Speaking (Malayalam: റാംജി റാവ് സ്പീക്കിംഗ്) is a 1989 Indian Malayalam comedy film written and directed by the Siddique-Lal duo. It stars Saikumar, Mukesh, Innocent and Rekha in the lead roles. The film deals with social factors affecting Kerala such as poverty and unemployment during the 1980s, and went on to become a cult classic. The film's plot is inspired from the 1971 film See The Man Run and hindi film Do Ladke Dono Kadke.
Ramji Rav Speaking marked the debut of director duo Siddique-Lal, actors Saikumar, Rekha, N. F. Varghese, Harishree Ashokan, and music director S. Balakrishnan. Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) is the sequel to this movie.
Fazil remade this film in Tamil as Arangetra Velai. Priyadarshan remade the film into the Hindi film Hera Pheri, a film which became one of the biggest hits in Bollywood. It was also remade in telugu as Dhanalakshmi I Love You.
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