Lokpal is a 2013 Indian Malayalam-language vigilante thriller film written by S. N. Swamy and directed by Joshiy. The film stars Mohanlal as chef Nandagopal who leads a double life with an alter ego named Lokpal, a vigilante fighting against corruption. Kavya Madhavan, Meera Nandan, Manoj K. Jayan, Thambi Ramaiah, and Sai Kumar plays supporting roles. The soundtrack was composed by Ratheesh Vegha. The film was released on 31 January 2013.
Chef Nandagopal, while publicly known as the chef of the popular Nandu’s Food Court, is also ‘Lokpal’ (Peoples’ Protector), who fights corruption. The film does a flashback to Nandagopal’s backstory which involves “attempted murder, a juvenile home and unrequited love.
Directed by Joshiy
Written by S. N. Swamy
Produced by Ruby Vijayan & S. L. Vimal Kumar
Starring Mohanlal, Kavya Madhavan, Meera Nandan, Manoj K. Jayan, Thambi Ramaiah, Sai Kumar
Cinematography Pradeep Nair
Edited by Syam Sasidharan
Music by Ratheesh Vegha
Production Happy & Ruby Cinemas
Distributed by Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainments
Release date 31 January 2013
Running time 140 minutes