IDI aka Inspector Dawood Ibrahim, which has Jayasurya in a never seen before avatar, has hit the theatres today(August 12). The film marks the directorial debut of actor Sajid Yahiya.
The film has been produced by Dr Ajas Ibrahim and Arun under the
banner of Magic Lantern productions and Eros International.
IDI, which is touted to be an out-and-out mass
entertainer, has been jointly written by Sajid Yahiya and Arous
Go through the slides to meet the cast & crew
members of IDI..
Jayasurya As Inspector Dawood Ibrahim
Jayasurya would be seen in the role of a mass police officer for
the first time through the film IDI. He plays a character
who joins police force with huge expectations.
Sshivada Nair As Nithya
Sshivada Nair would be seen once again in Malayalam films after
her recent film Su..Su..Sudhi Valmeekam, which also had
Jayasurya in the lead role. The actress plays a bank employee named
Nithya, in IDI.
Joju George As Vasco
Actor Joju George appears as an interesting character named
Vasco aka Vasu. The character is sure to entertain and has lots of
humorous elements attached to it.
Saiju Kurup As Mr X
Saiju Kurup, who impressed us all with his performance in the
recent film Ann Maria Kalippilaanu would once again be
seen in an interesting role in IDI. He appears as Mr
Director - Sajid Yahiya
IDI marks the directorial debut of Sajid Yahiya, who
was seen as an actor in films like Bangalore Days, Pakida,
Double Barrel etc. Screenplay has been jointly written by
Sajid Yahiya and Arous Irfan.
Cinematography - Sujith Sarang
Cinematography of IDI has been handled by Sujith
Sarang. The film was shot in locations near Kasargod region and
Sujith has set some excellent frames.
Editing - Shameer Muhammed
Editing of IDI has been done by Shameer Muhammed. He is
also a part of the pre-production works of the upcoming big budget
film Karnan, which would be directed by R S Vimal.
IDI narrates the story of a person named Dawood
Ibrahim, whose dream since his childhood days, has been to become a
police officer. The character who is fascinated by police roles
seen in films, decides to take up the job against the wishes of his
family. He gets posted to a place called Kollanahallu near
Kerala-Karnataka border and what happens rest forms the crux of the
About The Movie
IDI was touted to be a mass entertainer and the makers
tried to bring in mass elements and spoof elements in an equal
fashion. The movie started off in a good manner adding some comedy
elements, taking the story to an interesting premise.
But, the film loses the steam mid-way, leaving the viewers
confused about the genre. Even that confusion seems to have
affected the makers as the film failed to deliver the goods in the
second half, and thus becoming easily predictable and a boring
Jayasurya looked perfect and confident in the police uniform but
the writers did let him down completely. The mass scenes lacked any
punch and the actor was left wanting for more. Sshivada Nair looked
extremely charming but was wasted in an unwanted role.
Sunil Sukhada and Joju George have done a good job and they
provide the comic relief. In fact, Joju George scores in most of
the sequences. Rest of the cast comprises of actors like Madhupal,
Saiju Kurup, Sudhi Koppa, Molly Kannamali etc. in important
Script & Direction
The film marks the debut of Sajid Yahiya as a director. He has
tried to make the film a complete entertainer but the script lets
him down completely. It seems like even he was left confused on
whether to make the film an action entertainer or a spoof
Screenplay jointly written by Arous Irfan and Sajid Yahiya falls
in to the predictable lines in the second half. At the same time,
they have worked effectively in the comical and spoof parts of the
film. The dialogues in mass scenes lacked the needed punch.
Music & BGM
BGM by Rahul Raj suited the movie perfectly, especially the
theme music of IDI, which is catchy. The songs IDI and Ee Khalbitha
Cinematography & Editing
Sujith Sarang has handled the cinematography department and he
has set some good frames for the film. Editing has been done by
Shameer Muhammed, who also has done a neat job.
IDI is a perfect example of how the lack of clarity about the genre would affect a film badly. After a promising first half, the film goes down completely in the second half. A weak punch indeed!