The life of an honest and determined police officer Biju and the various criminals he puts behind bars.



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Credited cast:
Biju Paulose
Benitta Dominic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Accused Boy's Mother
Lady Lodges the Complaint
Biju's Father
Jojo George ...
Lady Lodges the Complaint
Maid's Husband
Benitta's Relative
Navy Witness


The story of Action Hero Biju revolves around certain interesting episodes in the life of a young police officer, his personal and professional life. Nivin Pauly plays the titular role, Sub Inspector Biju Paulose, an officer in a Janamaithri Police Station. The situations take the story forward. Action Hero Biju is a realistic portrayal of a cops life, in contrast to the macho appearance seen usually in action movies.

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Watch it because it is different
11 February 2016 | by (Somewhere, Everywhere) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies for which IMDb can effectively disable the spoiler button and it would make no difference since the movie has no storyline and thus nobody can spoil the plot for those who are yet to watch it.

I have seen more than my fair share of movies. I have seen absolute gems like 'Castaway on the Moon' that very few people would have been privileged enough to watch. I have seen horrendous movies like 'The Chosen One' starring Rob Schneider that even he himself probably did not watch. However this is the first time ever that I have seen a movie without the slightest semblance of a storyline. Action Hero Biju is borderline biography.

If you are expecting a movie in which the protagonist uses words like 'Boombastic' repeatedly and beats up politicians just for fun, this is not it.

If you are expecting a movie with comedy in the first half and mind boggling suspense in the second half then , this is not it either.

If a camera crew followed a honest yet tough police officer around for a month keeping track of the day to day functioning of a police station ,then this would be it.

Action Hero Biju is not everyone's cup of tea. This is one of those movies that will split moviegoers opinions down the middle. Half the audience will leave the theater disappointed because this is not what they have come to expect from action movies/thrillers/police oriented movies.

The other half will stand up and applaud the director for a very unique way of making a movie without a concrete plot. It is simply a series of complaints that Sub Inspector Biju Paulose handles to the best of his ability. Sounds simple enough but it is the execution of this sequence of events, the attention to details, the simplistic humour, that is the strength of the movie.

It kind of reminds you of the movie 'Signs' which was not very well received because the audience over the years had come to accept that the only way to defeat Aliens would be if the American Military bombed the living daylight out of them. So when someone made a very good movie about Aliens having to retreat simply because they could not adapt to water it was met with thumbs-downs and brickbats.

Action Hero Biju is arguably Nivin Pauly's best movie to date in terms of acting prowess. Even in Premam his acting skills would come into questions during the scenes where he had to exhibit sheer anger . This one is a near flawless performance. He manages to transition effortlessly from funny cop to tough cop from time to time.

One of the brightest spots about the movie is the casting. Though it is a very extensive cast , every single individual comes up with extremely convincing performances. A lot of the cast members might have probably never stood in front of a video camera before but it never shows that they were cast from oblivion and will probably return to oblivion. If there was an Award for Best Ensemble Cast this one would win it convincingly.

While every single cast member is at least on par there are a couple of performances that over shine the rest, especially the short toothless drunkard who sings and Suraj Venjaramoodu as the helpless husband whose wife elopes with his friend.

There is a show called Bosch that airs on the FX channel. Before Bosch every police show was about that one cop who took on crime single-handedly,gave two hoots about the system and never got along with his co-workers or bosses. Detective Harry Bosch follows procedure to the book , gets along well with everyone and still solves crime. Bosch is a refreshing change from the run of the mill crime shows. Action Hero Biju is the Bosch of Malayalam cinema.

If you asked me a month from today I might not be able to describe the movie scene for scene. However what I can tell you that today I spend two and a half hours thoroughly enjoying a very well acted, well cast , funny , well directed movie as did most of the people in the theater

If you watch it with an open mind nothing will stop you from enjoying it. Watch it because it is different.

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