Mayavi is a Malayalam comics strip appearing in the Indian comic magazine Balarama owned by Malayala Manorama group. The series, created by Mumbai-based artist Pradeep Sathe and NM Mohan, was first published in August 1984 issue of Balarama. Artist M. Mohandas gradually took over the drawing of the series after Balarama became a fortnightly.
Mayavi, the protagonist in the series, is a little devil, who helps to keep the forest safe from villains and dark wizards. Most of the stories revolve around how a dark wizard Kuttusan and his cadre of wizards aim at capturing Mayavi, but fail with drastic consequences. Mayavi takes place in a secluded forest in Kerala. It is not exactly known when the story takes place. In the local language Malayalam Mayavi translates wizard. As the target audience is young, the story takes the liberty to draw a fantasy world, in which wizards, demons and other strange creatures exist. However, despite the simplicity and slapstick comedy, Mayavi became one of the most widely read children's comics in Malayalam language.
Mayavi is a 2007 Malayalam masala film directed by Shafi and written by the Rafi Mecartin duo, starring Mammootty in the title role with Salim Kumar, Manoj K Jayan, Gopika, Vijayaraghavan, and Saikumar. It was the highest grossing Malayalam film of 2007. The film was remade in Tamil titled Vallakottai starring Arjun which was directed by A. Venkatesh in 2010.
Mayavi is a 1965 Indian Malayalam film, directed by GK Ramu and produced by P Subramaniam. The film stars Prem Nazir, Madhu, Sheela and Adoor Bhasi in lead roles. The film had musical score by MS Baburaj.
Mayavi is a Malayalam comics strip.
Mayavi may also refer to:
- Mayavi (1965 film)
- Mayavi (2007 film), directed by Shafi
- MayaVi, a scientific data visualizer written in Python