IDI review:Strictly average

IDI review:Strictly average



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Movie Title

IDI review:Strictly average


Sajid Yahiya

Star Cast

Jayasurya, Shivada Nair

Debutant director Sajid Yahiya’s IDI aka Inspector Dawood Ibrahim may not be a gripping one with a highly interesting plot, but it could seriously affect your ears with its music that is way too loud.

Dawood Ibrahim (Jayasurya) has been a fan of cop movies right from his childhood days and wanted to become a police officer, when he grows up. And he manages to realize that dream.

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He gets his first posting as a sub inspector in Kollanahalli, a sleepy village in the Kerala-Karnataka border. And as we are aware by now, from all those movies that have been set in the area, there is no rule of law in these territories.

There is a rather funny sequence in the beginning, where Dawood imagines how Kollanahalli would be, while travelling in the train to that place. But in reality, it’s a horrible place and the police station is in a pathetic state. Evidently to tickle the funny bone, there is a head constable named Kuttan Pillai (Sunil Sukhada) and a lady constable called Angel Mary (Molly Kannamaly), besides some weird looking baddies, who are also there to play jokers.

These are the ingredients with which Sajid and Co. starts a film, which has a weak storyline involving a bank heist, some gangs and a don, played by Soodhu Kavvum’s Yog Japee.

Can you sit through all that action for the next one hour or so, is the question? There are endless action sequences with slow motions, close ups, heavy duty dialogues and silly comedy added in good measure.

Jayasurya maintains mostly a single expression throughout the film. Of course you have to give credit to him for looking quite convincing in the action sequences. Shivada Nair has nothing much to do other than to smile at regular intervals and Yog Japee is there just for an “effect” at best. Sunil Sukhada and Molly Kannamaly is there just for comic relief, but it barely works.

IDI has been built on some stray ideas like its title, a strange place called Kollanahalli and all the gimmicks that follow. If that is your idea of cinema, try this at your risk.

IDI review Verdict: Strictly average

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