Drishyam, a remake of the Malayalam blockbuster film of the same name, had me at the edge of my seat for three hours. I have never been much of a fan of Ajay Devgn, but his performance in this thriller drama film was extraordinary and mysterious. Director, Nishant Kamat captured such an eye-catching thriller drama film; it was so intense from beginning to end, I had to grasp myself as soon as the credits rolled on-screen.
While the story has already been done in Malayalam, this was my first time seeing the film and it was such a grasping story-line. My eyes didn’t shift off from the screen for a moment, I felt full engrossed in what was happening in-front of me. The writer and story-makers of the film, Jeethu Joseph and Upendra Sidhaye really have the knack to form each and every character of the film surrounding the plot of the film and having the audience remember each and every scene of the film, which is a real art when it comes to filmmaking.
Speaking of characters, the many actors in the film in addition to Ajay were incredibly amazing. Each and every individual character added to the story. Actress Shriya Saran, who plays Ajay Devgan’s wife in the film and the two girls who play his daughters, Ishita Dutta and Mrunal Jadhavand, gave such outstanding performances I was really floored by the three of them! And an actress that has never failed to amaze me is Tabu. Aside from her natural beauty, her acting is impeccable. And her role as a police inspector and mother was so interesting to see, the way she conveyed her character as the nurturing-strict inspector was so beautifully displayed on-screen.
The music of Drishyam wasn’t something that stood out, but it wasn’t necessary either. It was well placed as mostly background music while ‘things’ were happening in them. But the music being by Vishal Bhardwaj still gave a good tune to the ear and matched up well with the picture-ization.
This year, cinema has ventured into all kinds of shades with their stories and that’s what has impressed me the most so far. In the beginning of the year, YRF’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a similarly formatted when it comes to story (aside from Byomkesh being a period film) the thriller-dramas this year have been put together so well. I keep walking out of the cinema hall and have to really think, “was there anything bad about that film?” because I keep wanting to give all these films 5 Stars, and they really deserve it. I don’t want my readers to feel I am just giving out 5 stars to these films for no reason, but 2015 is a year of Indian Cinema where directors and filmmakers are venturing into a new way of displaying the real talent people in our industry hold.
This is the type of the vibe I got after watching Drishyam, it made me feel proud of our film industry. Even though I saw this film a week after it’s release, the cinema hall was fairly packed and that too was a good feeling! I could sense the intensity feeling the audience had was similar to the feeling I had as well.
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