Well, if we take a list of Malayalam actors, who have excelled in doing police roles, then Mammootty would feature right up there in the list.
In the upcoming film Kasaba, the actor would be seen donning the police uniform yet again. Take a look at some of the memorable police roles of Mammootty.
Jacob Eerally In Yavanika
It was in Yavanika, that Mammootty donned the Khaki uniform for the first time. Mammootty appeared in the role of a police officer named Jacob Eerally, who takes up a missing case. His performance in the film was much noted.
Balram In Aavanazhi And Inspector Balram
Balram is easily one of the best cop roles done by the actor so far. He really went on to give an enigmatic performance in both Aavanazhi and Inspector Balram
Perumal In August 1
Mammootty simply excelled as the intelligent police officer named Perumaal in August 1. He appeared in a different look with and made the character memorable by giving some unique mannerisms.
Haridas In Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kaalathu
Mammootty yet again stole the show in this perfect investigative thriller directed by Joshiy and written by P Padmarajan. Mammootty appeared as a police officer named Haridas.
Ramanathan In Rakshasa Rajavu
A role tailor made for Mammootty, somewhat similar to the character of Balram. Mammootty gave an outstanding performance as the angry and outspoken police officer.
Narendran in Roudram
Renji Panikker created the character Narendran which suited Mammootty perfectly. Mammootty made this powerful character a memorable one with his unique style of performance.
Antony Simon In Daddy Cool
The role of Antony Simon is different from all the others in this list. Mammootty was at ease performing the lazy police officer, who likes to hangout with his son.
Interestingly, the actor has appeared as a cop in good number of movies. Mammootty started his tryst with police officer roles with the film Yavanika, which did boost his fame.
From then on, he went on to do police roles in more than 15 movies. Even though, actor Suresh Gopi is considered to be the most popular actor in police roles, Mammootty too is equally popular when police roles are being considered.
In Kasaba, Mammootty would be seen playing the role of a police officer named Rajan Zachariah. The actor's getup from the film has went on to raise the expectations on the film.
Nothing much has been disclosed about the film Kasaba, but from what we know the character has also another pet name Idiyan Zachariah, and if that is any clue to go by, we can be sure of getting another mass police role from the actor. Let us wait and watch!