In 1980’s and 1990’s Mollywood had witnessed many cop stories and most of them were super successes as well. Our super stars like Mohanlal, Mammootty etc had done many cop roles and most of them were super hits and memorable as well. For example Mamootty’s character in Avanazhi and Inspector Balram and Mohanlal’s characters in Mukham, Kariyila Kaattu Pole and Vanadanm are some of the roles Malayalai audience can never forget. But the real hero in cop roles was not Mohanlal or Mammootty. It was none other than our action star Suresh Gopi and he was the best in police role Mollywood has ever seen till now.
Suresh Gopi’s association with Shaji Kailas and Renji Panicker gave us some of the great cop stories ever made in Mollywood like Commissioner and Ekalavyan. Suresh Gopi had done many police roles in his career directed by many film makers such as Joshiey, K Madhu etc apart from Shaji Kailas. He was that perfect in those roles and people love to watch him in that uniform as well.
But after the year 2000 malayalam had witnessed a decrease in cop stories and people seems to have lost their interest in police films. Suresh Gopi also was going through a bad patch of his career in most part of the last 15 years. Writer Renji panicker and director Shaji kailas was no different at all from Suresh Gopi’s situation during these years. But at last it was Renji Panicker and Suresh Gopi again strike back with a police story named Bharath Chandran IPS and later we saw another great film named The Tiger conceived by Shaji KAilas in the script of B Unni Krishnan. But those successes too did not bring back that fruitful 1990’s for the cop related stories.
Many people tried it but not become very successful apart from some rare successes like Grandmaster starring Mohanlal and Memmories starring Prithviraj conceived by B Unni Krishnan and Jeethu Joseph respectively. But now two back to back police stories is coming in mollywood trying to get our cops in track. This time the effort is from the side of our young guns named Nivin pauly and Asif Ali.
Nivin Pauly starrer and Abrid Shine directorial flick named Action Hero Biju is already started filming. In this flick Nivin plays the role of a police officer. Asif ali is coming with IDI- Inspector Dawood Ibrahim which will be directed by debutant duo Sajid Yahiya and Arouz Irfan and the shoot will start soon. We can expect that this may bring back good times for cop stories here again and we will get to see some highly thrilling investigative action thrillers.