Malayalam cinema industry is well-known for the brilliant movies, which earned recognitions in National and International levels. Unlike the other language movie industries which gives the prime importance for the commercial elements; Malayalam movie industry always gives the prime importance to the strength of the script.
Action and investigative thrillers are one of the most popular genre, when it comes to mainstream cinema. Thriller movies always have a special place in the hearts of audience. When it comes to Malayalam cinema, investigative thrillers-especially the movies which depicts the story of police investigations, has always did wonders at box office.
Mollywood is one of the rare movie platforms, which has experimented a lot with the police roles. The best police characters in Malayalam movies are not always played by a protagonist or antagonist.
There are a bunch of extra-ordinary police roles, which were played by the supporting actors. The character constable Sudhakaran Nair, played by actor Kunjan in Mumbai Police is one of the best examples for such roles.
Police roles are not every actor's cup of tea. There are some actors, who can do complete justice to the police characters, more than any other types of roles. Suresh Gopi and Prithviraj are the best example for such actors.
Suresh Gopi emerged as the top league actor of M'town with his action-oriented police roles. Prithviraj, on the other hand, earned the credit for experimenting with the police characters. Mammootty and Mohanlal, the big M's of Mollywood have also played some exceptional police roles in their careers.
Check out the slides to know the best police roles of Malayalam cinema..
Mammootty In Aavanazhi
Inspector Balram, the character played by Mammootty in IV Sasi's Aavanazhi, is one of the iconic police characters of Malayalam cinema.
Mohanlal In Mukham
Mohanlal has not played much police roles in his career. But his character, police officer Hariprasad from the classic movie Mukham, directed by Mohan, is one of the extra-ordinary police roles of Malayalam cinema and was an image-breaking character for Mohanlal.
Suresh Gopi In Commissioner
Suresh Gopi is doubtlessly the perfect police officer we have ever seen in Mollywood's silver screen. The actor has played some extra-ordinary police roles in his career; but Bharath Chandran IPS from Commissioner is the best role among them.
Biju Menon In Pathram
Even though he appeared in a small role, Biju Menon portrayal of the character Firoz Mohammed IPS in Joshiy directed Pathram, was highly appreciated by the audience and critics. Biju Menon is one of the actors who can perfectly carry a cop role in his shoulders.
Sreenivasan In Traffic
The most surprising entry into the list of best police roles. Sreenivasan perfectly played Sudevan Nair, a traffic police constable who take up a risky mission, in Traffic directed by Rajesh Pillai.
Prithviraj In Mumbai Police
Anthony Moses IPS of Mumbai Police is doubtlessly the most daring police role, in the history of Malayalam cinema. Prithviraj delivered a fantastic performance as a cruel, ruthless police officer, who tries to hide his sexuality from his friends. The movie is directed by Roshan Andrews.
Indrajith In Left Right Left
PK Jayan aka Vattu Jayan from Arun Kumar Aravind's Left Right Left is another brilliant police character of Malayalam cinema. Indrajith delivered an electrifying performance as as a mentally unstable police officer in the movie.