Crime File is a 1999 Indian Malayalam-language action crime thriller film by K. Madhu starring Suresh Gopi, Siddique and Sangita Madhavan Nair. The film is loosely based on the 1992 murder of Sister Abhaya in Kerala.
|Directed by||K. Madhu|
|Edited by||K. Sankunny|
|Distributed by||Aiswarya Productions|
|25 October 1999|
Sister Amala, a nun, is found dead in the well of the convent where she was staying. The police discover that she was murdered. Idamattom Palackal Esso Panickar (pronounced as E-sho) and his team find out the truth behind Sr. Amala's murder. The suspects include Fr. Clement Kaliyar and the local legislator Monayi, and a hitman - Cardinal Carlos.
Things get worse when Fr. Kaliyar and one of the police officers, Ezhuthachan, are killed. Then, Easow Panickar arrests, the collector Paul Varghese, with the support of the Chief Minister. On torturing and questioning him, he arrests the MLA Monayi. Later, the hitman Cardinal Carlos is taken into custody too.
After this, Esso Panickar arrests Stephen, whose uncle is Mamala Mammachan. It is revealed in the climax that Kaliyar Pathrose Vaidyan, the older brother of Fr. Clement Kaliyar, is the one who killed Sr. Amala.
- Suresh Gopi as DIG Idamattom Palackal Esso Panickar IPS
- Siddique as SP Anwar Rawther IPS
- Vijayaraghavan as Fr. Clement Kaliyar
- Sangita Madhavan Nair as Adv Sr. Amala (voice by Sreeja )
- Rajan P. Dev as Mamala Mamachan
- Janardhanan as Kaliyar Pathrose Vaidyan
- Santhosh as CI Karthav
- Kalabhavan Mani as SI Ezhuthachan
- Cochin Haneefa as CI Jamal
- N. F. Varghese as IG James George IPS
- Vijayakumar as MLA Monayi
- Meghanathan as Stephen
- Kundara Johny as Pappi
- Jagannatha Varma as Bishop Punnassery
- Babu Namboothiri as Chief Minister of Kerala
- Subair as District Collector Paul Varghese IAS
- K. B. Ganesh Kumar as Raju Namasivayam
- Rizabawa as Minister Thomas
- Spadikam George as Cardinal Carlose
- Chandni Shaju as Sr. Vimala
- Mohan Jose as Fr. Rector
- Ravi Menon as Priest
- Ashokan as Simon
- M. S. Thripunithura as Namasivayam Swami
- Priyanka as Deenamma
- Zeenath as Mother Superior
- Suma Jayaram as 'Stay' Madhavi
- Santhakumari as Sr. Fisto
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