Ravichandran's fans have almost stopped expecting blockbuster from Sandalwood Showman. They have unwillingly accepted the fact that the hit machine of one-time is struggling to fit into the needs of the constantly changing nature of films. Hence, the expectations are less from his films these days.
The low expectations factor could work some time as such films
often spring surprises. His latest movie Drishya comes as
welcome change as the storyline of the movie is strong and the
Crazy Star has enacted his role well. The movie is the official
remake of Malayalam superhit movie Drishyam starring Mohanlal and
Ravichandran's runs a happy family comprising of his wife Navya
Nair and two kids. They are a happy family enjoying life's simple
pleasures. The beginning creates an assumption that the movie would
be a sweet-coated family drama but it takes thrilling turns in the
game of truth and lies. The good times of Rajendra Ponappa's family
comes to end with the law-abidding hero gets arrested.
Now, the family has to fight and resist for the survival. The
battle is not easy and one should be brave to face it. The story of
the film is all about a happy family's confrontation with a sudden
twist of fate and how they react when exposed to the scramble form
the crux of the story.
The story of the movie is never short of entertainment. Even
when the family is struggling, the brilliant writing keeps you
hooked to your seats. Audience welcome the lies that the characters
say and hurdle that they pass. Continue reading the movie
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First half of Drishyam is well-written even though it
lacks pace and the second half is brilliant. The genres of the
movie keeps changing every few seconds.
There are minor drawbacks. But it will not have major impact on
the overall product.
Ravichandran has always played the role of common man with ease.
In Drishya, he is no different. Tamil actor Sivaji Prabhu and Asha
Sarath have done justice to his role.
Illaiyaraaja's music is good and background score is apt. MS
Ramesh's dialogues are sharp, Suresh Urs' editing is neat.
Verdict: Drisha is a thrilling ride.
Enjoy the movie with family audience.