Drishyam: Film Review – A gut-wrenching thriller

When you look at Nishikant Kamat’s track record as a director, you’ll see that he hasn’t gone wrong yet with the films he makes. They’re all real, they’re a little gritty and all in all, they’re fine examples of film-making. Drishyam is no different.

The film follows the story of an orphaned man, Vijay Salgaonkar (a commendable Ajay Devgn) who owns a cable business in rural Goa. A school dropout, Vijay is a simple man. He has a wife, two lovely daughters and a happy life. All Vijay cares about is his family, living a simple and honest life, and films. He has an odd penchant for cinema, and usually ends up staying late at the office just so he can binge-watch movies.

His wife, Nandini (played by Shriya Saran), is a simpleton as well, but always wants the world for her daughters. Everything is rosy, until one fine day, something changes their lives forever. In what is a bizarre turn of events, a young boy comes to the Salgaonkar household, and vanishes without a trace. It turns out that he is the son of the Inspector-General (played by Tabu), and now the Salgaonkars must save themselves from the approaching storm.

Drishyam is a cinematic gem. It’s paced well; it spends time setting up the events of the story and nothing feels rushed or shoddy. Nishikant Kamat proves his mettle as a filmmaker, giving us a film that grabs you by the gut, and pulls you in for a sweet ride. His vision is perfectly executed by his cast (Tabu, sublime as always, and an admirable Rajat Kapoor), who deliver each scene with honesty and conviction.

However, what makes Drishyam the film you have to watch is not the excellent camerawork, or the background score, but rather the story. Written by Jeetu Joseph, the plot is what keeps you engaged, keeping you hooked from the very beginning, and finally throwing you off with the climax. Take our word for it- the ending will have you foaming at the mouth.

Why Should You Watch this Film?

Drishyam is everything a Bollywood film should be – smart, hard-hitting and story-driven. It’s a must-watch, especially if you enjoy suspense films!

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18 Comments

  1. Mahesh sharma

    August 1, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Nice movie and strong story..we should watch this moovie

  2. avinash

    August 2, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Its aswm movie,all should go and watch this movie, ajay devgan, what a acting, mr kamat ek nbr direction.story is awsm…..

  3. Bibhuti Bhushan Naik

    August 2, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Simply the movie you would want..One of the best of its kind.

  4. Hurendrarai Shah

    August 2, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Having seen the original movie in Malayalam, which surely was a gem of a movie with Mohanlal fantastic performance, I keenly await to see it in Hindi now. As per the trailers seen and various reviews read on this Hindi version, looks that this too is equally well made. Congrats to Nishikant Kamath & his team.

  5. Tusharbhai

    August 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Drishyam Movie good….
    ****

  6. Abhijeet

    August 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Ekdum mast movie

  7. puneet sharma

    August 2, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    What a movie. …. better than bajrangi bhaijaan
    I like most is that ajay devgan did not hit a slap even and
    Story bound me to sit on the seat untill it ends…

  8. MOMIN BILAL

    August 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    yesterday seen this movie .very fine very hard hiting film but credit should be given to original malyali movie , but devgan tabbu and others are very fine acted ,

  9. anita gungun

    August 4, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Nice movie

  10. mukesh shah

    August 5, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    I say only it’s aswm
    Hads of writer and
    Director…. last word it’s. ………….Aswm

  11. Devendra kumar

    August 6, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Best movie of the year. I well give 5 star to this movie. Superb acting and hats off to director formind blowing direction and story.

  12. abm

    August 8, 2015 at 1:13 am

    devotion of suspect x

  13. UDAY R.

    August 8, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Excellent movie after a long time. Hats off to nishikant kamat, tabu Ajay devgan. A must watch in theatre!!!!

  14. Meena

    August 9, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Its indeed worth watching which the complete family can see together. Amazing work by all. Superb!!! I can watch it again n again.

  15. RK36

    August 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    very good thriller movie, It is gripping. Keeps viewers engaged till end. Impressive acting by Tabu, Ajay Devgan. Though in small role, but Rajat Kapoor has also been expressive particularly in the scenes where his facial expressions clearly disapproves police violence. A must watch

  16. kamlesh

    August 10, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Thrilling movie and awesome story and screen play. it’s so continous that you feel your the part of it.

  17. Anand Dangode

    August 15, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Very nice movie

  18. anshul sood

    September 21, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    the movie is just awesum. congrats to the team drishyam. ajay devgan and tabbu rock…….

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