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|Directed by||G. Kicha|
|Produced by||G. Kicha
|Written by||G. Kicha|
Manoj K. Jayan
Kota Srinivasa Rao
K Films International
|Distributed by||Shri Movie Makers(T.N),Sayujyam Cine Release(Kerala)|
Bhavani IPS is a 2011 bilingual, Tamil- and Telugu-language action film directed by G. Kicha and starring Sneha in the titular role as the police officer. The film also has Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sampath and Manoj K. Jayan. Among others in cast are Ilavarasu, Manobala, Rajkapur and Vivek. It is the remake of Vyjayanthi IPS played by Vijayashanti. It was released in Tamil on 11 March 2011.
Bhavani (Sneha), an honest police officer in Hyderabad, is posted as Assistant Commissioner of police in Tirunelveli upon the request of Tamil Nadu government. The town is controlled by Sivalingam (Kota Srinivasa Rao), a rich and influential baddie and an aspiring politician. He indulges in all unlawful activities.
Bhavani resolves to put an end to all his acts. Meanwhile, there is one Surya (Sampath Raj), who voices against Sivalingam. As it happens, Sivalingam's son Ranjith (Aryan) plays spoilsport in the life of Bhavani's sister, Deepa (Yasmin Khan). Efforts to prove him guilty by Bhavani end in vain.
Now a conspiracy is hatched by Bhavani in the company of Suriya and Ranjith is killed. An enraged Sivalingam takes Bhavani head-on. Sivalingam vows vengeance and what happens from there forms the rest of the story.
- Sneha as Bhavani
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as Sivalingam
- Vivek as Ghirivalam
- Aryan as Ranjith
- Yasmin Khan as Deepa
- Sampath Raj as Surya
- Vanitha Krishnachandran as Deepa's Mother
- Delhi Ganesh as Bhavani's Father
Sneha plays the tough police officer in this movie. Sneha will have a look to suit the character. She learned stunts to do stunt scenes in the film and has done bike-racing chasing scenes. She did her stunt scenes on her own for this movie and got hurt too many times. The shooting started in Tirunelveli and the filming was canned for 25 days continuously and second schedule took place in Chennai and third in Hyderabad. The film was shot within a short span of 65 days.
Release and reception
Bhavani IPS was released on 11 March 2011 after a week from the scheduled release date of 4 March 2011 due to financial problems. The movie opened to mixed reviews of critic praising Sneha, for her performance as "It is a Sneha's show all through. The actress is at her best donning the khaakhi. She is agile, fit and active. Especially in stunt sequences, she is at ease." The movie was released with 160 prints in Tamil Nadu and in 12 screens in Mumbai, highest for a non-hero movie. On the opening week-end, the movie collected average returns at the box-office.
As the movie got a good response from the audience, the director has planned for a sequel with a fresh script. Sneha, who is overwhelmed with the response, adds, "It was because of my director I accepted Bhavani since I was initially apprehensive to go for an image makeover. For the sequel, I would take time off and prepare myself before actually getting into action."
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