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Drishyam (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 19 December 2013 (India)
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A man goes to extreme lengths to save his family from punishment after the family commits an accidental crime.

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Jeethu Joseph

Writer:

Jeethu Joseph
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asokan
Idavela Babu ... Dupe of Poojapura jimit
Mohanlal ... George Kutty
Kaviyoor Ponnamma ... body dupe of Jimit
Kalabhavan Rahman ... Bus Conductor
Balaji Sarma ... Restaurant Owner
Meena ... Rani
Ansiba ... Anju
Esther ... Anu
Kalabhavan Shajohn ... Sahadevan
Asha Sharath ... IG Geetha Prabhakar
Siddique ... Prabhakar
Roshan Basheer ... Varun Prabhakar (as Roshan Pundayoli Basheer)
Neeraj Madhav ... Monichan
Pradeep Chandran ... New Sub Inspector
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Storyline

Georgekutty (Mohanlal) is a cable TV network owner in a remote and hilly village in Kerala. He lives a happy life with his wife and 2 girls. The first half revolves around the depiction of their happy family. Anju (Ansiba), Georgekutty's daughter goes to a school trip in between the proceedings. After a few days a guy who had been at the school trip with her meets Anju. He blackmails her with a video of her that he had captured during the school trip. In the course of events he is accidentally killed by Rani (Meena) and Anju. Georgekutty on returning home is appraised of the events and thus begins a cat and mouse game as the murdered person is the son of IG Geeta Prabhakar (Asha Sharath) and Prabhakar (Siddique). How the family weathers the storm that ensues during the murder investigation forms the rest of the story leading to a deeply satisfying and unexpected climax. Written by Athul

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam | English

Release Date:

19 December 2013 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rajakkad, Idukki, Kerala, India See more »

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Budget:

INR140,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,076,265
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Trivia

Mammootty was first approached to do the lead role of Georgekutty. He reportedly rejected the offer citing the reason that busy of dated Movies. See more »

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Varun is seen using a Galaxy smart-phone which uses mini/micro Sim. But when cleaning the room, Georgekutty finds a normal Sim. See more »

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Remade as Drishyam (2015) See more »

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Its Malayalam's Shawshank Redemption
2 January 2014 | by Renjith-0099See all my reviews

What make the movies Shawshank Redemption, Next Three Days and Ocean's Eleven great thrillers and what drew fans worldwide to the TV show Prison Break… These are all stories about a master plan, a master plan to do the impossible and its flawless execution considering every little details. Except George Clooney's Daniel Ocean all the protagonists in above movies/series were simple men. A Banker, a School Teacher and an Architect with no criminal history. They lived their normal lives until they were forced to do the impossible. George Kutty's story go by the same logic. If I dare compare Dhrisham to Shawshank Redemption (which incidentally is my all-time favorite movie) not much need to be told about the quality of the script, the direction and the performances. Dhrishyam is Mollywoods entry to world class family thrillers. For the entire second half of the movie Malayalam Cinema was elevated to the class of Hollywood. We had several art films or those parallel movies to brag about, but until Dhrishyam not many thriller or family drama type movies of Malayalam could have been called world class. Though the last 15 minutes of the movie went very predictable, Jeethu has managed to keep his audience at the edge of the seat for more than an hour and except die hard Mohan Lal haters, who would be too intimidated and upset for all wrong reasons; it's hard to find anyone who may complain about the movie.


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