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Achan may refer to:

  • Achan (title), a title traditionally adopted by some feudal landlords in southern India
  • Achan (biblical figure), a person in the Book of Joshua
  • Achan (1952 film), a 1952 Malayalam film starring Prem Nazir and B. S. Saroja
  • Achan (2011 film), a 2011 Malayalam film starring Thilakan
Achan (biblical figure)

Achan (; ), the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, is a figure who appears in the Book of Joshua in the Hebrew Bible in connection with the fall of Jericho and conquest of Ai.

His name is given as Achar in .

Achan (title)

Achan is a title used by a Nair clan, found mostly in Kerala, India. The title was used by Nair feudal lords and were awarded to those Nairs who excelled in martial arts by the maharajahs of Travancore and Malabar. Achans included the Mangatt Achan of Calicut and the Paliath Achan of Cochin, Palakkat Achan of Palgaght.

Achan (2011 film)

Achan is a 2011 Malayalam-language film directed by Ali Akbar and starring Thilakan. The film is based on a drama of the same name written by S. R. Raveendran, who also scripted the film. The film's shooting began on 28 July 2010, and was scheduled to release by October. Several issues regarding the casting of Thilakan, an expelled member of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists, led the film to a delayed release on 14 January 2011. Ali Akbar’s wife produced the film; the music was composed by his daughter.

Achan (1952 film)

Achan is a 1952 Indian Malayalam film, directed by MRS Mani and produced by M Kunchacko. The film stars Prem Nazir, B. S. Saroja in lead roles. The film had musical score by PS Divakar. This was the only film in which veteran actor Sesbastian Kunjukunju Bhagavatahar did a comic role. It is one of the major box office hits of early Malayalam cinema. It will be remembered as the debut of Boban Kunchacko, the maiden venture of XL Productions, and first film of Thiruvananthapuram V. Lakshmi. The film was remade in Tamil as Thandhai again with Prem Nazir.