The lives of three different men named David are about to change forever.


Bejoy Nambiar


Abhijeet Shirish Deshpande (dialogue & lyrics) (as Abhijeet Deshpande), Bejoy Nambiar (screenplay) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Vikram ... David (as 'Chiyaan' Vikram)
Neil Nitin Mukesh ... David
Vinay Virmani ... David
Tabu ... Frenny
Isha Sharvani ... Roma
Lara Dutta ... Gayathri / Neelam
Sheetal Menon Sheetal Menon ... Sussanah
Nishan ... Peter
Prahlad Kakkar Prahlad Kakkar ... Priest
Remo Fernandes ... Singer In Bar
Nassar ... Father Noyal (as Nasser)
Rubi Chakravarthy Rubi Chakravarthy ... David's Mother
Monica Dogra ... Noor
Milind Soman ... Gangster
Rohini Hattangadi ... Malati Tai


The story is about two Davids. David (Vikram) is a 30 year old fisherman living in Goa. David who is a carefree drunkard getting involved in pub fights and other unwanted activities falls for his friends deaf and mute fiancé Roma (Isha Sharvani). Meanwhile, the other David (Jiiva), is a 19 year old guitarist living in Mumbai. He hates his dad Father Noel (Nassar) for his philanthropist attitude. Meanwhile, an MLA attacks his dad and beats him up mercilessly with a group of people accusing that Noel is trying to convert everyone into Christianity. David learns that it was for the purpose of cheap publicity and he goes on trying to reach her. The two Davids are about to take a decision which will change their lives forever. Written by Reliance Entertainment

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Did You Know?


David is the first movie where two subtitlists worked on a film. The original subtitles were done by someone in North India whose subtitle quality was mediocre. Director Bejoy Nambiar was dissatisfied with the subtitles asked Rekhs, a renown subtitlist to redo the subtitles from scratch. However as the release date was approaching, the producer 'Reliance Entertainment' had printed on the original version of the subtitles on all the prints to be sent to other countries. Rekhs, subtitles were only used imprinted onto 7 prints that were sent to Malaysia. See more »


The Ghani family is shown to be belonging to the Shi'ite stream of Islam. When the scion of the Ghani clan, Jahanzeb, is getting married to Noor, the Imam is reciting Su'rah Fateha. When the recital concludes, all the people present say "Ameen" in unison. However, in the Shi'ite stream, the conclusion of Su'rah Fateha elicits the response of "Alhamdulillahi Rab-il-Aalaameen" and not "Ameen". See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two different versions of the film, which were released simultaneously - the original Tamil language version of the film which includes two plot lines (these being the story of the aspiring rockstar David - played by Jiiva in this version, and the story of the alcoholic fisherman David, played by Chiyaan Vikram). A Hindi language version was also released, which includes three stories (these being the story of the aspiring rockstar David - played by Vinay Virmani in this version and the story of the alcoholic fisherman David, still played by Chiyaan Vikram, the additional third plot line follows another David (played by Neil Nitin Mukesh) and follows him as he works for Iqbal Ghani, a dreaded Mafia don who controls London's Muslim community through a series of illegal activities). See more »


References Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) See more »


Vaazhkaye (The Theme of David)
Composed by Bramfatura
Written by Mohan Rajan
Performed by Siddharth Basrur
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User Reviews

Its all editing that adds everything to it!
12 January 2015 | by dameanestdudeSee all my reviews

Well.. the movie is an average bollywood flick with nothing special but its editing. The plot is an average but the editing teams seems to have put some serious brains in this and make out the best of it.

The movie is basically about the three different guys who fight on a situation with a confused conscience. They are confused, they don't know what to do, but as the movie approaches the end, the three different characters of different times get their strings attached! To me, it seemed a bit hard to actually derived what the director wanted to say (honestly I was confused :P), but seems he talks more about understanding oneself and the situation before taking any decision.

The movie starts with an abrupt note where you actually try to figure out what is happening, but as the movie progresses, it all converges to the point.

The movie is slow paced until it approaches the end and actually bored me a bit. Music was not of my taste. That's it folks! Happy watching ;)

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Tamil | Hindi

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Дэвид See more »

Filming Locations:

Mangalore, Karnataka, India See more »


Box Office


INR500,000,000 (estimated)

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