Director: Prithviraj Sukumaran
Cast: Mohanlal as Stephen Nedumpally/Khureshi Ab'raam, Manju Warrier as Priyadarshini aka Priya, Tovino Thomas as Jathin Ramdas, Vivek Oberoi as Bimal Nair aka Bobby, and Sachin Khedekar as Ramdas, and Prithviraj Sukumaran as Zayed Masood.
Lucifer tells the story of how a dear godson of a deceased Chief Minister of the State makes sure the state doesn't go to the hands of the evil son-in-law of the CM and ensure that a proper leader of people is established. The Chief Minister of the state PK Ramadas dies suddenly leaving a big void in the political scene in the state. Two of the party's (Indian United Front - IUF) senior leaders vie for the position.
But unknown to them, Ramdas' son-in-law makes moves to keep a dummy as the Chief Minister and run the show from behind the scenes. He is the second husband of Ramdas' daughter, Priyadarshini aka Priya. During the funeral of the deceased leader, his son Jathin fails to show up and son-in-law Bobby follows the same suit and meets with a drug mafia sealing a huge deal. Priya has to proceed with the funeral on her own.
Bobby returns to the state and proposes that he would finance the party and give it financial clout in exchange for Jathin being made the CM. One of the senior leaders who tried the post for himself, Varma, advises Bobby not to interfere with the strongest member of the party, and Ramdas' right-hand man, Stephen Nedumpally. Stephen Nedumpally arrives and warns the party not to go under the wing of a drug kingpin. He says the party doesn't need drug money.
Angered, Bobby and some of the other leaders try to eliminate Stephen Nedumpally. But Stephen Nedumpally is not what he appears to the normal eye. It leads to a war of wills between Nedumpally and Bobby. How all this political game ends and what does Stephen Nedumpally do for the betterment of the state? Answers to these questions form the rest of the story.
Lucifer won positive critical acclaim from the major critics and went on to become the highest grossing Malayalam film of all time. Prithviraj's measured direction, Mohanlal's understated but intense performance received great praise from one and all. Lucifer is allegedly the first ever Malayalam film to gross Rs. 200 Cr. worldwide.