Drishyam is a tale that has been told in a lot of languages. The movie first released in Malayalam with the same name, then Kannada, Telugu and lastly in Tamil by the name Papanasam, where Kamal Haasan reprised the leading role of the movie.
The Hindi version of the movie has some of the talented actors
in its cast, so the only way to truly judge this movie would be on
the performances, direction and screenplay. Read on to know if the
Hindi Drishyam is worth the watch.
Director: Nishikant Kamat
The scene opens with Vijay (Ajay Devgn) sitting in jail! The
flashback of the story starts which is based in Goa. Vijay who runs
a cable business leads a happy go lucky life along with his wife
Nandhini (Shriya Saran) and two daughters.
Vijay who is 4th grade dropout wants to lead his life in the
most simplistic manner and of course watching films. He loves
movies and is constantly watching them in his office, while his
wife who loves him dearly dreams the world for her family. While
his daughter goes on a collage trip, owing to some unfortunate
events, son of Goa IG goes missing.
His mother Meera Deshmukh (Tabu) is an honest and strict police
officer who targets Vijay and his family and alleges that they are
responsible for her son missing. The to and fro between Meera and
Vijay forms the crux of the story, a thrilling movie that revolves
around the missing son.
Ajay Devgn has given one of the best performances; it has been
long since we have seen Ajay essay a different role like this which
serves as breath of fresh air for the viewers. Tabu whose
versatility has impressed us in all her movies grabs your attention
in this movie as well with her tough cop act.
While there are a lot of actors in this movie, your focus goes
on Ajay and Tabu. These brilliant actors complement each other in
the most perfect way possible.
Shriya Saran who could have used this movie as a comeback
vehicle delivers a rather flat performance.
The story is the same so no judgement there. But the screenplay
of this movie manages to keep you intrigued and interested in the
movie. The first half of the movie is simple with no twists and
turns, it is the second half that the viewers have to watch out
Nishikant Kamat who won accolades with his Marathi movie Lai
Bhaari has done a fab job. Nishikant took a big risk of remaking a
movie which has already been made in 4 other languages but his
direction is simply brilliant which makes us feel like only he
could do justice to this movie.
If you haven't watched Drishyam in any other language then book your tickets immediately and don't miss out watching this thrilling movie.