Drishyam Movie Review : A complete family entertainer

Drishyam Release posters 14Direction :Sripriya
Producer: D. Suresh Babu,Rajkumar Sethupathi
Cast:Venkatesh,Meena,Nadhiya
Music: Sharreth
Production company Suresh Productions
Rajkumar Theatres Pvt Ltd

Story

Rambabu (Venkatesh) is a middle class family guy who is happy with what he has and leads a peaceful life. For livelihood, he runs cable TV business in Rajavaram . He has a beautiful wife named Jyothi (Meena) and has two cute children Anju(Kritika) and Anu (Baby Ester). When the days are just happily passing by, there comes a big trouble for the family . One day a womanizer who harass Anju with hidden cam photos and puts the family in trouble. One day, he is accidentally killed by Jyoti and her daughter when he comes to blackmail them. And that becomes a big issue as the dead person was a son of Inspector General of Police. Naturally, entire police department involves in the case . IG Geetha (Nadiya) and her husband Prabhakar (Naresh) also gets involved. Considering the situation, how Rambabu raise to the occasion and solves the problem , and how he saves his family fighting against the police department …forms the rest of the story.

Performances

Undoubtedly, it is a tailor made role for Victory Venkatesh . One would get an impression that he is an apt fit for the character that he played in the movie. Venky’s seniority, and experience came handy to execute the role to perfection,which has no heroic elements and commercial approach at all. “Drushyam” has pulled out the acting skills of Venkatesh to the core once again.
He has shown his elegance in performing the role . His emotions, body language , his fear, his intensity have thoroughly made him the apt choice for the character. He (rather Rambabu character ) carries the entire film with his screen presence. Meena as middle class housewife was very natural . Her chemistry with Venky has once again worked out well. The two girls, who did the daughter roles are pretty good . Nadiya as police officer helping rambabu looked slim and beautiful. Naresh, Sameer, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao are good in their roles. Everybody has done the justice to their roles.

Technical Aspects

-To begin with, senior cameraman S. Gopal Reddy’s visuals are very good.
– Editing by Marthand K. Venkatesh should have been more crisp to make it in tact in the first half.
– Only disappoint factor is music, as it is not so catchy.Just an average job done by the composer Sharath.
– Screenplay of the movie, especially in the second half is simply good. With all the unexpected twists and turns in the story, audience would just sit till the end in excitement.
– Production values are very good. Richness is seen in every fram.

Analysis

Making a remake film always look so simple but it is not an ordinary job, as the director should keep hero’s image, and local nativity etc and will be forced to make some changes to the script than the original. But actress turned director Sripriya, director of Drishyam has not made any changes to the script at all,which is a very good thing and is being appreciated by everyone for her guts though she chose Venkatesh as her hero and not considering his image at all. . All credits to venky’s role as Ram babu. the way Venky’s character was portrayed as stingy person , who does not like to spend money on anything beyond the basic necessities. His only interest in life apart from his family is watching films and later how he prepares his family to face the torturous interrogations and police tactics was really spell bounding . Director kept the intensity of the film going to the peak stage and the second half makes the film no less than a thriller. On the whole, it is an out and out entertainer.

Final Verdict

A complete family entertainer. Watch it for its fresh feel in the subject and Venky’s extraordinary performance. Screenplay of the movie thrills you for sure. To conclude, a definite one time watch.

TFPC rating 4 out of 5