After treating us with the critically acclaimed Shaitan, Bollywood's one of the most innovative filmmakers Bejoy Nambiar is back with his latest offering David. David, a billigual thriller is set in three time periods with protagonists who share a common name 'DAVID.' The movie boasts of an impressive star cast Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vikram, Isha Sharvani, Tabu, that releases in both Tamil and Hindi film industries today.
The story revolves around the lives of 3 DAVIDS in 3 different parts of the world in 3 different eras.
1975 London- 30 year old David works for Iqbal Ghani, a dreaded Mafia don, who controls the entire Asian community. He is a protege who is poised to take over the empire until a revelation which changes the course of his future.
1999 Mumbai- A 19 year old David is a musician, born into a family of devout Christians. He is a happy go lucky teenager who loses all semblance of his peaceful existence when his family gets dragged into a political issue.
2010 Goa - 40 year old David is a fisherman living in the small fishing village of Betul in Goa. He falls in love with the deaf and mute Roma- the only hitch is that she is engaged to be married to his best friend Peter in 10 days!
Bejoy Nambiar successfully creates some gripping and thrilling moments during the 70s and 80s eras. But, some how fails to inter connect the 3 eras in the film.
Spoilers: The plot of the film is too lazy to impress the audience. It might simply leave you yawn and dose off at times. Especially, the biggest spoiler is Vikram's part in the movie, where he falls hopelessly in love with his best friend's fiance Roma (Isha Sharvani). The era in Goa seems absolutely irrelevant and disconnected from the entire plot.
Performances: Apart from his great looks, Neil Nitin Mukesh also delivers an impressive performance. We get to spot Mukesh's improved acting skills in David. Vinay Virmani fits well into the character of a middle class musician and does a good job too. Vikram is just outstanding in the film.
Isha Sharvani is quite a stunner in the film, while Monica Dogra looks gorgeous.
Verdict: On the whole, David is a complete 'no no' for those, who aren't too keen in spending time and money for dark cinemas.