Most of us enjoy watching CID movies. There is a sense of anxiety and thrill which we get while watching these kinds of films.
Malayalam cinema has given certain memorable CID based films and
characters. Interestingly, we have got CID movies which were
humorous as well as serious in nature. Take a look at some of the
CID movies and CID characters that we have had in Malayalam
Lankadahanam was on the lines of CID films of those days. Prem
Nazir played the lead role in this film and it was the story of a
CID officer in a mission. The officer comes in disguise as a music
teacher and takes on the mission.
CID Nazir (1971)
This is one of the most popular CID films in Malayalam. Drawing
inspiration from English films like James Bond, Malayalam film
industry made this film which was a runaway hit. The character of
CID Nazir played by Prem Nazir was later taken in other films
Dasan And Vijayan In Nadodikkatu Series
We all know about the popularity of Dasan and Vijayan.
Nadodikkattu(1987) didn't have them as CID officers but in
the sequels to the movie, namely Pattanapravesham(1988)
and Akkare Akkare Akkare(1990), we saw them as CID
officers. We all are eagerly awaiting for their next
CID Unnikrishnan B.A, B.Ed (1994)
This film directed by Rajasenan had Jayaram playing the title
character of a guy named Unnikrishnan who joins a detective agency.
The story moves in a funny format but takes a change towards the
end. Definitely, an entertaining movie.
CID Moosa (2003)
Adults, kids and people of all ages enjoy this movie even now.
This kind of acceptance made this film as well as the character
Malayalam cinema has produced many investigative thrillers. But,
most of the investigative thrillers had a Police Officer or CBI
Officers as the lead characters.
English films brought this idea of CID movies and spy thrillers.
Malayalam films like CID Nazir, Lankadahanam etc were
heavily inspired from James Bond movies.
Interestingly, we have seen actors like Prem Nazir donning the
CID hat many number of times. He was seen as a CID officer in films
like Lankadahanam, Cochin Express, CID Nazir etc.
Of late, CID movies have taken a humorous tone. With the introduction of the combo of Dasan and Vijayan, there has been a shift in the genre of the films. Later, with the arrival CID Moosa, the CID movies did get a makeover.