‘IDI,’ The sound of the movie title itself gives a big-bang effect, and the khaki-movie is sure to keep your spirits high. The season of high-action police movies has bounced back along with new talents, and this time Jayasurya is the lead for IDI aka Inspector Dawood Ibrahim which is directed by debutant director Sajid Yahiya. The movie was originally planned to be directed by Sajid Yahiya and Arouz Irfan together. But Arouz stepped back to writing the screenplay, leaving the direction completely to Sajid.
“We both are cousins and grew up together in the same house. So we had this dream conceived even before we stepped into the movie world. The production of IDI started a little late, so I committed to another project by Lijin Jose, who directed Friday,” says Arouz.
Having worked previously as assistant director for movies like Friday and Amen, Alappuzha-based Arouz has been in the field for over six years. “Things have been working out well since Jayasurya gave us the commitment. With a huge budget and good casting, we got an opening beyond our expectation,” adds Arouz.
The young scriptwriter said he didn’t aim to bring in a superstar for the role. “We didn’t start the film considering the artiste; we only had a character developed in our mind. There are different shades to the character. The story is about a man named Dawood Ibrahim and the movie shows the life of the character from his birth to a turning point as he grows up. To show this, we wanted someone who didn’t have the weight of an image. Son we approached Jayasoorya. He heard the story, was convinced and he responded very positively. That’s how things became easier,” explains Arouz.
Arouz jokes he didn’t ‘know the work’ to frame the story, as he worked only with his conviction to write the script. “We didn’t treat it as a realistic story as it is larger than life concept and more driven to the entertainment of the viewers. We have used some humourous sequences which we have adapted from real life and moulded some character. We also have given a character identity to the negative roles in the film,” he says.
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