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Drishyam (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 31 July 2015 (USA)
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Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

Director:

Nishikant Kamat

Writers:

Jeethu Joseph (original story), Upendra Sidhaye (adapted by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Vijay Salgaonkar
Shriya Saran ... Nandini Salgaonkar
Tabu ... Meera Deshmukh
Rajat Kapoor ... Mahesh Deshmukh
Ishita Dutta ... Anju Salgaonkar
Mrunal Jadhav ... Anu Salgaonkar
Prasanna Ketkar ... Sr. PI Shrikant Prabhu
Yogesh Sonam Yogesh Sonam ... Inspector Vinayak Sawant
Prathamesh Parab ... Jose (as Prathmesh Parab)
Rishab Chadha Rishab Chadha ... Sameer Deshmukh (as Rishabh Chaddha)
Ashish Warang Ashish Warang ... New Senior Inspector (as Aashish Warang)
Anil Nagarkar Anil Nagarkar ... Satish Naik
Tarun Shukla Tarun Shukla ... Swami Chinmayanandji
Smita Inamdar Smita Inamdar ... School Principal
Sanjay Bhatia Sanjay Bhatia ... ACP Allwin Rego
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Storyline

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 ... Written by Dhruvi Dokania

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Remake of a Malayalam movie See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

31 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chantagem See more »

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Budget:

$9,400,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Lyrics were written by Gulzar. See more »

Goofs

At the initial murder scene there is a stream of blood that comes out of the head injury to Sam. But when Vijay returns to check the the spot the blood has vanished and floor is clean and concludes that there must have been internal bleeding. See more »

Quotes

Meera Deshmukh: Cinema.
Meera Deshmukh: That's an important link.
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The title is made up of various words related to the elements of the film such as family, mystery, suspect, crime, violence etc. See more »


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Dum Ghutta Hai
Written by: Gulzar
Produced by: Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by: Rekha Bhardwaj and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
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Edge-of-the-seat thriller with surprising twists and turns
31 July 2015 | by harshcallingSee all my reviews

Casting – 4/5

Acting – 4.5/5

Story – 5/5

Screenplay – 5/5

Editing – 5/5

Cinematography – 4/5

Background Score – 4/5

Wow, finally a good thriller movie after a long time. Drishyam is a remake of the Malayalam movie by the same title. The movie is nestled in a Goan village, the kind where everyone knows one- another. The protagonist is a middle-class Goan Vijay Salgaonkar( Ajay Devgn) for whom his family's well being is paramount.

Ajay plays the role of a 5th class school-dropout who runs a local cable-service provider shop. He is a big movie-buff and spends most of his time at work looking at the motion pictures.  

Vijay has a cozy life with his wife Nandini(Shriya Saran) , elder daughter( Ishita Dutta, 'Poonam  from Ek Ghar Banaunga'  & Tanushree Dutta's sister) and younger daughter(Mrinal Jadhav).  The coziness of his family is shattered one night following an offhand chain of events.

Vijay's character development is myriad throughout the film and it compels you to think away from the extreme principles of black vs white,  right vs wrong, yin vs yang.  His strong will and steadfastness to protect his family at all costs forms the backbone of the story.

The unfateful night's chain of events leads to a massive police search headed by the stern and steely IPS Meera Deshmukh (Tabu).

Tabu's acting is top-notch in multiple interrogation  scenes throughout the movie with a distinct no-nonsense persona on display at all times.

Ishita Dutta is remarkable in her Bollywood debut with a wide palette of emotions. Mrinal Jadhav plays the role of the innocent and adorable younger daughter splendidly, generating a few interspersed audience laughs.

Rajat Kapoor has a knack for playing the upper-class, businessmen –roles and is casted perfectly as Tabu's husband. However his character is a bit monochromatic, probably due to the script.

The movie has multiple twists arousing the curiosity of the audience culminating into a superb climax.

Even though the film is 2 hours and 43 minutes long, it binds the audience to their seats till the very last scene.

I strongly recommend this film, especially to the thriller genre lovers.

P.S. The film also teaches you why watching movies can impart you with paramount life-skills. So, definitely a connect with the movie buffs :)


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