One of its kinds! Thrilling… never ending suspense’s, a lot of heart-in-your-mouth moments. But the above words are definitely not enough to describe the movie. Originated from Mollywood, this flick has been remade in major South Indian languages and also in Hindi. It is an epic thriller if and only if you haven’t watched the movie in any other languages. Guess this is the first time AD (Ajay Devgn) is playing a common man but he has tried his level best to do justice to his role.
Shriya Saran, pairs opposite him and Tabu plays an IG.
The plot revolves around Vijay Salgaonkar (AD), a fourth-grade fail, technically illiterate, but self-taught man, who runs a cable TV service in a small village in Goa. It is a small yet blessed family. The knot starts when the elder girl is misused in a video by a guy in the camp that she attends. As the saying goes, misfortune never comes single; the guy who stalked her is IG’s only son. The guy later comes to the girl’s place only to be killed accidentally. To save his family, Vijay Salgaonkar buries the body in his garden. In a few days of time, Meera Deshmukh (Tabu) discovers that Vijay Salgaonkar’s family is somehow linked to their son’s death. But Vijay Salgaonkar wisely manages to escape all their enquiries. Being very sure about their link in her son’s death but not having enough evidence to jail them, puts her in an emotional wreck. What happens next and how Vijay Salgaonkar (AD) saves his family with the guidance of the films that he watches, is the rest of the story. Though there is a lot of effort that AD has managed to put in just to look like a common man, they fail as a couple on screen.
When it comes to direction, it is not an easy joke to remake a movie as everybody says.
, seems to have missed out a few notes that are important to maintain the characterization of Vijay Salgaonkar. As far as cinematography is concerned, Avinash Arun has played a fair game. Cinematography is not just capturing what’s available, but also travelling along with the script so that it doesn’t over take the other aspects, of the movie. The film is mostly seen in High-key lighting except in a few shots where it is aptly low keyed. He maintains a shallow field of depth throughout to emphasize the character. The cuts by “
” seem mostly smooth maintaining the tempo wherever necessary. The screenplay is an advantage when it comes to a script with such a plot having so many twists.
Thus, Drishyam a thriller with few ambiguities!