|Directed by||I. V. Sasi|
|Written by||T. Damodaran|
|Edited by||K. Narayanan|
Aavanazhi is a 1986 Indian Malayalam-language action film directed by I. V. Sasi, written by T. Damodaran. The film deals with social and political issues of that time. It stars Mammootty, Geetha, Seema, Sukumaran, Captain Raju, Janardanan, Jagannatha Varma, Innocent, Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair, Sreenivasan and Sankaradi. 
Aavanazhi was the highest grossing Malayalam film at the time and was an industry hit. It was remade in Kannada as "Anthima Theerpu" starring Ambareesh and Geetha, in Tamil as Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu , in Telugu as Marana Sasanam and in Hindi as Satyamev Jayate . I. V. Sasi made two sequels — Inspector Balram in 1991 and Balram vs. Taradas in 2006.
"Karadi" Balram is an honest CI, who is frustrated after several personal setbacks, including a failed affair of the heart, has turned to drinking and womanizing. Balram is assigned to nab Satyaraj, who evaded the clutches of the cops after murdering Chackochan, a contractor. Balram successfully arrests him, but in court, Satyaraj is represented by Adv. Jayachandran, where he is acquitted by the court, but Balram decides to frame in several other criminal charges pending against him. Usha, Balram's ex-lover, is now married to Jayachandran. Balram falls in love with Seetha, a prostitute, whom he decides to marry. Meanwhile, Radha, a young lady, is determined to avenge herself on Balram, who she believes to have killed her brother while in police custody, but Satyaraj was the one who killed him, on instruction from Vincent. Falsely implicated, Balram had been suspended, but has been reinstated. Though Seetha tries to convince Radha of the truth, she is not ready to accept it. To gain her revenge over Balram, Radha decides to offer Satyaraj a safe stay away from the police eyes. Balram's open fight with Satyaraj forms the rest of the plot.
The film was released on 12 September 1986, in 20 theatres. In 2005, Nana Magazine wrote thst Mammootty has played cop in a total of 25 films from Yavanika to Balram vs Tharadas , but his most memorable police role is that of Inspector Balram from I. V. Sasi's Avanazhi.  The film was a major commercial success. It was the highest grossing film at the time.        The film ran for more than 200 days in theatres in Kerala. 
All the remakes of the film were commercial successes.
|1987||Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu||Tamil|
The movie had two sequels; a 1991 film Inspector Balram and a spiritual successor, Balram vs. Tharadas in which Mammootty reprises his roles from two films, Inspector Balram from Aavanazhi and Tharadas from Athiratram .
The film is considered to be one of I.V. Sasi's best works. The film remains to be the only Malayalam Industry hit with a policeman as its central character. The protagonist Inspector Balram remains to be one of the most iconic characters in Malayalam cinema. 
Vrutham is a 1987 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by I. V. Sasi and produced by Raju Mathew for Central Pictures, starring Kamal Haasan, Suresh Gopi, Geetha, Captain Raju, Thilakan and Shobana.
Balram vs. Tharadas is a 2006 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by I.V. Sasi, written by T. Damodaran and S. N. Swamy, and starring Mammootty, Katrina Kaif, Mukesh and Siddique. It was a crossover sequel of the malayalam movies Athirathram & Inspector Balram. Mammootty plays double roles as Balram and underworld don Tharadas, reprising his roles from the 1991 film Inspector Balram and 1984's Athirathram. The film is the only Malayalam film featuring popular Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif.
Arayannegalude Veedu is a Malayalam film written and directed by A. K. Lohithadas. The film stars Mammootty in the lead role with Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Devan, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Siddique, Jomol, Krishna Kumar, Cochin Haneefa, Lal and Bindu Panicker in supporting roles.
Vartha (transl. News) is a 1986 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by I. V. Sasi and produced by P. V. Gangadharan. The film stars Mammootty, Mohanlal, Rahman, Seema, Venu Nagavally, K. P. A. C. Lalitha and Prathapachandran. The film has musical score by A. T. Ummer. The film was successful at the box office. The film was remade in Tamil as Palaivana Rojakkal (1986), and in Hindi as Jai Shiv Shankar, which never released.
