6.0/10
362
2 user

Ithihasa (2014)

A male small-time crook and a female IT professional find themselves trapped in each other's body due to the magic of an ancient ring. Confusion and chaos ensue.

Director:

Binu S.

Writer:

Anil Narayanan
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Top Rated Malayalam Movies

Discover the top 50 Malayalam movies as rated by IMDb users – from all-time favorites to recent hits.

See more

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Chandramohan keeps recieving calls from his wife asking for his whereabouts, much to his annoyance.

Director: Sidharth Bharathan
Stars: Dileep, Anusree, Namitha Pramod
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young businessman falls for a girl with short-term memory loss.

Director: Anvar Sadik
Stars: Anju Aravind, Idavela Babu, Reena Bashir
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Adithyan, the son of a dishonored thief who committed suicide, must fight all the odds and compete with Vikraman for the post of a police officer.

Director: Lal Jose
Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Unni Mukundan, Namitha Pramod
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ann Mariya, a jovial kid hires a goon, Gireesh due to an incident at school. Her kindness causes Gireesh to change his morals and they become great friends. Family problems and her desire to be no. 1 at long jump form the rest of the story.

Director: Midhun Manuel Thomas
Stars: Sunny Wayne, Sara Arjun, Aju Varghese
Ring Master (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Follows the relation between a canine film star and its trainer.

Director: Raffi
Stars: Dileep, Keerthi Suresh, Honey Rose
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set in the pre-independent India, Aloshi returns from the war to his estranged family and childhood love, only to find his elder brothers taking the side of a ruthless business man to overthrow their father.

Director: Amal Neerad
Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Jayasurya, Lal
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of seven people, including both con men and common men, plan a small heist with a big reward.

Director: Anil Radhakrishnan Menon
Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Asif Ali, Chemban Vinod Jose
Vellimoonga (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A happy go lucky politician is smitten by a girl half his age and tries his luck winning her hand.

Director: Jibu Jacob
Stars: Biju Menon, Nikki Galrani, Aju Varghese
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It is a murder mystery which draws its inspiration from the real-life murders in Kerala and explores how a person can be framed and labelled a criminal, even if there is no solid proof of their guilt.

Director: Madhupal
Stars: Tovino Thomas, Nimisha Sajayan, Anu Sithara
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Balakrishnan is a lawyer who hasn't been able to achieve much in his professional life due to his stammer. His life takes an interesting turn when his brother-in-law entrusts him with a complex case involving a rich businessman.

Director: B. Unnikrishnan
Stars: Dileep, Mamta Mohandas, Siddique
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story revolves around a bunch of college students when a young woman gets stuck inside the boys hostel with no way out.

Director: John Varghese
Stars: Dhyan Sreenivasan, Mukesh, Namitha Pramod
Twenty:20 (2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Devan (Mohanlal), an ordinary shopkeeper is arrested for the murder of Arun Kumar (Indrajith). His family seeks the help of renowned lawyer Ramesh Nambiar (Mammootty).

Director: Joshiy
Stars: Mohanlal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Binu Adimali
Anusree
Shine Tom Chacko
Pradeep Kottayam ... Next Door Uncle
Noby Marcose ... Suresh
Binoy Nambala ... Ramesh
Ratheesh Rohini Ratheesh Rohini
Arun Sol Arun Sol ... Biju
Sunil Sukhada
Edit

Storyline

A male small-time crook and a female IT professional find themselves trapped in each other's body due to the magic of an ancient ring. Confusion and chaos ensue.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

27 November 2014 (Kuwait) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Style (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Experimentation Lacks Finesse. ♦ 34%
12 December 2014 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

One should take extra care while experimenting in motion picture. Considering the fact that the film is terribly long (at 150 minutes), Ithihasa fails to punch a mark in any of these minutes as badly written tedium accompanies most of the scenes.

Telling the story of a gender swap between a thief (guy) and a reserved IT professional (gal), the film takes you on a slightly comedic relief as the swapping happens due to some occult science theory. While I appreciate the genre-defining science fiction element the writers have implemented, but not much is talked about it. The story dwells on crass and filth, and most of the time underlines stereotypes about men and women in general, specifically in Kerala. It wouldn't come as a shocker that the bodies in question fall for each other and the narration picks up predictability in the climax.

Shine Tom Chacko may be a good actor for a masculine role, but playing a woman here, he cramps his own style and overacts. Anusree, on the other hand, is the real star in the whole film. She may have been given one too many unfathomable stunt sequences for her character, but I liked how she picks the role up. Supporting actors are the cause of humor, and relief from the monotony.

All said and done, the film moves very slowly, forcing you to yawn and take a stroll in a nearby park while the reel rolls. Songs were unnatural, and there isn't much to talk about the poor direction.

BOTTOM LINE: Appreciate the idea of introducing science fiction into Malayalam cinema, but so much like its predecessors, Ithihasa fails.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES


4 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed