It was about time. Like the profligate who realises that his true calling comes from “acting”, Ajay Devgn, who sidestepped the part of the Bollywood action hero for a tiny bit and took on a simpleton’s role in Drishyam, has got the required results. With the affirmative word of mouth and the smashing box office blitzkrieg, the film has stayed steady throughout the week.
With each passing day, the compliments that the actor received for his role as the fourth standard fail Vijay Salgaonkar, who uses his slyness to outsmart the entire police force, have grown in numbers.
Pleased to see this reaction and even more pleased to know that the film has stayed fairly steady over the second weekend, the two-time National Award winning actor is relieved. This intelligent family thriller gave him an opportunity to revisit his acting potential.
The actor is feeling rewarded having to see appreciations from the critics and the audiences for his old avatar that he has put back on.
In the near and distant future, the actor intends to keep himself busy, on the one hand with a heady combination of movies like the super-successful Singham franchise and on the other hand, he is clear, he will not stray away from films like Drishyam that give him immense satisfaction.
Ajay is now all prepped up for his next directorial offering Shivaay and Milan Luthria’s Baadshaho. Giving up on serious acting is definitely not in his diary anymore. In acting lies his true joy. So, six packs and showing off biceps is fine, but if he needs to stay on his feet through the journey of a film as he did as the hapless father in Drishyam, well, he will not stray from the path less travelled.