Acting is not everyone's cup of tea and it is a talent bestowed to a very few people. It requires a wide range of skills, including vocal projection, clarity of speech, physical expression, emotional facility, a well-developed imagination and the ability to interpret story. Different kinds of roles demand different abilities. An actor need to undergo lot of training and do a lot of homework before he/she performs a particular role.
The character of a police officer is one such challenging role and not everyone can playing it easily. Many actors in Malayalam film industry have played cop in various movies, but very few are able to deliver a convincing performance. Although they were talented enough to portray the role, they had to undergo training under real police officers to learn to employ dialects, accents and body language of a cop on screen.
Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Biju Menon, Jayaram, Manoj K Jayan, Kalabhavanmani, Prithviraj and Mukesh are some of the Mollywood actors, who have reprised the role of a police officer in different movies and proved successful in impressing the film goers with their effortless performance, unique body language and dialogue delivery.
We bring you some interesting facts about their roles and photos in police getup in Malayalam movies. Continue to see them in slide show.
Mammootty In Inspector Balram
Mammootty has played Circle Inspector Balram Balu in director IV Sasi's 1991 movie Inspector Balram, which was a sequel to the 1986 film Aavanazhi and was followed by a sequel Balram vs Taradas in 2006. It was big hit at the Box Office and Mammooka's performance as police officer was the main factor behind its success.
Mohanlal in Baba Kalyani
Mohanlal has played ATS superintendent Baba Kalyani in director Shaji Kailas' 2006 action film Baba Kalyani. The superstar's performance rocked the film viewers making it a big success at the Box Office.
Suresh Gopi In Commisioner
Suresh Gopi has reprised the role of Police Commissioner Bharath Chandran in director Shaji Kailas crime-thriller film Commissioner, which broke several collection records and completed a run of 175 days. It has become a cult classic in the Malayalam film industry.
Dileep In Inspector Garud
Dileep Police appeared as Inspector Madhavan Kutty in 2007 movie Inspector Garud. His electrifying performance was main highlight in the movie.
Jayaram In Rahasya Police
Jayaram has played dual roles like SI Rajan and IPS Rajamani in 2009 movie Rahasya Police, which is an investigative thriller revolving around the village of Paravathipuram. His acting in the film has lot of accolades from film critics.
Manoj K Jayan In Praja
Manoj K Jayan appeared as IPS officer David in 2001 Malayalam film Praja starring Mohanlal, NF Varghese, Cochin Haneefa and Aishwarya in leads. Although he delivered a good performance, the film turned out to be a Box Office disaster.
Kalabhavan Mani In Ben Johnson
Kalabhavan Mani played a police officer in the action-family drama Ben Johnson directed by Anil C Menon. It was a breakthrough film for Kalabhavan Mani as an action hero, who had thenceforth acted in similar toned action films. It was one of the biggest hit of the year 2005.
Mukesh In Oru CBI Diary Kurippu
Mukesh appeared as a police officer in the movie Oru CBI Diary Kurippu starring Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jagathy Sreekumar, Mukesh and Sukumaran in leads. This film was crafted around a real life incidence in which a hotel employee was murdered and dropped from the terrace to make it look like a suicide.
Prithviraj In Sathyam
Prithviraj has also appeared as a police sub-inspector in 2004 movie Sathyam, which was a big hit at the Box Office. His performance was raved by many film critics, who described it as the main highlight of the film.
Biju Menon In Shivam
In 2002 action film Shivam, Biju Menon appeared as a tough police officer, who fights against a smuggler-cum-politician. The film was based on a real-life incident and Biju has given a wonderful performance as a tough cop.