Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly has been garnering positive response for portraying the role of a police officer for the first time in Abrid Shine's "Action Hero Biju." Seems like many other top actors of the industry are set to try their luck in donning police avatars in their upcoming movies, in turn making 2016 as the year filled with cop-related movies.
Megastar Mammootty, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, actresses Manju Warrier and Abhirami will don police uniforms for their next movies. Interestingly, except Mammootty, all others are set to shine as cops for the first time in their acting careers.
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In Nithin Renji Panicker's debut movie, tentatively titled "Kasaba," Mammootty will be seen as Circle Inspector Rajan Zacharia, opposite Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. The photos of actor's new look boasting a thick moustache from the shooting location started doing the rounds on social media ever since he joined the sets on Feb. 16. It is expected that the Mammootty starrer will narrate a simple cop story than the usual action thrillers of the actor. IV Sasi's 2006 crime thriller "Balram vs. Tharadas" was the megastar's previous movie, in which he shined as a police officer.
Manju Warrier has already proved her versatility in acting and the actress is all set to enthral her fans in a cop avatar for the first time in the Rajesh Pillai directorial "Vettah." She portrays the role of Commissioner Sribala IPS in the psychological thriller, which also has Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith Sukumaran and Sandhya in main roles. The makers had earlier revealed that the movie has been inspired from the life of a real-life women IPS officers in Kerala. "Vettah" will hit the theatres on Feb. 26.
Kunchacko Boban will be seen as a police officer in director Rosshan Andrews' upcoming movie "School Bus." This is the first time the "Vettah" actor plays as a cop in his acting career spanning 19 years. The film also has Jayasurya, Aparna Gopinath and two child artistes in main roles.
After being part of many new generation movies, Asif Ali will be seen in a cop role for the first time in Manoj Palodan's family entertainer "Ithu Thaanda Police," which was earlier titled "Driver on Duty." The movie, set in a women police station, tells the story of a lone male driver amidst 11 women police officers. Actress Abhirami is also making her comeback to acting through the cop movie in which she does the role of Sub Inspector Arundhati Varma. "Ithu Thanda Police" is expected to lock horns with "Vettah" on Feb. 26.