Drishyam

2015

Drishyam

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Vijay Salgaonkar runs a cable TV network in a remote and hilly village of Goa. He lives a happy life with his wife Nandini and two daughters. A 4th grade dropout & an orphan, Vijay has worked his way towards success with his sheer hard-work & street smartness in order to provide for his family who mean the world to him. A man of few means & needs Vijay believes life is to be lived simplistically - his wife, while she loves him devoutly, wants Vijay's thrifty & miserly behavior to end and wants the world for her family. If there's one thing that Vijay cannot live without, it is his passion for watching films. Such is his 'filmy' obsession that he doesn't mind staying up all night at his office binging on TV movies! In a bizarre turn of events a teenage boy goes missing he is the son of a headstrong & no-nonsense cop IG Meera Deshmukh and the Salgaonkar family is the prime suspect! Will a humble & middle class man, be able to protect his family from oppression of the powerful? How the family weathers the storm that ensues during the violent investigation forms the rest of the story leading to an unexpected & shocking climax.

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  • Admirable but frustratingly simplistic in places, this overlong drama feels a bit too heavily plotted in places. It is redeemed by the dignified performances from its seasoned cast.

    October 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Anil Sinanan

    Time Out
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  • Drishyam portrays a decent man pushed to the limit by corruption, and Kamat's restrained treatment turns a story ripe for melodrama into a thoughtful depiction of an honest, upstanding family forced to commit a crime in the name of truth and honor.

    August 3, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Even on its third spin, this story still feels fresh, urgent and relevant to a moment when we're surrounded by screens.

    August 3, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Guardian
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  • 'Drishyam' is an unforgettable picture.

    February 18, 2020 | Full Review…
  • If you're comfortable(or unaware) about the ambiguous origins of Drishyam, buy half a ticket to watch the second half. Or perhaps ask your friend's friend to watch it and interpret the plot to you.

    February 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • While director Nishikant Kamat's direction needs some help in the first half in particular, there is nothing to fault in writer Jeethu Joseph's original story, which is the stuff cult classics are made of.

    May 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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