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Drishyam Movie Review

Drishyam  Movie Review

Average Ratings: 3.15/5 
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand  Site:CNN IBN

When was the last time you enjoyed a film for its gripping plot, its compelling story? Drishyam, with its refreshingly original screenplay and its many moments of tension, is just that. Kamat’s Hindi version pales in comparison to both the original Malayalam film and the Tamil remake, but the plot nevertheless keeps you hooked till the end. I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five. Now forget everything you just read and go watch the film.

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Ratings:– Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter

Director Nishikant Kamat maintains the grip right till the last sequence. #Drishyam is an absolute WINNER. Keeps you hooked. Don’t miss it! Drishyam has a POWERFUL plot that’s embellished with BRAVURA performances: Ajay, Tabu, Shriya, Ishita, Rajat Kapoor, every actor triumphs. This is the best phase. Baahubali, BajrangiBhaijaan. Now Drishyam, which I just watched and feel it’s simply INCREDIBLE. Brilliant film!

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Ratings:– Review By:Komal Nahta  Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business

On the whole, Drishyam is a well-made film with some exciting moments but it has appeal more for the classes. It is also too lenghty. At the box-office, it will be difficult for the film to break even.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Anupama Chopra  Site:FilmCompanion
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Raja Sen  Site:Rediff

while I haven’t watched any of the other Drishyams or read Suspect X, this Hindi version is an utterly unremarkable thriller, one that could have been potentially cool and wily, but one that falls well short of being memorable. It’s a depressingly ordinary film, and the allegedly stolen plot — about a crime being covered-up — is something we’ve seen many, many times before.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site: Indianexpress

The film, which stays mostly faithful to the original but has a few inserts, could have been better if it had been tighter.Finally, though, the film holds. In the way it unravels for us the street-smartness of a near-illiterate man intent on protecting his family at any cost, and how forgiveness can, sometimes, lead to a kind of acceptance. And in the way it delivers the stinging twist to the tale.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Drishyam, a thriller that eschews the standard trappings of the suspense genre, is replete with surprises. That, however, is true only if you haven’t seen any of the four southern versions of the film, especially the recently released one in Tamil – Papanasam, starring Kamal Haasan in full flight.Drishyam is gripping in parts but is anything but an unblemished humdinger.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Meena IyerSite: TOI

A suspense drama with a nail-biting finish, Drishyam holds the viewer by the eyeballs till its’ engaging climax.Ajay, who is the prey here, shines in his role of the protective father. While his family definitely needed to be cast in a more discerning fashion, half a star in this review is reserved for Tabu, who is outstanding as his predator.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Rohit Vats Site: Hindustan times

Drishyam works because it doesn’t talk about a hero but a common man. Drishyam works because you feel for every character in the film. Drishyam works because it leaves you stunned. Drishyam works because it keeps you glued to your seat till the last moment. Drishyam works because it’s a finely crafted suspense thriller after a really long time.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Shubha Saha Site: Mid Day

Patchy, forced humor that plays to the gallery strikes out of tune notes in a powerful script. The biggest flaw of ‘Drishyam’ is it’s unidirectional treatment- a story that hinges on the conflict of truth versus lie hardly ever evolves. It’s almost like the skeleton of a masterpiece has been hastily pulled out & cast for a populist product.But do watch this film for Ajay and Tabu’s performances and of course, that one-in-a-million story. Content, after all, is the key.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Archita Kashyap Site: Koimoi

Regurgitating a tried & tested template of a successful Malayalam film, Drishyam becomes a gripping, layered watch in it’s second half. Patchy, forced humor that plays to the gallery strikes out of tune notes in a powerful script. The biggest flaw of ‘Drishyam’ is it’s unidirectional treatment- a story that hinges on the conflict of truth versus lie hardly ever evolves. It’s almost like the skeleton of a masterpiece has been hastily pulled out & cast for a populist product

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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Bollywoodhungama Site: Bollywoodhungama

There is no single moment in the film suffers a lag. As far as the film’s cinematography (Avinash Arun) is concerned, the camera work takes you on a trip of its own…simple frames but the requisite lighting and the changing camera angles add to the mystery. As for the taut screenplay (Upendra Sidhye), it keeps on playing with your mind all the time. You know what happened but even then you are taken for a ride and you start believing in it. On the whole, DRISHYAM is an absolute winner that keeps you hooked completely right till the end. It is definitely a must watch movie this weekend.

