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Inspector Balram

1991 88’ col Malayalam d I.V. Sasi pc Liberty Prod. st/sc/dial T. Damodaran c J. Williams m Shyam lp Mammootty, Urvashi, Murali, Kiran Kumar, Soman, Geetha

The sequel of Avanazhi (1986) chronicles the further adventures of vigilante cop Balram (Mammootty) and Damodaran-Sasi’s investigations into corruption, violence and impotent liberal State institutions. Preethi (Urvashi), daughter of a rich jeweller who is murdered by a criminal nexus of smugglers and politicians, dares the incorruptible Balram to secure justice. When it turns out that this group of villains was also responsible for the killing of Balram’s wife, he takes the law into his own hands. Preethi proposes to Balram and he eventually agrees to marry her when he sees her motherly devotion to his daughter. Providing ‘comic relief’ is the parallel story of Constable Sudhakaran and his wife Leelamma who work in the same police department where she is his superior. He tries to establish his superiority in their domestic domain and threatens to hang himself because he has to salute his wife on duty. Hindi star Kiran Kumar plays Shah, the formulaically evil international drug trafficker, with aplomb.