Nariman is a 2001 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by K. Madhu and written by S. N. Swamy. It stars Suresh Gopi in the title role, with Samyuktha Varma, Siddique, Jagadish, Sadiq, Vijayakumar, Ashokan, Janardhanan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Spadikam George, N. F. Varghese and Rajan P. Dev in supporting roles. The plot follows Ashok Nariman, a Crime Branch DySP who is assigned to re-investigate the "couple murder case" and then to investigate the "Ammini missing case". The film was dubbed in Hindi as Farz Ki Pukaar and in Telugu as Senathipathi.
|Directed by||K. Madhu|
|Produced by||A. Rajan|
|Written by||S. N. Swamy|
M. G. Radhakrishnan
|Edited by||P. C. Mohan|
|Distributed by||Vrindavan Release|
Manu (Vijayakumar), the accused in the notorious couple murder case, attempts an escape during his prison transfer, but ends up shot by the police multiple times. Dr. Giri (N. F. Varghese), a senior surgeon takes pity on the escaped criminal who is to be hanged for his crime. Manu is accused to having murdered his elder brother (Ashokan) and sister-in-law out of lust for the latter, in an attempted rape. For various reasons Dr. Giri believes Manu to be innocent. He convinces his friend Shekharan (Janardhanan), the Chief Minister of Kerala , to re-open the case and assign the case to a sincere and brilliant, yet aggressive police officer Ashok Nariman (Suresh Gopi).
Initially termed "hopeless" by legal advisors—due to the excellent way the case was framed, Nariman finds loopholes . He learns that the crime was committed by the intelligent Adv. Padhmanabhan Thampi (Siddique) and his friends Kochunarayanan (Jagathy Sreekumar), SP Philippose (Spadikam George) and their allies including Musthafa Kamal (a.k.a. Karate Kamal) (Bheeman Raghu) -- who executed the crime. Nariman submits the report and the case comes to the Sessions Court. To everyone's disappointment, the Judge refuses to have a second hearing of the case—as earlier the case had gone up to Supreme Court and even the President of India did not have any pity on the "perpetrator" Manu. The Judge believes the case to be a publicity stunt as the result of change in Government and the Court cannot be deceived by any.
Although disappointed at the happenings, Nariman takes over a new case—Ammini missing case. Ammini (Anju) was an ally, a prostitute, a pimp and an outlet for the illegal liquor dealings of Kochunarayanan. Lately, she had a change of mind to turn back from her wrong way of life, to be with her daughter who hated Ammini's activities. This provoked Adv. Thampi, as she knew many of their secrets, even to an extent more than they know of each other. He even had suspicion of her being the reason for the police storming the secret hide-out of Kamal. Nariman reports the four guilty of murder and the case reaches the same Sessions Court. The four were found to be guilty by Court, even with an experienced senior lawyer (Adv. Vaikuntam (Rajan P. Dev)) appearing for them against the inexperienced public prosecutor Adv. Sethulekshmi (Samyuktha Varma), the love interest of Nariman.
While the Judge (Kozhikode Narayanan Nair) reads his judgement, Nariman—to everyone's surprise—interrupts the Judge to say the four are innocent. He presents Ammini, the very same Ammini that the Court declared dead. He confesses his act on how the four became 'culprits' and how the case was framed using strong, but fake evidences (as in couple murder case). If an average officer could easily deceive the Court, he exclaims what will happen if an evil genius with a group of powerful allies sets out on a rampage. If the Court, where common people seek justice, fails to stop them, then there would be a state of anarchy where people won't hesitate to act worse. Through his drama, he pleads justice for Manu.
Although initially furious with his actions, the Judge realizes that the Court can be deceived at times and allows for a second hearing in Manu's case. Through the proceedings months after, Manu is found innocent by the Court and the guilty quadraplet-Adv. Thampi, Kochunarayanan, Philipose and Kamal-get their punishment.
- Suresh Gopi as DYSP Ashok Nariman
- Samyuktha Varma as Adv. Sethulakshmi
- Siddique as Adv. Padmanabhan Thampy
- Jagadish as SI Gopi Pillai
- Sadiq as SI Chandradas
- Vijayakumar as Manu
- Ashokan as K. Ravikumar
- Janardhanan as Chief Minister Shekharan
- Jagathy Sreekumar as Kochu Narayanan
- Spadikam George as SP Thomas Philipose
- Nithya Das as Sruthi
- N. F. Varghese as Dr. Giri
- Rajan P. Dev as Adv. Vaikuntam
- K. P. A. C. Lalitha as Nariman's Mother
- Kalabhavan Mani as Thief
- Maniyanpilla Raju as Moideen / Alibhai
- Augustine as CI Joseph
- Baburaj as Ajayan
- T. P. Madhavan as D.G.P. Akhilesh Avasthi
- Bheeman Raghu as Musthafa Kamal aka Karate Kamal
- Kozhikode Narayanan Nair as Judge
- Poojappura Ravi as Police Constable
- E. A. Rajendran as CI Rasheed
- Bindu Panicker as MLA
- Kaviyoor Renuka as Manu's Mother
- Anju as 'Cover' Ammini
- Salim Kumar as Kochunarayanan's Manager
- Kochu Preman as MLA's Husband
- Narayanankutty ... Muthu
- Paravoor Ramachandran as Kuruvila
- Devi Chandana as Ammini's Daughter
- Ajayan Adoor as Anwar
- Pradeep Prabhakar as Chief Minister's PA
- Motta Rajendran as Goonda
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