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Movie Name: Drishyam

Synopsis: Masaan, a Vijay Salgaonkar (Ajay Devgn) runs a cable TV network in a remote and hilly village of Goa. He lives a happy life with his wife Nandini and two daughters. A 4th grade dropout & an orphan, Vijay has worked his way towards success with his sheer hard-work & street smartness in order to provide for his family who mean the world to him. A man of few means & needs; Vijay believes life is to be lived simplistically – his wife, while she loves him devoutly, wants Vijay’s thrifty & miserly behavior to end and wants the world for her family.

Release Dates: July 31, 2015

 Director:  Nishikant Kamat

Running time: 2h 43m

Music composed by:  Vishal Bhardwaj

Genres: , Drama film

Ajay Devgn as Vijay Salgaonkar, Shriya Saran as Nandhani Vijay Salgaonkar, Tabu as IG Meera Deshmukh, Rajat Kapoor as Meera’s Husband, Ishita Dutta as Vijay’s daughter Prathamesh Parab

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    The hunt for a good thriller ends here! A remake? So what?? [3.5/5]

    A remake should be judged by the merits its predecessor had seized in and the flaws of its own while recreating something that has already been positioned as a yardstick; not once, not twice but successively four times in a row. For that matter, DRISHYAM directed by Nishikant Kamat manages to maintain the legacy of providing one of the most satisfying thrillers in recent Bollywood. The road ahead is full of unanticipated twists and turns but you won’t feel shaky as the grip is mostly airtight and the ride is pretty much smooth in terms of staying honest to the subject. DRISHYAM, despite a few slack strokes of imperfections in various fields remains a desirable thriller for the most in its 2 hour 43 minutes long duration; and that’s an achievement in itself.

    Vijay Salgaonkar [Ajay Devgn] is an almost illiterate middle-class family man with a questionably ‘decked-up all the time’ wife [Shriya Sharan, a complete misfit] and two lovely daughters by his side. Running a local cable network for his living, Salgaonkar is a street-smart fellow who loves to learn from the movies he watches at his office in leisure. One dark night, his family accidently falls for a crime that could lead them all to the pit of death but a good family man would never let that happen. He has to stand like an immovable wall between his family and the law-enforcement powers stage-managed by a strict officer and a desperate mother [the terrific Tabu]. Rest is the cat-mouse chase between the two, packed with some real nail-biting moments of anxiety, twists of terrific nature and an extended climax that is more rewarding than the whole film.

    DRISHYAM’s biggest force is in Jeethu Joseph’s taut writing. A story that has all the emotional strings attached to the thrills of the undying efforts of covering up the patches of a perfect crime! A screenplay that doesn’t leave much to complain about and a couple of seasoned performances to top it all! The first part takes its own time to set things up in their designed places. This is the part where you also feel crabby and argumentative about the casting of its lead. The innocence and honesty Mohanlal carried of a middle-aged middle-class family-guy in its first and original Malayalam version are often missed here by large margin. No doubt, Ajay brings a certain kind of intensity in his performance but the vulnerability of an illiterate small-time cable-operator is something that he lacks big time. The camerawork by the latest talk-of the-town Avinash Arun is soothing, pleasing and sometimes, old-school too when needed. (Is ‘the boys diving in the water’ his trademark shot? His last 3 films KILLA, MASAAN & now DRISHYAM give it a strong word).

    And then, Tabu enters into the frame and the screen suddenly starts breathing its life. She, as the strong-headed, rough and dictatorial police official and as the exposed mother fighting with the loss of his son, beautifully gets into the skin of the character. She undoubtedly is the most charming thing about the film. In rest, Shriya disappoints manly with her irrationally ‘out of the place’ look. Rajat Kapoor shines in the crowd. Kamat as the director hardly throws anything new which wasn’t in the previous versions. But then, we can term this as the ‘blessing in disguise’ in favor of the film’s honesty intact.

