Director: Shaji Kailas; Writer: Renji Panikkar; Producer: M. Mani; Cinematographer: Dinesh Babu; Cast: Suresh Gopi, Shobhana, Soman, Ganesh, Siddique, Ratheesh, Ravi Vallathol
Duration: 02:44:52; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 279.892; Saturation: 0.083; Lightness: 0.283; Volume: 0.312; Cuts per Minute: 17.461
Summary: Suresh Gopi’s performance, embodying the
fascist machismo of the honest and committed
police officer, made him a Malayalam superstar.
He plays the no-nonsense, seething, foulmouthed
IPS Bharatchandran, quite prepared
to bend rules ‘to get things done’. Both story
and dialogue often powerfully invoke the
widespread sense in Kerala that politics and
society are so corrupt that only some ruthlessly
authoritarian action can remedy the situation.
The spectacular film’s music enhances the
authoritarian rhetoric while invoking J.-C. Van
Damme-type heroics. It did well in a Telugu
dubbed version entitled Police Commissioner.