Hero Biju is a comical thriller which stars Nivin Pauly in the title role. The movie is directed by Abrid Shine and penned by Muhammed Shafeeq. Anu Emmanuel essays the female lead. The movie is produced by Pauly Jr. Pictures and Full On Studios.
Action Hero Biju Story
Biju Paulose is a middle-class, next door guy who leads the
normal life of a Malayali commoner. He passes through all the
phases of a normal youngster. He is engaged to Benita (Anu
But Biju ends up as a police officer and the nature of his job
brings a drastic change in his life and personality. What happens
in Biju's life forms the crux of the plot.
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Nivin Pauly As Sub-Inspector Biju Paulose
Nivin Pauly essay Biju Paulose, the sub-inspector of police, who
works in Ernakulam city.
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Action Hero Biju and Premam...
Anu Emmanuel As Benita
Anu Emmanuel plays Benita, Biju Paulose's fiance. She is an
Joju George And Prajod Kalabhavan
Joju George and Prajod Kalabhavan play Biju's
sub-ordinates, Minimol and Nirupan, respectively.
Director Major Ravi appear as thief Marimuthu and Biju's
senior officer Rajashekhar IPS, respectively. Saiju Kurup, Kochu
Preman, Valasala Menon etc play the other key roles.
Script & Direction
The script is jointly penned by Muhammed Shafeeq and Abrid
Shine, who also directs the movie. It is the second venture of
Abrid, who made his directorial debut with 1983.
Alex J Pulickal is the director of photography. Manoj handles
Maestro Jerry Amaldev makes a comeback into music direction,
after a long gap of 20 years, with Action Hero
Rajesh Murugesan, the music composer who rose to fame with his
tunes in Premam, composes the background score.
The movie is jointly produced by Nivin Pauly and close
friend Shibu Thekkumopuram, under the banners Pauly Jr. Pictures
and Full On Studios.
A very realistic, subtle, fun-filled police story, which
reinvents the whole concept of cop roles.
Cast & Performances
Nivin Pauly, who plays SI Biju Paulose, literally carries the
movie in his shoulder. He perfectly plays the normal youngster who
dons khakee and successfully connects with the audience throughout
Suraj Venjaramoodu, who makes a cameo appearance in the movie,
deserves a special applause for his brief yet outstanding
performance. It is one of the best performances by the actor till
Anu Emmanuel plays a minimal role as Benita and shares a good
chemistry with Nivin. The supporting cast, including Saiju Kurup,
Major Ravi, Kochu Preman, Joju George, Prajod Kalabhavan, Valsala
Menon etc perfectly play their parts.
Script And Direction
Action Hero Biju is completely a director's film. Abrid
Shine excellent craft is visible in each frame of the movie. The
script, jointly written by Abrid and Muhammed Shafeeq, perfectly
combines the commoner and heroic aspects of Biju.
But, the second half might fail to impress the audiences, as the
sudden changes in SI Biju's characterization, from an ordinary
police officer to a real action hero looks quite artificial and out
For the audiences who expect another 1983 or
Premam, Action Hero Biju will be a total
disappointment. It is a very simple movie which deals with a
wafer-thin story line, but narrates it in the most sensible way
Cinematographer Alex J Pulickal's colourful yet highly natural
visualization has highly supported the extremely natural narrative
of the movie. Manoj's editing is just okay.
The movie is shot using sink sound technology. Sound designer
Rajakrishnan and the audio department deserves a special mention
for doing their part to near perfection.
Songs And Background Score
Jerry Amaldev's songs are truly magical. But they may disappoint
a large group of audiences, who expects more youthful tunes. Rajesh
Murgesan once again amazes with his outstanding background
A very realistic, subtle, fun-filled police story, which reinvents the whole concept of khakee.