Ivide

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Ivide
Ivide.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Shyamaprasad
Produced by Dr. S. Sajikumar
Krishnan Sethukumar
Written by Ajayan Venugopalan
Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran
Nivin Pauly
Bhavana
Cinematography Eric Dickinson
Edited by Manoj
Production
company
Dharmik Films
Rajmati films u
Distributed by Central Pictures
Nanma International/USA Indian Movies
Singapore Coliseum
Release date
  • May 29, 2015 (2015-05-29)
Running time
144 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam , English

Ivide (English: Here) is an Indian Malayalam-English language crime drama film directed by Shyamaprasad.[1] The film has Prithviraj Sukumaran in lead role with Nivin Pauly , Bhavana in supporting roles.[2] The film was shot entirely in Atlanta, U.S.[3][4] The soundtrack and background score were composed by Gopi Sundar. Cinematography was done by Eric Dickinson and editing by Manoj. The film was released on 29 May 2015. Manoj was awarded Best Editor at the 2015 Kerala State Film Awards.[5] The music label for the movie is Muzik24

Plot[edit]

Varun Blake is an Indian-born Atlanta police detective that is deeply affected by various incidents in his life like the loss of his biological family in India, the move to a predominantly white school in The States, and the death of his partner. He develops into a temperamental and disturbed man, forcing his Indian wife, Roshni to divorce him and move out of their home with their daughter. Varun then gets into a complicated rebound relationship with a local news reporter, Kate. After gaining American citizenship, Roshni gets a job at a newly outsourced Indian company based in Atlanta called InfoTech. She soon discovers that the company's young but successful director is her childhood friend, Krish Hebbar. The two start seeing each other outside the office, much to Varun's dismay since he still has feelings for his ex-wife. Things take a turn for the worse when several Indian-born young men working for outsourced companies have been found murdered by a professional serial killer. The only link is that all the murder victims knew Krish. Varun brings him in for questioning but does not have enough evidence to arrest him. At around the same time, Krish's true colours are revealed when he blackmails his boss into giving him a promotion. On the dinner date night Roshni comes across a few pictures of the girl whom Krish had forced to go into the cabin of his boss. Seeing this Roshni confronts Krish and tells him that she does not hold any trust on him anymore. Krish tries explaining but couldn't and his plan to propose her remains unfulfilled. After more investigation, Varun learns that the real murderer is a former soldier who was fired from several jobs who were then taken by Indian immigrants. The soldier comes for Krish, who took over his job several years ago.He is finally saved by Varun. In the end, Krish marries Roshni and they move back to India to work for the Indian branch of their company to be closer to family.

Cast[edit]

  • Prithviraj Sukumaran as Varun Blake
  • Nivin Pauly as Krish Hebbar
  • Bhavana as Roshni Mathew
  • Christina Leidel as Kate Brown
  • Lyndrez Leslie as Steve
  • Alexandra Bartee as Amy Williams
  • Nirmal Sahadev as Aakash Murthy
  • Yolanda Asher as Mary Blake
  • Lee Armstrong as Paul Blake
  • Dhanish Karthik as Sanjeev Menon
  • Savannah Rose Scaffe as Michelle Tratts
  • Jia Patel as Trisha
  • Shaun Xavier as Rohit Peter
  • Deepti Nair as Akhila
  • Jeff Rose as Rob
  • Kara Michele Wilder as Rachel
  • Sunil Veettil as Sathish Reddy
  • Tim Naddy as Parker
  • Sathi Premji as Krish Hebbar's Mother
  • Haridev as Nagesh Rao
  • Prakash Bare as Mahesh Murthi
  • Juan Alexander as Police Officer
  • Kirstein Gilbert as Secretary
  • Robin Cole as Protestor/Kid on Bus
  • Bret Thompson as Police Officer

Release[edit]

The movie was released on 29 May 2015.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

The film opened to a mixed response from critics. The International Business Times rated the film 3.5 on a scale of 5, calling it a "decent film".[7] Veeyen of NowRunning rated the movie 3 out of 5, calling it "a demanding film that dexterously holds a mirror up to contemporary life in the United States of America".[8] Bollywood Chats praised the photography and the performance of some of the actors, but criticised the film for its lack of pace and its excessive length.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nivin and Bhavana in Shyamaprasad's crime drama". The Times Of India. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Shyamaprasad's 'Ivide' starts rolling". Sify.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Prithviraj, Nivin Pauly, and Bhavana in Shyamaprasad's 'Ivide'". NowRunning.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Shaun Xavier replaces Aju Varghese in Ivide". Times of India. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  5. ^ "State Film Award 2015". Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Ivide (2015) Movie Review - Prithviraj Sukumaran & Nivin Pauly". Bollywood Chat. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  7. ^ "'Ivide' Movie Review: Shyamaprasad Crafts a Decent Film Starring Prithviraj, Nivin Pauly, Bhavana". International Business Times. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Ivide Review". nowrunning.com. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Ivide (2015) Movie Review". bollywoodchatz.com. Retrieved 5 August 2015.

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