Ivan (2002 film)

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Directed byParthiban
Written byParthiban
Produced byAbi
CinematographyFowzia Fathima
Edited byM. N. Raja
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 23 August 2002 (2002-08-23)
Running time
145 minutes

Ivan (transl. Him) is a 2002 Indian Tamil language film directed, written and produced by Parthipan. The film stars him along with Meena and Soundarya. The film though was a runway hit.[1][2][3]


Jeevan (Parthiban) is a tempo driver and a socially conscious middle-aged man who wants to clean up society. His motivation is his late father (Thalaivasal Vijay) who was murdered as he tried to be a crusader. Jeevan is intelligent enough to realize that he is not a one-man-army to fight the evils and corruption in society. So what he does is to motivate the public to fight for their rights. He lives in a small place with four friends and together they do what little they can to improve the condition around. The Carnatic singer Dikshana (Soundarya) has a silent admiration for Jeevan, but it is the Telugu woman Meena Kumari (Meena) who wins him over and forces him to marriage by telling a lie that she has cancer. There are about 18 antagonists, who make their entry and exit. Thereafter, Jeevan brings them all together and each of them gets a chance to support his stand and speak on the circumstances which forced them to take to crime. Jeevan gives a long lecture and transforms them into being good citizens.



Music critic Subbudu made his cinematic debut appearing as himself.[4]


Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[5][6]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Appadi Pakrathuna" Mathangi, P. Unnikrishnan Palani Bharathi 05:55
2 "Bhajanai Seivom" S. N. Surendar, Arunmozhi, Febi Mani Ilaiyaraaja 01:03
3 "Ennai Yenna Seithai Vengulalae" Sudha Ragunathan Vaali 06:18
4 "Enakkinai Yaar" Muthulingam 01:09
5 "Kannan Nee En" 04:51
6 "Male Toppula" Karthik, Malgudi Subha Kabilan 04:40
7 "Pattukku Pogathinga" Arunmozhi Ilaiyaraaja 00:47
8 "Thoolu Thoolu" Karthik, Sujatha Na. Muthukumar 04:43
9 "Ulagame Nee" Palakkad Sreeram Mu. Metha 05:03



Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress - Meena


  1. ^ "Breaking convention". The Hindu. 21 August 2002.
  2. ^ "Ivan". The Hindu. 22 August 2002.
  3. ^ "IVAN". Chennai Online. Archived from the original on 5 April 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  4. ^ "The Hindu : A success team reunites". www.thehindu.com. Archived from the original on 21 June 2002. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Starmusiq.fun".
  6. ^ "Ivan Audio Cover". avdigital. Retrieved 14 October 2021.

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