Kottayam: Just rewind to the scene in Malayalam flick 'Action Hero Biju', in which some youths are brought to the police station for breaking law and Inspector Biju, a role essayed by Nivin Pauly, giving them a dressing down. Later, the youngsters' parents are summoned by the police officer to give them a word of advice.
Something similar happened at Pala in Kottayam district the other day, and the real life hero is Circle Inspector Varghese Alexander.
When four youths started to converse in a boisterous manner during a movie show at a famous theatre at Pala, they didn't know what was coming their way. Sitting just ahead of them was Varghese in plain clothes along with his driver. Hearing the loud babble, which was bothering the audience, Varghese turned around and looked at them. As a rebuttal to his stare, one of the youths rested his leg on Varghese's seat and while doing so he hit the police officer's shoulder. The circle inspector kept his cool, but waited for the youths outside the theatre when the show was over.
When Varghese told the youth to behave properly in a public place, they started to shout and take his pictures on the mobile phone. They came to know that Varghese was a police officer when he took the cell phone from the quartet and asked them to collect the instrument from the police station.
Varghese said that the youth were let off after their parents were summoned to the police station.
Trouble in Kottayam too
These kind of troublemakers are a headache for moviegoers in Kottayam too. The other day, a woman had an unpleasant experience as she was watching a movie at a theatre near the KSRTC bus station. A youth, who was sitting behind her, kept his leg on the backside of her seat and also kicked her seat. He continued his unruly behaviour, despite stern warnings, to the chagrin of the woman and she later got up from the seat in a fit of anger. Though the youth’s friends tried to take him out of the cinema hall, the police took custody of the troublesome youths following a complaint from the woman.