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Bharathchandran I.P.S is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language action police drama film written, directed and produced by Renji Panicker. It is a sequel to the 1994 action film Commissioner and Suresh Gopi reprises the title character. It also features Sai Kumar, Rajan P. Dev, Mamukkoya, Shreya Reddy, and Lalu Alex in supporting roles. The background score was composed by C. Rajamani. The film was a major commercial success at the box office.
|Directed by||Renji Panicker|
|Produced by||Renji Panicker|
|Written by||Renji Panicker|
|Starring||Suresh Gopi |
Rajan P. Dev
|Edited by||P. C. Mohanan|
|Distributed by||Lal Release|
|4 August 2005 (India)|
In this movie, Suresh Gopi plays the title role of Bharatchandran IPS, a righteous city police commissioner who does not mind assaulting even his superior officers and powerful politicians while staging a one-man-fight against the corrupt political machinery prevailing in the state.
The movie begins with communal riots erupting in Malabar, after the murder of Mayambaram Baba, an iconic Muslim leader. Baba is murdered amidst tight security in the premises of a special court in Mangalore where he was supposed to give evidence about the foul play behind an earlier communal riot. The evil syndicate headed by 'Janab' Hyderali Hassan which felt that their existence will be questioned if Baba were to reveal the truths about the communal violence riots incited by them, silences him using a hired killer, Kala Purohit Khan. As a matter of fact, the communal violence following Baba's murder are triggered and intensified by Hyderali himself, to throw the region in a state of chaos. He has other sinister motives also, like having the huge amount of land left behind by the fleeing population to himself for building a private sea port through which he hopes to pump illicit money, drugs and weapons into the state.
Bharatchandran makes a late entry into the film, almost near the end of the first half. The Chief Minister of the state, Thomas Chacko entrusts the investigation of the Baba murder with Bharatchandran. He and his team of an assistant officer Anwar and Dy. SP Pookkoya report to IG of Police Habib Basheer. Bharatchandran works his way into the hierarchy of the Hyderali syndicate, starting with Shweta Nachappa, a Karnataka police officer who was on duty on the day of the murder and who seemed to know about the murder beforehand. Hyderali silences Shweta after he finds out that Bharatchandran is trailing her. This does not seem to deter him, he spits fire as he courses his way through to Hyderali.
Mentions are made about Bharatchandran's past during the nine years that is supposed to have elapsed since he terminated Mohan Thomas (Ratheesh). He is told to have been under suspension for the major part of that time and even served a term in jail for his actions. His love interest, the lawyer Indu (Shobana) eventually became his wife and got him acquitted of his charges. She was shot dead by Mohan Thomas' goons on the day of Bharatchandran's acquittal. Bharatchandran has a daughter aged ten who amusingly has her mother's name. I.G.Balachandran (M. G. Soman), mentor and guardian angel of Bharathchandran in the prequel, is said to have entrusted the guardianship of Bharatchandran to Habib Basheer on his death bed in an emotional note.
The Chief Minister is shown to be part of the dark side. I.G Habib Basheer, who is like an elder brother to Bharatchandran, is killed while trying to save him from the bullets of Kala Purohit's gang. The enraged Bharatchandran confronts Hyderali for the final showdown, flanked by Anwar and Pookkoya and flaunting a captured Kala Purohit. The final scene shows Bharathchandran giving an empty revolver to Kala and asking him to shoot Hyderali, Bharatchandran kills Kala when he tries to shoot him instead. He soon places a bullet on Hyderali, before the very eyes of the scared-beyond-wits Chief Minister who is witness to the entire scene.
- Suresh Gopi as Bharath Chandran IPS, City Police Commissioner
- Lalu Alex as IG Habeeb Basheer IPS
- Sai Kumar as Janab Hyderali Hassan
- Shreya Reddy as SP/City Police Commissioner Hema Viswanath IPS
- Rajan P. Dev as DySP Pookkoya
- Madhu Warrier as ASP Anwar IPS
- Vijayaraghavan as Thomas Chacko, Chief Minister of Kerala
- Akhila as SP Swetha Nachappa IPS
- Subair as Mayin Kutty M.L.A.
- Ajay Rathnam as Kala Purohit Khan
- Kollam Ajith as Udayan shetty
- V. K. Sreeraman as Mayamparam Baba
- Kozhikode Narayanan Nair as Shekharji
- Mamukkoya as Kunjeeswaran Pillai
- Ravindran as Devan Menon
- T. P. Madhavan as Vakkalam Moosa (Minister)
- Urmila Unni as Subhadra Habeeb
- Nivia Rebin as Habeeb's daughter
- Priyanka as Susheela
- Kundara Johny as IG Rajan Koshy IPS
- Balachandran Chullikkadu as Mudoor Sidhan
- Niranjana as Indu (Daughter of Bharathchandran)
- Prabha Dutt as Jasmine Mary Cherian
- Meghna Nair as Lekha
- Ratheesh as Mohan Thomas (mentioned only)
- Shobhana as Indu Kurup (mentioned only)
- M. G. Soman as I. G. Balachandran (mentioned only)