Commissioner is a 1994 Indian Malayalam-language action crime thriller film produced by M. Mani, written by Ranji Panicker, and directed by Shaji Kailas. It stars Suresh Gopi as Police Commissioner Bharath Chandran IPS. The film also stars Ratheesh, Vijayaraghavan, Shobana, M. G. Soman, Rajan P. Dev, Ganesh Kumar, Bheeman Raghu, N. F. Varghese, Baiju, Karamana Janardanan Nair, Chithra, Maniyanpilla Raju, Augustine, and Kollam Thulasi in other pivotal roles. The background score was composed by Rajamani and the cinematography was by Dinesh Baboo. The film follows Commissioner Bharath Chandran's investigation into the murder of Justice Mahendran (Karamana Janardanan). It eventually leads him to confront the corrupt villain, Mohan Thomas (Ratheesh), a Delhi-based businessman who is involved with illegal businesses such as money laundering, illegal drug trade, and counterfeit money operations. It has a cult film status among Keralite audiences for Gopi's performance and Ranji Panicker's dialogues.. The Telugu dubbed version Police Commissioner broke several collection records in Andra Pradesh and Telangana. Commissioner became one of the highest grossing Malayalam films of 1994.In terms of box office,it was the second highest grosser of the year behind Thenmavin Kombath The sequel Bharath Chandran I.P.S. was released in 2005. It was directed by Ranji Panicker himself, making his directorial debut. It was also 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. But it was mainly panned by critics and audiences alike.