Drishyam Movie Review

  • Directed by Nishikant Kamat
  • Starring
  • Release dates Friday 31 July, 2015
  • Running time 2 hours 43 minutes

When you look at Nishikant Kamat’s track record as a director, you’ll see that he hasn’t gone wrong yet with the films he makes. They’re all real, they’re a little gritty and all in all, they’re fine examples of film-making. Drishyam is no different.

The movie revolves around a family man Vijay Salgaonkar (Ajay Devgn) who is a fourth class school dropout and runs a small Cable TV business. Vijay who is also a diehard movie buff lives with his wife (Shriya Saran) and two daughters in a small village in Goa. The happy life of Vijay and his family is completely shattered when a dreadful event occurs out of nowhere. His elder daughter ( Ishita Dutta) inadvertently ends ups killing a guy named Sameer Deshmukh who dreads her for publicizing the video clip, which he shot while she was in the shower. Sameer is apparently the son of Goa’s Inspector General Meera Deshmukh (Tabu). The plot unfolds and narrates how a common man through his intelligence tries to protect his family from the complex situation. Will he be successful in his task or will he have to surrender before the no-nonsense cop Meera Deshmukh is the further watch.

Though the first half (that could do with a 10-minute trim) feels sluggish, the pace kicks in when Tabu, the hard-nosed cop enters. Since all evidence from the time her son goes missing, points to the Salgaonkars, she bays for their blood, like a wounded lioness. Director Nishikant Kamat has done a fairly decent task with the direction and execution of the storyline.

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. Tabu gleams as a real gem. She performs her role of a tough cop with full conviction and her presence makes the story even more likable.

The story ensures keeping the audiences hooked and involved in the plot. The smooth narration earns an extra point. A suspense drama with a nail-biting finish. Drishyam is everything a Bollywood film should be – smart, hard-hitting and story-driven. It’s a must-watch, especially if you enjoy suspense films!

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