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Vela: Before watching Shane Nigam starrer movie, here are 6 police dramas from Mollywood

Vela featuring Shane Nigam and Sunny Wayne is directed by Syam Sasi which is slated to be released on November 10

Vela: Before watching Shane Nigam starrer movie, here are 6 police dramas from Mollywood
Malayalam cop dramas

Last Updated: 08.32 PM, Nov 07, 2023


The upcoming police procedural drama Vela, starring Shane Nigam and Sunny Wayne is gearing up for its theatrical release on November 10. The Syam Sasi directorial will feature Shane essaying as a policeman, who works in the police control room. Apart from the lead actors, the film will also feature Aditi Balan, Sidharth Bharathan and MV Namritha in pivotal roles. 

Before watching this police drama, here are 6 Malayalam police dramas across various genres.


Mumbai Police

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

The 2013 psychological thriller film, Mumbai Police helmed by Rosshan Andrrews, revolves around ACP Antony Moses who has managed to track down his friend's killer when he meets with an accident resulting in partial memory loss. Soon, he is reassigned to investigate the murder and find the culprit. The film starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jayasurya, and Rahman is one of the best cop-based films in Malayalam cinema.

Action Hero Biju

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

From the feel-good genre, Nivin Pauly’s Action Hero Biju makes you feel happy and emotional at every moment. Directed by Abrid Shine, the film depicts the life of a young police officer, named Biju played by Nivin Pauly. His portrayal of Biju differs greatly from his usual romantic portrayals in both gestures and emotions. Apart from Nivin, the film also stars Anu Emmanuel, Saiju Kurup, Joju George, Alexander Prasanth , Kalabhavan Prajod, Rony David and Sohan Seenulal.

Operation Java

Streaming on: Zee5

Directed by Tharun Moorthy, this movie is based on a real life cyber crime, of a homemaker’s morphed porn video which was circulating on social media until it was proved that it was fake. Like a complete thriller drama, it talks about cyber crime and unemployment. Actors Balu Varghese and Lukeman impressed the audience attention with their stellar performance in the movie. Operation Java, featured Irshad, Shine Tom Chacko, Binu Pappu, Alexander Prasanth and Vinayakan in lead roles.


Streaming on: Sun NXT

Kasaba, starring Mammotty in the lead, narrated the story of a rough policeman named Zachariah, who decides to investigate the murder of a couple that was particularly important to him. In the course of these inquiries, he discovered that something terrible was occurring. What came next formed the crux of the movie. Mammootty starrer Kasaba marked the directorial venture of Nithin Renji Panicker. Tamil Actress Varalaxmi played the female lead role in the movie.


Streaming on: Netflix

Nayattu, helmed by Martin Prakattu is a powerful and blood-boiling thriller drama of recent times, which revolves around the life of three police officers from various socio-economic classes. It illustrates how political gambling threatens the lives of people who are not related and how unethical politicians who claim to care about a social group that is oppressed, use the pain of the community to advance their own self-serving agendas. Nayattu featured actors Kuchako Boban, Nimisha Sajayan, and Jojo George in lead roles.

1744 White Alto

The Sharaf U Dheen-starrer comedy crime drama film 1744 White Alto explores the quirky characters of a small town. Helmed by Senna Hegde, the film also stars Rajesh Madhavan and Vincy Aloshious. The movie narrates the story of Vijayan (Navas Vallikkunnu), an ordinary individual who becomes embroiled in a case of mistaken identity when his car is mistakenly swapped with that of two small-time criminals. Local police, led by Mahesh (Sharaf) and his team, pursue them in a lively and humorous cat and mouse chase.

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