Aavanazhi is an action Malayalam film directed by I. V. Sasi, starring Mammootty, Geetha and Sukumaran. Balram popularly known as Karadi (Bear) is an honest Circle Inspector. Frustrated in his life after several personal setbacks, including a failed affair, Balram has turned to drinking and womanizing. Balram is assigned to nab Satyaraj, who evaded the clutches of the police after murdering a contractor. Balram successfully arrests him but only to be acquitted later by the court while being represented by Advocate Jayachandran. Balram's open fight with Satyaraj and his "outside the law" dealing with him forms the rest of the story.