Drishyam (2015)

8.3
  • Not Rated
  • Genre: Crime
  • Release year: 2015 (2015-07-30)
  • Running time: 163 min
  • Original Title: Drishyam
  • Voted: 54057
Drishyam is a movie starring Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, and Tabu. 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.
#PersonCharacters
1Ajay DevgnVijay Salgaonkar
2Shriya SaranNandini Salgaonkar
3TabuMeera Deshmukh
4Rajat KapoorMahesh Deshmukh
  • *uckin' awesome movie. Not your regular Bollywood trash. Strong, realistic n brilliant acting by Mr. Devgan. 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM by Fella_shibby 10

    I thoroughly enjoyed this movie inspite of seeing the Japanese movie not the novel. Ajay was brilliant. He got into the skin of the character. He looked like an ordinary guy. He lost all his muscles. Even the kind of shirts he wore with full sleeves did justice to the role. Tabu acted well too. I think she should settle down as she was looking old. The movie is something very different from your regular Bollywood trash. I have seen many Korean, Japanese, French, Hollywood thrillers. And drishyam was a good drama/ thriller too. I am *uckin' fed up with majority Bollywood stars and movies. Even if the script doesn't require, the hero is showing off abs and dancing skills. Majority of 'em is filled with vulgar item songs which is getting monotonous. People who enjoy thrillers should check out the treatment, confessions of a murder, bereavement and malevolence, marshland, poker night, 13 sins, the secret in their eyes, the shrine, freeway killer, ittefaq (borrowed from signposts to murder ), adam green's spiral and frozen, the keeper of lost causes, cell 211. People who expect item songs, hero bashing goons ala matrix style action, hero showing dancing skills, hero flaunting abs, the same *uckin' monotonous Bollywood obnoxious films should be with care before watching this film.

  • Edge-of-the-seat thriller with surprising twists and turns 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM by harshcalling 9

    Casting – 4/5

    Acting – 4.5/5

    Story – 5/5

    Screenplay – 5/5

    Editing – 5/5

    Cinematography – 4/5

    Background Score – 4/5

    Wow, finally a good thriller movie after a long time. Drishyam is a remake of the Malayalam movie by the same title.?The movie is nestled in a Goan village, the kind where everyone knows one- another. The protagonist is a middle-class Goan?Vijay Salgaonkar( Ajay Devgn) for whom his family's well being is paramount.

    Ajay plays the role of a 5th class school-dropout who runs a local cable-service provider shop. He is a big movie-buff and spends most of his time at work looking at the motion pictures. ?

    Vijay has a cozy life with his wife Nandini(Shriya Saran) , elder daughter( Ishita Dutta, 'Poonam? from Ek Ghar Banaunga'? & Tanushree Dutta's sister) and younger daughter(Mrinal Jadhav).? The coziness of his family is shattered one night following an offhand chain of events.

    Vijay's character development is myriad throughout the film and it compels you to think away from the extreme principles of black vs white,? right vs wrong, yin vs yang.? His strong will and steadfastness to protect his family at all costs forms the backbone of the story.

    The unfateful night's chain of events leads to a massive police search headed by the stern and steely IPS Meera Deshmukh (Tabu).

    Tabu's acting is top-notch in multiple interrogation? scenes throughout the movie with a distinct no-nonsense persona on display at all times.

    Ishita Dutta is remarkable in her Bollywood debut with a wide palette of emotions. Mrinal Jadhav plays the role of the innocent and adorable younger daughter splendidly, generating a few interspersed audience laughs.

    Rajat Kapoor has a knack for playing the upper-class, businessmen –roles and is casted perfectly as Tabu's husband. However his character is a bit monochromatic, probably due to the script.

    The movie has multiple twists arousing the curiosity of the audience culminating into a superb climax.

    Even though the film is 2 hours and 43 minutes long, it binds the audience to their seats till the very last scene.

    I strongly recommend this film, especially to the thriller genre lovers.

    P.S. The film also teaches you why watching movies can impart you with paramount life-skills. So, definitely a connect with the movie buffs :)

  • Drishyam: A Perfect movie for ending my tiring Thursday 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM by ankul17 8

    Just came back from the Premier Screening of Drishyam. The reason for me to catch the movie was the reviews of the original Drishyam which is a Malyalam movie with Mohanlal as the lead actor. The trailers of this Hindi remake with powerful existence of Ajay Devgan (or Devgn, as he writes it now) and Tabu, motivated me to go for this movie after a tiring Thursday in office, (mentioning the tiring day as disappointment was the last this I was willing to accept after the day, Glad I chose this movie). So the movie starts with a small happy family of Vishal Salgaonkar which is living happily in the ever happy town of Goa, there family was disrupted because of an unwanted person entering into their lives who happens to be the son of the Inspector general of Goa, Meera Deshmukh, then an accident happens which changes the life of this family for ever. The way this 4th grade failed person (Vishal) plays with the police department is commendable. So the movie is about how actually Vishal safeguard his family and himself against powerful Meera and her Police Department.

    My special suggestion is to have patience and sit for the first half of the movie as nothing much will happen but the story will be built up. After the interval when you come back with that tub of popcorn, its then the real investigation and the never ending plot of Vishal to safeguard his family starts, the proceedings will sometimes give you goose bumps and at times you will expect something to happen which will not happen and hence the tag line of the move "Visuals Can Be Deceptive" The Camera work of the movie is good. it features some of the beautiful locations of Goa (I am not sure if all of that was Goa) The acting done by the whole Salgaonkar family is superb along with Tabu's never disappointing appearance in front of the camera. The movie has limited songs, Two, actually, if I remember correctly, but both the tracks are good and perfectly goes with the situation. The side characters in the movie are also done by good actors and so they mix in the screenplay very meticulously. Overall, Its 100% worth a watch on this weekend, so go ahead book your tickets and go for it, I am sure you wont be disappointed, specially people who like Ajay Devgn on screen should go for this movie for sure.

  • Family Drama With an Exciting thrill 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM by chillax_amit1986 10

    As everyone is aware it is a remake and the movies made before are exceptional. So, definitely the expectations would be high at least by the people who have seen it.

    The movie is super entertaining and comes off as a new genre. The first half gives you a beautiful picture about the characters, how they are simple, funny, trying to meet ends and commoner.

    Just before the interval you get a glimpse of the story and how it is going to screw everything up.

    Second half is just an intellectual battle between Tabu and Ajay. How they try to out do one another. The climax is brilliant.

    Ajay makes up for the time he was away from serious movies and excels scene by scene, Shriya is gorgeous and does well too. Tabu is menacing and yet a mother aptly supported by Rajat.

    Its a must watch!!!!!

  • A must watch!!! 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM by subbu9582 9

    A great movie and superb story line!!!. A must watch if you are a fan of thriller and suspense movies

    I have seen this movie in Tamil as well but I would give an extra star for the Hindi version. Tabu in a role of a cop and a mother has done a great job, it was a treat watching her portray this role so convincingly and at ease.

    Shriya does justification to her role as a mother and a wife of Ajay Devgan. Last but not least, Mr. Devgan has done a good job as a father who goes out of his ways to protect his family.

    If you are a Tabu fan, you would regret if you miss this movie. I would request you all to please go the movie theatre and watch the movie.

#PersonCrew
1Nishikant Kamatdirector
2Abhishek Pathakproducer
3Kumar Mangat Pathakproducer
4Sarita Patilproducer
5Jeethu Josephwriter
6Upendra Sidhayewriter