Athirathram is a 1984 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by I. V. Sasi, written by John Paul and starring Mammootty, Mohanlal, and Seema. Mammootty's character Tharadas re-appears in Sasi's 2006 film Balram vs. Tharadas.
Inspector Balram is a 1991 Malayalam film directed by I. V. Sasi, scripted by T. Damodaran, and starring Mammootty. It is a sequel to the 1986 film Aavanazhi and was followed by a sequel, Balram vs. Taradas, in 2006.
Artham is a 1989 Indian Malayalam-language crime film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and written by Venu Nagavally. It stars Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Murali, Saranya, in lead roles along with Parvathy, Mamukkoya, Philomina, Mohan Raj, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, Sukumari, Jagannatha Varma, and Oduvil Unnikrishnan in other pivotal roles. Jayaram plays a cameo role. The music was composed by Johnson.
Ee Nadu is a 1982 Indian Malayalam-language political film directed by I. V. Sasi, written by T. Damodaran and produced by N. G. John. The film stars Balan K. Nair with Mammootty, Ratheesh, and T. G. Ravi in supporting roles. The music score was handled by Shyam. The film talks about how politicians and the rich people in society exploit their power and ignore the pleas of the general public. This film was loosely based on a liquor poisoning mishap that occurred in Vypeen in Kerala and is now known infamously as The Vypeen alcohol poisonings that claimed 77 lives.
Adhipan is a 1989 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by K. Madhu and written by Jagadeesh. The film stars Mohanlal, Parvathy and Monisha. The film features background score and songs composed by Shyam. The film was a commercial success.
Neelagiri is a 1991 Malayalam film directed by I. V. Sasi and written by Ranjith, starring Mammootty, Sunitha, Madhoo, M. G. Soman, Anju and Srividya. The music was composed by M. M. Keeravani, credited as Maragathamani. The film was a box office hit.
Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu is a 1991 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Balachandra Menon and produced by R. Mohan. The film stars Mammootty and Shanthi Krishna in the lead roles. The film has musical score by Johnson. the movie is based on the life of late Kerala Legislative assembly speaker G. Karthikeyan.
Varaphalam is a 1994 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Thaha and written by B. Jayachandran, starring Sreenivasan and Mukesh in the lead roles.
Anubandham (transl. Relation) is a 1985 Indian Malayalam-language drama film written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair and directed by I. V. Sasi. It stars Mammootty, Mohanlal, Seema, and Shobana. The film won four Kerala State Film Awards—Best Story (Nair), Best Actress (Seema), Best Child Artist (Vimal), and Best Editor.
Adimakal Udamakal is a 1987 Indian Malayalam-language political film directed by I. V. Sasi and written by T. Damodaran, starring Mammootty, Mohanlal, Nalini and Seema. Ratheesh, Mukesh, Urvashi, Jagathi Sreekumar, Captain Raju, Lissy, Sukumari and Santhakumari plays supporting roles.
Abhinandanam is a 1976 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by I. V. Sasi and produced by A. Raghunath. The film stars Jayabharathi, Vincent, KP Ummer, Bahadoor Prakash and Prema. The film has musical score by Kannur Rajan.
Raagam Thaanam Pallavi is a 1980 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by A. T. Abu. The film stars Srividya, Sankaradi, Janardanan and Kuthiravattam Pappu in the lead roles. The film has musical score by M. K. Arjunan.
Kinnaram is a 1983 Malayalam comedy film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad. The film is the story of two bachelor friends who fall in love with the same girl. The film stars Nedumudi Venu, Sukumaran and Poornima Jayaram in the lead roles.
Naalkavala is a 1987 Indian Malayalam-language action drama film, directed by I. V. Sasi, written by T. Damodaran and produced by K. V. Abraham, alias Thomsun Babu for Thomsun Films. The film stars Mammootty, Shobhana, Seema, Urvashi, Sreenivasan Captain Raju, T. G. Ravi, Devan and M. G. Soman. The film has musical score by Shyam.
Idanilangal is a 1985 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by I. V. Sasi and produced by K. Balachander. The film stars Mammootty, Mohanlal, Seema and Menaka and. The film has musical score by M. S. Viswanathan.
Janam is a 1993 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Viji Thampi and starring Murali, Siddique and Geetha in lead roles.