Commissioner (1994)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 55 mins

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The movie opens with Kozhikode city police commissioner Bharathchandran ( Suresh Gopi), a honest but brash cop, busting a gold smuggling racket in. Bharath clearly has an issue with authority and breaths fire each time he encounters a political arm bender, such as Kunju Moideen Saahib, whose gang was involved in the bust. But it his mentor and guardian angel I.G. Balachandran (M.G. Soman), who has been evidently shielding him from the wrath of the political brass. The story takes a break from Bharath to introduce the main antagonist Mohan Thomas (Ratheesh), a Delhi based business tycoon, with strong political clout and a clear sociopathic agenda. It is revealed that Mohan Thomas had entrusted Saahib with the gold, which was confiscated by Bharath and is in fact the kingpin heading an unholy nexus of politicians, criminals and various officials including two high ranking cops, Rajan Felix, I.G. Vigilance (Rajan P. Dev) and Menon, A.I.G. (N. F. Varghese), who are involved in criminal activities like instigating communal riots and large scale distribution of counterfeit currency. Bharathchandran and Mohan Thomas are set on a collision course when Mohan and Co. brutally murder justice Mahendran (Karamana Janardanan Nair), chairperson of the Poovanthura commission, possessing evidence that could potentially incriminate Rajan Felix and Menon, for their direct involvement in communal riots at Poovanthura. Bharatchandran is not only assigned to investigate the homicide but also made police commissioner of Thiruvananthapuram city. Assisted by ASP Prasad Menon (K. B. Ganesh Kumar) and ASP Mohammed Ikbal (Vijayaraghavan), two dynamic but brash officers, Bharath tries to solve the mystery, but soon to hit a dead-end. Until Bharath's fiance Indu, who is also a lawyer, tips him off about the news clip on an assault on a drunk police constable Gopinathan, who also was coincidentally the security for Justice Mahendran. In an attempt to take Sunny in, while he was in college results in a massive riot as well as a standoff with Rajan Felix, who tries to save Sunny by trying to take him into his custody claiming previous charges. The only clue that is left with Bharath and crew are based on Vattapara Pithamparan's, a trade union leader, tipoff, that Sunny had actually attacked Gopinath because of Gopi's comment on counterfeit currency. With this vital clue Bharat unearths more dirt on Mohan Thomas & Co. Further Bharath arrests Srilatha Varma (Chithra), Mohan's legal advisor and mistress, but is brutally murdered in a hotel elevator by Wilfred Vincent Baston (Bheeman Raghu), a Goan hitman, who had also murdered Justice Mahindra. Bharath is successful in nabbing Antony Ignatius Pemento, Wilfred's right hand man and zeroes in on Wlfred. Then he stages a coup by arresting both Rajan Felix and Menon, who are brutally tortured to reveal details on their alliance with Mohan Thomas and also sheds light on their agenda. Ikbal is killed in the ensuing battle but Bharatchandran, emerges victorious and kills Vincent and Mohan Thomas.

Cast: Shobana Pillai, Suresh Gopi

Crew: Shaji Kailas (Director), Dinesh Babu (Director of Photography), Rajamani (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1994 (India)

Malayalam Name: കമ്മിഷണർ

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Did you know? In 2012 a crossover film "The King & the Commissioner", starring Mammootty and Suresh Gopi, with the characters from "The King", "Commissioner" and "Bharath Chandran I.P.S." respectively, was released. Read More
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as Indu
as Bharathchandran I.P.S
as Vattappara Peethambaran
as Sunny Thomas
as Wilfred Vincent Bastin
as Goonda
as Prasad
as Justice Mahendran
as Home Minister
as Balachandran Nair
as Gopinathan
as Police Officer
as Menon
as Rajan Philip
as Journalist
as Mohan Thomas
as K. M. Varghese
as Kunjurama Kurup
as Mohammad Iqbal




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Dubbed into: Security (Telugu)
Followed by: Bharathchandran I.P.S (Malayalam)
Spin off: The King and the Commissioner (Malayalam)
In 2012 a crossover film "The King & the Commissioner", starring Mammootty and Suresh Gopi, with the characters from "The King", "Commissioner" and "Bharath Chandran I.P.S." respectively, was released.

In 2005, eleven years after the release of the film, it had a sequel named "Bharath Chandran I.P.S.", directed by Ranji Panicker himself, making his directorial debut. It also was a blockbuster and ran for 100 days like its prequel.