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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.
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.
Even on its third spin, this story still feels fresh, urgent and relevant to a moment when we're surrounded by screens.
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.
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.
Drishyam is an elegantly crafted piece of film which Lal and Joseph can proudly hold close to their hearts.
Wearing a scowl that occasionally lapses into a menacing smile, Devgn is far too sullen and cold to play a part that might have suited Govinda or Anil Kapoor better.
Shriya, as his wife, looks way too young to carry off the role of the mother of a teen with conviction. Even the usually bankable Tabu, as the cop who locks horns with Vijay, seems strangely faded and dispassionate.
Stunning, gripping, edge-of-the-seat, shocking, engrossing... use any of these adjectives for this Ajay Devgn version of Drishyam.
The film has a gripping plot with plenty of twists, as Vijay tries to stay one step ahead of the cops.
A suspense drama with a nail-biting finish, Drishyam holds the viewer by the eyeballs till its engaging climax.
So the story grips you. But the director doesn't do any favours to the film.
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