Action Hero Biju DVD and VCD released by Satyam Audios
Action Hero Biju is a 2016 Indian Malayalam drama film directed and co-written by Abrid Shine and starring Nivin Pauly in the title role. The film is Shine’s second directorial and Nivin’s debut as a producer. Jerry Amaldev composed the original songs, while Rajesh Murugesan did the background score. The filming which began in May 2015 was completed in October. After being postponed several times, Action Hero Biju was released in Kerala on 4 February 2016 and rest of India in 5 February. The film tells the story of Biju Paulose, a sub-inspector with the Kochi City Police and a recollection of cases he solved before his fatal occupational hazard.
|Directed by||Abrid Shine|
|Produced by||Nivin Pauly
|Written by||Abrid Shine
Jude Anthany Joseph
|Narrated by||Lal Jose|
|Cinematography||Alex J. Pulickal|
Pauly Jr. Pictures
|Distributed by||LJ Films|
- Nivin Pauly as Sub-Inspector Biju Paulose
- Anu Emmanuel as Benitta Dominic
- Major Ravi as Commissioner Rajasekhar IPS
- Saiju Kurup as Circle-Inspector Manoj Mathew
- Joju George as Head Constable Minimon
- Dr. Rony Davis as Constable Subair
- Sreeja Das as Constable Mariya Joseph
- Prajod Kalabhavan as Constable Nirupan
- Suraj Venjaramoodu as Pavithran
- Rohini as Maid
- Meghanathan as Maid’s husband
- Suresh Thampanoor as drunkard/singer
- Jude Anthany Joseph as Shinto
- Abhija Sivakala as Pavithran’s wife
- Kochu Preman as Benitta’s relative
- Sajan Palluruthy as Kumar
- Balachandran Chullikkadu as Biju’s father
- Valsala Menon as Benitta’s relative
- Devi Ajith as Rizwan’s mother
- Ambika Mohan as Benitta’s relative
- Jayashri Sivadas as NCC cadet leader
- Vinduja Menon as Hari’s wife
- Azees Nedumangad as a card player
- Madan Mohan as the Navy witness
- Madhu Mohan as DYSP of Police
- Bobby Mohan as Dominic
- Manju Vani as Sherly
- Parvathy T. as Benitta’s mother
The story opens as sub-inspector Biju Palouse (Nivin Pauly) informed of the location of a few wanted criminals in his jurisdiction. As he corners and apprehends them, he gets injured when one of the criminals stabs him. The story cuts back to some time before the incident when Biju and other officers handle a series of different types of complaints and cases, petty and major, that is registered at the police station.
Biju receives a call from the hospital informing him of a ten-year old girl who mauled by a dog when he tried to pluck some fruits from a highly influential businessman’s house. Eye witnesses report that the businessman had purposely let the dog out and Biju sets out to his house to arrest the said person. However, some local politicians try to use their political power to avoid the registration of the case and Biju refuses to do so. Biju tracks the culprit to a club and arrests him.
The next complaint tackled is lodged by a lady who is yet to receive her pending salary. When Biju tries to mediate a negotiation between the employers and the lady, the employers act callously which enrages Biju. He threatens them shutting down citing company registration inaccuracies if the dues are not paid and the employers immediately comply.
Later, Biju encounters a case of suicide attempt and missing of a Navy personnel who goes after to rescue the woman and child. During the subsequent search operation, he and his sub-ordinates manage to save the life of the woman but the child dies as the people who rescued the child from the river thought she died and emergency services didn’t take her to the hospital on time. This emotionally affects Biju and the search for missing Navy man fails. Throughout the course of the next few days, he handles different types of cases including that of an auto driver who stalks a woman he loves, bikers without helmet and a drunkard who steals an wireless-set from a careless police officer.
When investigating a substance abuse and battering case by an adolescent he goes after the rising narcotic sales that targets school children, he discovers a group of teenagers purchasing marijuana from a notorious criminal during random vehicle checks. He arrests them in the presence of the magistrate and takes them to police station and uses third degree interrogation on the criminal and informs the parents of the teenagers. Biju after giving warnings lets them off without registering the case to avoid spoiling their future. Later he solves a case regarding eloping of a timid Pavithran’s wife with their daughter.
Biju tackles a case assigned by his superiors whereby some jewelries stolen from a house. Deducing from the clues and circumstances, Biju suspects the housemaid is the thief. He visits her and during interrogation, finds flaws in her alibi. They confirm her as the culprit and arrests her. Meeting her husband and children, a child is a respected NCC student cadet whom he knows; Biju faces further dilemma when he comes to know the mother did it to pay school fees. Biju half-heartedly follows the law and arrest and takes her to station. The film cuts back to the time before incident shown in the beginning of the movie. Through an informant he finds out location of a murderer and his cohorts in hiding. While pursing to arrest, gets stabbed by one of them. Biju successfully manages to prevent them from escaping until the rest of the police force arrives.
As treated for his wounds in the hospital, he jokes with his fiancee that injuries are common in his occupation and that she is free to marry someone else. Later, showing his survival he is apprehending another gang of criminals in the middle of this his father calls and informs him that his wife has given birth to a daughter. He joyfully receives the news but continues his assigned task of arresting the criminals. A voice over brief that Biju is not a superhero but one of the many dedicated police officers in the state.