    Finally, the dearth of a good thriller in Bollywood has been filled with DRISHYAM. So what if the plot/story/screenplay has been adopted four more times before? Engaging, gripping, entertaining and emotionally charged up! Watch it, especially if you haven’t seen any of the previous versions! [My personal favorite is Mohanlal starrer in Malayalam] [3.5/5]

  2. Drishyam helmed by Nishikant Kamat is not only a riveting, gripping tale that leaves you spellbound with its skillful art but also makes you sit in the theater with bated breath, never wanting to miss a moment of the film on screen. For my detailed review, please visit………..http://rohitmoviereview.blogspot.in/

  3. AnksReview: Drishyam (4.5/5)
    A very water tight thriller, which keeps you on the edge as the movie progress. An awesome story with great performance. Thank god Ajay started doing some sensible role with his best intensity and awesomely powerful performance of Tabu. Must Watch it. Read Full Review at http://www.anksreview.com

  4. @AnksReview – Drishyam (4/5)
    Drishyam is a crime thriller directed by Nishikant Kamat and also a remake of Malyalam movie with the same name. Its a story about Vijay Salgaonkar (Ajay Devgun) who is a mediocre middle class man who runs a cable TV network in a remote hilly village in Pandolim, Goa. Vijay is 4th grade drop out who has worked towards the success with his hard work and sharp intelligence which he developed by watching several movies in his cable TV office. Vijay lives a happy simple life with his wife Nandhani (Shriya Saran) and two daughters until his family through some uncalled bizarre incidence get involved in missing of a teenager guy Sam who turns out to be son Goa State Inspector General Meera (Tabu) and Rajat Kapoor.

    Meera is powerful no-nonsense tough cop who tries to get information from Vijay and his family about her son's whereabouts by putting entire Goa Police machinery. The movie runs with twists & turns of Meera's investigation and Vijay's perfect tactics to protect his family.

    Drishyam keeps you on the edge at every moment the way story progresses. It grips through out plot and put you in moral as well as legal dilemma of right or wrong and on how much extent one can go to protect their family. The main highlight of movie is it's amazing storyline along with perfect direction. Ajay Devgun convinces us as simple middle class man who shows the strength of his character with his fabulous performance and Tabu steals the show the way she handles her role as a tough cop at one hand and as helpless mother in another.

    No wonder this movie got the rave reviews in it's Malayam, Tamil and as well as Telugu version. Go for it, it's a great thriller movie came out after a long time.

  5. It's a very simple yet fantastic movie in recent times. Reviewers who rated it low should be kids or the one looking for only unreal stories.
    I Suggest go for it and watch it in cinemas.

  6. Excellent movie. It has gr8 story with best performances. Bajrangi bhjn and Bahubali r competitions but still ppl must watch Drishyam coz these types of filmz rarely comes with gr8 plot and feels only in theatre. Missing to watch it means purposefully face off to treat. Bajrani Bhgn, mv is gr8 but ppl r interested coz of India Pakistan issue otherwise many filmz than diz r hvng so emotional with performances also. So BB is may be avoidable but Drishyam is starting to end increases hopes and suspense and dis is success of mv and so must watch. If u r cofused between Drishyam, BB and Bahubali then u must go first to Bahubali coz u can imagine what south is doing than bollywd. Itz awesm. Aftr go for Drishyam coz its best realistic mv, it cn happen in smbdyz life means belvbl n it feels only in theatr. Last, Bajarani Bhjn is also gr8 bt not 1st . Many mvs r better than it in bollywd means its not any new concept like Bahubali. So u cn avoid it. It ll gv u same feel lk theatre in our tv also at home.

  7. hi

  8. drishyam is the total family movie and well act by tabbu and Ajay sir.

  9. well act played by ajay sir and tabbu mam drishyam is rocking

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