Commissioner is a 1994 Indian Malayalam action – thriller film produced by M. Mani, written by Ranji Panicker, directed by Shaji Kailas, and starring Suresh Gopi as Police Commissioner Bharath Chandran. The film also starsRatheesh, Vijayaraghavan, Shobana, M. G. Soman, Rajan P. Dev, Ganesh Kumar, and Bheeman Raghu. The background score was composed by Rajamani and the cinematography was by Dinesh Baboo.
It is treated as a cult classic film among Keralite audiences. The Telugu dubbed version Police Commissioner broke several collection records.
In 2005, eleven years after the release of the film, it had a sequel named Bharath Chandran I.P.S., directed by Ranji Panicker himself, making his directorial debut. It also was a blockbuster and ran for 100 days like its prequel. in 2012 a crossover film The King & the Commissioner, starring Mammootty and Suresh Gopi, with the characters from The King (1995), Commissioner (1994) and Bharath Chandran I.P.S. (2005) respectively, was released.
Bharathchandran (Suresh Gopi), the city police commissioner busts a smuggling gang while dealing with gold costing Rs five crores. Bharathchandran is a committed, young aggressive officer who is feared by many in political and criminal circles alike. Balachandran (M.G. Soman), his mentor in the department shields him several times from political brass who are upset by his ways of dealing them. Bharatchandran is transferred to Thiruvananthapuram as city police commissioner. In the meantime, Justice Mahendran (Karamana Janardanan Nair), who is investigating the Poonthura communal riots is brutally murdered at his residence. Bharatchandran takes up the investigation duty. He is assisted by Prasad (K. B. Ganesh Kumar) and Ikbal (Vijayaraghavan), two young officers, both with same aggressiveness in nature. Justice Mahendran was supposed to present his investigation report, which had serious allegations against Rajan Felix (Rajan P. Dev) and Menon (N. F. Varghese), two senior I.G.s of Kerala Police. The master brain behind the communal riot was Mohan Thomas (Ratheesh), a Delhi based business tycoon, with strong political clout both at state and center. Mohan Thomas is also involved in several notorious criminal activities including smuggling of fake currency, drugs and deadly weapons. Bharathchandran, in his investigation finds out that Mohan Thomas is the culprit and also understands serious involvements of Mohan Thomas and his younger brother Sunny Thomas in underworld activities. Bharatchandran bravely arrests Sunny Thomas but it goes in vain after a massive riot in the college compound. In the attempts to reach out Mohan Thomas, Bharath arrests Srilatha Varma (Chithra), a lawyer who is now also a mistress of Mohan Thomas. But she is brutally murdered at a hotel elevator by Wilfred Vincent Baston (Bheeman Raghu), a Goa-based hitman and a close follower of Mohan Thomas. Bharath then arrests both Rajan Felix and Menon, who reveals several shocking pieces of information against Mohan Thomas. The police then hunts down Antony Ignatius Pemento, the right hand of Wilfred but get crucial leads to Wlfred from him. Ikbal is viciously killed in an attempt to arrest Wilfred Vincent Baston. Bharatchandran, in retaliation kills Vincent and then Mohan Thomas in an out-house, by taking law into his own hands.