Casts: Ajay Devgn, Shriya
Saran, Tabu ,Rajat Kapoor
Banner: Viacom 18 Motion
Pictures and Panorama Studios
Director: Nishikant Kamat
Producer: Kumar Mangat Pathak
Release Date: 31st
Storyline : Desperate
measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of
the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.
Vijay Salgaonkar 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. If there's one thing that Vijay cannot live
without, it is his passion for watching films. Such is his 'filmy' obsession
that he doesn't mind staying up all night at his office binging on TV movies!
In a bizarre turn of events; a teenage boy goes missing; he is the son of a
headstrong & no-nonsense cop; IG Meera Deshmukh and the Salgaonkar
family is the prime suspect! Will a humble & middle class man, be able
to protect his family from oppression of the powerful? How the family weathers
the storm that ensues during the violent investigation forms the rest of the
story leading to an unexpected & shocking climax.
Know more about the captain
of the Ship, the director: Nishikanth Kamath is an
Indian filmmaker. His debut film, Dombivali Fast earned him accolades in
Marathi Cinema, as it went on to become the biggest Marathi film of the year.
He remade his film, in Tamil with R. Madhavan in the lead as Evano Oruvan,
which opened to rave reviews.
He has also acted in Marathi film Saatchya
aat gharat. His Bollywood debut project is based upon the 2006 Mumbai Bombings,
titled, Mumbai Meri Jaan, which is filmed in Hindi. In 2011 he directed John
Abraham starrer Force which was a remake of Tamil movie 'Kaakha
Drishyam is a remake of the Malayalam film
with the same name, directed by Jeethu Joseph with Mohanlal and Meena in the
lead which was indeed a blockbuster.
Later the same movie was remake in Kannada
with the name Drishya in 2014, in the same year it was released in Telugu with
the name Drushyam and in Tamil with the name Papanasam directed by regional
directors. All the version of this movie regionally done well at box office.
Jeethu Joseph the writer of this hindi
version of the movie had directed the original malyalam version of it in 2013.
In October 2014, it was announced that Saif
Ali Khan would take the lead role and reprise the role played by Mohanlal in
the 2013 Malayalam predecessor, but in November 2014, it was announced that
Ajay Devgn would be doing the lead role.
On the announcement of the Hindi remake, film
producer Ekta Kapoor sent a legal notice to the makers of the Malayalam
filmmakers. Ekta Kapoor has acquired the movie rights of Japanese author Keigo
Higashino's book, The Devotion of Suspect X and her legal team has claimed that
Drishyam is a film adaptation of the novel, for which they have purchased
rights. However, the film's director Jeethu Joseph, who will also be directing
the Tamil version, clarifies that his film is neither a adaptation nor a copy
of the Japanese novel and film.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Going by the fact that this film has already
been made in four regional languages in last two years and done critically and
commercially well, chances of going its Hindi version wrong seems less. Star
cast is impressive as Ajay devgan and Tabu are sharing the screen after long
time and that to in interesting roles. The ex-factor is the director
Nishikant Kamat who had done well in both Hindi and Marathi cinema is his
career. His both hindi directorial ventures Mumbai Meri Jaan and force
were decent movies. It has been observed in the past that remake of successful
south Indian movies do hold the south Indian touch in its overall presentation
which generally do not appreciated by typical north Indian audience. This
doesn’t seems to be case with Drishyam as nishikant kamat given it a neutral
effect which gives it a mass appeal and will surely boost chances of success of
By the time of release of Drishyam although
Bajrangi Bhaijaan will lead to its third week of release however still it will
give a tough completion to Drishyam as currently Bajrangi Bhaijaan
doing exceptionally well at box office. Drishyam has not been extensively
promoted and going by the scale of this movie it would require strong mouth of
publicity to do well at box office.
Overall, going by its interesting story,
impressive star cast and swift direction I am expecting a good movie and giving this
movie 3.5 star out of 5 stars, four day before the release.
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