If you are an ardent fan of Mammootty-Suresh Gopi's action flicks, The King and The Commissioner will suit you well. The film is written by Renji Panicker and directed by Shaji Kailas.
Mammootty and Suresh Gopi are two of the most loved and popular action heroes of all times. Hence, the coming together of the super heroes in The King and The Commissioner was being awaited by the fans of both Mammootty and Suresh Gopi.
The dialogues written by Renji are too long and never ending. Moreover, they were heavily worded and combined with loads of fist punch. As is always the case with a Mamootty-Suresh Gopi flick, the film is layered with innumerable English one-liners. The King and Commissioner undoubtedly looked very unreal. Well, to give the director some credit, we must say that few of the dialogues mouthed by the superstars were indeed very catchy and interesting. The King and The Commissioner is a 3 hour 15 minutes ordeal and in no manner keeps your interest intact! The film also takes a dig at the media who resort to cheap tricks to make news out of nothing.
Joseph Alex IAS, played by Mammootty is a high ranking official who is asked to investigate into the murder of few of the country’s intelligence experts. Bharath Chandran IPS (Suresh Gopi) assists him as deputy. The criminals behind the murder include a high-fi Pakistani officer and a swami named Chandramouliswara (Sai Kumar). They along with a bureaucrat named Raman Madhav (Jayan Cherthala) and a police officer named Shankar IPS (Devan) are all eager to dupe the nation.
As Mammootty is a bigger actor than Suresh Gopi in the Malayalam film industry, he gets to mouth the maximum number of hard hitting dialogues. However, Suresh Gopi makes sure that he is noticed and has given his best. Sai Kumar looks good as a villain. All other actors have given a decent performance.
Overall, The King and The Commissioner does not deliver as promised.