one of the most prolific directors of Malayalam, Shaji Kailas is
teaming up with Mammootty in his next film. The director's last
film, Ali Bhai, was a complete washout at the box office.
The Mammootty-Shaji Kailas team has produced several hits like
The King, The Truth and Valyettan. Shaji ventured
into feature films through the low budget movie News. It was
Thalasthanam (featuring Sureshgopi as a hero seeking revenge for
his brother's death) which made Shaji noticed by the masses. Then
came another hit, again from team Ekalavyan, in which Sureshgopi
played the role of Madhavan IPS, who fights the illegal drug
trading done by the help of a Swamiji (played by Narendraprasad).
But it was Commissioner, released in 1994, which catapulted Shaji
to fame and gave Sureshgopi the name Super Star.
movies are famous for their action and punch dialogues. After doing
several movies of the same genre with Sureshgopi, Shaji teamed up
with Mammootty and Mohanlal to produce some of the biggest hits in
Malayalam films. With Mohanlal he did Narasimham, and Araam
Thamburan which became major hits, but his later films with
Mohanlal like Ali Bhai failed to impress the masses.